Weekly Recap – Fall Learning Activities

Weekly Recap – Fall Learning Activities

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.

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This is a fun “find the missing letter” print out from One Beautiful Home blog.  Arabella really liked figuring out which letters were missing from the alphabet.

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Here she is going through the alphabet to get to the next missing letter.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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…and gluing.  You use toilet paper rolls for the forms.

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I love her coloring on these.  Camden colored the two boys, and she colored the girls.

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She arranged their hands differently on each one.

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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.

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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.

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I hope you’re enjoying fall!

JulieBird

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