Fall Activity: Create An Indoor Leaf Pile
Thanks to television and storybooks, Monkey is really looking forward to jumping in leaf piles this fall.
Except that fall is stubbornly refusing to arrive and – more worryingly – even when it does, I know that we won’t be able to create the kind of leaf piles he has seen his favorite characters jump into.
In our area, fall tends to involve a lot of rain, so leaf piles are mostly a soggy mess – not something you’d really want to roll around in.
So I decided to take matters into my own hands, and on a particularly hot day last week, we stayed inside in the air conditioning and made our own “leaf” pile.
Here’s how you can, too:
How to Create An Indoor “Leaf” Pile
1. Gather your “leaves” into a pile – Use any soft materials like sofa cushions, pillows, and blankets. Build your pile safely away from walls and furniture, and make it wide enough to cushion the inevitable falls.
2. To reduce the number of trips and spills, make the top of the pile as smooth as possible with, for example, a blanket spread over top.
3. Clear the surrounding area of any toys or other objects.
4. Don’t forget to get into the fun yourself!
I knew Monkey would have fun, but I wasn’t anticipating how much Baby would enjoy our leaf pile! Besides just rolling around on the blankets, he loved it when I put him on his feet and helped him jump – love those baby belly laughs!
How are you getting ready for fall?
How fun! 🙂
It was! The real problem was my son not wanting me to put it away, even a few days later!
You are such a super mommy!!! Love the leaf pile!
Those chunky legs are all mine!!! I really want to take a bite! LOLOL
LOL, all yours, Frances!
That looks so fun Leanna!!! What a great idea! My kids who are older would love it too!
Thanks! Glad to hear!
Oh my goodness – I love those baby thighs!! So fun that all three of you enjoyed!
Yes, it’s nice to find something we can all have fun with.
This looks like a fun way to beat a heat wave dreaming of cool fall 🙂
Yes, sometimes what I see on Pinterest and our actual weather don’t line up!
We have one tree that gives us real leaves to jump in…. I love the idea of an indoor “leaf” pile for little ones!
This looks like a perfect laundry day activity! I love it, probably because our fall season runs late and wet, too!
We definitely enjoyed it, and great idea to do it with the laundry!
What a fun activity, Leanna! Love it, we should try that with my monkeys!
We had a lot of fun! Hope your monkeys enjoy it, too 🙂
We totally did this using your inspiration. (we made it big enough so that I could jump in, too!) Thanks for sharing at Magic Moments Monday. 🙂
Oh I’m so glad! Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks so much for sharing this sweet idea – I featured your post at Magic Moments Monday. 🙂
Thank you so much! This is such a beautiful way to remind us to appreciate those magic moments.
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