Leaf Rubbing Family Tree Craft

Leaf Rubbing Family Tree Craft


What began as a simple leaf rubbing science project ended with a leaf rubbing family tree craft that I am just in love with.  Her ideas are better than mine!  After a long leaf rubbing time, we began to make family member leaves. 

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We experimented with a few different ways to make our family leaf tree and ended up liking a tree trunk cut out of brown construction paper the best.  We each made our own family tree.

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I glued my leaves to the trunk, she decided to tape hers since she prefers tape. Below she is holding hers and mine together, she loved them as you can tell!

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This was such an easy and fun fall craft.  Just run outside and grab some leaves {if you have them where you are}, make some fun colored leaf rubbings, create family members and put them all together for a family tree!

Inspire Me! Story Starters ~ Dogs in Costumes

Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards feature a simple photograph on the front, with word ideas on the back.  You can see more about why they were created and how we use them here in our original post!

Dogs in Costumes Story Starter Cards

We have a brand new DOGS in COSTUMES set for you today, with 12 different photographs of goofy looking dogs. These dogs crack me up and I figured many kids would get a giggle with these.  Funny photographs often draw a child in and make writing more fun!  I hope these silly story starter cards inspire may young writers to write fun and silly sentences!

Below you can see the photographs included in this set, there are matching word idea cards for each photo also!

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Word ideas print on back if desired!

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See a video walk through here showing you how we use and organize our cards, and the extra printables we use alongside of them.

We have more themes coming and many will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I am also listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

Download your free Dogs in Costumes Story Starters here!

Inspire Me Story Starters Dogs in Costumes

The printables shown below were were created to go along with our story starters! 

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Grab our other free Story Starters…

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