The Science Part:
The reading workbook that I was using for my grandson happened to have a selection about plants that tied in with our science lesson.
One related activity that we did was have my grandchildren help plant cantaloupe in our garden and watch them grow. As the little green sprouts came up, they knew that the sun was necessary to help them grow, as well as the water and the soil.
We also took them on a fun field trip! (It was mostly for fun, but we got some learning in there as well!) We went up to a creek area in the mountains.
- I cut white cotton fabric into placemat sized rectangles. (spoiler alert)
- We placed the fabric on a wooden cutting board, arranged our leaves in a pleasing design and covered them with a paper towel.
- Using a hammer, we pounded the leaf all over. It is easy to see if you have hit everywhere to get the leaf shape because it also shows through the paper toweling.
- When you think you have pounded enough, peel off the paper and the leaf to see your design on the fabric.