Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall Leaf Tessellation


For a rainy day boredom buster sort of activity, I presented the children with fall leaf tessellation coloring sheets.


I wasn't able to find the kind of coloring sheet I was looking for, so I had to make my own, by copying a tessellating leaf from a piece of artwork by Jill Etheridge found here. I enlarged the image to 150%, and traced the leaf right off of my computer screen, then used it to make a cardboard template, that I could trace again and again over a sheet of paper, which I then photocopied to make multiple sheets for the children.


While the children colored, I read Betsy Maestro's Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science book Why Do Leaves Change Color? And, we reviewed the causes of the fall color change.


When everyone was tired of coloring...


...we cut apart the leaves...


...and arranged them in a tessellating sort of puzzle, over the bare branches of a crayon sketched tree.





For more story themed arts and crafts for children, check out this week's stART (story+ART) link-up hosted by A Mommy's Adventures.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

8 comments:

Phyllis said...

Oh, I love the fall leaf tessellations. I think I like them even better before they were cut out. Wonderful!

Christy said...

very nice!

Raising a Happy Child said...

This is so-so neat. Will you share your template, ple-ea-se?

Joyful Learner said...

Beautiful!

Ticia said...

That is very cool! I love how you did that, I never thought of using leaves before.

alanay said...

çok güzel olmuş .üstelik yaratıcı.tebrikler..

Tina said...

Nice! Would you share that as a printable? Please!?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Tina - I would, but I'm not sure how :(