Autumn Tree Paintings

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Preschool Seasons Activities: Autumn Tree Paintings

What You Need:

  • Large piece of white paper
  • 3 Paint brushes
  • Paint pallet or paper plate
  • Tempera paint in black, yellow, and red

What You Do:

  1. Before you involve your child, paint three black tree trunks on the sheet of paper. Paint one in the centre of the paper, one to the left, and one to the right. Add a few branches on each tree trunk but be sure to leave plenty of space for autumn leaves.
  2. Allow the tree trunks to dry.
  3. Invite your child to finish the painting, adding red leaves to the tree on one side of the page and yellow leaves to the tree on the other side of the paper. The tree in the centre should be left blank.
  4. Does your child know what colour they will get when they mix red and yellow? If they say orange, challenge them to mix the paint and prove themself right. If your child doesn’t know, encourage them to mix the paint and see for themself. You may need to coax your child a bit since hand-mixed orange seldom looks as bright as pre-mixed orange paint. Hint: Use mostly yellow and just a brush full of red.
  5. Once your child has mixed the paint, it is time to paint the centre tree.

Expand on this activity by asking your chld what colors they see on the trees around their home every autumn. Some maple trees are vibrant orange and yellow. Other trees mix red and brown. Still others blend green and yellow. Paint additional trees, mimicking what your child sees in nature.

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