There are many ways that leaves can be used for creative arts, imaginative play, maths and literacy.
As seasons change, the colours of nature afford us unique opportunities to experiment with colour, texture, smell and taste.
Leaves can be used to create Andy Goldsworthy inspired art, to press into pages of a book for future study, to crunch and crush whilst exploring texture and smell, to rub under paper or cloth for printing and to springboard into mathematical concepts of symmetry, shape and patterning.
For more ideas, check out this Learning and Playing with Leaves resource created by Nature Play QLD.
Watch this short video featuring children’s examples of Andy Goldsworthy inspired art.