We’ve finally gotten mostly settled into our new house, and are resuming our learning activities again. I love fall and all the things that go with it -the leaves changing, cooler weather, baking and cooking, decorating with pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes and the list goes on and on. I have a Fall Homeschool board on Pinterest that we haven’t begun to exhaust this year.
Now that she is almost 5 yrs old, Arabella has really got great fine motor skills, so cutting and gluing are easy for her. It’s nice because I can sit with her and work on something else while she is doing her project.
Here she is going through the alphabet to get to the next missing letter.
We also did some bead sorting with fuse beads. These are really tiny beads, so I stayed by Camden while he played plus I didn’t want them all over the floor.
Arabella made a heart which I totally messed up when trying to iron them together. Ironically enough, this is a craft that her daddy does with her, so he helped her fix it the next day. They even made a little pumpkin together. This was a cool set we got from Ikea and has lasted a long time. You have to buy the shape forms separately.
Camden didn’t spend much time color sorting, so I gave him some measuring spoons and funnels to play with the beads. He actually played a long time with it all.
Another fun project that we made last year as well as this year, is Pilgrim and Native American puppets. Arabella like that she got to do more cutting…
…and gluing. You use toilet paper rolls for the forms.
I love her coloring on these. Camden colored the two boys, and she colored the girls.
She arranged their hands differently on each one.
The boys are shaking hands. Clever girl! We’ve been watching a Charlie Brown special about the Mayflower voyage and how the Pilgrims learned from the Indians. It’s on iTunes along with a 6 other historical episodes.
She was very proud of her work. They both enjoyed playing with them. I kept finding them set up around the house in different formations. Some were really funny.
I hope you’re enjoying fall!