Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall projects...

So I haven't blogged in a while, mainly because for some strange reason, I am not sleeping at all. Not just the usual getting up 3-4 times a night, but not falling asleep. Yesterday I didn't fall asleep until 5am and woke up with the kids for school at 6:30am. UGH. I almost feel useless.

Anyway, enough with the pity party. The boys' school is having a Fall Festival in a couple of weeks and part of the festivities is a Poster Contest. The only requirement is to write, somewhere on the poster, the details of the Festival.

So after school, Jansen and I ran to the dollar store to pick up a few supplies. I figured it would be so much easier for him to work on it before his brother got home from school. He picked out some paper and tissue, and we headed home to begin. He wanted to make a Fall tree. AND wouldn't you know it, the construction paper packet I got had no brown or black in it. UGH.

So we improvised. I helped him trace his hand and arm on white paper, and then Jansen colored it black.

He cut it out and glued it on the poster board.

Then he took tissue paper and constrction paper and ripped it into little pieces and then rolled them into little balls.

Then he glued them all wherever he wanted.

He said, "Look Mom. There are leaves falling out of the trees!"

Then since he is still learning to write and has a really difficult time with it, I wrote out all the detail information with a pencil, and he traced over it with his choice of crayon or marker. He chose red crayon.

I think it turned out super cute, and he is really proud of it.

Kindergarten masterpiece!!!

Now, Caleb just has to decide what he wants to do and start working on it tonight.

And, here are their school Kindergartener and 2nd grader!!


  1. What a great idea! Can't wait to make one with my kiddo!

  2. He did a wonderful job! It looks great!!