Have you been outside to enjoy the fall weather? Where we live, it’s hot and humid all summer, so the cooler fall weather is a welcome change, and the rich colors of the turning leaves paint a masterpiece backdrop for some outdoor play. If I could decide, we’d bottle this weather up all year!
A few weeks ago I asked my kids to name some of their top-favorite fall activities, and we made a short “bucket list” to keep on the fridge. (Also because, to keep it real–this busy mama can sometimes be “out-of-sight-out-of-mind,” and if I don’t have reminders the season can pass and I’ll be wishing we would have taken better advantage of the beautiful weather.)
One the activities they suggested was to go out and collect colorful leaves. It’s one of my favorite things to do in the fall! Total side note here, but if you’re familiar with Carol Tuttle’s energy profiling (Love, love, love! It’s CHANGED my life and parenting! Check out: The Child Whisperer or Dressing Your Truth), it was crazy-fascinating to me that my Type 1 daughter gravitated toward and collected mostly bright yellow leaves, while my Type 3 daughter preferred and collected mostly the deep, rich oranges, reds, and browns. I really do believe we all have our own “beauty sixth sense.”
But I digress!!
As much as I love collecting fall leaves, my practical side always wonders what to do with the leaves after that initial collection! And so I came up with a fun fall graphing activity and shared it (along with a free printable!) over on Life Over C’s.
This graphing activity was a fun way to take a closer look at a our small sampling of fallen leaves, as well as sneak in some basic math skills before tossing back into the yard (and not feeling guilty about it!).
Visit Life Over C’s to read the entire post, download the Fall Leaf Graphing Activity printable, and get instructions for completing this fun fall learning activity.