As part of our inquiry into how plants adapt to seasonal changes, students enjoyed reading the story Leaf Man by Lois Elhert. Inspired by the imagery in the book, we headed out into the school grounds to collect natural materials such as sticks, seeds, rocks and leaves to create our own leaf creatures. Students used their imaginations to build leaf birds, leaf squirrels, leaf monsters and many other interesting creatures. After photographing their creations, they returned the materials to nature and used their photos to write about their creatures. They drew ideas from their imagination pockets and used the 5-finger planning technique to add details and share their feelings about their special leaf creatures.