Fall Leaves Project
you are daydreaming about playing golf or actually
following-through by mowing the lawn, the motivation is always
the same: get outside! September is a great time to head
outdoors with your youngsters to enjoy the amazing weather and
the changing fall leaves.
Set a time to go for
a walk with your child and select a variety of leaves together,
whether on the ground or still on the branch. After returning
home, look up and identify the different types of trees that the
leaves come from.
Place wax paper over
the leaves and color over them with crayon. The crayons will
leave an impression from the leaves on the wax paper.
After the color
drawings are completed, lay leaves flat in newspaper and place a
series of books over top and let them dry out over several days.
When the leaves are
dry, place them between two sheets of wax paper. Wrap a towel
over the wax paper and iron over the bundle with a medium
temperature iron. (Ironing should be done by adults only!) After
the wax paper has cooled, cut the creation into a shape you
desire and frame.
Getting hunted with
questions while hunting leaves:
leaves change color?”
the different colors come from?”
do leaves fall?”
Sound like an
expert by finding all the answers at
Eek!, Environmental Education for Kids online.