Fall activities for toddlers
I glued them onto white paper and laminated them. These laminated leaves were explored in so many ways:
- Size sorting
- Leaf type sorting
- Used in place of a manipulative alongside counters
- With a magnifying glass, simply to explore and study
Mr. Toddler had the most fun simply looking at the leaves. I can’t blame him as there were so many different and vibrant fall colours to look at! We’re working on learning our colours and I could definitely see his interest in that with these cards.
A note: I got this idea from Jady A who no longer blogs or vlogs! Her channel on youtube has been deleted so I cannot link to the original video, but I did want to give her some sort of a shout out!
‘Apple pie’ exploration
I presented cinnamon sticks, cloves, oatmeal and an apple. I poked a few cloves into the apple to add a great fine motor skills component. I figured Mr. Toddler would also continue to do so with the cloves I presented. Funnily enough, the first thing he did when he saw this work was remove the cloves and take several bites of the apple! The boy loves his fruit!
- Fine motor practice
- Practical life (pouring, spooning, holding a spoon)
- Sensory (smell, touch, taste etc)