43 responses to “odd leaf out (card game using pressed leaves)”

  1. Laurel

    Lovely project. I can’t wait to make a deck with my daughters…we might use some pressed flowers instead of leaves. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas. I have you linked to my website so that others can share in your creative life as well.

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  3. erika

    these are so pretty, and…everyone’s deck will be different depending on where they live! i’ll be linking :)

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  5. Mammagiramondo

    Wow, really a great idea!! We’ve bee collecting leaves since September, we have a lot of different so I think we can make it to.
    Just a problem, I need to learn some tree’s name :)!
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea, I’ll let you know…

  6. Mammafelice

    I love this idea! Simply perfect.

  7. Bona Fide Mama

    looks like i’m not the only one convinced that she needs a laminator thanks to your post!

  8. Earth Girl Knits (Emily)

    Ooo! This reminds me of a wonderful teaching tool I bought this fall! http://www.amazon.com/Fandex-Family-Field-Guides-Trees/dp/0761112049 Each card has the leaf, bark, and flowers/seeds of each tree on it. It also gives the common and scientific name, what kind of leaves it has, what kind of seeds, the tree shape, habitat, and range of the tree as well as other fun facts. I love it! It’s been a big help to me.

  9. AG Ambroult

    Awesome! (…and I have laminator envy)

  10. Annie

    I need a laminator. It’s that simple.

  11. Maia

    What a great idea! My two-year-old and I have been collecting leaves this fall as well, though we have only used them for our seasonal dioramas. I love your blog and thoughts!

  12. Lynnette

    This is a great idea. Thank you.

  13. pam

    No wonder you have received so many responses on this idea! It is brilliant! Beautiful! And I am sure your children really enjoyed learning in this way. They will no doubt ever forget the names of the trees or the experience of making these with you.

  14. Patricia

    Good idea!
    While you play you learn a lot :)
    Next year, I make a quartet game.
    Similar to the fishgame, you just collect 4 cards together…
    4 types of flowers, grass, grains, herbs, leaves, feathers.

  15. Teresa

    I love the card game idea – now if we only had some trees…

  16. Earth Mama

    What a great way to learn the different leaves from different trees. And a nice way to keep your nature nice and organized. That’s something I fumble with sometimes. I especially like that Hawthorn leaf 😉

  17. mamaloves

    Love this idea! Thank you. Can you make some recommendations to someone looking to purchase a laminator?

  18. Joy

    Cool! As soon as I saw the cards, I was thinking, “ooh, those would be great for Go Fish.” I see you beat me to the punch. 😉 We’ve made art cards in a similar way with works from various painters whose work we want the kids to be able to identify. Isn’t it funny how our passions shine through when teaching our kids. I need to branch out (no pun intended) and make a Go Fish game like this too. Thanks, Lisa!

    (BTW, I do have Harry’s new cd, although I didn’t see him on the talk show circuit. I’m so out of the loop, tv-wise. It’s a great cd though, have you heard it?)

  19. Amy

    I SO need a laminator! 😀 WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!

  20. tara

    I like this idea Lisa! I am jealous of your laminator :)

  21. kyndale

    What a great idea Lisa! I would love to learn more about tree identification too. What a great learning experience for your kids.

  22. dongdong

    I love your laminator! I could really use this game too and learn to identify tree leaves. I love you use real leaves.

  23. Louise

    What a beautiful activity- your beautiful blog is such an inspiration

  24. Emily

    Brilliant! As I read, I was making a mental list of the types leaves we could collect here: olive, orange, lemon, fig, etc. Our deck would look so different from yours, but it still sounds like fun!

  25. Sybille

    You know, these are just the kind of things that I love!!

  26. Sara

    You are so full of so many wonderful and creative ideas Lisa! I love these leaf cards! My kids have lost most of the cards in our decks that we have, but I’m sure they would have so much more respect for a beautiful home made leaf deck! You are great!
    love, Sara

  27. renee ~ heirloom seasons

    Fun and beautiful too. We are so past autumn leaf time here… yours are lovely.

  28. Jessica

    I am so jealous that you have a laminator, Lisa! :)

  29. Shady Lady

    This is SO cool! Of course, I’d have to learn the names of trees in order to do this… and I will! one day.

  30. Robin

    Totally going to do this with my kiddos at work!!

  31. Lise

    I love this idea, and will have to make a deck next year when there are still leaves on the trees! This year, I made a pressed-leaf book from the herbs the kids snack on in our herb garden.

  32. Kami

    Such a lovely idea (I feel like I am saying this everyday on your blog! You’re one creative homeschooling mama!). We make a lot of our own games too, but I hadn’t thought of this one! Of course, we have no pretty fall leaves here, everything is green, green, green…not that I am complaining. 😉

  33. Sparklee

    What a fun and creative idea! And I’m so jealous that a) you own a laminating machine, and b) you still have pretty leaves to collect! Our leaves are all gone, but we will definitely make leaf cards next fall.


  34. Ivy

    That is a great idea! It would help me to learn all of the names too. I’m still not sure what the tree in our backyard is (I’m thinking Ash — but I don’t know). Thanks.

  35. Amber

    pretty!! i’d love to know more about unschooling. i homeschool but i have always wondered about unschooling. i’ll continue to read your blog. :)

  36. Desiree

    What a beautiful card game! Maybe my kids would treat their cards better if they actually spent time making them. Maybe. Thanks for the idea.

  37. Diane

    That is a really great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us.