Fall and Halloween present many opportunities for using crafts at home or in the classroom! Here are a few we've made in the past few weeks! FALL TREES Materials: Assorted Colors of Construction Paper, an outline of a tree (or print one here - Fall Tree Outline), hole punch, and glue sticks. Prior to the tree craft, we set out trays for the children to make the hole-punched "leaves." … [Read more...] about Fall Crafts: Frankenstein, Trees, and a Jack-O-Lantern!
Trees and Leaves Theme
DIY TEXTURE CARDS Most preschoolers love to explore different textures. It is easy to make your own texture cards from everyday items found in the classroom, at home, or in nature. Have the children brainstorm words that describe different textures. Some examples: Crinkly, Soft, Prickly, Smooth, Bumpy, Hard, Shiny, Gooey, Slimy, Wet, Dry, Rough, etc. Pass out a small lunch bag to each of … [Read more...] about DIY Texture Cards and Leaf Prints for Preschool!
Children love to learn about life cycles and how things grow. Making an apple tree life cycle to introduce the children to how apples are grown is a wonderful way to incorporate science lessons into your Fall Themes. APPLE TREE LIFE CYCLE - Apple Tree Life Cycle Sequencing Cards and Apple Tree Sequencing Blank Mat Materials needed: 1 Apple Tree Life Cycle Sequencing Cards (file linked … [Read more...] about Creating an Apple Tree Life Cycle in Preschool & Kindergarten
Turkey "Disguises" Family Craft - Turkey Template Note to Families: Turkey Disguise Instructions for Families Print the Turkey Disguise Template (linked above) for your family or those of your students. Attached the note (linked above) to the turkey template. Tell each family that they are to work together to "disguise" their turkey so he won't be eaten on Thanksgiving Day! Remind them use … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Theme Math and Crafts!
Autumn Door Hanger: Make one with your child! By Shara Lawrence-Weiss My daughter and I decided to head outside and go for a walk by the forest: We gathered up items we found on the ground: We put our treasures into the container and headed home: Next, we placed our findings on the table and tied each one with fishing wire: I then attached a big ribbon and placed … [Read more...] about Autumn Door Hanger Craft for Kids!
Fall is a great time to live in an area that has definite seasons. The leaves on the trees turn majestic shades of orange, browns, reds, and gold. The picture above was taken at a family farm open to the public for the season. Check out your own local farms and see if they offer activities for families. We visit Rader Family Farms many times during the Fall. It's a great way to celebrate the … [Read more...] about Play Dough Orchard Mats for Literacy, Math, and Crafts!