Toddler Life: Autumn Leaves

In this post: Leaf crafts and Sensory fun! Also, some fun scented play dough!

Hello, dear ones! How are you? I’ve had a busy month with NaNoWrimo and Michael’s basketball practice. I’ve spent a good many hours writing. I hope to share that journey via youtube at the end of this month. For now, I’m finishing up my Autumn posts before we get into December. I have several Thanksgiving posts coming soon, Lord willing.
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We’ve already talked about pumpkins:

Toddler Life: The Great Pumpkin

apples: 

Toddler Life: Apples

farms:

Toddler Life: Farm Play

Autumn songs and stories:

Toddler Life: Autumn Songs & Stories

and even pirates:

 

Toddler Life: Talk Like A Pirate Day

But you can’t have Autumn without falling leaves. We explored leaves in several ways. Here’s how we played:

  • Handprint Tree~ I drew a bare tree and I helped Leeland stamp his handprints. Then he added more leaves by painting with a cotton ball and a clothes pin.

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  • Glass art ~ I let Leeland draw on the door with glass markers. Michael also drew Fall designs.

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  • Fall Sensory Box and Raking Leaves~ I found most of this stuff at the Dollar Tree. I filled a box with colorful paper confetti, fake vegetables, fake leaves, and bells. We also have a mini hay bale with small scarecrows. I spread fake leaves in Leeland’s pack n’ play. He raked them with a plastic rake.

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We tried the baby rake out at the park.

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  • Autumn Sensory Bottle~ This treasure contains rice, beads, and leaves.

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  • Fall at our Homeschool Group~ My friend Melina hosted a fall celebration for our group this year. We learned about why leaves change color. Then we did several crafts.

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  • Fall Sensory Bins ~ rice and artificial leaves

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  • Leaf crafts at our group

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  • Leaf lanterns~ A Mason jar, modge podge, and fake leaves. Then put in a fake candle when you get home.

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Some extra Fall fun!

I just added my own flavors.

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The only problem I had was the mess and Leeland eating the playdough. Thankfully it’s edible…so no harm done!

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I brought out the cookie cutters for more playdough fun.

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Reality~ What my house looks life after crafts!

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Nana time!

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Well, I hope you’ve been inspired. God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

More Toddler posts:

http://amberdover.com/category/homelife/toddler-life/

Fall posts:

http://amberdover.com/category/holidays/sukkot/

http://amberdover.com/category/homelife/my-family-rocks-sundays/homeschool-ideas/fall-studies/

Tot School Ideas:

https://www.pinterest.com/doverette/tot-school/

 

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