Fun with Leaves

I {heart} Pinterest!  Seriously.  It may very well be the greatest invention on the planet.  Okay, the greatest recent invention.

Through Pinterest, I found (and archived) some fun leafy art lessons to go along with our botany studies this autumn.

While we didn’t get to all the wonderful ideas – this autumn – we found time for two of them.  The first was a lesson about layering oil pastels from Art Projects for Kids.

And the second was a fun shaving cream transfer painting from Little Wonder’s Days.

Speaking of botany, the last couple of weeks have been full of wonderful botany related field trips.

At Hallway Feeds, we were able to view the creation of specialized animal feed from start to finish.  What an amazing and utterly detailed process.  The kids were even allowed to EAT some of the feed!

At Color Point Nursery, we walked through state-of-the-art greenhouses and learned the process of growing and shipping plants on a very large scale.  At the time, there were 600,000 poinsettias set to ship out soon.  This place was huge!

I’ve lived in Kentucky my entire life and have never been to Churchill Downs.  My father-in-law owns a thoroughbred racehorse that happened to be racing at Churchill Downs last week.  Even though “our” horse came in 6th, we had a great time taking in all the sites and sounds – which can certainly count toward biology hours, right?

Enjoy your Thanksgiving week!


  1. Great project ideas ~ and what awesome field trips!

  2. elizahart says:

    Great post! Love the photos! Thank you so much for sharing!

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