INFANT AND TODDLER ACTIVITIES

LEAF PRINTS

Learning Value:
Encourage children to use their senses to interact and explore with the outdoors and their environment. Promotes learning and development.

Autumn is a time that really inspires creativity, just look at all the beauty and glorious colours around us!

Materials Needed:

  • Nontoxic leaves and flowers or leafy vegetables
  • Paint – non toxic. Good choices are tempura paint, gauche pain or acrylic paint
  • Paper
  • Paper Towel
  • Paint brushes

Intended for:
Adult and child interaction

Directions:

  1. Walk around the garden or park and find different shape and colour leaves and flowers.
  2. Best type of leaves are relatively flat, not too soft and have nice vein textures (usually on the back side)
  3. Paint the back side (underside) of the leaves with paint using your paint brush
  4. Press the leaves onto your piece of paper
  5. Sort the leaves by size, shape and colour with your older child

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