SeesawScienceLLCleaves4Kathleen McElroy of Seesaw Science recently presented Preschool Story Time at Gritters Library. We learned about leaves at her fun, interactive science workshop.

Kathleen says, “Their crunch, colors, shapes – Nature’s confetti! Leaves bring another awesome aspect of science right to our doorstep, and sometimes right into the house. A brisk autumn walk is to touch nature, especially when leaves are raining down on you.”

Kathleen told us a fun story called There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro with amazing props! She is a great storyteller.

Kathleen weaved scientific vocabulary and concepts into the workshop, and she even sang an original song that taught us the parts of a leaf.

Read the lyrics below, and see if you can guess the tune we sang to during storytime.

Apex, margin, petiole – petiole
Apex, margin, petiole – petiole
Orange, yellow, red, and green
Apex, margin, petiole, PETIOLE!

Sing this tune to “Head, Shoulder, Knees, and Toes”. Make up your own dance moves to this classic song – rewritten with parts of the leaf. We had some great dancers at the Gritters Preschool Storytime!

Many of the children made leaf people to go with our reading of Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. Learn how to make a leaf person, and many other leaf-themed crafts at the Seesaw Science Pinterest board for “Leaves”.

You can also make leaf puppets and pair it with a book about leaves.

Thank you for visiting, Ms. Kathleen!

Science Story Time Fun!