Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Leaf Necklaces (Single Stem Idea)

Leaf collecting is a great activity to do in the fall and this turned out to be a fun way to collect our leaves on one of our many leaf hunts! We used yarn and small paper clips but I am curious how ribbon and/or larger paper clips would be. Let me know if you try any different supplies. I had to help put the leaves on the paper clips for the 2-4 year olds but older kids can add the leaves themselves.

Enjoy this Single Stem Idea of
Leaf Necklaces for
Sprouts and Seedlings (toddler/preschool and elementary age)...

The Stuff
The Prep
The FUN!
  • Yarn
  • Paper clips
  • Colorful leaves (collect)
Cut yarn so it is a good length for a necklace.

String paper clips on the yarn or better yet have the kids do it!
1. String 10ish paper clips on a piece of yarn. Tie the ends of yarn together to make necklace.

2. Put the paper clip necklace on and set out for a leaf hunt! As leaves are collected paper clip them to the necklace.

*More than one leaf can go on a paper clip.
**Bring a pocket full of extra paper clips in case you need more.

LEAF Books to Check Out...

More ideas…

I love this easy way for the kids to sort leaves by color - check out the Teach Preschool blog!

Land of Once Upon a Time has some great Leaf Math and Science ideas!

Please BRAINSTORM your ideas/suggestions in the COMMENTS below for the Leaf Necklaces!
Happy Leaf Hunting
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