We got out our leaf press today because believe it or not some yellow leaves are beginning to fall in our backyard!
When I got out the plant press to put some new leaves in we found some old ones that were being pressed from last year!! Oops. Sam was very excited to do some crafting with leaves and apparently I had seen this coming because the last time we were at the library I checked out a great book.
Look What I Did With a Leaf by Morteza E. Sohi
This is a super creative book about making animals and nature scenes out of pressed leaves. Sam and Avery loved looking at the pictures of the animals, guessing what the animals are and noticing the fun shapes of all the leaves. I got very inspired by this book and loved the images that they made!
The girls and I had fun crafting with the leaves today too.
Sam was trying to make a face but couldn't quite cut the last leaf well enough to make a smile and then decided she didn't want to make a face anymore. She just had fun cutting and glueing the leaves together!
My attempt at being creative...
Were you creative with your kiddos today?
The Nitty Gritty!
Don't have a plant press but want to craft with leaves this Fall? Check out how to quickly and easily make you own here.
This next stuff is totally not related to tonight's post!
We had our parent orientation tonight for preschool and the director put me on the spot to talk about how I worked with the kids last year as a naturalist. As I was telling them about the couple of times that I came to my daughter's classroom last year it really reminded me how much fun those days were and how excited I am to do that again.
I know it isn't possible for every parent but for those that can I would STRONGLY encourage you to get involved in your child's school. Be present at events, volunteer and even do programs in their classrooms if you have a talent or a passion to share. It can be as simple as coming in to read a story. Just seeing a different face is fun for all the kids and for your child they will be so excited (to a certain age I think!) to have their mom or dad coming for a special event. It just really adds to every child's educational experience to learn from so many different people!