Something Special ~ Fall Tree Craft

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Fall Tree Craft

I was inspired by searching through old Crafty Corner posts from Totally Tots, and chose a fall tree craft I thought all of my kiddos would enjoy {it was from this post}.  I was right {which rarely happens}.  They all loved it!

We painted the paper towel tubes {I helped Ladybug use dot paint for hers}IMG_8894

Then the kids made their “ground” while the tubes dried a bit, Ladybug dot painted her ground all by herself and really enjoyed it!IMG_8902

I picked up a pack of thin leaves at Dollar Tree last week, we used these for the actual leaves.IMG_8911

The kids had a grand time positioning their leaves, just-so.IMG_8921IMG_8924

Ladybug was thrilled with the placement I helped her with! 😉 IMG_8918

The end result…the most gorgeous fall decorations I have ever had!IMG_8953

Thanks to Ramblings of a Crazy Woman for the inspiration for this fall craft!

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Fall Time ~ Lapbook

It’s finished! We were finally able to do our leaf rubbings for the cover today, it has been raining here for days and the leaves were too wet! God brought us some sun and dry leaves today! P really had fun with this one, more than I thought he would. He seems to enjoy learning about seasonal things right now.

The Cover…The Inside…
Top Left: My Leaf Color Book (to practice writing/spelling color words)
Middle Left: Leaf Counting (basic addition and counting)
Bottom Left: Fall Spelling
Middle Top: Autumn Maze (he LOVES mazes)
Middle Bottom: Fall Is mini book
Top Left: Leaf Matching Cards {link no longer available, it was from Hands of a Child}
Left Middle: Autumn Crossword
Bottom Middle: Left/Right (I cut up a worksheet to make a mini book)The Back…
Scarecrow stationary from this book.
He dictated a story about a scarecrow to me. He enjoyed this since I usually have him write the stories. He tells very creative stories and I like to give him this opportunity to keep his creativity going!

In the Works ~ Fall Lapbook

I got my schoolroom all cleaned up today and got planned way ahead for the main subjects and dove into our themed lapbook planning tonight. I have a stack of printables for a fall lapook we will begin on Monday. Here’s some of the great things I found online…

The links below are all from Enchanted Learning
Fall Words: left and right we’re going to cut it up into a mini-book
Fall Spelling Word Questions I scaled it down to make it smaller for the lapbook
Count the Leaves works on bigger numbers and beginning addition
My Leaf Color Book we are learning to spell color words, this book is perfect!

Here’s the other things I found from various places on the Internet…
Why Leaves Change Color in the Fall This is an online story teaching about this, we will do it together next week.
Fall Is a mini book
My Matching Leaf Cards a free sample from Hands of a Child
Autumn Maze
Autumn Crossword

We’re excited to get started, I’ll post pics when we’re done!