for Leaf Day
The students will create a picture
leaves the students brought from home.
pencils, crayons, markers, and/or paint
What I Did with a Leaf! by Morteza E. Sohi, if
and discuss the different colors and shapes of the
leaves brought in by the students.
available, share the pictures from the book Look
What I did with a Leaf! by Morteza E. Sohi.
These will serve as great inspiration.
the students to create a picture using their leaves as
a basis. They will then use their chosen medium
(crayons, paint, etc.) to make their art
work. For example, a student may glue one of
their leaves down and turn it into a boat by adding a
sail and some water with his/her crayons.
Another student may make "Leaf People" or
turn a maple leaf into a lion. The students
should be encouraged to be as creative as possible.
collages of leaf rubbings.
mobiles using leaves, string, and hangers.
following activity will emphasize the point of
colorful leaf pigments always being present in
leaves. The strong presence of chlorophyll in
the summer months masks these other pigments.
Therefore, have the students color a leaf shape with
crayons as hard as possible. They should use
Fall colors, such as reds, yellows, and oranges.
Once the leaves are fully colored in, have the
students paint over the leaves with green tempera
paint. Liken the paint to chlorophyll.
When the paint dries, have the students scrape it off
using a coin to reveal the fall colors hidden
underneath. As an alternative to the paint, have
the students trace their leaf shape onto green
construction paper. The green paper can be
attached to the Fall Colored Leaf with tape or staples
to create a flap. The flap can easily be lifted
up to reveal the fall colors underneath.
a tree trunk and branches out of brown butcher
paper. A three dimensional tree can be created
by twisting the paper. The students may then
create fall leaves to attach to the tree
branches. The leaves can be made from
construction paper or crayons drawn on white paper.