Since we’re watching the leaves begin to change outside our classroom window and doing fall crafts for kids, my class is also spending some time learning about the seasons of the year. I like to do at least one seasons craft at this time of year. One of my favorites is a weather book, but I just discovered this new seasons craft that I think is really cute.
I have so many great fall craft ideas that I don’t know where to begin. This fall craft for kids is fun for them not only to make but to play with later. It’s a fall leaves craft in which the leaves actually fall – but don’t worry, they won’t get all over the floor and make a mess. They stay inside, kind of like a snow globe!
The weather is starting to turn cooler (thank God!) and soon the leaves will begin to change colors. My lesson plans are beginning to turn toward autumn and the change in seasons, and I’m looking for fun, creative fall crafts to make with my students.
This week my class is making a colorful leaf fall craft. There are several ways you can do this, depending on the age and abilities of your students. The easiest way is to use pre-cut dippity dye leaf shapes. Then little ones can just dip these easy kids crafts into fall colors (red, yellow, maybe a little bit of green) of dippity dye, set out in bowls, and watch the colors blend together.
When we think of Halloween, we think of candy, trick-or-treating, and fun. We also think of scary things like goblins, ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, vampires, and more. But for young children, any costume, even a cute or funny one, can be scary. Costumes make everyone and everything look unfamiliar, and make loved ones unrecognizable so children don’t know where to turn. Children also often (dare I say, usually?) refuse to wear the costumes that their parents so carefully selected or made for them.
When my kids come home from school with a project and the features on a face are in the wrong places, it makes me grin from ear to ear because I know their teacher let them make this kids craft all by themselves. She didn’t help them or “fix it” for them, and they did […]
My son Alex, three, can not pass a single leaf on the ground – let alone a pile of leaves – without stomping on it. Whenever this happens, our whole family breaks out into a song I learned when I was in kindergarten. “Crunchy, crunchy, hear the noise/ made in leaves by girls and boys. /Oh what fun to walk in leaves/ that have fallen from the trees/ crunchy, crunchy hear the sound/ fallen leaves upon the ground.” This time of year always makes me want to do fall crafts for kids at home and with my preschoolers in the classroom as well.