Cut a one-inch-wide strip of foot-long cardboard for each child. Help children tape the ends of the strip together to form a circle. Punch six holes in each strip. Then invite children to collect six colorful leaves. Use a slightly warm iron to press children's leaves between pieces of wax paper. Punch a hole in the wax paper and tie each with a different length of string onto a hole in the circular strip.
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Sue LaBella, Education World's former early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing activities and poems for young children. She lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy.
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