Fun Activity Ideas for Fall
One with Nature
Today kids aren't as overly active as they once were. Preschoolers may not have been introduced to the world of technology yet, (they already may have, who knows) so take advantage of their blissfully ignorant natures.
It's a fantastic indoor fall activitiy for kids. Collect a good portion of colorful fall leaves and place them in a big bowl. Now ask children to scrunch up these leaves with their hands.
Children can then carefully place the crushed leaves onto a sticky leaf drawing that's been previously prepped with a layer of glue, (a large outline of a maple leaf on A4 size sheets) to make a unique leaf mosaic.
For this fall activity you'll need maple leaves or any other kind, drawing paper, and crayons. Remember, real fall leaves can be fragile, so you can opt to purchase artificial ones from a crafts store.
Just lay the drawing paper over the leaf and then color over this with red, orange, and yellow crayons. The pattern from the leaf will transfer to the paper and form a beautiful fossil-like pattern. The cutouts can be strung together for a colorful class streamer.
Cut out leaf shapes from white chart paper. You can use either a real maple leaf to cut out its shape against the paper, or you could print this out and trace its outline before snipping around its circumference.
Once you have your leaf cutouts, fold the leaves in half right down the middle. Color only one half of the leaf with a poster-color mixture of yellow, red, orange, brown, and a little powdered glitter (gold) prior to applying it on the cutout.
Bring the two halves together, gently pressing and rubbing the two between your palms. Now open the leaf to reveal an abstract, glittery result like that of a maple leaf in the sun. Draw and cut out the outline of a tree trunk complete with branches (color accordingly).Glue the leaves around the branches, mimicking the look of a real tree upon completion.
Teach kids how to do this before letting them perform the activity on their own.