Leaves change colors. Apples ripen. Acorns and pinecones fall. It’s a great time to take your child on an autumn treasure hunt. Afterward, help your child use the autumn treasures to make:
A fall wreath. Cut the center out of a paper plate. Paint or color the plate brown. Glue on items from your collection.
Apple art. Slice an apple in half. Let your child dip the flat side into paint. Use it as a stamp on white or fall-colored paper.
Glittering pinecones. Dip pinecones into a bowl of glue, then into a bowl of glitter.
Leaf impressions. Take a sheet of construction paper and place a leaf on it. Set it in the sun for three hours to make a neat picture.
Leaf outlines. Tape leaves to a large sheet of paper. Help your child trace around the leaves. Draw pictures inside them suggested by their different shapes.
Copyright © Parent Institute