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Finding Letters in Nature

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Keywords: alphabet, letters, nature, picture, words,
Subject(s): Art, Life Science, Earth Science, English/Language Arts, Spelling, Science
Grades 3 through 8
School: Holy Family School, Sheboygan, WI
Planned By: Chris Romps
Original Author: Christina Romps, Sheboygan
Students look at the shapes in nature, and then capture them in a picture. They will find the shapes of alphabet letters in nature to spell a word they enjoy. For example, maybe a down tree looks like an "H" or a round flower looks like an "O".
1. Students explore nature.
2. Can they find natural occurring letters?
3. Take a good, centered picture of what you are seeing.
4. Can you put your letters together to spell a word?
5. Let's make a frame for your word.
6. There's a lot of possibilities here:)
Materials: Mobile Labs, Digital Cameras, Printers, Memory Cards
Other Items: paper
art supplies