Thematic Units, resources, and lesson plans organized by theme.
Art project - make a beautiful picture with tissue paper leaf rubbings.
A lesson to encourage poetry writing using knowledge about the 4 Seasons.
4. Why Do Leaves Change Color? (For Teachers) http://www.esf.edu/pubprog/brochure/leaves/leaves.htm
11. Autumn Collection Book (with templates-printable)
12. Why Leaves Change Color? (For younger children)
LEAF ACTIVITIES: http://www.123child.com/fall/leaf.html
Leaf mobiles, leaf graphing, match-ups, songs, poems, rubbings--if you're looking for leaf art activities, visit this site for suggestions.
FALL CLIP ART: http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/fall/clip.html Scroll down this page for back to school clip art and autumn backgrounds as well.
1. During recess collect all kinds of leaves you find on the ground . Put them into a paper bag.
* Sort out your leaves according to simple and compound leaves. If you do this in a group it is fun!
* Using the a graph, color in how many of each type you have found.
2. Do some leaf rubbings on paper. Lay your leaf with the vein side up on white paper and choose a fall color crayon. Rub over the leaf with your crayon.
3. Using graph paper place a leaf on top of the graph. Trace the leaf. Count the squares inside the leaf to find the area.
* Draw in the vein structure.
* Describe the color and shape of your leaf.
* Leaf type: simple or compound
4. Draw a picture of your leaf. (Need a cm ruler)
I found my leaf________________________.
My leaf is _______cm long and ________cm wide.
My leaf is colored____________________.
It is a compound/simple leaf. (Circle one)
My leaf smells like____________________.
My leaf feels like_______________________.
What are leaves for?___________________.