Leaf Connect the Dots

17 Oct

 

Leaves are all over the ground in New England, blanketing the ground in beautiful Autumn colors.

After taking a walk with my kids, we had collected a pile of various shapes, colors and sizes of leaves.

 

I thought it would be fun to create a “Leaf Connect the Dots” (or dot to dots as my kids call them) using the collected leaves as stencils.

What a fun way to practice number recognition, sequence, and counting!

To make your own Leaf Connect the Dots:

Put a leaf down on a blank piece of paper and draw dots around the perimeter of the leaf, taking into account the various juts and jags of each leaf.

Once you have all the dots drawn, begin numbering the dots (in sequential order).

 

Give your kids the paper and let them

CONNECT THE DOTS

 

The beauty of this (besides the leaves of course) is that this can be as easy or as hard as you like.

For my younger daughter I stayed with dots numbering 0 – 10.

For my son, I used a very large maple leaf and was able to have his dots go up to 87.

The bigger the leaf, the easier it is to have A LOT of dots.

Have fun!

 

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7 Responses to “Leaf Connect the Dots”

  1. Nana 17. Oct, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    Great idea and teaching tool.

  2. Kristen S- Craft Gossip 19. Oct, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    Love this idea! Just posted on CraftGossip:)

    http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=4908

  3. Heather 05. Jan, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!

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