NatureArt Lab

Curious Nature - Autumn Leaf Colour! A NatureArt Kids Activity

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Learn all about autumn leaves and create your own colourful nature journal page! Why do trees lose their leaves in autumn? What are deciduous trees? What does a leaf look like up close?

NatureArt Lab has created a pdf tutorial for you to enjoy with your children. We are keen to continue to provide meaningful art and science activities while we are unable to provide our regular face-to-face programs and families are at home. 

Nature journaling creates opportunities for children to learn to observe, ask questions and wonder about our natural world. We encourage children to ask a lot of questions, as well as focusing on the use of words, pictures and numbers for each topic. We also encourage you to engage children in reflection about what they have learnt at the end of the session. This approach aims to support a growth mindset, notice and affirm accurate observations (avoid praising artwork), give appropriate and timely feedback, and support deliberate practice. 

Key to this approach is encouraging children to think: 

  • I wonder….., I notice…..., It reminds me of….. (Inspiration from John Muir Laws)
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    Once we receive your payment, we will forward a pdf tutorial with four pages of colour images and notes for the activity! 

    Thank you for your support with our creative art-science tutorials, specially designed for 5 - 12 year old students.