Fun activities to do this fall with your buddy

Each idea on this fall bucket list can be done while social distancing, they are very fun and easy to do!

  1. Go on a nature scavenger hunt
  2. Paint pumpkins together
  3. Host a virtual costume contest
  4. Find a small and local pumpkin patch to visit
  5. Go apple picking

If you decide to go on a nature scavenger hunt you can collect the leaves and try this fun leaf rubbing craft

 Leaf rubbing craft:

What You'll Need

  • Crayons, oil pastel, or colored pencils
  • Bag (optional)
  • Hard surface
  • Leaves, fresh or dry
  • 2 Pieces of paper, thin or lightweight preferred

1.      Collect Leaves

Collect dried or freshly fallen leaves—all shapes and sizes. Make sure they are not wet. Flatter leaves work better, as do newly fallen ones. Bring a bag, so you can collect leaves and not have to worry about dropping them or running out of hands.

2.      Position Leaf on the Paper

Find a flat, hard surface to do your rubbing. Harder surfaces reduce the sliding of the papers and leaves. On a piece of plain white paper, position the leaf with the vein side up. You can do one leaf or several. Arrange them on the page.

3.      Place Sheet of Paper on Top

Lay another sheet of plain white paper over the top of the leaf or leaves. The leaves will be sandwiched between the two pieces of paper. Hold the paper steady, and make sure the leaves underneath don't move around. If they move too much, tape the leaves to the bottom paper.

4.      Decide on the Colors You Want

Select the crayons, pastels, or colored pencils you would like to use to create your leaf rubbing. Oil pastels will give you more vibrant colors. Popular fall colors include red, orange, yellow, and gold; however, any will work. Peel off the paper wrappers of the crayons or pastels, so you don't have to worry about them getting in the way.

5.      Gently Rub

Turn the crayon or pastel on its side and gently rub over the top sheet of paper. If you use colored pencils, angle your pencil using a side of the pencil tip. As you rub, you should see the leaf shapes and veins distinctly appear through the paper. Once done, remove the leaf from under the paper.


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