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Autumn Children's Activity - Leaf Rubbings

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Whilst the children are helping to rake the leaves to stockpile for your Compost, they can set some aside for the following activity.

Leaf rubbings

 

Materials you will need:

  • Paper
  • Crayons (assorted colours) 
  • Autumn leaves (not too dry)

Instructions:

  • Place a sheet of paper on top of the underside of the leaf.
  • Hold the paper in place or use some tape on the corners.
  • Gently rub the crayon side on over the leaf.

Extended Learning:

  • Encourage your children to explore the detail in the leaf of the veins, and the patterns that are produced. 
  • Show them different types of leaves that will produce different results. 
  • Ask them to notice the differences in shape, line, texture, pattern and detail. 
  • Help them to identify the type of tree the leaves have fallen from.


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