Mystery picture, pixel art – fall tree – decode the picture

Golden autumn! It was beautiful around us. Yellows, oranges, browns and reds – wonderful colors. Although I love the lush green of spring and colorful summer, I am delighted with the colors of autumn. This is how, following the idea of a pixel image of a fall oak leaf, a whole fall tree was also created. Still covered with leaves changing colors in autumn, but already shedding them before winter.

Preparing this fall mystery picture with a tree was pure coincidence. My doodling turned into a sketch, which turned into a pixel project. However, there are quite a lot of isolated pixels, i.e. single squares, in the image. This made this graphic dictation more difficult than the previous oak leaf. It is also more time-demanding, so I do not propose it as an introductory exercise, but rather as a consolidation of spatial orientation skills.

I coded this worksheet for kids similarly to a leaf, with an unordered code. Kids have to jump around the code table. However, individual groups of pixels were encoded from left to right and from top to bottom.

I can leave the method of completing this dictation to your imagination. Although colored pencils are most often used for this purpose, you can also use a worksheet with the answer to the task, i.e. a tree pattern. They can be printed and cut into colorful squares that the child can stick on an empty code board. Which method will you choose?

Autumn mystery picture – pixel art

Graphic dictation can be used in various ways:

  • coloring the picture according to the given code – children read the code on their own,
  • coloring the picture according to the given code by ear – someone is reading the code to the child,
  • pasting the image according to the given pattern,
  • redrawing the image from the original solution,
  • writing the code based on the printed pattern.

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