Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Great fall crafts

Fall season is upon us so I thought I would share some great crafts that would work in story times, pre schools, day cares and the like.

The site dltk-kids.com has some excellent crafts for a virtually any lesson plan, curriculum unit, holiday or feast. This is a cute Autumn leaf hat that can be made with construction paper, chenille sticks, tape and a few other supplies.
autumn leaves crown photo

Scarecrows re always cute and scarecrow crafts are always a hit. Most places have paper plates left over from a potluck or some other event so what better way to use up some of the surplus. This craft is good for ages 3+ and can be made with the plates, various colored construction paper and some paint if you'd like.
Paper Plate Scarecrow

Keeping with the paper plate theme you may want to use the plates to make suncatchers. These are made with clear contact paper and you can use leaves, draw with markers or do both. Very nifty indeed.

Kids Crafts with Fall Leaves - Autumn Nature Suncatchers

Fall is pumpkin season so why not make a cute pumpkin frame for a loved one. The little ones love to make something for mom or dad. This can be made with a wooden frame, pipe cleaner, glue, foam and a few other accessories.

Another twist on the picture frame is to use a square or rectangular frame, unfinished wooden leaves and then using paint. glue markers and such to accessorize it as shown below. Of course you can modify and adjust according to the age level of your children.

Finally, this craft on babble caught my eye because of the sheer simplicity of it. Using a simple twig and red, orange yellow and similar-hued buttons the kids can create an eye-catching creation that they can keep for years.
fall kids crafts 05

This is a cute song that I intend to try soon in two year old story time at my library. It incorporates numbers, rhythm, colors and helps the little ones learn about the seasons.

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