Let’s get started
- What you will need: leaves, an inquisitive child and various household items
- What you won’t need: Cell phones, TVs, Computers…
- What you’ll do: Explore leaves
1. Start the fun with a nature walk & hunt for leaves
- Bring a container to collect the leaves.
- Walk at around the block, around a park or take a hike.
- How many different shaped leaves can you find?
- What colors are they?
- What kind of sound do leaves make when you step on them?
- Is it windy? Warm? Cold?
- Sunny? Dark?
- What do you smell?
2. Explore the Leaves at home
Math Skills: How many leaves long are you?
- Lay down on the ground and place a line of leaves starting from your head to your feet.
- Count how many leaves are in the line. That is how many leaves long you are!
- Do the same with family members and other things around the house!
Science: Leaf Rub
- Take a leaf and place it under a piece of paper. Then with the side of the crayon rub over the leaf.
- What do you see?
- Do you see all the neat lines that run through the leaf?
- Do the same with different leaves & compare.
- Is one bigger? Smaller? Flatter? Crunchier? Greener?
- Sit in the middle of a pile leaves, throw them up in the air & see how they fall.
- Rub leaves in your hands. Are they hard or soft?
- Crumple them up in your hands. Do they fold up or do they crumble apart?
- What kind of sound do leaves make when you crumple them up?
- Go through magazines and cut out pictures of things that start with ‘l’ like leaves, licorice, light…
- Now make a collage of all the things you found.
- Fall – caida
- Leaves – hojas
- Brown – marrón
- Cruch – crujido
- Use google’s translator for more here
Read one of these great books about leaves