After reading the book “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” by Lois Ehlert (ISBN 978-0152661977) with the boys’ cousin we had a creative painting session using Autumnal colours and mini canvas boards.
A was interested in painting on the reverse of his canvas. S was keen to paint a tree and used all the brushes and tools with purpose and intent. When his cousin put a brown brush mark on his canvas he turned it into a large leaf.
The children were then keen to collect some leaves from outside to add to their pictures.
A was particularly pleased to find a very dark leaf – “a black leaf”. He stuck his leaves into the inside of the canvas, creating a frame around them.
S’s finished picture.