Each season has many stories to tell...
... like why the leaves change color...
... or what happens to the rest of the plants, the bugs, the animals, and even the dirt as the days grow shorter?
And what if it all just happened to be connected? How would that story play out?
Nothing to complicated here, just some card stock (regular paper works too), crayons, pencils, a few natural materials, and a whole lot of discovery and imagination.
Here's what to do:
- Pick out some card stock that has a pattern on one side, or color the back side of each piece of paper to make them all semi-uniform, like a deck of cards. I opted for something a little more colorful here, but we also have a great downloadable, printable, do-anything card deck too.
- Divide the cards into two equal piles. Write words that have to do with the changes you see in Autumn on the cards in one pile, and draw corresponding pictures on the cards in the other pile. That way the game can work as matching game for kiddos just learning to read too.
- Shuffle the cards
- Pick three cards at random
- Here's where the fun starts. Everything in nature is connected, so play a little mental connect-the-dots game and figure out how each card works together, then tell the story.
- For little ones, this can also just be a super fun game of storytelling. Simply use the chosen cards as jumping off points into the wonderful and highly creative world of the imagination.
- The most important instruction: Have fun!
We hope you enjoy these wonder-filled days of fall as much as we do!
* Last time in Crafts and Imagination: Late September Love