This is the third day of our Fall Invitations to Play series with My Nearest and Dearest, Buggy and Buddy, Play Trains, and Twodaloo. I am loving all of the creative ideas shared by these ladies so far, aren’t you?
Today’s Fall Invitation to Play
Today we’re using the items from our fall play dough to set up an invitation to create with fall materials. This way we save preparation time and get multiple uses out of the same materials while promoting a different set of skills.
- colored paper
- pumpkin seeds
- leaves (Use real if you have them.)
- small twigs
Ways Children Might Use the Materials
Below is a brief list of skills kids might practice using these materials. However, as I watch kids interact with new invitations I am always impressed by their creativity in using materials in ways that I may never have thought of. This kind of free exploration is one of things I enjoy most about invitations to play.
- Fine Motor
- Beginning math concepts like patterning and composing basic shapes
- Oral Language and Story Telling
Now that you’ve seen today’s invitation to play, head on over and see what the other members of the series have planned for you. And don’t forget to look for tomorrow’s new invitation to play!
Simple Fall Themed Invitation to Playby My Nearest and Dearest
Pumpkin Patch Small World by Buggy and Buddy
Squirrel Train Small World by Play Trains!
Fall Fine Motor Activity by Twodaloo
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Love this idea! I’m a first year teacher working as the lead teacher in a Pre-Kindergarten classroom in North Carolina. I’ve been looking for some nice Fall theme ideas that aren’t too “teacher directed!”
Thank you! I hope you have a great first year! I still remember mine like it was yesterday. Hopefully you’ll find lots of inspiration here.
I love this series! Thanks for all the great ideas! My daycare kids will love them….. Next time let me know your doing this and I’d be happy to post a button on my blog to help promote this event…
We are so glad you enjoyed the series. We really had fun putting it together. You won’t have to wait too long for a new one…look for a Halloween series to start on Tuesday, Oct. 1st! I never thought of creating a button for it…maybe we’ll have to get a little organized and try that. 😉 Thanks for offering to share.
Anna@The Measured Mom
You take such gorgeous pictures. Makes me want to take up the invitation to play, too – thanks for sharing at After School!
Thanks, Anna! It’s amazing how much we learn in a short time. I think photography has been the most fun to learn this past year of blogging…and I still only know very little about what I’m doing. 😉
I love this idea! I was planning on doing something with fall materials and this is perfect!
Thank you! I hope the kids enjoy it!
This is so fun- my kids love collaging- the more glue, the better! And what a great way to reuse the materials from yesterday’s invitation!
My littlest is a glue-aholic, too! Half the time she is happy to use our glitter glue and colored glue bottles and nothing else.
Ann @ My Nearest and Dearest
I love the idea of making a seasonal collage from natural materials. 🙂
Thanks, Ann! It such an easy and frugal idea. Perfect after a nature walk, too!