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Leaf Match


Cut out leaf shapes from one color of construction paper. (Cut half as many shapes as you have children. Example: If you have 20 children cut 10 leaf shapes.) Next, cut each leaf shape in half using a puzzle-type cut. On ten leaf halves write a number from 1 to 10. On the other 10 halves draw dots numbering from 1 to 10. Distribute all leaf halves to children and invite them to find their matching halves.


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