“A leaf is a leaf – a bit of a tree. But when cool days come chasing, it also can be a …wind rider, lake glider, pile grower, hill glow-er, frost catcher, moth matcher…”
–A Leaf Can Be… by Laura Purdie Salas
What will YOU do with a leaf?! Here are some ideas:
Sort leaves: by color, size, shape, stem length, holes, and more! As you’re looking closely, identify leaves or come up with your own leaf names. Here is a leaf guide from Crow’s Path.
Walk or crawl through fallen leaves on your bare hands and feet. How does it feel, sound, smell?
Make a leaf creature! Here are some books for inspiration:
–If You Find a Leaf by Aimee Sicuro
–Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
–Look What I Did With a Leaf! by Morteza E. Sohi
Use leaves as loose parts – that is, open-ended materials for play!
Make a leaf soup, use leaves as currency, make a leaf fan – what fantastical ways can you use leaves?