I completely stole this idea from Rachel the Librarian, the local librarian who comes to our classroom on the first Wednesday of every month. Though she used a little clip art worm under her leaves (rather than the felt snail I'm using), it was her genius use of real leaves that grabbed my attention. Now granted, I will most likely make felt versions so this will be easy to do at any time (since the real leaves will dry out and crumble). But I just love the idea of using the real leaves so the kids are exposed to them (in more ways than just trudging through them on their sidewalks :) )
I used the baby snail from my Animal Pairs set.
You can do this rhyme using colors, shapes, and real leaf names:
Little snail, little snail, playing hide and seek
Are you under the __________ leaf?
Let's take a peek!
Here are more Little Mouse variations.
PS: Stick a little velcro dot to the back of the leaves to make them stick to the board. Or a little loop of tape will work, too...
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