The operative word being fun! Sometimes the lesson plan is simply to expand your child's mind with creativity. Bring the beauty and fun of fall indoors with this child-inspired garland. It might not be Martha Stewart-approved, but it will be 100 percent kid approved!
Gather a smorgasbord of fall-themed crafting supplies and let the creative juices flow. Give your children one simple rule — they must use the materials to tell a story of what fall means to them.
Let the kids express themselves through writing, as well as through the items they choose to string on their garland. The end result will be a fall garland where each child tells a part of the story or one child can create different pages of a story for each square on the garland.
Hang the garland up proudly in your home throughout the holiday season.
Though this is a creative craft, it does allow the opportunity for you to add science, history, vocabulary and math concepts — enhancing the educational experience. Enjoy your newly decorated fall-themed garland on your mantle or over a window.
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