I love, love, love this project. I believe I first got the idea from Play at Home mom but I couldnt find the exact post. I took washable childrens paint and painted a tree on our sliding glass door. I drew the outline and Sun helped fill it in. If you are thinking “nah, I cant paint a tree”, I highly suggest google searching “tree silhouettes”. Then just wing it, thats what I did. Here is our naked tree. Dont judge my art skills.
Weeks ago I picked up leaf shaped window clings from our local party store. I suspect you could also find them at walmart and the dollar stores. Here are my little lights decorating our autumn tree.
They LOVED it. I had to help Star unroll the clings and put them where she wanted. Sun made falling leaves and put leaves at the bottom of the tree. We talked about the leaf colours and the different kinds of leaves and what kind of trees they are from. Already the leaves have been moved around, I enjoy watching star trying to stick them on while im doing dishes. Star will sit and concentrate on flattening the leaf and pushing it on, sometimes she gets frustrated, I would too. This is how happy the tree makes her.
I have other activities planned for the tree, so check back soon and get tree painting!