Fun Fact Friday: Leaves

FFFOct09Leaves have just as much yellow pigment in July when they are green as they do in October when they are yellow. In July the darker green pigment just masks the yellow color, making the leaves appear greener.

For more facts about leaves, visit ncnatural.com.

Craft idea: take a nature hike with your kids and gather a few different shaped leaves, then use paper and crayons to make leaf rubbings using these instructions. You can even find 8×10 frames from the dollar store to frame the finished product! (We have three that sit on our mantle every fall.)

What fun activities have you done with leaves?

– Davonne Parks

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  1. At peewee camp (Bible camp for 8 and under at the church camp I attend), the kids did something like this. Although, we had some linen cloth-like material, and they HAMMERED the leaves on top of the material–that was on metal tables! Wow was it loud. ๐Ÿ™‚ They enjoyed it for the most part, but the patterns didnt turn out as well as they’d hoped. I think it had something to do with the table. But a few looked really good; you could see the green from the leaves, as well as the stems and lines and such!

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