(tot school) fall tree invitation to play

With Logan going into preschool and Amelia consuming most of my free time, my blog is taking a bit of a backseat at the moment. Don’t worry, I’ll still be posting on a regular basis but anything that requires something weekly of me just isn’t going to happen anymore. So, I’m sad to say that after September I’ll be moving on from Tot School Tuesday. My fabulous partner in crime, Kara of Mine for the Making, will continue the fun over on her blog through Teach Me Tuesday. Thanks for understanding readers and continue to stop by for fun crafts, activities and recipes geared towards kids.

In the afternoons, I’ve been putting out different materials for Logan with an “invitation to play”. This week he created fall trees using pipe cleaners, crinkled paper, pom poms, buttons and miniature clothespins. He simply placed them on top of a felt sheet and was able to move things around as he pleased. After he created his tree, he moved on to stringing the beads on the pipe cleaners to make bracelets and then pretended to “cook” the materials in his nearby play kitchen. This is an easy and fun way to encourage free and independent play (which comes in handy when you have a nursing newborn to tend to).

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!


  1. says

    Im so sad to read you wont do Tot School Tuesday anymore (all for selfish reasons, too. But I totally admire as to why :) Best of luck with your new baby!

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