Start the year off right with fun projects based on apples, leaves, and your new students' names.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Whether making art from their names, creating colorful leaves, or learning with phonics apples, your students will find inspiration with these fall craft projects. Plus, you can give them the chance to get their hands dirty for some creative fun!
Support phonics and early reading skills with these easy-to-make phonics apples. Create them for a center or have students make their own "worm word family."
Young students will love working with cereal as they create and decorate the letter "A" in this fun craft activity.
Celebrate fall with an easy craft that lets students get their hands dirty!
Using foil and markets, students create a sparkly fall art project.
While creating a core, seeds and all, students learn what’s inside of an apple.
Once they've completed this fun fall craft, students will enjoy bringing their wreaths home to share with their families. Don't forget to add one to your classroom door to welcome fall!
Students explore fall leaf shapes and colors –- even a poem about leaves –- while making this craft.
Students will love using tissue paper to make these "stained glass" leaf decorations, which will cast a gorgeous glow from your classroom windows.
Hit the great outdoors with your students, where they can gather materials such as leaves, grass, and twigs, from which they'll love creating animal shapes.
How does one type of art compare to another? Using crayons and paint, students create side-by-side impressions of one of nature’s prettiest works of art: fall leaves.
Get into the spirit of fall with a craft that makes an impression! Students make fossil dough, then create impressions of leaves found on a nature walk.
By asking students to make collages of their favorite things, you get to know them at the start of the school year – and they get to know each other! These collages can also serve as inspiration later, when students have writer’s block.
Students work with patterns to make artful displays of their names.
Using crayons and paint, students create colorful, personalized artwork.