Autumn is an exciting time for children as it brings with it leaves – everywhere.
Leaves have many uses in education. Here is a great little idea for an idea experience.
Get your child/class to gather leaves of their choice from different areas.
Sit down and discuss the difference between the leaves – what they look like, feel like, sound like.
Discuss how they are different from the leaves in the other seasons and why this might be. Ensure you are giving the children opportunity to come up with answers and ideas.
Give them some glue and paper and allow them to create an art work with the leaves they have collected. This art work can be kept and looked at in different seasons to compare the differences between the leaves.