What you need:
- Different types of leaves
- Paint (red, yellow, green, brown)
- Paper cut into strips (approximately 18 inches long)
What to do:
- With your child, paint the underside of the leaf with a brush. Then, place the leaf on a strip of paper and gently press down on it.
- Decide which type of leaf to use next and which color to paint it.
- Use combinations of leaves and colors to make a pattern. For instance, the pattern could be red oak leaf, yellow maple leaf, green elm leaf, red oak leaf, and so forth.
- Your child may want to create patterns and have a friend or younger sibling try to figure out the pattern and answer the question "what comes next?"
From Hands-on Math Around the Year by Jacqueline Clarke
(Scholastic Professional Books)