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October 26, 2010

Two For Tuesday: Fall Fun

Kate Hart
What is it? Post two of anything: book reviews, pictures, quotes, poems, songs, videos, rants, shout outs, whatever floats your boat. Just connect them somehow. That's it.

Today: Taking a short break from writing-related posts to have some fun with the kids.

ONE: Animal Fun

PhotobucketA 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.


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(Left: 2 yr old, Right: 4 yr old)
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Do you have any special fall activities, to do with kids or without?


  1. So cute!
    We've been having fun playing in the leaves. And there are maple trees galore so it's pretty much a neverending supply!

  2. That looks like so much fun! We used to cut out leaves in fall--double the piece of paper over, cut out half the shape of a leaf, as complicated as we could make it, then open it up. Then we'd decorate them with real leaves, things cut out from magazines, whatever took our fancy that day. That said, there are a lot of evergreen trees here in Melbourne, so perhaps we did it in part to pretend it was the sort of autumn you see in books!

  3. SO CUTE AHH. What small animal I wouldn't have "accidentally" killed to have you as my mom... and sister... and childhood best friend... and fairy godmother... LOL <3


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