I always see fall crafts or activities geared more towards little girls instead boys or better both. Today we are going to create a few crafts and activities that are geared towards boys but girls could surely do them too. Why do I say that? As a mom to five I know both can because I have 2 girls and 3 boys. The only problem with making bracelets, necklaces and tutus is not all little boys can wear them and many won’t even attempt it.
1. Trace a Leaf- This is an easy craft but it takes finding a leaf to trace over, which can be tricky if you live in the desert. You only need three things, a leaf, a crayon and a piece of construction paper. Have your child put the leaf under the paper and rub the crayon over the top of the paper.
2. Jumping in a Pile of leaves- If you have a tree in your yard now is the time to have some fun and enlist some worker bees. Have your child go out and rake a pile of leaves and then tell them to run and jump into it. Make sure to have your camera ready because these will be some amazing Fall shots.
3. Nature walk- Go out on a nature walk and look at all that Mother Nature is sharing with you. To add a bit of creativity have your child take a notebook with and either draw, write or collect items for their book that they can remember this trip. If they are older see if they can identify leaves, paw prints, what type of plant something is, etc.
4. Painting rocks- Go out and grab a handful of rocks, some newspaper, paints, a paintbrush and let your child have fun. Lay the newspaper out so they don’t get the paint everywhere and just let them have fun painting their own creations. Do not forget to ask them what they are painting as they are doing it. Be shocked, be amazed, above all encourage them to have fun. While you have the paint out you may want to let them try making a fall tree painting.
5. Make a dirt road- Boys (AND GIRLS) love to play in the dirt and many love to play with cars and trucks. Take them outside and have them make little roads, if you don’t have dirt (those of us in the desert have a ton of it) take some chalk and let them draw roads to drive on. Just above all let them imagine life, a world in which they create and sit back and watch as they learn to have fun.
What fall activities/crafts does your child do?