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Leaf Bingo: Key Stage 1

This fun activity helps children to learn about leaves, trees, plants and different shapes.

Working in small groups, children compete to collect examples of different types of leaf that are shown on a sheet. This is followed by a “bingo” session and the team that matches the most leaves with the sheet wins.

The activity is concluded with a question and answer session that gets the children to think and learn about trees and plants. Why do trees have leaves? Why do trees grow so tall? What do all living things need to survive? Why do trees lose their leaves in winter? How many species of tree can they see? etc.

This activity lasts 15-20 minutes and works best if children are in groups of 6 or less, with each group supported by an adult.

Learning Outcomes/Curriculum Links

Science Curriculum: Working scientifically, Plants and Seasonal Changes and Living Things & Their Habitats.

English Curriculum: Spoken Language

This activity will help Children to:

  • recognise that plants need light and water to grow
  • recognise and name the leaf, stem and root of plants
  • recognise the changing seasons and reasons for changes
  • group living things according to observable similarities and differences
  • find out about the different kinds of plants and animals in the local environment
  • relate life processes to animals and plants found in the local environment.
  • learn language associated with trees, plants and shapes.
  • asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.
  • observing closely
  • identifying and classifying
  • using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • identify and name a variety of common deciduous and evergreen trees