Monday, October 28, 2013

Leaf Man Glyphs, After School

Welcome to the After School Party!

One of the kids picked out Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert at the library this week.  I thought it would be fun to introduce glyphs to the kids.  While Juiciness and Little J were working on their jedi moves, Sassyfras and I worked on her picture.  She quickly answered the questions and then set to work.  She decided that she doesn't like to jump in leaf piles, but likes fall.  She has brown eyes and her leaf man is a girl fish.  

When Little J came to see what she had made, I told him it was a fish.  When he replied he didn't think so, I told him, I can prove it. He was pretty impressed with how you could "read" the picture.

Leaf Man activities, fall glyph

You can make your Leaf Man any shape you want, but follow these directions to tell us more about you and your leaf man...

For Leaf Man's Head
  • use an oak leaf if it is a girl
  • use a maple leaf if it is a boy
For Leaf Man's Eyes
  • use acorn caps if you  have blue eyes
  • use green acorns if you have green eyes
  • use brown acorns if you have brown eyes
For Leaf Man's Body
  • use yellow leaves if you like fall
  • use red leaves if you don't like fall
For Leaf Man's Arms/Legs, Fins, or Feathers
  • use yellow leaves if your Leaf Man flies
  • use red leaves if your Leaf Man swims
  • Use orange leaves if your Leaf Man walks
Glue Your Leaf Man To...
  • Yellow paper if you like to jump in leaf piles
  • Orange paper if you don't like to jump in leaf piles

What have you been up to this week After School?
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2013 After School Party Hosts
The Educators' Spin On It 

Little Wonders' Days
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Lindsay said...

These turned out super cute!! We have plans to make some leaf creations. Hopefully we will get to them soon! We were out of commission last week so now we need to make up for lost time!

Natalie F said...

Super fun glyph idea to go with this terrific book. Glyphs are so fun in crowd art like in schools, I know that Smarty and her friends made some already this year. Thanks for co-hosting Afterschool!

Smita Srivastava said...

Loved going thru ur wonderful blog !
I have a worldwide Giveaway of 2 copies of my book-"Fun Food for Fussy Little Eaters' would love you to join in !!

Growing Book by Book said...

We have a whole pile of leaves we just collected. Looks like we need to turn them into leaf men!

Beth Gorden said...

I love your leaf men! What a fun way to use all the leaves my kids have been collecting =)

I featured it today on TGIF -

Thanks for linking up and have a GREAT weekend =)