This is a great idea for children ages 5 and up. My 10 year old daughter (stepdaughter) started this and when we go somewhere we always get leaves for her.


  • 1 Book
  • 1 Pen or pencil
  • Lots Lots of leaves
  • 5 Long sheets of baking paper to trace
  • 3 Lots of glue and sticky tape


  1. Collect leaves from everywhere you go.
  2. Trace and draw your leaves.
  3. Stick or glue (or both) in your book.
  4. Write a bit about the leaves and where you got them from.

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My name is Rebecca and I am a mum of 6 they range from 21 down to 10. I love cooking and enjoy cooking with my girls sometimes when my boys like cooking ( they used to anyway). Iam lactose in tolerant and gluten intolerant as well as diabetic so recipes are hard to find that aren't so powdery and taste bland, currently I am studying certificate 2 in Retail Services then I am going on to do certificate 3 in Business.

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  • I actually had a book with the leaves similar to this one when I was a child they are a great idea for you and your child to do together


  • Oh wow, I’ve never thought about doing something like this. Thanks for sharing!


  • I used to do a similar project as a child. I’d plant a seed, stick one in a book, and then as the shoots started to grow I’d draw the plant in my book. A step by step journal of my plants’ growth.


  • My daughter used to have a scrap book with dried flowers and leaves in it from places we visited. Her write ups weren’t so educational, more about memories, she would write where it came from and what we had been doing there. It was good to look back through later


  • this is very educational


  • Very educational, I love this idea.


  • Finally, a purpose to the leaves my boy always collects! Love the simplicity and creativity, thanks.


  • wowww. that’s a good project!


  • You can get so creative outside or in the garden. Look at what a leaf can do. It looks naturally great.


  • My little people are too young for this one but it is very cool.


  • Great idea and a good way to get back to nature


  • This is a gorgeous idea. It could be done with small flowers too. :)


  • I used to love pressing plants as a kid!


  • It’s the simple things that are the best! What a great idea!


  • Great way to educate your child at the same time have fun


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