For a couple months now E has been wondering why we don’t have a wreath on the door. I thought about indulging him but I really wasn’t sure what kind of wreath we’d put up. Baseball? 4th of July? Some sort of barbecue theme? Point is we never put up a wreath this summer.
Today’s the day! Our Fall tot school theme starts today (first day of Fall, of course!) While I will write more about the theme when we are done, I wanted to share our Fall preschool craft that we did to welcome the change of the seasons!
I had a free hour at Michaels recently where I basically bought any little thing I wanted for school through November! A portion of the purchase was this wreath project. For about $5 (with a coupon and sales) I got the following:
- 1 standard twisted wreath
- 3 fall picks with leaves, nuts, pumpkins and flowers
I used a pair of wire cutters to easily cut all the pick pieces so that each item has about 2″ or so of stem. I put all of the picks into a dollar store tray.
The point of this fall preschool craft was to sit with him while he did this, a necessity due to sharp pieces, but also to just sit and do this together! I told him to carefully poke the sticks through the wreath. With a couple twists as needed, the wreath was all set! He has such good design skills!
There were so many pluses of this activity:
- He gets his wreath!
- I got to handpick all the parts for less than $5
- Every time he looks at the front door, he can be proud of what he made!
- (Furthermore, I look forward to when our porch is fully decorated but the wreath will still be the focal point!)
- Best of all, it made the working mom of me just stop, sit and enjoy doing this with him.
Hooray for crafting and hooray for this Fall preschool craft!
(Now to work on that grilled chicken and corn on the cob wreath…)
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