Part of our First Day of Fall celebration included a crumbled leaf craft, taking advantage of the many dead leaves in our front yard.
1 sheet of construction paper, brown
1 sheet of construction paper, any colour
Draw a tree on the brown construction paper. Cut it out.
(Because I was doing this activity with multiple children, including toddlers, I cut out the trees myself in one stacked go. Normally I'd have left it up to the boy to draw and cut out the tree himself.)
Glue the tree onto the second sheet of construction paper.
Crumble the dead leaves. (This part is absolutely thrilling when you're five, by the way.)
Put glue onto the tree branches. Sprinkle the leaf crumbs onto the glue; shake off the excess. Repeat until the tree is sufficiently covered.
Optional: Decorate with markers and/or stickers. (The boy carefully sounded out each and every sticker as he placed it on his paper; great life-based child-led reading practice!)
Voilà! Tree complete.
(Thank you, Pinterest, for the inspiration!)
Fine Arts: Visual arts (mixed media, artistic design)
Language Arts: Reading