Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September Craft and Books

Good September books:

Fall Leaves by Martha Rustad
Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
Fall Leaves Change Color by Kathleen Weidner
Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

Falling Leaves Project:
You will need one sandwich size zipper type plastic bag
various colors of construction paper
glue or tape scissors
leaf punch (optional)
Using the picture (bottom of these directions) and your plastic bag as a size guide, cut one strip of brown construction paper two inches wide and the width of the bag as the ground. Glue or tape on the bag.
Cut two one inch strips to be the tree trunks and glue onto each side of the bag. (Make the sides taper a big to give a realistic look).
Cut a 2 inch strip to go across the top of the bag and glue or tape overhanging the very top of the bag by a half inch.
By cutting fall colored construction paper into half inch squares (or using a leaf punch) make lots of pieces and glue them to the brown strip at the top of the bag. Over lap them and mix the colors too! (If the kids are able they can also draw leaves and cut them out).
Add a few more leaves on the "ground" as well as some tufts of grass or animals if desired. Fall themed stickers are helpful here too.
Cut one large square of light blue paper to cover the entire bag and glue or tape that to the BACK of the bag to look like sky.
Fill the bag with more leaves and then close the bag securely.
Tip the bag upside down to get all the leaves to the top. Then turn right side up and give it a shake. Watch all the leaves fall.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Are You Making Wise Choices About Fast Food?

If you are like me, you find yourself thinking about drive through meals for the kids when you have tons of errands to run. Well, this article I found will help you make smarter decisions about fast foods.