We spent a favorite afternoon looking for fall colors. Our favorite because Hodgepodgedad had the day off for Columbus Day. Our best because we headed to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park all together for a fall leaf walk. (Plus we like the BBC children’s show Charlie & Lola)
We drove the mountain road to the top. But along the way we stopped to take pictures of yellow leaves. As we did, one of the children noticed a deer in the woods. Then another! You can barely see the deer watching us – peeping around a branch right in the center. There was another further back in the woods.
No sketching or journaling this day. We darted to the van at the end of our walk because it was starting to rain. And we drove slowly down the mountain, taking in more of the colors. Fast forward to the next afternoon. With plenty of rain outside, we gathered around the table to a look through our photos. We decided we’d sketch the photo above.
We also clicked through the links for the advanced studies on changing leaves, provided in the More Nature Study Autumn ebook (The Chemistry of Autumn Leaf Colors). You know what was really nice? I had a special activity and notebook page for each of the ages and stages of my children.
Won’t you join us in autumn nature studies with Outdoor Hour Challenges? You might also be interested in all the fall activities and art our nature study has prompted? Apple or Pumpkin and Leaf Pastels Tutorials and Nature Walk Leaf Art.