This week we took a quick break from our color themed baby bins to explore leaves with our FALL baby bin theme.
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Here are the details for each of our Fall activities:
Fall Read Aloud:
Touch and feel books are always a favorite of my daughter so I found this Fall Bright Baby Touch and Feel book, by Roger Priddy to go along with our fall theme.
Fall Theme Sensory Bin:
Play ideas for this bin:
1. Sort leaves and objects by color.
2. Build with fall colored blocks.
3. String fall colored beads.
4. Find and roll all of the colored balls.
This fall activity was seriously so easy and kept Aubrey busy all afternoon. We worked on building fine motor skills by stuffing silk leaves into a wipe container. That’s it! Baby activities don’t need to be complicated, sometimes the easier the better!
Fall Pom Pom Drop:
Little craft pom poms are fascinating to my girls. They love to scoop, squish, roll and play with big bins full of them. To add a fun invitation to play, I taped empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes to our large oil drip pan. Then I placed a bin full of fall colored pom poms underneath. Aubrey grabbed bunches of pom poms and dropped them in the tubes to watch them fall.
Fall Leaf Painting:
For this activity, I taped down a few leaves on white paper and mixed up a batch of the easiest cornstarch paint ever. To make this taste safe paint, mix cornstarch with water. I don’t actually measure it at all! I just put a scoop of cornstarch in a bowl and add warm water slowly, mixing often until I reach the consistency I’m going for. Not too watery but not so stiff you can’t stir it, then add food coloring. Make sure to stir the paint often while using as it may settle at the bottom of the bowl. I made batches of red, orange, and yellow for Aubrey to paint over her leaves. After she finished I pulled the leaves off of the paper before the paint dried.
Fall Tree Sticky Window:
For this activity I drew a large fall tree outline on contact paper, then taped it to a window sticky side out. Next I gave Aubrey a bin full of foam leaves. The foam shapes are easy to remove and reposition, so we kept our tree up for about a week before deciding to take it down. It made a really great activity for both of my girls to do while I made lunch or cleaned the kitchen.
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