Posted by: Kelli
I have this friend from high school who I barely ever talk to anymore. Life changes, we lost contact, and we live states away. It’s okay. So I know very little about her anymore, but I see her pictures on Facebook all the time.
She has three girls, and it seriously appears like she has a big project or activity or field trip planned every day for her girls. I don’t know how she does it. One day they are at the zoo and the next day they are organizing a one mile run for all the neighborhood kids. I really don’t know how she comes up with all her ideas. She’s really great at thinking up meaningful activities for her kids!
I, on the other hand, don’t think I have the brain power to come up with an outing for my boys every day. But, yesterday, I did come up with a craft project. 🙂 And, it involved going outside. That’s two points in my book. Going outside is great, but it makes everything hard right now with my ‘let’s put EVERYTHING in my mouth’ nine month old.
My son is two and a half years old and enjoyed this project. His favorite part was picking the leaves off the trees outside. If you need a simple fall activity to do with a little person in your life, check out our fall craft below!
1. Find some trees or bushes outside and pick some of the changes leaves off.
2. If your child is capable, let them draw a tree. If he isn’t (like mine), draw a tree for them (please don’t judge my tree). This was an opportunity to use my new book Twenty Ways to Draw a Tree by Eloise Renouf. I have absolutely no drawing skills, and this is an adorable book. I recommend it!
4. Glue the leaves on the branches. Case picked a spot, I squeezed a little glue, and he stuck the leaves on.
5. Display it. (I know…we need to clean up our art work display. I think we are at the point where the art display is so full that it is detracting from the art itself.)