Bring the fun of story time & craft time home with our Fall Activity Kits! Like our Summer Reading Activity Kits, these include craft supplies to let you make our fall-themed crafts featured in our weekly story time videos. These videos will be uploaded to the El Reno Carnegie Library Facebook page every Wednesday morning, beginning September 16 & ending October 28. Enjoy these fall, farm, and Halloween themed activities with your family!

Read on for our schedule of stories & crafts, with supplies for each craft listed. Most supplies are included in the Fall Activity Kits, but each feature easy-to-find supplies you may already have at home. All crafts may require: glue sticks, scissors, tape, crayons or markers.

Week 1: “Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” by James Dean / Popsicle Stick Tractor

Picture of a farmer on a tractor made with construction paper and popsicle sticks
  • 2 craft sticks
  • beige/white paper
  • black construction paper shapes: 2 circles (wheels), 2 half-moon shapes/”lumps” (seat), 2 strips (steering wheel)
  • 2 yellow construction paper circles (wheels)

Week 2: “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf,” by Lois Ehlert / Paper Strip Pumpkin

Pumpkins made of construction paper strips and a pipe cleaner
  • fall-colored paper strips with a hole punched at both ends
  • green pipe cleaner, cut in half

Week 3: “My Farm Friends,” by Wendell Minor / Paper Plate Scarecrow

Scarecrow face made with a paper plate and construction paper
  • paper plate
  • construction paper pieces: multiple yellow strips (hay), 2 yellow stars (eyes), 2 pink circles (cheeks), 1 triangle (nose), 1 tan hat shape
  • yarn/twine (smile)

Week 4: “My Leaf Book,” by Monica Wellington / Leaf Sun Catcher

Leaf made with squares of tissue paper
  • wax paper or contact paper in a leaf shape
  • black construction paper outline in a leaf shape
  • fall-colored tissue paper squares

Week 5: “Apples,” by Gail Gibbons / Corn Craft

Ear of corn made of construction paper, with googly eyes and smile
  • 2 green construction paper leaves, 1 yellow/beige paper corn shape
  • googly eyes

Week 6: “Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins,” by James Dean / Collage Pumpkin

Construction paper pumpkin with decorative ribbon collage
  • construction paper shapes: 1 orange pumpkin shape, 1-2 green leaves, 1 brown rectangle stem
  • ribbon strips

Week 7: “The Scariest Book Ever,” by Bob Shea / Cotton Ball Ghost

Ghosts made of cotton balls and construction paper
  • paper ghost shape
  • 2 black construction paper eyes & 1 half-moon mouth shape
  • cotton balls