Fall Centerpiece

What You Need:

  • Foam square
  • Colorful fake leaves
  • Glue
  • Acorns
  • Vinyl place mat
  • Red, orange or yellow fake flowers
  • Fake mini pumpkin

What You Do:

  1. Begin by placing the foam square on a vinyl placemat. Let your child take the glue and pour it all over the top of the foam.
  2. Now it's time to get messy! Encourage your child to use their hands to spread the glue all over the foam, avoiding only the bottom.
  3. After washing their hands, have your little artist haphazardly place colorful fake leaves all over the foam square. Tell your child to keep doing this until the foam square is no longer visible underneath the leaves.
  4. Help your child form the leaves into the shape of a pile. Make sure the leaves stick out in fun and unusual ways instead of just being stuck flat against the foam square.
  5. Put a small drop of glue onto each acorn. Let your child stick each acorn anywhere on the pile of leaves.
  6. Have your child stick the stems of the flowers into the foam square.
  7. For the final artistic touch, let your child attach the small fake pumpkins on top of the leaves. Now the fall centerpiece is ready to be put on display!

Don't let the fall fun stop here! Now that your child has pumpkins and acorns on their mind, talk about why leaves change colors in the fall and why we like to celebrate with pumpkins. What's your child's favorite thing about fall?

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