All About Leaves
‘Tis the season for appreciating leaves as they change color and gracefully fall from the branches… What better way to join in on the fun than with some leaf counting and leaf observations?
Math is everywhere! For this activity have your students find the numeral under each tree; you may want to cut the printable up so that each tree is on it’s own card. Once they find, and identify the number have them count out the corresponding number of leaf gems or stickers and place them on the tree. Some of our members have also used painted leaf rocks and finger paints to add leaves!
You can also enjoy our, Complete the Leaf activity. Start out by collecting some leaves in your backyard or on a walk. Observe each leaf carefully with a magnifying glass and notice the small details like the veins and margins. Next, invite your child to incorporate the details they observed by drawing the second half of the leaf.
Books to Inspire
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 by Bill Martin Jr.
One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count With Me by John Micklos Jr.
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Look What I Did With a Leaf! by Morteza E. Sohi
You can enjoy our complete leaf unit over at the, Playful Learning Teachers’ Lounge!