Leaf ID guides

This activity encourages learners to look closely and start to identify the similarities and differences of trees found in their outdoor space. They will ask questions and ‘really look’ to try and find the tree the leaf came from. This also introduces the concept of identifying plants in their site, by exploring the space and making observations.

These simple leaf, fruit and twig identification guides can be used to support young learners as they explore their outdoor area.

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< 30 minutes


Download the guidance for step by step instructions for this activity.


  • Outdoors

Curriculum links

  • Science