C has been asking for many re-readings of The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger. (As often as you will let her, she will tell you emphatically that yellow is her favorite color.) We took a break from the Before Five in A Row booklist and used The Little Yellow Leaf as our activity book last week. So I came up with a simple fall tree craft which I did with both girls plus a friend’s daughter who was staying with us.
I cut up brown construction paper for the trunks and branches. Then I cut up orange contruction paper for leaves. When I realized we were out of red and yellow, I colored cardstock and cut it up as well. I made piles of each color in the middle of the table. I gave each girl a bowl or glue and a paintbrush so they could spread glue on their branches and leaves. Then I gave them a piece of cardstock with a trunk glued in place as a starting point.
M made a replica of a favorite tree at her school. C and our friend made abstract trees with lots of personality. I loved how they all turned out!