Friday, October 14, 2011

Leaf Collecting...

We've been working on our fall bucket list a lot this week and decided yesterday was the perfect day for leaf collecting. But first, we needed something to put those leaves in.

I took brown paper lunch bags and cut them in half. We were only going to use the bottom half. I used a pair of my craft scissors to get the zig-zag pattern on the top. Then, we got out the markers and the girls started decorating.

When they were finished, I opened up the bags, punched a hole in each side and added a long length of yarn. It was a windy day, so I wanted the girls to be able to wear them messenger-bag style.

And then, we were off!

We went to one of our local parks. It is full of trees and has several walking paths. I knew it would be perfect for leaf collecting.

We walked and picked up leaves, then walked and picked up leaves some more. Most were already brown and on the ground, but we found a few treasured yellow and red leaves while we were out.

We also stopped and examined the mossy wall. AJ loved touching it!

After a lengthy playground stop, we brought our treasures home. They're now being pressed under heavy books, just waiting for us to have more fun with them!

Have you been doing any fall activities? What sort of fall fun have you been having?

Linking up to The Play Academy, The Sunday Showcase, Monday Madness, Best of October Linkup and Show and Share Saturday 


  1. Looks like a fun idea even for grown ups. You never know, you could end up making great leaf artworks like these ones I found.

  2. what a cute bag & so fun to take along on a nature walk! Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase! I hope to see you again this week! I showcased these on facebook & Twitter!


  3. So many fun activities you can now do with those leaves!! We collected some the other day and I found myself noticing the trees and the colors a lot more as we drove around later in the week. I think doing these things with kids just gets them to be part of the world and love it! I really like your bags you made too. What an easy old fashioned and useful activity. I am so glad you shared this with me on Monday Madness. Hope you come back again tomorrow.

  4. Our leaves just started to fall so we are definitely going to have to do this when I get home from my girls trip. Love it! Thanks for sharing it at our Best of October link up!

  5. What fun bags! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness!


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