Originally, I had planned that the kids and I go on a leaf hunt, but alas when I awoke this is what I found:
Due to overly rainy skies, I had to quickly change up our plans!! I ran to work early and Tina Zins, our new director, and I ran around collecting cool leaves in the rain to dry for our craft. Fun on the fly!
Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
As we read through this classic fall book, we all stood up to go UP the hill, AROUND the waterfall, etc. We also had a great time counting how many leaves we had gathered.
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
- Fallen Leaves (possibly on a leaf hunt)
- popsicle sticks
- hot glue gun with glue
- liquid elmers glue
- felt leaf stickers (optional)
Before the activity:
- cut out square pieces of paper sized for the frames
- hot glue together popsicle sticks or woodsies into frames
Your toddlers will:
- Go on a leaf hunt for the perfect leaf! Then come back with it! (Hopefully it isn’t raining).
- Color the pre-glued frames and background of paper with crayons.
- Glue the frame to the paper with liquid glue.
- Glue the leaf in the middle of the frame.
- Add stickers with wild abandon
My leaf toddler storytime craft this week was based on: Framed Leaf Craft.