A crisp fall morning is a great time to enjoy a walk together. All kinds of interesting natural items fall to the ground in autumn. Talk about textures in nature with your child. Can you find leaves that are rough, wrinkly or spiky? Take a walk outside and collect a few interesting leaves to use to make a hedgehog craft.
- Paper plates
- Dried leaves
- Fold the plate in half
- Trim to match the profile of a hedgehog
- Add eyes, ears, nose and a smile with markers
- Fringe the curve of the plate with scissors OR
- Attach dry leaves to the curve with glue
Learn more about hedgehogs in the Homework Help section of KDL’s website. Then curl up together and read The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle in which a little girl searching for her lost handkerchief visits a very peculiar little hedgehog.
— Dana D. at KDL’s Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
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Posted by: Shelley