Hey… make like a tree and leaf…
Today I thought it would be fun to do an activity outside. I gathered all the kids and interrupted our regular routine to go outside and pick leaves off of trees and plants in our yard. The kids picked leaves off of everything they could find. They even went and asked neighbors if they could pick leaves off the trees and bushes they liked from their yards. When they were done gathering we came back in the house and taped and glued the leaves on paper. We labeled everything that we knew. Next we got online and did some searching for fun facts and information about how to care for the different types of trees and bushes. We copied and pasted our facts to a word document and then printed it out. The kids now have an awareness at least of the things that grow in and around our yard and how to take care of them so they grow the very best. We put each child’s collection and facts in a plastic cover sheet. They will keep these in their individual binders and when fall comes we will repeat the activity to see how the leaves change with the seasons. It will be a fun comparison!
A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, and looked at the old pages as he turned them. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible, and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed in between the pages. “Momma, look what I found,” the boy called out. “What have you got there, dear?” his mother asked. With astonishment in the young boy’s voice, he answered: “I think it’s Adam’s suit!”
This autumn we can look forward to falling leaves and rising gas prices. We’ll be raking it up while the oil companies are raking it in. If money did grow on trees, autumn would be the best season ever! Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower