- Read several Bible verses about leaves.
- Collect leaves from ten different trees.
- Press and dry them.
- Identify each leaf.
- Tell how trees scatter their seeds. Collect or draw at least five different seeds.
- Make two different leaf rubbings, OR make two pieces of stationery using a leaf design.
- Discover the trees and leaves in your neighborhood. Learn something special about each one. Be able to recognize and identify five of them.
- Put your dried leaves in a scrapbook.
- Write a story or tell about how the trees help us today.
- Some examples are: Genesis 3:7; Genesis 8:11; Ezekiel 47:12; Revelation 22:2. Encourage the children to look up the texts (they may need help), and read and discuss them together.
- Encourage variety in shape, color and size, identifying as you collect. Place leaves between newspaper or paper towel with cardboard top and bottom. Place a weight on top, dry flat, and wait several days until dry before placing in scrapbook. Identify each by writing the name of the tree or shrub next to the leaf.
- At the right time of the year, help the Adventurers see how the wind blows the seeds from a nearby tree.
- Place a leaf under white paper and gently rub a color crayon over the paper; the leaf design will appear on the paper. Experiment with different sizes and types of leaves.
Glue a pressed leaf to the comer of a piece of writing paper. An envelope may have a matching leaf attached. OR place the leaf on an ink pad, press down, then lift it and press it down on the paper or envelope to leave a print.
- Some plants need shade, others require full sunlight; some need much water, others may be drought resistant. Trees have different types of seeds, leaves, or needles, etc.
- Help the Adventurers make neat scrapbooks, and identify each leaf they include. Repeat the names of leaves so the children may learn those that are common to your area.