It is almost time for brisk mornings, apple cider and pumpkin spice everything! Do you have your fall fun planned? Pumpkin patches, apple picking, and hay rides are all fun activities to plan away from the home that help your kids experience fun in their community, but Skidaddles is here to help you find some fun in your own home and backyard.
Craft: Marbled Art
Straw or pencil
Cookie sheet or tray
Food coloring or paint
Heavy white paper cut in fall shapes (pumpkins, leaves, acorns)
Old gift card
Fill a tray with shaving cream and smooth out the top layer. Add drops of food coloring or paint and using a straw, swirl the paint on top of the shaving cream. Cut out fall shapes from heavy white paper. Lay the cut outs on top of the shaving cream and using your finger, lightly press down on the top so the paper makes full contact with the shaving cream. Pull the paper up and scrap the shaving cream off with an old gift card.
Sensory: Fall Sensory Bin
Measuring cups, funnels, spoons
Dry corn, beans, and/or rice
Take a trip outdoors to find some fall items like pine cones, different colored leaves, acorns, nuts, etc. Fill a large tub with dry corn, rice and/or beans. Allow your children to dive in with measuring cups, funnels and spoons. Pro tip: Lay an old sheet under the bin to aid in easy clean up.
Science/STEM: Apple Stacking
Play-dough (homemade or store bought)
Using play-dough and apples, have your children stack a tower as tall as they can! Use the play-dough as a base between the table and each of the apples and see how strong their tower can be! You can use our homemade play-dough recipe and adjust it for fall by adding fall scents like pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon.
Music/Art: DIY Rain Stick
Old paper towel roll
Dry beans or dry corn
Decorative tape, paint, or markers.
Cover one end of the toilet paper roll with paper. Using foil, make a coil long enough to fill the tube. Place inside paper towel roll. Fill the paper towel roll ¼ full with dry beans or dry corn. Cover the remaining end with paper. Decorate the outside of the paper towel roll with fun tape, or allow your children to color or paint the outside. Tilt your rain stick slowly to hear the sounds of rain falling or shake it to add some fun percussion to the room.