Learn about leaves and trees—and how to draw just like Julia with this “Don’t Leaf It Behind” download and print activity sheet.
Like trees, leaves come in many different shapes. Look at the shapes of the leaves and then draw the other half of each one. Try to match the margin (the edges) and the venation (pattern of the veins).
Excerpted and adapted from Julia Rothman’s Nature Anatomy Activity Book © Julia Rothman.
Bestselling author and illustrator Julia Rothman invites kids of all ages to engage with her acclaimed Nature Anatomy book through this companion activity book, featuring on-the-page creativity and learning activities, including matching challenges, word searches, drawing exercises, diary pages, and observational challenges.
In Julia Rothman's Nature Anatomy Activity Book, the author invites her many young fans to try their hand at identifying, drawing, and learning the parts and pieces of the natural world. Loaded with Rothman's original illustrations, the activity pages feature dozens of fun challenges. From labeling the parts of a tree to creating a cloud diary, identifying the sequence of the stages in a frog's life cycle, designing an original spider web, and learning to draw butterflies, Rothman's creative on-the-page quizzes, puzzles, and nature activities will pique the curiosity—and get the pencils moving—for kids of all ages.