what to do with foam leaves??

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    I have a bag full of foam leaf shapes, I think they are 1-2 inches long. Anyone have any cute ideas what to do with them as a project for the kids?
     
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    You can distribute the foam leaf shapes among your children and also give them the strip of open contact paper about the size of 2"X 6". Ask your children to arrange the foam leaf shapes anyway they wants on the sticky side of strip, when they are done you can hang those stripes on your classroom ceiling using a yarn or a ribbon. It will make a good fall display.
     
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    What to do with foam leaf shapes?

    You can distribute the foam leaf shapes among your children and also give them the strip of open contact paper about the size of 2"X 6". Ask your children to arrange the foam leaf shapes anyway they wants on the sticky side of strip, when they are done you can hang those stripes on your classroom ceiling using a yarn or a ribbon. It will make a good fall display.
     
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    Give each child a tree trunk that is glued to a piece of construction paper and laminate it for durability. Do a little rhyme about leaves falling from the tree. Give each student leaves to put on their tree and they take them off the tree as they fall.
     
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    Print the letters of their name on each leaf and have them sequencew the letters. Or numerals.
     
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    Not really a project but another way you could use them.
     
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    Cut out the center of a plate. Have the kids paint the plate and then glue on the leaves to make a fall wreath.
     
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    have kids sort them by color and shape... then you can have them make a pattern like abab...
    i'v also printed in the middle of a piece of cardstock "Jesus never leaves me" and let the children glue the foam leaves around the words..
     
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    Patterning, sorting, collages, adding and subtracting.
     
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    I love that!!!!
     
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    Are they all the same size? If not, glue a smaller leaf to a larger one, glue on wiggle eyes, draw a smile, on the stem glue a raffia bow and hang from the ceiling.
     
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    You could put them in the sensory tub - maybe with shredded yellow/orange paper. The kids could find the leaves and maybe match or sort them on laminated paper mats of the same color.
     
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    We used ours to make picture frames. I took an empty cereal box and used an exacto knigh to cut the center out (get those ready before you start your project) then give them a dozen or so to glue to the frame. Glue a piece of card stock on the 2 sides and bottom of your frame for the picture to be slid into, put on magnet strips for a magnetic frame or glue (I would use hot glue) to glue on a piece of ribbon for hanging (or collect pop can tabs and use them for hanging).
     
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    use them as "money" let them trade them for prizes at the end of the week.
     
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    Glue them to the back of a craft "wood Spoon" and make them into turkey feathers, Glue google eyes and foam beak to the front and then bend pipeclaners into feet and glue feet from behind.he can also have pipecleaner arms that could hold a sign that says "Happy fall, or Happy Thanksgiving" made out of foam or card stock.
     
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    I teach 3's at a Christian dayschool and I just love this!! How creative! :love:

    Crystal
     
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    Cut a picture frame shape from cardboard or mat board. Kids glue leaves in a pattern, take fall pix of kids and insert. Nice Thanksgiving gift?
     

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