Toddler Storytime: Leaves

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!

Books:

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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

Craft:

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Supplies needed:

  • Fallen Leaves (possibly on a leaf hunt)
  • popsicle sticks
  • hot glue gun with glue
  • liquid elmers glue
  • crayons
  • 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:

  1. Go on a leaf hunt for the perfect leaf! Then come back with it! (Hopefully it isn’t raining).
  2. Color the pre-glued frames and background of paper with crayons.
  3. Glue the frame to the paper with liquid glue.
  4. Glue the leaf in the middle of the frame.
  5. Add stickers with wild abandon

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My leaf toddler storytime craft this week was based on: Framed Leaf Craft.

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