Leaf Rubbings

I love the fall. Each year I am amazed at how beautiful the leaves are. In the fall you will find me picking up leaves from just about everywhere. If I go out for some milk I'll come back with some leaves. If I take the dog for a walk in Central Park I'll come back with a lot of leaves.

One of the things the girls like to do with the leaves I bring home are leaf rubbings. They are easy and fun. All you need to do is put a leaf under a piece of paper and rub the area over the leaf with the side of a crayon (it's helpful to hold the paper for younger kids). While you can use any crayon I like to use the square Stockmar Beeswax ones best.

A few days ago I was trying to figure out what kind of leaves we had had found when I came across a tree leaf key on about.com. I thought that it would be fun to do some leaf sleuthing with D. We were able to figure out the kind of leaves they were and decided to do a rubbing and write what kind of leaf we had rubbed on it (D also thought some hearts would look good on the red oak rubbing too!).

I am quite sure that we will be spending lots of time this fall collecting and learning what kind of leaves I've been bringing home for all these years.


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