Today: Taking a short break from writing-related posts to have some fun with the kids.
ONE: Animal Fun
A few years ago, I made a little book for my son's first trip to the zoo. On the drive over, we talked about the animals we'd see, and put stickers on their pages as we found their exhibits.
If you're not heading to the zoo any time soon, the book could also work as an indoor scavenger hunt with toy animals. You can download mine in PDF or Publisher, or it's super easy to make your own: Just look up your zoo's collection (or your kid's toys) and find corresponding clip art. You could also add some factoids or questions for older kids. (This particular book was made for the Tulsa Zoo.)
TWO: Pumpkin Faces
This is a fun way to use up old magazines. My oldest liked this project before, but this year he loved it - he made pumpkins for about three hours! Older kids could cut out their own faces; my boys just picked from cut outs and did the gluing. Magazines featuring Halloween costumes work especially well.
(Left: 2 yr old, Right: 4 yr old)
Do you have any special fall activities, to do with kids or without?