To celebrate first day of fall I want to do a fun art craft tommrow about fall...what do all of you do? Or did?
We made leaf rubbings and are pressing the leaves for later to draw on them.
Okay found one I like too...going to use paint instead of cutting it out I think though but here is an idea..
What you'll need:
party bon fire
I want the kids to make a leaf rubbing banner with different leaves for us to hang up. I think it will be fun to collect the leaves and then rub them.
My boy planted a maple tree this Spring that he has been taking care of. It is a great way for him to observe the way a tree changes.
Domain of the Mad Mommy(rambling about kids, cooking and life)
Leaf rubbings, leaf print painting, spelled out the word fall with leaf shaped pasta, painted a tree with TP tube fall colored leaves, made a contact paper/tissue paper leaf shaped "sun catcher", pumpkin pie spiced play dough and leaf cookie cutters...
I have never canned in my life, nor ever made apple butter. Our big fall activity is a trip to the apple farm with a side activity of making the following...
applesauce, apple butter, apple dumplings. We are also going to try canning some of the apple butter and applesauce.
I will probably do something as a craft, too.
Also, our house is musty and stinky. It's a rental, and the basement gets wet and stinks, so this year, we are going to make charcoal sashays to hang in the basement and closets as well as making some pretty clove and oranges decorations. Since we will be closing it up later this winter, there will be less fresh air, so these things will improve the air in our home.
For my kindy, we will probably also make apple, pumpkin and potato stamps and use tempera paint. My older kids will join in, too, and I'll let them actually carve the stamps with paring knives to make it enjoyed by all the ages.
We probably won't start any fall crafts til next month. We had a yard sale that flopped BIG time... We're going to go collect a bunch of different leaves, do leaf rubbings, my daughter wants to learn how to press leaves and flowers so she'll probably press a few of the leaves, and we're going to make votive holders with some of the smaller leaves this year as gifts. (Hodgepodge the leaves around a small glass jar that can hold a votive candle). Jamie will practice her caligraphy first, but then attempt to write on the bottoms Fall 2013 or something more creative if they'd turn on the thinking caps ;). We're going to be hitting up the orchard on an almost weekly basis soon too. Lots of apple pies, cider, appleauce... and the list continues lol.
These are on our list for this week and the next two weeks:
- fall sensory bin (beans, buckets, gardening tools, cup)
- leaf rubbings (with caterpillar toes if so desired!) (http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/08/little-fingers-and-toes.html)
- rainbow pancakes
- glued frames (http://www.playathomemomllc.com/2013/03/glued-frames/)
- check out fall books from the library (http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3351.Books_about_Fall_Autumn_for_Toddlers)
- sticker art (Michael's supplies-- create a starting grass/sky/bare tree environment)
- craft bats (Michael's)
- cork-painted fall trees (http://www.thepickyapple.com/blog/2011/10/13/autumn-cork-painting/)
- leaf painting in a bag (http://www.toddlerapproved.com/2011/09/fall-leaf-painting-in-baggies.html)
- iron wax paper leaves (http://www.meaningfulmama.com/2012/09/day-270-fall-leaf-crayon-craft.html)
- fall leaf bunting (http://www.artfulparent.com/2012/09/no-sew-autumn-leaf-bunting-earthy-and-ethereal.html)
- fall matching cards (http://www.prekinders.com/leaf-matching-2/) and the file in the Homeschooling folder
- Indian corn (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/124341639685328143/)
- inside pumpkins (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/124341639685328139/)
- a bunch of apple activities! (http://www.momto2poshlildivas.com/2012/09/preschool-apple-week-crafts-activities.html)
Christian, vaccinating, fun-loving, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, positive disciplining, nerdy, extended rear-facing, bookworm, creative, homeschooling, outdoorsy, autodidactic, friendly family.
"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." -- Mother Teresa
We did trees. They had a ton of fun. =)
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