Collect fallen leaves from every kind of tree you see. You can do this by looking for leaves at home, at school, in a park or anywhere or anywhere you find them as long as it is safe. You will be amazed to see how many different kinds of leaves you find and how many types of trees there are.
Let’s Get Started
Pick up some fallen leaves along your walk.
How many different types of leaves do you find?
Now see if you can match the leaves to the trees they came from by looking for more of the same kind of leaf still attached to the tree. How many different types of trees did you find?
Can you identify the types of trees along your walk by their leaves or any nuts you find on the ground?
Do you hear the sounds the leaves make when the wind blows?
Document Your Discoveries
Take a moment to make drawings or take pictures of the different types of leaves or make a leaf rubbing in your Nature Notebook.
How to Make a Leaf Rubbing
- Lay the leaf on a flat surface with the veins facing up.
- Lay a piece of paper on top of the leaf.
- Rub with the side of a crayon (or chalk or pencil) over the paper everywhere the leaf is.
- Watch the shape of the leaf magically appear!
- Add this to your Nature Notebook.