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Leaf art and science project

Leaf Art and Science Project Kids build fine motor skills, learn science, and have a great time making this beautiful leaf art project. They are spell-bound watching the colors move through the paper towel. You will need: A paper towel, food colors (yellow, red, blue-diluted with water), a tray to place the paper towel into, droppers for each color and plastic gloves for each
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Spider Story Web

This is an amazing activity. The children become aware that they are part of the spider web.You need a ball of yarn. You may need to roll this in advance. I like to use white yarn with glitter or sparkles. It helps to have one teacher as part of the circle and one helping the children or helping to roll the ball. Two points
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Natural Fall Wreath

These natural fall wreaths are beautiful and help to develop fine motor skills. Kids use their fingers to pick up objects to place on their wreath. You could make an activity of going on a nature walk with a bag and collect many of these objects. I sometimes like to add colorful popcorn kernels.   Collect acorns, seeds from pumpkins or trees, small pinecones
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Disappearing Ghost Story

Kids are fascinated by a disappearing ghost. They’ll ask you to do this again and again. Wipe a chalkboard clean with a damp sponge. Plan to tell a story about a ghost. You can make one up or read Georgie and the Robbers by Robert Bright. Before you begin the story take the damp sponge and draw the shape of a ghost on the
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Leaf Print Wall hanging

Leaf Print Wall hanging This is an activity that captures the lovely colors of Fall. Kids learn about the veins of leaves.   You will need: Leaves from different types of trees ( be sure the veins on the back of the leaves are prominent). White construction paper 12X18″. Yarn in a Fall color about 22″ in length so that when tied it will
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