Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Littles Learning Link Up: October 9, 2018: Torn Paper Autumn Leaves

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

Co-op has started back up for us! The children got to go on a field trip to The Little Red Schoolhouse, which is a nearby place that has some pretty exotic animals, some that they even got to hold.

Of course, seeing as it is now co-op time means I am again working in the preschool room, which is now the nursery. In the winter, after the field trips are done, there will possibly be a prek class that I will teach. For now, I just have the children who are 2 and under, as the 3 and 4 year olds (that would have also been in preschool) are going on the field trips. So, my crafts are all going to be appropriate for little ones. Last week I had two 2-year old kiddos. One of which really likes glue sticks, so I decided to utilize them in my craft. 

Torn Paper Autumn Leaves

This was a simple craft to prepare for the children.

You will need:

White construction paper
Brown construction paper
Yellow, red, and orange construction paper cut into 1/2 wide strips
Glue sticks

First you need to cut a leaf shape out of the brown paper to use as a top frame. I looked online for a leaf template I liked, enlarged it in my word processing program, printed it out and traced it onto the brown paper. Then I cut out the center of the frame. I then, very lightly, traced the shape onto the white paper, so the children would know where they needed to glue the torn paper. I also used my paper cutter to cut the red, yellow, and orange paper into strips.

I love doing these torn paper crafts because it gives the children an opportunity to work on fine motor skills, i.e. tearing. 

When we were all done tearing the strips, the children glued them onto the white paper.

I then attached the top leaf template frame.

Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:

Last week I shared my review for Forensic Faith For Kids. This week I will be sharing my review for the newest season of The Brinkman Adventures. And later this fall I will be sharing my reviews for St. Bartholomew's Eve from Heirloom Audio Productions, and Math-Whizz from Whizz Education.

Here are a few things I would like to share with you:

How about a few more fun, fall leaf crafts:

Fall Leaves All Around Round Up:

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 9 wonderful post linked up. I will be featuring the most clicked on posts, plus one randomly selected post.

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

Amber from One Hundred and One Pursuits shared Crafts: Trains.

This week's most clicked on posts are:

Ruth from Training Hearts at Home shared Fall Canning and Decorating.

Brandy at The Barefoot Mom shared Avian Egg Investigation.

Brandy at The Barefoot Mom also shared Homeschooling With a Toddler.

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.

I am sharing over at

Homeschool Coffee Break


  1. I love the fall leaf craft! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the leaf craft! Pinned so that I can do it with my kids soon.

  3. How did you cut the leaf out of the brown paper


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