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Fun for Fall Challenge Day 3: Leaf People!

Posted by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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Today's activity has two parts and will keep your kids busy for a while. You start off outside and then bring the fun indoors!

Materials Needed:
 Toilet Paper Rolls
 Glue
 Rocks or Buttons
 Twigs or pipe cleaners
 Googly Eyes (you can also draw and cut out eyes)
 Optional Supplies (construction paper, glitter, pom poms)

We started this activity by going outside to gather leaves, twigs, and small rocks. We haven't had a lot of leaves fall off the trees yet, so this is a good activity to do again in another month!

After my son collected his twigs, leaves, and rocks, we went inside to start assembling our leaf people. I pre cut holes in the sides of the toilet paper roll so it was easier to stick the pipe cleaners and twigs in.

Here's the finish project! My kids got such a kick out of our leaf people. They played with them like finger puppets and gave them names!


What's your favorite thing about fall? Have the leaves started changing colors or falling off the trees where you live?


If you missed yesterday's activity, you can find it here. If you haven't signed up for the Fun for Fall Challenge yet, you can do so here.

by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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Mrs.Andrews
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 1:46 PM

My daughter would LOVE this craft. She loves leaves.

babygomez
by Silver Member on Sep. 26, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Very cute! I've never thought of this. We're doing this today. :)

My favorite thing about fall is cooler weather! There are plenty of leaves on the ground already, but it's still pretty hot during the day here- booo.

jenniferlee_12
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 1:47 PM

So cute. I love the fall smell and colors.

steph21078
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 1:48 PM

My son will love this craft.  I love the cooler weather.  I have seen some leaves on the ground that have changed colors.  

liss05
by Bronze Member on Sep. 26, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Cute but my 2yo tries to eat rocks lately. And our leaves have just started changing colors.

aJiG827
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 1:49 PM

We made leaf men today at story time =)

layawatling
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 1:51 PM
Cool! We are going to go outside and do this today!
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AmberMerrell
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 1:53 PM
I love the cooler weather! The leaves have started changing & falling here!
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cerainwonderlnd
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 1:53 PM
How creative! The leaves have all started falling here so it should be easy to find some!!!
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Cafe Kelly
by Head Admin on Sep. 26, 2012 at 1:55 PM

My daughter does the same thin.! You can always have your child color with crayons or markers instead of using rocks or buttons.

Quoting liss05:

Cute but my 2yo tries to eat rocks lately. And our leaves have just started changing colors.


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