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Fall Activities

I had a few people message me on Instagram asking about the candy corn activity I posted in my story, so I thought I would make a quick and easy post about it.

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My kids loved this shape hunt (duh, candy corn was involved)! I drew shapes on a piece of paper for each kid. Bodie is two so I gave him some of the more simple shapes. Brooklynn’s was a but trickier, I even added a quatrefoil (I didn’t know this shape until I had kids, yikes!)

I called out a shape and they had to look for it on their paper and place a candy corn inside it. Once all their shapes were filled they got to eat the candy corn.

 

For the next activity Bodie had to “trace” the letter B with candy corn. Brooklynn’s was much harder. I have recently introduced addition to her so this was the perfect way to incorporate some adding! I wrote really simple addition problems on a paper. She had to add with the candy corn. I only did 3 problems so she wouldn’t get overwhelmed, she did great!

Both kids asked to do it again, guess I better buy more candy corn!

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I have to share one more thing we did today! This was the easiest activity and has nothing to do with candy corn but it is sooo simple and the kids had fun.

We went on a walk and collected leaves that were on the ground. When we got home we made leaf monsters. All you need is leaves, eyeballs and glue!

 

Enjoy!

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Children

Learning Letters and Melting Ice

Yesterday we took our activity outside again! I had froze containers of water and placed beads that have letters on them inside the containers as well as a couple necklaces to add some color.

I took the ice and placed it in a larger tub with a small amount of warm water in the bottom. I gave the kids small containers of warm water and let them poor it over the ice and watch the beads slowly start to fall out. We talked about the different states of water and how it can be liquid or solid and what happens when it gets warm or really cold.

The kids favorite part was collecting the beads as they came out of the ice. The kids had to say what letters they had and then we would talk about what words started with those letters.

I suggest doing this on a warm summer day! It was in the 50’s here and the kids got chilly playing with the ice.

We finished this activity by making bracelets with pipecleaner and the beads. They had to say the letter on the bead as they placed it on the pipecleaner. When the bracelet was finished we said each letter sound. IMG_7618