It's Tuesday morning and the sun is shining as if it's middle of summer, but our lovely beach is as empty as a winter morning! How lucky are we? We have the whole beach to ourselves!
Something very strange has washed up into the rock pools on the beach – Giant Leaf-Fish. Only seen in autumn and quite tricky to catch!
As I'm sure you already guessed, we made these Giant-Leaf-Fish from autumn leaves we found on the ground. They are from a giant laurel tree. I love the colours. And, when we did leaf rubbings with chalk and paper the leaves looked like fish bones.
If you want to make you own fish you need:
Collect different size leaves
Arrange your leaves like a fish, so that you have a large one for the body, smaller ones for the fins and don't forget some leaves to make a tail.
You need an adult with a stapler for the next step: staple the leaves together, or if you have time to wait use glue.
You can use a magic marker to add eyes and scales
With home-made fishing rods (a piece of driftwood, some string, a plastic hook from shoe packaging) and a lot of concentration the SandyHanders managed to catch the leaf fish.
Join us next Tuesday for more discoveries, I wonder what will be washed up on the beach this week?
SandyHands is on Tuesday mornings 10-11am. You can book on-line here
Great idea for a Christmas present. Octopus – a brilliant tale for young children about this fascinating creature. Full of bright colourful illustrations, things to make and scavenger hunts.
Available to buy on-line