Category: Kids

  • Leaf Printing Craft

    Leaf Printing Craft

    “Art takes nature as its model.” – Aristotle Our fall would not have been complete without some leaf printing. A pile of leaves, a few paints, and a Saturday afternoon was all we needed for a relaxing, yet engaging fall craft. I could not have picked a better fall activity for me and my preschooler.…

  • Autumn Is…Fall Activity for Kids

    As the fall season comes to an end, so does our need for fall crafts and activities. I came up with this simple fall activity as a way to solidify concepts about the season for my preschooler. All the details for implementation are on my sister site, Lesson Plan Source. Enjoy!

  • We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt Activities

    We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt Activities

    One of my favorite fall books for kids is We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger. I love the book for many reasons–its simplistic storyline about three friends enjoying nature together, the variety of leaves it introduces children to, and its use of prepositions (yeah, really). It is also a book that lends…

  • Pumpkin Matching Game

    I bought a batch of foam pumpkin shapes last fall and boy have they served us well! We first used them to make this festive Thankful Banner. Next, they were used to make this simple matching game… This would be the perfect fall matching game for toddlers or preschoolers. For toddlers, obviously monitor them because these…

  • Thanksgiving Banner

    Thanksgiving Banner

    Last year, I was in need of a banner to hang as part of our Thanksgiving Day celebration. Because crafting materials are difficult to find here in Germany, this banner had to meet certain criteria. It had to be: made of things already on hand a craft my toddler could help me with say “thankful”…