It has been so hot around here that it hasn’t been possible to go outside for long periods of time. Especially for my son whose asthma acts up in the heat. Yet Saturday things had began to cool down in preparation for an evening storm. We decided to take advantage of the cool down and go for a walk. Along the way we decided to pick up some leaves that just had to come home with us. My rule for nature is that it has to remain in nature to which the toddler disagreed. Therefore we decided to keep a picture of the leaves in an attempt to keep some level of peace.
For this activity you will need leaves and crayons.
Leaf hunting is a lot of fun for everyone. My son looked high as he had more fun harvesting a few from a tree in the front yard.
While the little one looked low in an attempt to find her own leaves. She was bound and determined to best her brother in the amount of leaves she found.
The etching is quite easy and a great fine motor skill activity. I would suggest wedging the leaf in the middle of two pieces of paper instead of just laying a sheet on top. It seemed to make things easier and turn out better. Using the side of the crayon just color the page gently. The leaf begins to appear and the kids will be amazed. If you don’t know what type of leaf you etched, it would be a great learning activity to find them out and label them.
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