BOTANY CABINET (small group presentation)
To introduce the child to the classification of leaf shapes.
Refer to the Sensorial Manual.
Refer to the Sensorial Manual for the presentation of the Botany Cabinet.
It is important that the child should have had a good deal of sensorial experience with trees/plants and a variety of real leaf shapes.
As in presentation.
Show how to trace the shapes and color them.
An alternative would be to use colored paper.
Encourage the child to make a booklet of their shapes and label them, if appropriate.
Collect a variety of leaves with the children.
Help the children sort the leaves according to their shapes using the botany cabinet as a guide.