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Handprint Trees

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For this week’s preschool project, Darren and I gathered leaves from around our neighborhood, traced them, and made a plethora of more-or-less accurate construction paper autumn leaves. Darren has an insatiable appetite for trivia, so we labeled our leaves as well and memorized identifying characteristics of each leaf.

In class, I traced each child’s hand and helped them cut the shape out and glue it onto a piece of cardstock. We sprinkled the leaves across the table and let the kids “rake” the leaves into personal piles and glue them onto their tree branches.

Some of the kids were very interested in reading the printed names and learning to identify trees by their leaves. Others were more into the artistic qualities of the project and wanted to talk about their favorite fall traditions. One kid felt that the leaves should be used for their TRUE purpose…jumping on! 🙂

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Written by GRSeim

September 28, 2011 at 2:39 am

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