Leaf Symmetry Craft
Practice Symmetry and Get Creative with Our Leaf Symmetry Craft
Symmetry is found in nature, art, and even math, so it’s an important concept for younger students to learn. And the best way to teach children about symmetry is to engage them in a hands-on activity like the following Leaf Symmetry Craft.
The instructographic below presents a step-by-step breakdown of how to guide your student through the Leaf Symmetry activity. Once a student is familiar with symmetry and has seen some examples, you can use this craft as a great way to reinforce the concept. In doing this craft activity, children study a real-life example of symmetry in nature and practice drawing symmetrical shapes.
Use the Leaf Symmetry Craft as a springboard for more creative exploration of symmetry. Here are some other ideas:
- Fold a piece of construction paper in half and cut around the folded edge, creating your own symmetrical shape.
- Practice drawing symmetrical shapes freehand.
- Investigate more complex symmetry by creating paper snowflakes.
Do you know of any other creative symmetry activities? Share your ideas in the comments below!