I love arts and crafts, but it’s difficult to find age appropriate crafts for Jace right now. Most crafts for someone his age seem to just involve handprints or footprints. In the interest of doing a craft with more Jace participation, I decided we would make leaf pumpkins. This meant we needed to collect a bunch of orange leaves. Lucky for us, we live in an area with lots of orange leaves! Jace had a great time wading through the leaves. I brought a big bag and Jace would grab a few leaves and come over and drop them in the bag. After each leaf he dropped in the bag, he would cheer and clap. He’s such a positive guy!
Once we had collected all of the leaves we needed, we headed to the park for a picnic lunch. After the picnic, Jace and I put the leaves in ziploc bags (after a tiny bit of quality control to remove the few brown leaves). Then Jace let me trace his hand for the pumpkin leaf. I think the final product turned out pretty cute. We have two more Halloween crafts to try later this week!
Monday morning we headed to the park. And Jace did the slide! We’ve played on the slide before, but Jace never wanted to slide down without holding on to my hand. This time he had no fear. In fact, he kept trying to walk down the slide! He also had a great time playing peek-a-boo with Aunt Marian.
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