While you are making talk about the names of the fruit and vegetables, their colours and where they grow (in the ground, on trees etc). When you eat something that is on your picture you could add a smiley face 🙂
To make these 3D harvest themed pictures yo need cereal boxes, circles for the sun, cloud shapes, grass made from sugar paper, tractors, lots of flower pictures cut from magazines and glue.
Preparation – put the cereal box back together by taping the top back together. Then cut a window (I used a craft knife for this). Leave a rim. Prepare the grass by cutting green paper to the width of the box.
The children can then add all the other bits and bobs. They need to start off with the pictures inside the box and then add the grass, sun, cloud, rain etc..
One of the great things about blogs and facebook groups is the sharing of ideas. My facebook friend Rhoda posted some pictures of her toddler group looking at autumn leaves and it looked so great that I ordered some magnifying glasses and tweezers from amazon and went into the garden to collect fallen leaves and pine cones (and inadvertently quite a few woodlice). Today the children and parents had a great time looking at these autumn finds. Thank you Rhoda!
Our Bible story was based around harvest. We thought about how God sends the sun and the rain (visual aids below) and then we looked at various fruit and veg from a shopping bag. As they are taken out of the bag each fruit or veg is named and then we decide if it grows on a tree or in the ground.
We sang –
‘I love the sun it shines on me. God made the sun and God made me. I love the rain it falls on me. God made the rain and God made me.’
Our craft was paper plate scarecrows. I love the way the children have made their own versions 🙂