Saturday, October 29, 2011

Autumn Falls

For week 3 of the Book-It! Program, we read books with a fall and/or harvest theme.

We read:

     Autumn Harvest by Alvin Tresselt
     Possum's Harvest Moon by Anne Hunter
     When Autumn Falls by Kelli Nidey
     Peepers by Eve Bunting

"Leaves on the trees fall--

      ~from When Autumn Falls

For week 4 (this week), we read books with a fall leaves theme.

We read:

     Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
     Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
     Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber
     Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett

T loved this finger-painting activity...because he didn't have to get his hands in the paint!  
(--a sensory issue for him, related to Down syndrome)

You can see how he "gets into it" more and more as the activity progresses!

I found this terrific idea for no mess finger-painting at Sandy's site, Moments of Mommyhood.

Photos of the fall leaves we made with T's artwork are forthcoming.  :)

Update - Monday, November 14, 2011:

Here are T's fall leaves...hanging in our kitchen window.  ~Fall beauty at its best!


  1. This is now attempt number 3 at leaving a comment because my work computers are stupid. Thank you & T (and Sandy, of course) for the great fingerpainting idea! Even when my mom stripped me down in the tub with them so I could get clean as soon as I had to I would not not NOT fingerpaint. Now when John says he wants to I'll be able to say "sure, honey" and know we'll both be okay with it.

  2. You're so welcome!...and thank you for attempting three times to leave a comment. :)