Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Fall into fall with this fun project for toddlers. This morning I had a great group of kids at the OKCMOA ages 15 months-3years. We gathered around and talked about changing leaves. We looked at autumn trees in a book and read a story. We learned leaves come in many colors and shapes. In the gallery our magic color was red.
Each workstation was set up with white paper and tree trunks. I pre-cut the trunks. They are simple...big Y's. Each little student used a glue stick to apply their trees.
For a fun way to give our leaves different shapes we used foam stamps. These are the sticker kind and I put them on the end of a glue stick to make it easy for little hands to stamp. If I had though of it earlier I would have cut small wood blocks. Oh well, another day!
I gave the kids one color at a time. First we used green. stamp, stamp, stamp!
Then yellow, orange, red and brown. Some of us even got our hands involved! Great fun today. Happy fall!
For this project you will need:
-brown construction paper
-foam shapes with sticker back
-object for foam stickers (ie, glue stick, block, corks)