Thursday, September 29, 2011

Leaves are falling- Craft

We had another fun craft today at the YMCA.  First I read a story, "The Leaves are Falling One by One."    The story is actually sung to the tune of "The Ants go Marching."  Before I read the story to the group I asked the kids what season we were in then we walked to the window and looked for at the colors that the leaves had changed.  

After the story they got to create their own tree with leaves falling off.  Very simple and easy steps.

1. Trace hands (it is your tree)
2. Color tree and add any other details such as a sun, grass, or flowers.
3. Use an ink pad and fingers to add leaves on the tree's or falling off the tree. 

Here is Selah's tree...yes she traced it on her own and it appears as if she only has 4 fingers but I promise she does have all 5. :) 


4 comments:

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

Neat fall project! Little Bit and I went outside yesterday to investigate some of the fall happenings around here. I hope to take him to a pumpkin patch or fruit market this weekend to see some pumpkins and taste apple cider for the first time. Isn't fall a glorious time? I am ever so thankful for it.

Stephanie said...

Cute idea!! I love fall.

Found your blog on the blog hop. I'm following now :)

Stephanie
http://www.dirtandlace.com

Mandi said...

I love this craft! Perfect for little ones! :) We're in a Fall crafting mood over here too. I would love it if you would stop by my blog to say hi! We made some pumpkin play dough this week that we're really proud of! I'm also featuring a recipe for pumpkin pancakes today! I hope you're having an awesome day!

Mandi at BBM

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

cute and great idea using the stamp pad - that would work well for groups of kids versus paint if it's just a few!

Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase & hope to see you again this week!

Bern
http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

 
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