Fall Leaf Color Scavenger Hunt

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Have fun collecting and learning about leaf shapes, types, and colors!

Activity Instructions

Grab a bag and take your child out to a neighborhood park, forest preserve, or other area with different types of trees and bushes.

Look for leaves on the ground that differ in shapes, colors, and textures.

Try to gather as many different leaves as you can, or as many as your child would like.

Once you’re home, take some sheets of paper and glue 2 to 4 of them to each sheet until you’ve gotten each leaf secured.

You can experiment with placing them, grouping them by color, shape, or any way you choose.

[If you’re feeling like going the extra mile, you can look up leaves by shape using an online app or guide such as: http://www.leaf-id.com/ and write down/discuss their names with your child.]

Supplies Needed

A paper, plastic, or reusable bag
School glue (such as Elmer’s)
Copying/printer or notebook paper
Pen or marker

I Wonder... 

I wonder statements are a great way to introduce concepts to children, stimulate their curiosity while modeling the pleasure of learning, and embrace ideas in a fun and unpressured way!

I wonder how many different kinds of leaves we found?
I wonder what shape this leaf is?
I wonder if any of these leaves are similar?
I wonder what colors these leaves are?
I wonder what kind of tree these leaves came from?

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