In the Fall Books post I recently did, I mentioned the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. Leaf Man shows many pictures of different leaf creations and is a really cute book.
After reading the book a couple of months ago, I had the genius idea for a cute activity. I later explained it to Brayden while we were on a hike and I was gathering leaves.
"We are going to use these leaves to make a leaf man just like in the book Leaf Man," I said.
"Oh, you mean like I did at Preschool last year?" He asked.
"You did that at preschool last year?" I questioned.
"Yeah. Remember the guy made out of leaves." That was the end of the conversation.
Actually, I knew exactly what he was talking about. That's what that was :)! You can see it pictured above. Honestly, at the time I thought it was a bunch of leaves he found glued to a paper. But now I see it is a leaf man. I also see that Brayden's amazing preschool teacher beat me to the punch of a great idea. I will just say I am glad my girls will be going to school there, too :)
The activity is pretty self-explanatory. You read the book Leaf Man. You gather leaves and such to make your own creation. Then you create.
In Leaf Man, there are more than simply "men" images. The leaves form to make all sorts of things.