Leaf Hunter

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Walking, picking up objects
  • Intellectual - Observing, comparing
  • Emotional - Appreciation, engagement, gaining curiosity
  • Social - Sharing knowledge, being aware of nature around them
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How many types of leaves can you find?
Skill Level
Intermediate
Suitable for
4-5 years old
Estimated time
> 30 mins
Environment
Outdoors

What You Will Need

  • Dish of water
  • Kitchen towels
  • Leaves
  • Plastic bag
  • White glue
  • Coloured paper
  • Marker

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Visit the nearest neighbourhood park. (Check out nparks.gov to find out which parks are around you.) Pick up as many different types of leaves as you can find. At the end of your hunt, sort the leaves according to the shape of the leaves.

Step 3

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Wash and dry the leaves.

Step 4

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Apply the white glue on the leaves and paste them on the coloured papers.

Step 5

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Try to imagine what the leaves could become. For example, a leaf can be the wing of a bird, or you can make an alphabet collage using the leaves!

Ask the Kids

How many shapes did you find?

How many simple leaves and how many compound leaves did you find?

Can you name the different parts of the leaf?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below