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Back-to-School Crafts


Sneaky Leaf Gathering Game

When autumn leaves are falling, play this Sneaky Leaf Gathering Game. Then you can use the leaves you've collected for all kinds of back-to-school crafts.

What You'll Need:

  • Fall leaves
  • Cardboard boxes

The object of this fast-paced game is to see how many leaves each player can collect without having them stolen by other players.

Step 1: Set boxes (one per player) about 15 feet apart in a leaf-covered park, yard, or playground.

Step 2: One player says "go," and the game begins.

Step 3: Grab handfuls of leaves and put them into your box.

Step 4: But watch carefully. You can steal leaves from other boxes to fill your own, so you'll want to guard your box as you go. Remember, your box can be robbed while you're out searching or stealing!

One thing you can do with the many leaves you gather (unless yours get stolen away!) is to make Leaf Stencils. See the next page for instructions.

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