In the story, the girl discovers that leaves are not wasted, but return to dirt each fall. So for our activities we spent some time digging in the forest looking under the new leaves at the old leaves and the dirt and bugs. We followed this up with one of my all time autumn favorite activities: catching leaves. No matter who you are, there is a giddy sense of fun when you watch that leaf flutter down and still manage to miss it as it falls to the earth - it never gets old.
Since we've been doing a lot of leaf crafts lately, the only other thing we did was create waxed leaves. Fall is really here outside and the leaves both in our home and outside are radiant!
|Note the crying baby who wants that stick|
My Favorite Leaf links:
A few Leaf Crafts
Autumn Leaf Mobile - love this
Leaf Garland Headband
See other weekly stories and activities:
Golden Hair and the Three Bears
The City Mouse and The Country Mouse
Johnny and the Three Goats
3 Billy Goats Gruff
The Elves and the Shoemaker
What have you been learning this week?
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