Cooperative Leaf Mural added
9-22-98 Original Author
Enlarge several different leaf
patterns onto separate sheets of white construction paper (we did one for
each child). Provide the children with sponges, and tempera paint (red,
orange, yellow and brown) in tins and their leaf. Have each child sponge
paint their leaf and allow to dry. Take a large sheet of white
bulletin-board paper and title it "Welcome Autumn". After the
leaves have dried, help each child glue their leaf onto the white
bulletin- board paper. Then they can write their name on their leaf with a
black permanent marker.
Bulletin Board added
9-30-98 Original Author Unknown
Cover the board with orange
paper. Use yellow or brown strips of paper to weave what will look like a
basket. Cut out letters to spell 'Fall Harvest'. Trace leaf and acorn
patterns on assorted colors of construction paper. Cut out the patterns.
Tape or staple the 'basket' to the board with the top part slightly open.
Have children draw or paint pictures of fruits and vegetables. When done
or dry, cut out the fruits and vegetables and arrange them in the basket.
Use real leaves, acorns and pine cones as a border, and arrange letters as
Original Author Unknown
Large tree cut out
Leaf cut outs approx. 7" sq.
Photo of each child
Decorate the tree with paper leaves and
place a picture of each child on a leaf with their name printed on the
leaf under their picture. The board helps the children associate the name
with the picture of the child, thus learning names. It also helps them
know that they are part of the class.
This bulletin board involved direct participation of the children
and they loved it! Cover the bulletin board with white paper,
then paint a tree trunk and branches on the paper. Have each
child and teacher at our center paint one hand as many colors as
they want and leave a hand print along the branches. (I had to add
some extras in order to attach all the "leaves" to the
tree.) As a border, cut strips of pictures finger painted in
autumn colors and put them through a paper crimper.
Nuts About School
Submitted by: Donna
Covered a bulletin board with orange paper
and trim it with fall leaves trim. Cut out large acorns out of brown
construction paper and write each student's name on one. Entitled the
board, "Our preschoolers are nuts about school" in die-cut
letters, with the letters of the word, "nuts", eschewed. Then
scattered the paper acorns about the board, accenting them with smaller
die cut leaves and acorns of construction paper, and add a squirrel
looking on from the corner.