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Unit Study: Seeds, Trees, and Leaves

We finished up our science unit on bugs last month. I decided to pause our usual science lessons and do a quick unit study on trees and leaves.

The leaves have been beautiful this year! The kids love going on leaf hunts and running back home to identify them in their books.

They really enjoyed our impromptu maple leaf hunt in the rain!

The Peaceful Preschool recently released this sweet Tree Guide for ages 3-5 and it has been a nice addition to our study.

The first thing the kids wanted to do was create wax leaves!

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Picture from The Peaceful Preschool

We have been collecting some beautiful leaves to dip in beeswax. We used an older, small crock pot to melt our wax in since it can be hard to clean. It is now our designated wax pot. We used clothes pins to dip each leaf. The kids really enjoyed this. We strung ours with twine to create a banner for our windows!

Here are a few pictures of our leaf dipping from my Instagram stories!

Each day we read a book from our “trees and leaves” book stack (listed below).

This study introduced us to a fabulous book called Seeds and Trees. If you don’t have this one, run to your library or Amazon! It’s my daughter’s new favorite!

“Be careful what you water, for it will surely grow. “

Seeds and Trees

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A Seed is Sleepy

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I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree

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A Tree is Nice

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A Log’s Life

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The Busy Tree

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The Giving Tree

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A Walk Through the Woods

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A is for Acorn

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Because of an Acorn

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Trees, Leaves, and Bark

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We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt

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The Leaf Man

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Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

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The Life and Times of the Apple

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Johnny Appleseed

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How do Apples Grow

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The Apple Pie Tree

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Autumn is for Apple Pie

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How to Make and Apple Pie and See the World

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