Leaf Investigation Activities

Leaf Investigation Activities

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Teach your kids all about leaves and trees when you use these leaf investigation printables in your fall science center and beyond. These hands-on activities are a great addition to your leaf-themed, fall-themed, and tree-themed unit or lesson plans, and the printables are specifically designed to be used with young kids. Kids can learn about how trees grow, the life cycle of trees, and can conduct a scientific investigation with the printables and ideas. This set provides opportunities for science, math, and literacy learning in a fun, hands-on developmentally appropriate way.

This resource is part of the Science Investigation Bundle.  If you purchase the money-saving bundle, you do not need to purchase this resource.

DEVELOPMENTAL APPROPRIATE FOR PRESCHOOLERS:

  • This leaf investigation set was designed with preschool and pre-k in mind.
  • Simple text and illustrations are perfect for non-readers and emergent readers
  • Opportunities to customize and differentiate the activities and book as needed for your kids

ENGAGING ACTIVITIES WILL HOLD THEIR INTEREST:

  • The hands-on activities are meaningful and engaging

USE WITH THE FOLLOWING THEMES:

  • leaves
  • autumn or fall
  • trees

THE FOLLOWING PRINTABLES ARE INCLUDED:

  • oak tree life-cycle chart (full color and b&w)
  • 4 oak leaf life-cycle circles (full color and b&w)
  • leaf-themed word cards
  • easy-to-assemble leaf investigation books with 9 page choices
  • oak tree life-cycle photographs for an accordion book or use on a bulletin board
  • Parts of a Tree poster
  • 2 Parts of a Leaf posters
  • 7 station signs
  • 24 leaf picture cards for sorting or reference
  • 2-section open-ended sorting mat
  • 3 section open-ended sorting mat
  • 3 section leaf sorting mat
  • 2 section leaf sorting mat
  • 1-5 and 6-10 counting mats
  • labels for a leaf graph
  • leaf rubbing pages (2 sizes)
  • tree bark rubbing pages (2 sizes)
  • IDEAS for use

My favorite part of this set is the leaf investigation books. The little books print 4 per page and are super easy to assemble. Choose the pages that you want to customize the activity to meet your needs.

Your students will have so much fun with this set! See the preview file for details. 

LEAF INVESTIGATION BOOK INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING PAGE OPTIONS:

  • cover
  • leaf color
  • leaf drawing
  • leaf texture (soft or dry)
  • leaf structure (simple or compound)
  • leafstalk (yes or no)
  • edge of leaf classification (smooth, lobed, toothed)
  • size of leaf (small, medium, large)
  • length of leaf

SCIENCE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Learn about the life-cycle of a tree
  • Study and identify the parts of a leaf
  • Classify leaves by color and other characteristics
  • Measure and record data about leaves

EARLY LITERACY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Read diagrams
  • Read simple, repetitive text in the investigation book and life cycle book
  • Read graphs
  • Write notes and record results
  • Read word cards 

MATH LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Sort leaves by characteristics
  • Count leaves or other fall-theme items
  • Measure and record length
  • Graph and analyze leaf preference results

**I USE AN EASY TO READ FONTS ON ALL OF THE PRINTABLES!*

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