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Smart Art (all day): Fall is the time when mushrooms grow under the shade of trees! Work together to make a troop of mushrooms of all colors and sizes using recycled materials, glue, and paint! It’s time to harvest some pumpkins and apples using scissors and paper! Make them as big or small as you want, and don’t forget to save some of those pumpkins for Halloween! (Sensory Table)> Explore leaves of all different colors and discover pinecones hidden beneath!
Purpose: Not only will these activities give kids an appreciation for fall, it will also teach them about collaboration. They will also be able to work independently, engage their creativity, practice scissor skills, and problem solve.
Story Time (TIMES: 11:30AM & 2:30PM): We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt
Synopsis: Join three friends on a fun leaf-finding adventure! This bouncy new version of the popular song begs to be read out loud. There are lots of beautiful fall leaves to find! Three friends have a big adventure hiking over a mountain and through a forest to collect leaves of all kinds and colors. What will they do with all their leaves at the end of the story? Jump and play in them, of course! With easy rhyming text and fun sound effects, children will delight in this rollicking autumn story.
Art Exploration (directly following story time): Leaf Art: Join us after story time to explore a variety of leaves and other materials to create creatures, landscapes, explore textures, etc.!
Inspiration: Mandala Art Exploration
Purpose: The use of natural materials allows children to explore different textures, shapes and colors while building fine motor skills, supporting language development, allowing insight to scientific concepts, self-expression and the autonomy to make choices and build self-esteem and confidence.
Grown-up Tip: Fall means back to school and that calls for back to school shopping! Give your child pictures of the items needed or if they are learning to read, a list. Let them find the items, check off the list and see what else they need to pick out. Involving your child in the process will not only be fun for them, but help them solve problems and put that thinking cap on!