Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Toddler Tuesday

Hooray! It's toddler Tuesday time! I'm finally getting around to posting the pictures of our place mat activity that I had planned on doing weeks ago. So as promised, here are the pictures of our contact paper place mats.

The materials: Lots of colorful leaves, pine needles, contact paper, and toddler

Here is Em putting the leaves on

The finished product!
I could have done more, like put colored construction paper behind the leaves, added some glitter, or added some paint or stickers before putting on the back layer of contact paper. But, Em lost interest quickly so we just left it plain. If you've got contact paper lying around the house, make sure to try it! It's makes a fun place mat for the kids to eat off of, or a lovely mat for a girly tea party (as I have discovered this morning).

Another thing we did this week was apple picking! It's a great activity to do as a family, and with your toddler. Most of the branches were low enough that Emily could pick the apples on her own. Of course, the ones she picked aren't exactly edible, but it was the fun we had that counts! We also picked up some corn from the farm stand, and later on Emily helped me shuck it. Not only is this activity fun, but educational too! It teaches the young ones where some of the food we eat comes from.

Has your family done any fall activities lately? If you would like to share your own fall stories, feel free to link up or leave a comment. Have a terrific Tuesday!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I like the placemat. Very cute. We have been doing as much as possible. We are going on a hayride in a couple of weeks. We will be going to an apple orchard Connor can pick out the great pumpkin. We have went CRAZY with decorations this year i bought hay and a corn stalk. I will have to post some pictures. Connor loves it he goes around saying SPOOOKEY to the decorations. TTYL