Friday, 24 September 2010

Classifying Leaves And Sorting Autumn Treasures

This is one of the best leaf activities we have done yet.
We used the leaves collected in our Autumn bag from our trip and sorted them by type using special cards.

I printed 2 of these sheets from here and laminated them.

I use one as a base card and one cut up into individual cards.
We play a matching game with these cards usually.

Then I laid the cards out for Big Seed to classify the leaves.

Then he sorted his other treasures.
It's more fun than sorting pictures.
He was totally absorbed.


  1. those are some fantastic activities :) I'm going to try them out with my daughter. thanks for sharing!

  2. Cute project! My sick sense of humour tells me my kids would inevitably pick all the poison ivy leaves to show me!

  3. I love your treasures and such a wonderful activity, I love your ideas.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving such a lovely comment.

    Have a lovely day. xxx

  4. Brilliant idea for this fall season! Thanks for sharing Ms. twolittleseeds!

  5. This is a WONDERFUL Montessori-oriented activity! I love that there are so many extensions for it. Thanks so much for sharing your activity and the great links as well!

  6. this is a great idea...must do it as we collected leaves the other day but i didn't know what half of them were!!


  7. Thank you again for permission to use your lovely photo. I featured your activity today for my activity of the week at

  8. I love this idea!!And thanks a lot for sharing with us the super link!! I just printed some stuff from this web.
    Have a wonderful fall weekend

  9. You would LOVE the schools of Reggio Emilia and Loris Malaguzzi's Hundred Languages. I could see you really getting into the history of this type of education (I love Waldorf and Reggio together!). I do love Montessori, and it is kind of a common phrase to hear, that "Reggio stands on the shoulders of Montessori." I taught kindergarten at a Montessori school years ago, and I was always a little saddened by the lack of dramatic play. That dress-up and pretend play (without me hovering over their backs) is where so much of the real work of childhood takes place.
    I would spy, often, and the negotiations, and problem-solving and the practice with community language and building/creating structures together and working out how it would look and how it should be built... well, now I'm just sorta going off on a stream of consciousness here.
    This is how inspiring your website is! I have ideas and memories flooding me. How cool, to have a great site like this. Well, one day, maybe.

  10. Thank you dearly to whoever wrote the above comment. I will be researching what you have mentioned. Blessings, Daisy xx


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