Leaf Treasure Hunt

Hop into your shoes and let’s head outside to explore the huge variety of plants and trees around us. How many different types of plant can we find? Can we name some of them and maybe collect some fallen leaves for leaf art later?

If you’d like some guides to help you identify, and learn about, the plants you might see in the United Kingdom, click here for some material provided by The Woodland Trust. If you collect some fallen leaves while you’re out and about, you can click here for some fun leaf craft and activity ideas.

Why not also spot how many different colours of leaf you can find. Why are they different colours? Well, if you’re taking an autumn walk, this video might help you discuss this question with the young people around you: click here.

Check out some of our questions and resources about evolution and the environment for more!

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