Friday, September 4, 2009

Preschool Crafts for Fall - Tree Painting and Wreaths

It's September and school has started back here in the US. With the imminent change in seasons I am suggesting a couple of preschool crafts for fall for you to try.

Preschoolers love painting, hiking, collecting special items on a nature walk. Take all of these activities and combine them to create a Fall mural for your classroom or for them to take home and share with their families.

You can use these craft ideas while teaching colors, numbers or counting, directions and spatial relations, and observation skills.

Fall Tree Painting

Materials- red, orange, yellow, and brown paint, white paper

1- Give each child a piece of white paper. To make the base of the tree, use a paintbrush to cover one arm and hand including the fingers with brown paint. Press the painted arm and hand down on the page to make the base of the tree and the branches. Have the children wash their arms and hands before continuing.

2- To make the leaves, paint the tips of the fingers red, orange or yellow. Press the fingerprints in the trees for leaves.

Fall Wreaths

Materials - paper plate, brown paint, glue and items collected on a nature walk outside.

Give each child a paper plate and have them paint them brown. After the paint dries, cut a 3-inch hole in the center of each paper plate. Glue the collected items from the nature walk to the paper plates. These items can include leaves, pine cones, acorns, flower petals, grass, etc. Decorate each wreath with a colorful bow and display in the classroom for the rest of the week.

If you like these preschool crafts for fall, check out the other ideas in the Preschool Planner.

There are Two Editions now for the Preschool Planner: Basic or Platinum.

If you prefer lessons which have ideas for the Toddler Age, go here to the second volume of lessons. There is an entire bonus section devoted to TODDLERS.

Send me any ideas you would like to share and I will post them on my Blog.


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1 comment:

Mommy4Christ said...

What great ideas! I can't wait to try them!