October also means Autumn...and the leaves start to change!
To talk about the changes that are happening in the weather and the trees, we like to do this fun craft. (It's also a good way to introduce the letter "T.")
Here's what you'll need:
a piece of paper with a tree trunk drawn on it
construction paper cut into squares (red, yellow, orange, brown)
Then the kids glue the pieces of paper at random on the tree, and of course, on the ground.
Pretty easy, but again, it works their fine motor skills and teaches them a thing or two about trees, leaves, autumn, and the letter "t."
As an alternative to the tree trunk, paint the child's hand print and a few inches up the arm as the tree trunk. So sweet and cute!!