Jump in the Leaves

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Jump in the leaves  

It’s autumn, when the leaves from deciduous trees are losing their chlorophyll camouflage and showing their “true” colors and also when they fall to the ground. Take a walk where there are many trees (or help your parents rake your yard) and look at all the different colors. Can you name the kinds of trees that shed the leaves you find? After an adult determines that the place you have chosen is safe for playing, jump and romp in a pile of leaves. Listen to them crackle and crunch. You can take some home and with the help of an adult they can be ironed between sheets of waxed paper and used for decorating for the Fall holidays.

Internet links to help you:

Kidzone has many activities, including a section on fun autumn leaf facts for kids grades K-6 at:

http://www.kidzone.ws/plants/

Books

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak – a young girl takes a walk and says goodbye to summer and hello to autumn.

Look What I Did with a Leaf! (Nature Craft) written and illustrated by Morteza E. Sohi can be read before your outside adventure. Then collect leaves to make your own creations when you go back inside.