Thumbprint Leaf Craft

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This week’s theme at library story time was fall leaves. The boys heard some cute stories about fall, and they made this fall tree craft. Of course they loved doing the craft because it involved putting their hands on an ink pad!

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Fall Leaf Activities

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I love fall. I love all the colors of the leaves that fall off the trees. I don’t even mind raking them as long as it’s only a bag or two! Kids always love giving raking a try, and even more love to play in the leaves. Why not let them pick out some pretty leaves and make some fall leaf projects with them?

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Pumpkin Pie Activity

Pumpkin Pie Activity

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This week’s library story time was all about pies. My boys heard the story I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie and for their activity they made pretend pumpkin pies. This activity is fun because your child gets to sprinkle real spices on his “pie”, so it smells like a real pie.

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Fall Toddler Craft: Thumbprint Leaves

Thumbprint Leaf Craft

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This fall craft is similar to a thumbprint leaf craft my older boys did a couple of years ago at library story time.

The craft they did at the library used a photocopy drawing of a tree and ink pads, but this craft uses construction paper and craft paints instead. This craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers, but suitable for older children also. When I showed my older boys what their 2-year-old brother had made, they told me they made the same thing in art class in first grade.

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Pirate Potato Head Pumpkins

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We found these pirate potato heads last year at Target. They are so unbelievably cute and easy for preschoolers. Since they’re not quite old enough to carve their own pumpkins, this is a perfect alternative. They still need help inserting the pieces into the pumpkins, but they can at least help.

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