Friday, October 30, 2015


Halloween Projects
Monster Sun Catcher
Here is the link to this project

Tissue Paper Plate Pumpkin

Paper Plate Black Cat

Footprint Candy Corn

Tissue Paper Bat Suncatcher

Footprint Ghost

Jack-O-Lantern Sun Catcher

Fingerprint Bat Silhouette

Beaded Pumpkin
Here are the directions for the beaded pumpkin 

Shine With the Light of Jesus
Here is the link for the poem 

Handprint Spider

Ghost Necklace
Here is the link to this original post when we made these necklaces with my son many years earlier!

Craft Foam Bat

Learning Activities
Witches Hat memory
Here is the link to this Witches Hat Memory game

Halloween Muffin Tin Counting
Skills:  counting, number recognition 1-12
Keely counted out Halloween stickers to place in the number cups

Halloween Count and Stick
Skills:  counting, number recognition
Keely was having so much fun with the cute Halloween stickers, so I quickly made her this activity on scrap paper!

Pumpkin ABC Match
Skills:  upper and lowercase letters, letter matching and letter recognition

Halloween Letter Writing
Skills:  letter writing, ABC order
We have cute Halloween cookie cutters. Keely and I had fun tracing the shapes and cutting them out, so she could practice writing her letters.  So far she can write her letters from A-H!!

Halloween Patterns
Skills:  patterns
Again, we used our fun Halloween cookie cutters to work on making patterns!

Halloween Shapes Counting
Skills:  counting, number order
Here is one last activity using our fun Halloween shapes!

Halloween Counting
Skills:  number recognition, counting, 1-5
Here is the link for this counting sheet

Which is Different? 
Skills:  same and different
Here is the link for these Halloween Which is Different Activities

Halloween roll and color
Skills:  counting, number recognition
Here is the link for Halloween Roll and Color ( we used Halloween Stickers)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Fall Dot Tree
Draw or paint a tree trunk with branches.  Trace a circle very lightly - this will be the boundary for your fall leaves!  With a Q-tip, make fall leaves by dipping the Q-tip into red, orange, yellow and brown paint.

Leaf Handprint
Paint a hand a fall color. Press it onto white paper.  Let dry. Then draw on the stem and veins with brown marker.

Paper Plate and Tissue Paper Leaf
Cut a paper plate into a leaf shape.  Cut a stem and vein out of brown construction paper.  Glue squares of tissue paper in fall colors, onto the paper plate leaf.  Glue on the vein and stem.

Salt Dough Fall Shapes
Make a batch of Salt Dough.  Here is the recipe. 
Directions: Mix up the salt dough - 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, 1 1/4 cups of water (plus up to an additional 1/4 cup as needed). Use an electric mixer on medium speed to beat the ingredients together until a ball forms. If the mixture is still crumbly, add more water. Knead the dough until it's smooth. Divide the dough into three balls. Roll out the dough and press with cookie cutters or make into your own shapes. Heat the oven to 225 degrees. Transfer the  dough onto a baking sheet. Bake the plaques for 2 hours, then let them cool completely. I made a half batch and it made a lot.  The picture only shows a sampling of what we made.  Once the shapes were cool, we painted them.  We added gold glitter to the paint for an extra sparkle!  

Beaded Indian Corn
My two older children have made this project before.  We did it again, because they turn out so cute and it is great for fine motor skills.
 Directions - Cut a chenille stem in half and form and x. Wrap one stem around the center of the x twice, leaving a short length of the stem. Bend the three remaining stems to form an Indian corn shape. String beads on each of the three long stems, alternating colors. Bend the end of each stem to secure.   Knot a piece of raffia around the short stem. (You can attach a magnet on the back if you want).

Handprint Pumpkin
We did this project with the 7 month old I babysit!

Learning Project
Fall Pumpkin Patch -Cutting Activity
To work on Keely's scissor skills, I had her cut out different items to add to her pumpkin patch each day.  She loved sticking her pumpkins and leaves to the wall each day!

Learning Activities
Lacing Cards for Fall
Skills:  fine motor
Here is the link for the Fall Lacing Card

Leaf Shadow Matching
Skills:  matching
I found this cute matching activity at  Here is the link

Roll and Say Fall ABC
Skills:  letter recognition
I placed the page on a lid for my cake pan. Keely and I took turns tossing/rolling an acorn onto the page and then saying the letter the acorn landed on!
Here is the link to this fun letter recognition game

Fall Cutting Cards
Skills: scissor skills
Here is the link to this printable- Fall Cutting Cards

Friday, October 9, 2015


 Apple Sun Catcher
Paint a coffee filter with watercolor paints.  Let dry.  With red construction paper, cut out an apple shape and cut out the middle leaving a border.  Then, glue or tape the painted coffee filter to apple.

Paper Strip Apple
Cut 8-10 strips of red construction paper.  Punch holes on each end.  String green or brown pipe cleaner through the bottom holes of the paper strips.  Secure with tape.  Then, string the pipe cleaner through the top holes of the paper strips.  Spread out the strips as you are stringing.  Add a green leaf with hole punched in it.  Secure with tape.  Curl the pipe cleaner.

Learning Activities
The following learning activities come from the Apple Picking Pre-K Fun Pack  I did not post all of the activities this Fun Pack has to offer, but there are many great learning activities!
Tracing Shapes
Skills:  tracing, shapes, letters

Which one is Biggest?
Skills:  Biggest

ABC Maze
Skills:  ABC order and recognition
We also did the lowercase maze!

Letter A Apple Sorting
Here is the link for A is for Apple Sorting  We did have tree on the wall to make it look like an apple tree, but it kept on falling down from the wall!  
Skills:  letter a, upper and lowercase a, sorting

Apple Lacing Card
Here is the link for this cute Apple Lacing Card
Skills:  fine motor

Apple Counting Number Matching
Here is the link for Apple Number Match
Skills:  number recognition and matching