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Leaf Art Exercise Uses Writing Skills and Art

Students Create Animals from Fallen Leaves then Write Story


student working on leaf art project    Student smiling


The students in Salvatore Guastella’s class at Westhampton Beach Learning Center recently participated in a fun, two-part activity that involved art and writing. Using leaves, twigs, flowers, berries, glue, and paper, each student manipulated the leaves into different animals to create a picture before writing a story about that animal as if it were alive. Mr. Guastella showed students several examples of leaf art to inspire their creativity and, providing assistance when needed, let his students use their artistic interpretation to produce an animal and write a short story about it. Said Mr. Guastella, “This assignment reinforces independent thinking.”


leaf art    student and teacher with leaf art project