There was  crispness in the air this morning with a promise that fall was approaching.  As I drove down the lane tiny shivers of joy ran up my body as I gazed at my favorite maple tree.  It was starting to change colors! It is by far the Queen of Fall trees and never fails to fill me with happiness and excitement as I feast upon its rainbow of harvest colors. 

Tis the season for leaf activities! 

Probably the most simple of the long time favorites is leaf rubbings.
All you need is a fun walk outside to collect your leaf treasures.  Once inside,  grab a plain piece of paper, some crayons and your leaf collection.  Place the leaves under your paper, vein side up, in any pattern that you desire and run the side of a crayon over the top of the paper.  As an imprint of your leaf appears it will be exciting to find the edges and complete your colored leaf!  This can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. 

This will be a wonderful decoration for the refrigerator door and a great way to start the fall season!

These pictures would also make a fine cover for a card for someone special.  Imagine the smile it will bring when they open up a bit of nature and creative artwork from your house to theirs!… I’m thinking grandparents would love this treat!

Have Fun!

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Inspired by the book
Miraculous, Magical Moments in Minutes: 
Over 500 Quick, Easy Activities for Adults and Children to Share
by Becky Baxa
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