Fall Leaf Story Time & Art With The Little Yellow Leaf
Although we’ve still had some warm days lately, it’s quickly becoming fall. We’ve started to pack up our summer beach stories in favor of autumn themed stories. We’ve been enjoying our fall sensory and snack story time so much. Today, I’m sharing another fun fall leaf story time idea. I’ve paired the picture book The Little Yellow Leaf with a fun and simple painting project that I hope you and your children will enjoy together.
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FALL LEAF STORY TIME
Reading The Little Yellow Leaf
The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger is perfect for an autumn story time. The book tells the tale of a little yellow leaf who just isn’t ready to fall yet. That little fall leaf hangs on well into the cool weather. Eventually, Little Yellow Leaf finds that he’s ready to drop when a friend joins him. The illustrations in the book are sophisticated and interesting. Printed text scattered through out the images adds texture. Little Yellow Leaf, Little Scarlet Leaf, and the other leaves are pictured in gentle ombres of fall colors. Like the illustrations, the narrative of the story is elegant and simple. The beautiful story is an ideal choice to get kids thinking creatively about fall leaf art.
Paint Your Own Fall Leaf
- Printable fall leaf templates. (Get yours at the end of the post).
- Removable contact paper.
- Washable paint.
- Paintbrushes optional!
- Permanent marker. (Also optional)
How To Paint Your Fall Leaf:
- Grab your printed fall leaf templates. (Scroll to the end of the post to get yours!)
- Trace the leaf shape onto the contact paper.
- Cut the inside of the leaf shape out of contact paper to create a stencil.
- Peel the backing off the contact paper and stick the leaf stencil down onto the canvas.
- Smooth out any bubbles and make sure the edges are smooth.
- Use paints to create a colorful fall leaf.
- Kids can use brushes, sponges, or even their fingers to add paint to the canvas.
- After you finish painting, peel off the contact paper and discard.
- If you would like to add some additional detail, outline the leaf and add veins with the permanent marker when the paint is dry.
- Enjoy your beautiful fall leaf paintings!
Have You Made any Fun Fall Leaf Crafts With Your Kids? Tell Me About Them In The Comments Below!