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Leaf Rubbings

Date: March 23, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Things to make and do, Toddler Tips

LEAF RUBBINGSBumpkins Toddler Tips: Leaf Rubbings

Now that Spring is on its way, why not take your little ones out to the park to explore the great outdoors and extend their understanding of the natural world.  These leaf rubbings are a simple but effective activity to enjoy together.

Bring along a sheet of paper and wax crayons, and whilst you’re out gather as many different types of leaves as you can.

Place each leaf upside down under your paper, and rub over the paper with your crayon.

The patterns of your leaves will appear as if by magic! Different leaves will create different effects, and you can discuss the differences using comparative language such as bigger, smaller, thicker, finer. Why not try using different coloured crayons and bark rubbings against the bark of a tree?

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