Relief Teaching Ideas

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Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

What a delightful, whimsical book!

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The Leaf Man uses the shapes and colours of different leaves as inspiration for its illustrations. The story explores where the mythical ‘Leaf Man’ goes, whenever the wind blows.

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This gorgeous book was brought to my attention when I posted these photos of leaf creatures on my Facebook page.

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Pictures & craft ideas found here: http://atelierpourenfants.blogspot.com.au/2010/06/des-feuilles-tres-tres-chouettes.html?m=1
and here: http://spoonful.com/crafts/foliage-friends

One of our members mentioned that they had read The Leaf Man to their class and then used it as inspiration to create similar pictures. I ordered the book soon after!

I think it would make a lovely afternoon of reading, collecting leaves and then creating leaf creatures of their own. Students could also use their pictures as a writing prompt for a story or poem.

I will post photos of some leaf creatures that I have made soon!