Leaf Hunter

by Audrey Koh

#Scienceofplay05

How many types of leaves can you find?

Skill Level: Intermediate

Suitable For: 4 - 5 years old

Estimated Time: > 30 mins

Environment: Outdoors

Leaf Hunter

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Walking, picking up objects

  • Intellectual - Observing, comparing

  • Emotional - Appreciation, engagement, gaining curiosity

  • Social - Sharing knowledge, being aware of nature around them

Materials

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Step 1

Visit the nearest neighbourhood park. (Check out nparks.gov to find out which parks are around you.) Pick up as many different types of leaves as you can find. At the end of your hunt, sort the leaves according to the shape of the leaves.

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Step 3

Apply the white glue on the leaves and paste them on the coloured papers.

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  • Dish of water

  • Kitchen towels

  • Leaves

  • Plastic bag

  • White glue

  • Coloured paper

  • Marker

Step 2

Wash and dry the leaves.

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Step 4

Try to imagine what the leaves could become. For example, a leaf can be the wing of a bird, or you can make an alphabet collage using the leaves!

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