I LOVE fall. As the daughter of a high school football coach, I was taught to adore the season from a very young age–crisp air, Friday night lights, frozen asses on hard bleachers..the whole nine. Now that I’m older, there’s a lot more to love and I’m determined to get my kids into the spirit, too. My toddlers and I have been talking about fall for the last few weeks and we’ve done a variety of activities that celebrate the season. I got the inspiration for this craft from Toddler Approved and decided to hit up my local Dollar Store to see what I could rustle up for our own take on this fun fall craft for toddlers. Here’s what we used:
- Torn pieces of tissue paper in fall colors
- Fabric leaves
- Cup up pieces of construction paper
- Actual leaves, acorns, and pinecones we found on our nature walk last week
- Glitter (GOD HELP ME)
You could use any number of materials for your wreaths, depending on what you have on hand/can find near you. Markers, felt pieces, colored buttons, pieces of fabric, wrapping paper, pom poms…the options are endless.
The only other materials you need are:
- White glue
- White paper plates with center cut out
Here’s my sample wreath to show the kids:
We did this activity with our Tuesday morning playgroup so I set it up as its own craft station. The kids were able to apply their own glue and choose from the materials displayed, with some needing more help than others (especially with the glitter).
I love how they all turned out a little bit different.
Overall, this is such an easy but fun craft for this age group. I should add that it appeals to older kids too–one of the little girls at our playgroup is four and she loved the activity so much she ended up making three different wreaths to take home.
What’s your favorite fall craft to do with young kids?