This was an activity J did sometime during the summer when we were talking about how God created the plants. It was simple yet effective and included very little prep work! My favorite 🙂
During a morning walk, we gathered a group of leaves from a few different trees (or bushes; J was adamant we chose a certain leaf from a bush!). When we got home we examined the different kinds of leaves we chose. How many points do they have? Shape? Color? Smooth or rough?
Then I mixed all the leaves together, cut out three tree trunks (we used 3 different types of leaves) and J sorted the leaves to replicate the three different trees.
He did this activity on contact paper since I wasn’t sure if glue would hold the leaves in place quickly enough. I imagined a mess honestly and didn’t have time for one this day. 🙂
Age attempted: between 2 and 2.5 years