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.
We’ve already talked about pumpkins:
Autumn songs and stories:
and even pirates:
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.
- Glass art ~ I let Leeland draw on the door with glass markers. Michael also drew Fall designs.
- 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.
We tried the baby rake out at the park.
- Autumn Sensory Bottle~ This treasure contains rice, beads, and leaves.
- 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.
- Fall Sensory Bins ~ rice and artificial leaves
- Leaf crafts at our group
- Leaf lanterns~ A Mason jar, modge podge, and fake leaves. Then put in a fake candle when you get home.
- Scented Playdough~ cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and gingerbread~ http://nurturestore.co.uk/fall-play-dough-recipe
I just added my own flavors.
The only problem I had was the mess and Leeland eating the playdough. Thankfully it’s edible…so no harm done!
I brought out the cookie cutters for more playdough fun.
Reality~ What my house looks life after crafts!
Well, I hope you’ve been inspired. God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover
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