Things you need:
- contact paper
- a willing and excited child
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)