Brought to you by The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6, this fall wreath activity allows children to explore and collect natural items as the seasons change. Discuss with the children what makes autumn different from the other seasons, and make the activity into an enjoyable learning experience. Get the book for more crafty learning activities like this one!
- Heavy white paper (watercolor paper or tagboard works well)
- Hole puncher
- Red or orange watercolor paints or crayons
- Glue or hot glue gun
- Red or orange yarn
- Fall objects such as dried leaves, milkweed seeds, acorns, pressed flowers, berries, or wheat stalks
What to Do
- Cut wreath shapes out of paper and punch a hole at the top of each.
- The children can paint or color the wreath shape. Let dry.
- While the wreaths are drying, go outside on a fall hunt for items such as acorns, dried leaves, twigs, etc.
- Back inside, spread the items out on a table. Let the children select the fall items they want for their wreath and glue them on.
- When the wreaths are dry, tie yarn in a loop through the hole at the top of the wreath for hanging.
More to Do
- Art: Make other seasonal wreaths. For spring, make heart-shaped wreaths and use paper doilies and dried flowers tied with pink ribbons. For summer, make a beach wreath using dribbled sand, seaweed, shells, bay leaves, pebbles, etc. For winter, use cones from different evergreens (especially little hemlock cones), nuts like almonds, whole cinnamon and star-shaped anise, nutmeg gold stars and red ribbon.
- Math: Collect extra fall items and place in a basket for sorting or counting practice.