Stories can help us open our imagination. In this activity, you will listen to a story and then create a new friend using leaves. Take your new friend on an adventure and think about what they have to say about the importance of trees.
Some kids will be able to work on this activity with minimal support.
Ideal for: Lower Primary Ages 5 – 7
- fresh air
- be creative
Time required: 20 minutes
Curriculum connections: Visual art, Critical and Creative Thinking, Sustainability OI.2
- Foundation: ACAVAM107
Complete lesson for classroom teachers:
Outdoor Learning – The Leaf Man – Foundation
- Cardboard sheet
- Collected leaves
- The Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert (listen here if you do not have access to the book)
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