Play: Leaf Placemats
Welcome to Play Eat Grow! We’re so glad that you stopped by. For the next few weeks we’ll be tinkering around with the space, so be sure to check back often.
Every Monday we will be sharing a Play activity that is fun, easy, and inexpensive. Sometimes we’ll make them up, other times we’ll try out an idea we find somewhere else. While we have children that are between the ages of 1 and 4, we will be featuring activities for a variety of ages, sometimes even for us moms!
Our first Play activity comes right in time for Thanksgiving. In preparation for my family’s big Thanksgiving dinner, we made leaf placemats for each guest. Not only will they serve as a table decoration, but it is something our guests can bring home as a token of our Thanksgiving celebration.
We spent about 30 minutes searching for a variety of bright leaves. We picked up way more than we thought we could use because we wanted the option of a lot of different color, size, and type combinations. We also included some brown ones that were large and intact to complement the orange, red and yellow that we were finding everywhere.
The only thing I would have done differently if I had had more time is press the leaves for a few days in order to get them a little softer and flatter. Other than that, they turned out great and the kids are excited to be sharing them in a few days!