Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Leaves

Today we had a lot of fun with scissors!  Little Monkey learned how to use them with one hand just before we left for vacation in the middle of August.  I haven't done anything with him since.  I knew I wanted to do fall leaves and trees with his arm/hand as the tree, so I figured why not get him to cut out the 'leaves' instead of ripping them.  He had so so so much fun!  He did great.  I used foam sheets because they are a little sturdier than regular paper.  The sheets I have are also sticky on the back so I knew we wouldn't have to glue them down.  I cut them into long strips and then Little Monkey cut them into smaller pieces.

After all our leaves were cut out I traced Little Monkey's hand and cut it out to make the tree.  He then glued his tree to a piece of paper and started adding leaves.  He wanted to do more cutting, so we added grass.  I cut out a block of green foam and he made little cuts in it to look like grass. When we put it on display on the front door (because that is where all art should be), I got him to find all the letters in F-A-L-L.  We put them over top of our fall tree!  

This was such a fun activity to do.  We are going to do one with Little Princess when she wakes up from her nap.  She had to go down just after we started.  Little Monkey has assured me he will help her.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Fun

Well it has been a long while since I have posted!  We have been busy.  Our summer was filled with birthdays, Little Monkey turning 3 and Little Princess turning 1, company, a family vacation, and at the very end, me going back to work!  We have been playing outside mostly.  Little Monkey learned to ride his bike!!!  He loves it and we are trying to get out as often as we can before winter hits and it rains and rains and rains :).  Little Princess has learned how to walk!!  It is so exciting seeing her start off with just a few steps and now see her take off.
Any craft or really fun activity I didn't really get pictures of.....sorry.  But I am going to start off this fall with a printable or two!  I took out all my fall/Halloween things today and I had forgotten all that I had.  I had a bunch of left over Halloween foam pieces, so I decided to make an I See... page.  I don't know if I am going to be able to wait until October to do it with Little Monkey.
Sorry they are upside down, it is just the way they scanned to my computer.  I have all the stickers at home, but if you don't have an obsession with the Dollar Store like me, just print it out twice and cut out the pieces to match.
Fall - I See
Fall - I See2
I have a lot planned for the end of September and October, so keep checking back.  On the agenda for this week are fall leaves and fall trees :).
I hope everyone is having a great fall.