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The leaves are chaning colors, the morning air is crisp, you know what that means, autumn is here! This week, we have a Literacy Snack Autumn Leaves Read-Aloud. We are reading, The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming.
A worried squirrel thinks that SOMEONE is stealing his tree’s leaves. HIS leaves! Even though his friend Bird tries to help him, Squirrel doesn’t seem to understand the changes that the fall season brings like leaves changing color and wind blowing them off the trees.
It’s funny and illuminating — and will spark helpful discussions about the characteristics of fall– with a hint of a winter surprise at the end.
For our snack this week to go along with the book, we are making our own fall trees.
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
Each student will need
- 1 large pretzel rod
- 6 prestzel sticks
- a handful of Fruit Loops
To make the fall tree snack, have your students start with the large pretzel rod as the trunk of their tree. Next, have them add the pretzel sticks as the branchess of the tree. Last, they can add on the cereal as the fall colored leaves.
I made a free printable for your students to work on while they are enjoying their fall tree snack. They will get to draw and write about who the leaf theif is and also what their favorite thing to do with leaves is.
Click the green box below to download the Literacy Snack Autumn Leaves Read-Aloud free printable from my TpT store.
If you’re looking for more fun activities for fall, your students will love getting outdoors to do this Autumn scavenger hunt.
I hope your students enjoy making their fall trees and this silly story!
See you next time!