Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving week already? Where has the year gone! I was a little glad that the leaves took longer to change this year so that we could spend some time on various tree and leaf identification activities. We walked around the block looking for leaves. We attended a primitive skills class and got to collect tons of leaves while at a large park. We went on a nature hike with another family and identified a tree by it’s fruit!
The first thing we identified as was Common Persimmon tree due to it’s fruit! This was super exciting since we had been to this park a handful of times over the last decade but never at the same time of year. I saw fruit on a tree and on the ground around the tree and couldn’t help but pick up a few. The other mom that was with us thought it was a Common Persimmon and she was right!
When we got back home we grabbed our Tree of North America book and looked up Persimmon! I only brought one fruit home and I so wish that we would have gone back and picked a bucketful! I will make a note on our calendar for next Fall to check this tree out!
We try to walk around our block at least 3 times a week to get some fresh air and exercise. This also gives us a chance to see new things and collect leaves. We have discovered that most of the trees in the neighborhood are types of Maples.
We read a really cute book to go along with all of the maple leaves that we collected called Maple. I wanted the boys to have a chance at trying to identify leaves while also learning parts of a leaf and some new vocabulary. I found a printable with parts of a leaf highlighted on each nomenclature card. I found them on scribd from Tired Need Sleep and you can use this link to print your own leaf parts cards.
We collected leaves from as many trees as we could and put them into a few old phone books to keep them flat while they dried. We will continue our study of leaves over the next few weeks and tress throughout Fall and Winter.
Welcome to Nature Book Club Monthly Link Up No 11.
Nature Book Club is a monthly link up beginning on the 20th day of each month.
November’s theme for #NatureBookClub is Trees and Twigs.
Be sure to check out the other Co-hosts as they share some crafts and projects!
Sky Tree Art Project by Emily at Table Life Blog
Poet-Tree Activity by Eva at Eva Varga
The House at Pooh Corner Online Book Club by Dachelle at Hide The Chocolate
The Busy Tree Flap Book Activity Activity by Katrina at Rule This Roost
Plant a Tree, Nature Study Printable and Candle Holder by Sharla at Minnesota Country Girl
Four Seasons of a Tree Q-tip Art Diorama by Jenny at Faith and Good Works
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Nature Book Club theme for December: Evergreens