Bugs of all kinds love eating leaves! Depending on the shapes and size of the bite marks, you can make a good guess as to which type of bug is feeding on the leaves. During this Invitation to Create, children mimicked a bug's behavior and created holes and bite marks on their leafy paper. They used a paper punch to make holes in the leaves. I encouraged them to all try even though it was very hard. They learned that this is not easy and had to try a few times to succeed. This is really hard for little hands but they did a great job trying. For some of the kiddos that were struggling, I had them lay on the floor and this helped keep elbows planted on the ground which made it easier to use the paper punch.
I demonstrated how to draw roots, explaining they are similar to the letter Yy. They were encouraged to draw roots in their journals!