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Sunday, September 30, 2012

C is for Colors (Fall Colors!)

I love all of the fall changes in the air. We enjoyed the fall colors for preschool. We made an extra colorful fall treat to celebrate the first day of fall!

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  • Read “Mouse's First Fall” by Lauren Thompson …  or any other book with great fall colors!

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  • Preschool Journal C Page
    1. Practice writing Cc and “Colors” … we used fun pencils with lots of colors so our page was extra colorful.
    2. Stick colorful fall leaf stickers to the page (I found these at Michaels).

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  • Colorful Fall Hand Trees
    1. Trace your preschoolers hand and forearm on brown paper.
    2. Let them cut it out (I helped my 3-year-old, but my 4-year-old did it all by himself)
    3. Glue their hand tree to light blue paper.
    4. Stick colorful fall leaf stickers to the page … some on the tree, some on the ground and some falling! We used these, but I found them at Michaels.

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  • Colorful Crayon Shaving Leaves … I love how these look in the window
    1. Use a sharpie to draw a large leaf outline on wax paper.
    2. Have the kids help remove the paper from several fall colored crayons.
    3. Make crayon shavings by using a manual pencil sharpener. I let my kids try to do this themselves, but it was a little tricky. They had more fun when I made a pile of crayon shavings for them to use.
    4. Sprinkle the crayon shavings all over the wax paper.
    5. Place another piece of wax paper on top.
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    6. Place a large piece of paper on your ironing board, then the wax paper leaf, then top with another large piece of paper.
    7. Carefully iron on top of the paper (on LOW heat). It doesn’t take very long to melt. The more your iron, the more the colors smoosh together. I like to do it until the colors are just starting to spread.
    8. Let cool. They cool very quickly.
    9. Cut around your leaf shape and hang in the window!

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  • Colorful Fall Scavenger Hunt & Wreath
    1. Make a simple colorful wreath
      • Trace around a large plate and a smaller cup to make a wreath shape.
      • Using the wreath as a pattern, cut out several fall colors & glue them around the wreath.
    2. Take your colorful wreath on a fall scavenger hunt walk. Find leaves and other fall items that match your colors.
    3. When you get home, glue the items to the matching colors.
    4. Hang up your colorful fall wreath!

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  • Fall Colored Sugar Cookies … these were a yummy treat to end our colorful day and were fun to make!
    1. Make a batch of your favorite sugar cookies.
    2. Divide the dough into four balls.
    3. Color each ball a different fall color. We used red, orange, yellow, and green.
    4. Take pieces from each ball and smoosh the colors together into a large ball.
    5. Roll out your dough (and ooh and ahh at the cool colors) Smile
    6. Use a leaf cookie cutter to cut out your cookies. This is the one we used:
    7. Sprinkle with colored sugar sprinkles & bake.
    8. Delicious … even without frosting.

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