Invitation to Create: Fall Sticky Trees

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This week’s Discover & Explore linky is all about Fall! Here in Texas, we still have quite awhile until we will start seeing signs of fall in the trees, but I wanted to get the twins excited about looking for the changing leaves with some fun activities. The twins have been enjoying our invitations to play and create so much lately that I decided to set one up to introduce the topic of fall seasonal changes, and to compliment their current favorite book from the library, A Friend for All Seasons by Julia Hubery.

Invitation to Create: Fall Sticky Trees

 The Invitation

To create our sticky trees, I used the same process I described in my Sticky Christmas Trees post from last December.  Basically, I covered cones of orange poster board in strips of Contact paper, sticky side out.  Then I added a basket of faux fall leaves from the Dollar Tree and some shiny fall leaf sequins.  Invitation to Create: Fall Sticky TreesThe twins wasted no time adding the leaves to the tree.  We did end up taping the trees to the table for some stability.The Contact paper is sticky enough to hold the items you put on it, but not too sticky that the items can’t be easily repositioned. This activity is one that could be returned to multiple times for that reason.

Invitation to Create: Fall Sticky Trees

In addition to decorating the tree, there was a surprising amount of imaginative play that went on during this activity that I did not predict. You see, in A Friend For All Seasons, a little raccoon sees that Father Oak, the oak tree where he lives with his mother, is dropping his leaves at the onset of fall. He thinks that the tree is crying and gives it a big hug. Connecting his play to the book, Will would put several leaves on the tree and then take them all off, dropping them all on the floor and making sobbing noises. Then he would give his tree a big hug, saying “It okay, Father Oak! Nothin’ to worry about!” and then repeat the whole process over again. It was the sweetest thing EVER ;)

Invitation to Create: Fall Sticky Trees

After a bit, I gave the twins one item I had held back from the initial invitation- shakers of glitter. Sydney enjoyed the glitter more than the leaves!

Invitation to Create: Fall Sticky Trees

And there you have it- a fall sticky tree with repositionable leaves. When my mother saw it, she asked that the twins make her one for her fall table. I think we can manage that!

Invitation to Create: Fall Sticky Trees

And now, it’s your turn. We’d love for you to share how you Discover and Explore: Fall!

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  1. So Simple! Wonderful idea.

  2. What a fun way to make a fall tree! This would be so much fun to do. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Great activity that is perfect for the toddler age group! And how sweet is little Will?!

  4. I am pinning this and setting a date to do it with my mommy and me play group! Thanks for the idea!

  5. I loved this idea. Good for centerpieces for the holidays.

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