Fall Crafts For Kids 2
Fall Crafts, Fall Educational Games and Activities for Children
Fall Windsock with Poem Craft for Children
Children color the windsock pattern, tape crepe paper streamers and paper leaves on the bottom and then tape it into a cone shape. This pattern is available to members on The Resource Room and as an instant digital download.
"Leaves are falling to the ground.
Red, yellow, orange and brown.
Hurry, catch them if you can
Before they ever touch the ground!"
What you will need:
Card Stock (Heavy Paper)
Orange, Green, Red, and Yellow Crepe Paper Streamers
Paper Leaf Shapes (Cut them out from junk mail or colored paper using a leaf paper punch.)
How to Make:
1. Before class print out the pattern and make copies onto card stock.
2. In class have the children color the windsock pattern.
3. When they are finished have them tape or staple crepe paper streamers onto the bottom back of the pattern, and then tape paper leaves to the streamers.
4. Roll the pattern up and staple the ends together.
5. Punch a hole at the top of the roll on opposite sides and tie yarn to make a loop to hang the wind socks.
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Reaping and Sowing Seed Identification Game
Children try to match the seeds to the appropriate plant.
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Leaf Man Craft
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Leaf man used to live in a leaf pile, but is blown away by the wind. Where did he go? Ehlert uses leaves to make all kinds of animals that leaf man might see on his journey. At the end of the book she encourages children to look for leaf man in their own yards.
Make You Own Leaf Man
1. Have your children collect fall leaves, acorns, and other natural items to make their own leaf men and other creatures.
2. Place the leaves in a book between layers of waxed paper and set heavy books on top. Let them dry for several weeks before gluing them to a piece of construction paper to make a leaf man or other creature.
Basket Full of Leaves Paper Craft
What you will need:
Paper - Fall Colors
Card Stock - Fall Colors
How to Make Basket Full of Words Review Game:
1. Before class make the baskets from tan or brown card stock. To make the baskets fold a piece of paper 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" in half, corner to corner to make a triangle.
2. Place the folded piece of paper on a table so that the folded, long edge is at the bottom.
3. Fold over the right, bottom corner so that the point meets the left edge of the triangle.
4. Fold over the left, bottom corner so that the point meets the right edge of the triangle.
5. Fold down the top layer of the top corner along the top edges of the folded corners. Turn the bucket over and turn the top corner over the same way.
6. To make the edge of the basket as shown in the picture, unfold the top corners you just folded down, and fold them in half and then in half again, and then fold them down on the first fold you made.
7. Print out the leaf patterns and use them to cut leaf shapes from fall-colored paper. Have your children write their vocabulary words on the leaves.
Gathering Leaves - Place all the leaves face-up on a table in front of your child so that he can see the words. Tell your child that he can place all the leaves that he can read in the basket. If your child picks up a leaf that he cannot read, tell him what the word is and have him repeat the word. Place that leaf in a pile to be used after he has tried to read all the leaves on the table. When he has gone through all the leaves, place the ones he has missed on the table, and have him try to read the words again. Keep playing until all the words are in the basket.
Matching Game - To play this game make sets of matching words, and more paper baskets. Give each player a basket. Turn all the leaves over on a table so that the words aren't showing. Take turns turning over two leaves to see if the words match. The player that turns over the leaves should read the words on each leaf. If the words match, the player gets to keep the leaves and place them in his basket. The player with the most words in his basket wins.
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Fall Leaves Poem and Craft
All the leaves for this craft were made using a leaf punch, and envelopes and other paper from junk mail.
What you will need:
Maple Leaf Punch, Dried Leaves, or Leaf Shapes
Junk Mail such as Colored Envelopes and Paper
What to do:
1. Print out the poem pattern and make copies. Or you can have your children write their own poems about fall leaves.
2. Glue the poem onto the center of a piece of construction paper.
3. Glue leaves around the poem to decorate the frame.
The leaves pictured above were all made from junk mail envelopes and paper using a large maple leaf punch. The paper often got stuck in the punch, and I had rip the paper to get the punch away from the paper, and pull out the paper that got stuck in the punch, but it wasn't that difficult. I creased the leaves down the center and on both sides to give them a little depth.
How to dry leaves:
1. Collect fall leaves when they are dry.
2. Place the leaves in between layers of old newspapers and then place books or other heavy objects on top of the newspapers.
3. Wait about a week before removing the leaves.
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