Leaf Rubbing

ENJOY THE WEATHER AND FUN ACTIVITIES OUTDOORS WITH YOUR FAMILY!

What You’ll Need:

A few sheets of white paper and unwrapped crayons (tip: darker crayon colors work best) 

What You Do:

Start by going outside to collect leaves in assorted sizes and shapes; making sure your leaves are not dried out. Now arrange your leaves on a hard surface. Feel free to get creative here and make designs with your leaf assortments! Place a white sheet of paper over the leaves. Using an unwrapped crayon, rub the side of the crayon over the paper and leaves. You will begin to see the veins and the outline of all the leaves on your paper!

Extension Activities:

Discuss, Write About, Research...

What color are fall leaves?

Why are leaves different sizes and shapes?

Why do leaves change color and fall off in the fall and winter?

Can you identify a tree by its leaves? See how many you can identify!