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An Observation Walk in Autumn



Materials:

Four shoe boxes
Four crayons or markers: orange, red, brown and yellow
Four index cards



Instructions:

1. Using four index cards, print the name of one of the four colors listed above on each card. For example, print BROWN with a brown marker. Tape each card onto one of the shoe boxes.
2. Put the boxes on the science or discovery table.
3. The teacher brings four differently colored leaves into the classroom and shows them to the children. Discuss the four colors and find various objects with those colors in the proper room.
4. Take the children on an observation walk to gather various colored leaves.
5. Bring the leaves back to the classroom and children take turns placing them in the colorcoded boxes.

More to do
More science: Keep the boxes on the science table for about a week so children may continue to add leaves and other collected natural items to them.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Outdoors
Topic: Flowers/Trees/Nature/Earth
Content: Science
Area: Gross Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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