It is fall and the leaves are falling down. We may be sad to see the first sign of winter coming (if you are, check out my post on great reasons to get excited for fall), but if your toddlers are anything like mine, they are THRILLED with a great new activity, jumping in leaves!
Ever since the first leaves starting falling in August, Hannah has been picking them up, laughing her head off and shouting “Call Grampie!” Grampie has a big lawn and Hannah loves to visit in the fall and jump in his leaf piles. I know they are going to have so much fun again this year.
Fall Tree Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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To celebrate fall, Hannah and I made a new craft all about the falling leaves.
This is a great craft for toddlers and preschoolers to develop fine motor skills (read more about simple and fun fine motor activities here).
Your toddler/preschooler will love this multi-media craft!
- green, brown and blue construction paper
- red, yellow and orange tissue paper
- scissors (these are great for toddlers)
- Cut out the silhouette of a tree (this is a mommy job) and help your toddler glue the tree close to the bottom of the page.
- Cut a strip of green paper and have your toddler make snips on one side of the paper to make grass. Snipping is a great first step in the road of learning to use scissors.
- Help your toddler glue the strip of grass on top of the tree trunk.
- Now for the fun part. Help your toddler rip pieces of red, orange and yellow tissue paper and crumple them up! Your toddler will love this part, and it is also great for fine motor skills.
- Glue the tissue paper on the tree branches, on the ground, and falling in the air.
- Optional: Add some details with crayons if you would like (birds, a sun, a kid playing in the leaves).
Here is Hannah’s finished product:
Are your kids looking forward to the fall? What are their favorite fall crafts and activities?