Have a fall read and play adventure!
More than gathering leaves, we’re coming in with some fresh ideas to fill an afternoon with children. Each requires a storybook and a simple something to do.
Reading instructor Kelcie Hansen shares mom-and-me activity plans to last a full fall week.
5 Fall Ready and Play Activities
Fall is my favorite season for reading (and everything else!). Something about the weather and the lighting makes me want to curl up with a good book, and my kids feel it too. Seasonal books line our shelves and trips to the library occur more frequently.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Activity: Orange braid bookmarks (“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”)
Supplies: orange yarn, coloring supplies, & free bookmark printable
Hello, Fall! by Deborah Diesen
Activity: Fall mosaics
Supplies: dried beans, lentils, popcorn kernels, craft glue, paint brush, scissors, cardboard or free outline printable printed on cardstock
A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton
Activity: Make a 3D foam treehouse kit from Hobby Lobby & 3D room printable
Supplies: coloring supplies, scissors, glue, & free printable room w/beast
Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming
Activity: Autumn Leaf Scavenger Hunt
Supplies: free printable scavenger hunt, paper bag (optional), and the great outdoors
When a Tree Grows by Cathy Ballou Mealey
Activity: Fall play dough sensory play
Supplies: play dough (store bought or see recipe for scented homemade dough), sticks, leaves, acorns, cookie cutters, etc.
Kelcie Hansen is a mom of 4, book lover, and future art teacher on a mission to help everyone be the “fun mom” with minimal effort and remember life is better when we’re laughing.