Exploring Fall colors with gourds and paint cards! Take a walk outside or visit a farm. This is the perfect time of year for exploring Fall colors. Beautiful jewel tones are abundant in Fall. We picked up a handful of paint cards to check out new colors. These Fall colors go way beyond your primary and secondary colors. Make color samples to take with you on your Fall adventures this season.

Exploring Fall Colors With Gourds

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Exploring Preschool Fall Colors With Gourds

One of the best parts of exploring fall colors this week was actually getting out and exploring! We visited a local farm, greenhouse, and market that sells all the wonderful bounty of fall including gourds, mums, Indian corn, corn stalks, pumpkins and of course cider donuts!

We spent a whole morning picking out our items together, taking photos and being together outside in awesome, cool fall weather. Take a look at our bounty!

Exploring Fall Colors Playful Preschool Gourds

I thought it might be fun exploring fall colors with paint chip cards. These are a wonderful resource for playing with colors although we have only used the standard colors for color sorting and scissor skills.

Use a hole punch to make a hole in each color.

Exploring Fall Colors With Gourds Set Up Playful Preschool

After bringing all our goodies home, we set out exploring fall colors! He was also very curious about the color names on the cards which were a little odd. However, it was a great way to talk about shades of our favorite, common colors. He enjoyed matching the cards to the gourds!

Exploring Fall Colors Using Paint Chip Cards To Match Colors Playful Preschool

One of the other fun ways we went about exploring Fall colors was to take pictures of what we saw on our little field trip. I let him take my iPhone and told him to take pictures of neat or colorful things.

With a little guidance, he caught some pretty colors of mums, pumpkins, corn, and warty pumpkins. We sat down an scrolled through them as well!

Exploring Fall Colors Using Photographs Playful Preschool

Exploring Fall colors this season? Here are some great Fall colors sensory bin ideas!

Fall Sensory Bins Preschool Fall Color Activities Sensory Play

Make sure to check out all these awesome ideas.

For More FALL COLOR Themed Preschool Activities from the PLAYful Preschool Education Team:

Fall Colors Modeled Writing in Preschool by Fun-A-Day

Fall Colors Water Mixing by Still Playing School

Why Leaves Change Colors by The Preschool Toolbox Blog

Learning With Preschool Songs: The Leaves of the Trees by Growing Book by Book

DIY Fall Color Word Book by The Educators’ Spin On It

Learning Number Words with Fall Colored Leaves by Tiny Tots Adventures

Fall Tree Number Matching by Mom Inspired Life

Colors of Fall Sensory Bin by Life Over C’s

Foot Painting The Fall Colours by Learning to Walk

Exploring Fall Colors in Paint by Powerful Mothering

Autumn Colours Plant Science at Rainy Day Mum

Make Your Own Fall Potpourri at Capri + 3

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  1. I really like how you punched a hole in the paint chip cards and put it over each item to find color matches. I also love that he took pictures of fall colors. My son would definitely enjoy that!

  2. What a LOVELY learning station. I’m headed to the pumpkin patch soon and hope to pick up some gourds and small pumpkins for our table.

  3. What up beautiful set up! I think now I need to go to the hardware store and pick up some paint chips, thanks for the idea.

  4. I love that you explored SHADES of various colors. Sometimes we run out of various colored crayons and we have to use a SHADE of a different color. I always get, “THAT’S NOT BLUE!”:) Explaining that colors have various shades with the paint samples and your fall items=priceless learning!

  5. I think I will be making a trip to the paint section in our local hardware store shortly. I have NEVER thought of using swatches to teach colours. Absolutely genius. I am curious as to what size hole punch was used. Any ideas?

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