- contact paper
- a willing and excited child
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Our Fall Tree
Things you need:
Whenever we leave the house these days I get this..... "Mommy, its so beautiful outside. Look at all the colors. Fall is in the air. I see reds, and yellows, and oranges everywhere! It sure is a beautiful day." I asked him today if he would like to make our own fall tree and he said yes. First we brainstormed together about what we might need.....then it was off for a collection walk.
We went out....in pajamas.....to collect leaves. The whole time he was saying, "Im a collecting machine, Mommy". LOL
Putting the leaves in his Step 2 car
This tree was 100% child-led. Everything from the trunk, to the leaves, to the placement of the leaves was all him. I didn't want to interfere with this process even a little.
(Clear contact paper on the window....sticky side facing out....held up by tape)
He told me that the leaves at the bottom were falling leaves. Brilliant!
ADMIRING HIS WORK!
- AK (MESE, MECD)