Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Nature Scrapbook

This activity encourages you to look at familiar objects in a new way.

Supplies:  paper or a blank journal, crayons/markers, glue or tape.

It’s officially fall and you may have already spotted some leave beginning to change.  The next time you are outside, look for objects that have fallen from the trees. Leaves of different shapes, sizes and colors, acorns, seeds and small twigs – whatever catches your eye and interest are great for this project.   Attach the items you found on different pages.  As you look at each item, use your imagination and transform the object into a new creation by using your crayons and markers.  An acorn top could become a silly hat for an elf, or wheels for a car:  draw the vehicle.  That cool-looking leaf you found could become the body of a space creature – just draw the rest of it around the leaf. 

When you are finished,save your pages -- they will make great decorations for a Thanksgiving dinner later in the season!

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