Monday, October 31, 2011

Nature Study: Fall Color Walk



 There’s nothing more fun than a Nature Walk in the woods with your kids on a warm day!


Check out Barb’s Outdoor Hour Challenge: Fall Color Walk


We collected leaves of many colors.  Then the girls went to hunt for colors in the woods.  They found brown and white lichens.


They found purple flowers, red berries and pink flowers.



Such a precious age… I wish they would just stop growing up so quickly. 


Our Nature Journal


Using PrismaColor pencils, I had my girls lightly color a 1” area on the left side of their Nature Study sketch pad.  They then had to write down the specific color of the pencil lead (eg. - vermillion red or lemon yellow).  Next, they had to find a leaf similar to that color and tape it in the center of the page using double sided tape.

In the last step, I had them use Kimberly Watercolor pencils.  On the right side of the page, they were to find two watercolor pencil colors similar to the leaf colors and then color a small area with each next to each other.  They then blended the two colors with a paint brush wet with just water.  This allowed them to see how different shades can blend with ease.




  1. Glad you guys are getting out and enjoying nature! Great pictures too!

  2. This is a wonderful entry! I love the nature journal idea this time pulling the leaf colors. Thank you for sharing your link with the OHC.


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