We’ve been working on our fall bucket list a lot this week and decided yesterday was the perfect day for leaf collecting. But first, we needed something to put those leaves in.
I took brown paper lunch bags and cut them in half. We were only going to use the bottom half.
I used a pair of my craft scissors to get the zig-zag pattern on the top. Then, we got out the markers and the girls started decorating.
When they were finished, I opened up the bags, punched a hole in each side and added a long length of yarn. It was a windy day, so I wanted the girls to be able to wear them messenger-bag style.
And then, we were off!
We went to one of our local parks. It is full of trees and has several walking paths. I knew it would be perfect for leaf collecting.
We walked and picked up leaves, then walked and picked up leaves some more. Most were already brown and on the ground, but we found a few treasured yellow and red leaves while we were out.
We also stopped and examined the mossy wall. AJ loved touching it!
After a lengthy playground stop, we brought our treasures home. They’re now being pressed under heavy books, just waiting for us to have more fun with them!
Have you been doing any fall activities? What sort of fall fun have you been having?
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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.