Tag Archives: Leaves

Sorting Leaves By Colour

10_NatureCould Have Been Kindergarten
Today my daughter was supposed to start Kindergarten. In the effort to stay positive during this teacher/BC Gov labour dispute, we created a fun project together.

1 Nature
Nature Walk In The Rain
We started the day collecting colourful leaves. Of course, there were many “puddle breaks” along the way.

2/ Nature
Beautiful Brown Snail
This was the best wildlife picture from our nature walk. We also counted eleven slugs and one pile of bear poop.

3 Nature
Drawing Seven Leaves
I asked Jade to draw seven leaves across the paper. This would be a guide to help us sort our colourful leaves.

4 Nature
Counting The Seven Leaves
Jade is double checking the amount of leaves she has drawn.

5 Nature
Colouring the Seven Leaves
Finalizing the map that will help us sort our leaves.

00 Nature
Jade’s Final Drawing
This map will help us count and organize the leaves based on colour. As one can see, Jade is still learning to write her numbers.

6 Nature
Matching A Map Out
Jade has sorted where the colours will be placed.

7 NatureSorting All The Leaves
Jade is sorting all the leaves she collected from our nature walk.

9 Nature
Stacking All The Leaves
At the end of the day, I added the leaves I collected from our walk together. All the leaves are stacked and ready for the next stage of our project.

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I asked for “Pressed Pants” not “Plants” !!!

Pressed Plants / Drawing

All joking aside, Jade and I had a blast at StrongStart yesterday.

StrongStart is a FREE early education program in BC, Canada.

The top drawing is a fun doodle from our pressed plants (shown below).

Pressed Plants / 2

Jade really loved being in the trails and picking leaves and flowers.

And I really liked drawing from our exploration.

This exercise helped me focus on unique details and shapes of our local plants.

Pressed Plants / 3

Autumn Walk

Autumn Walk

Jade and I draw and think about our beautiful family time yesterday …

Autumn Walk Photo

A spectacular Metro Vancouver trail during a rare sunny break in November.

Puddle Splashers

Puddle Splashers

Actually, I like the rain. If dressed properly, It’s so much fun!

Puddle Patrol

An old pic of Jade and her mom on puddle patrol.

Rubber Boots 1

Ready, set …

Rubber Boots 2

GO !!!

Loosing Leaves

The tree in front only has a few leaves left.

Leaf Weaving

Creating a “rainbow” blend of leaves along our fence (inspired by Andy Goldsworthy).

1. Sorting our leaves.

2. Stacking and “blending” the colour.

3. The pile is organized to create “rainbow” blend.

4. Leaves are put on the fence (background).

5. A detail of the colourful leaves on the wire fence.

I Will Never Leaf You

It’s raining outside but we’re still having fun.

An overview of our “play station.”

Jade named the drawing and she also “wrote” the caption in red.

A fun snail detail from our final drawing.

“I’ll Never Leaf You” … the final drawing.

Sammy The Salmon

Talking with Jade about the life cycle of salmon.

The salmon are spawning in our rivers right now.

Autumn Puddles

It is officially fall in Vancouver — and the rainy season has arrived with a big splash.

Don’t forget your umbrella.

Autumn Leafs

Jade & I collaborated on a fun leaf project during StrongStart.

All the leaves were collected during our nature walk. Very fun!!