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Identify trees by their leaf shapes and structures; then capture leaf symmetry with painted leaf prints.
Organize students into small groups to study leaf structure. Take a nature walk to identify leaves by their shape and structure. Have several plant or tree identification guides available, one for each group if possible.
Once leaf types are identified, students use Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils to sketch the leaves they see during the nature walk. Remind students to label each sketch by leaf type.
When certain a plant isn't harmful (poison ivy, poison oak, and stinging nettle, among others), students pick leaf samples.
Upon returning to the classroom, ask students to cover their work areas with recycled newspaper. Demonstrate for students how to apply a small amount of Crayola Washable Paint to the underside of the leaf in preparation for creating a leaf print. Have students do the same.
Once painted leaves have been pressed onto paper with even pressure, lift to see the detailed prints created. Repeat as desired. Allow time for paint to dry.
Students label each leaf print with a Crayola Washable Marker.
Students present their leaf prints to small groups of classmates. During their presentations, ask students to share their knowledge of the type of leaves they printed and information about their trees.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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