Friday, October 07, 2011

Autumn Love - A leaf Study




We love our Fridays! Today is a perfect day to be backyard explorer! A perfect day to study about fall and leaves. My girls absolutely love to rake leaves and jump in them. They really love to do leaf rubbings, but I wondered if they even understood why leaves change colors in fall. Today was a perfect opportunity to play with leaves and learn all about them. 

Me: "Girls why do leaves change color in the fall?"

Oldest DD: "Because, all the good stuff in the leaves go to the branches and roots to get ready for winter."  

Well I'm sure by the good stuff, she must mean nutrients. :)

Middle DD: Because it is fall!

Youngest DD: Because they just do!

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I have found some great resources for learning about Fall and leaf identification. Hope you enjoy them.








The Girls working on their Fall words.





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Gather leaves, paste on jar, insert tea light and enjoy!


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5 comments:

  1. We love the fall, too! Leave identification and leaf rubbings are fun and an annual tradition for us. I really like the leaf lantern idea! We'll have to borrow that one. ;0)

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  2. What a fun study! Fall is my favorite season. :)

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    1. It's our favorite as well. :)

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  3. Pretty leaf lamp! My daughter loves leaves but lately she's REALLY been into frogs.

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    1. Thanks! Leaves are so fun to do crafts with. Frogs are really cool too! :)

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