Class: Primary 2

Term: 1st Term

Week: 10

Age: 8 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Cultural And Creative Arts

Curriculum Theme: Cultural And Creative Arts

Topic: Leaf Print

Content: Application of watercolors on leaves and printing on paper.

Specific Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Print leaves on their papers.
  • print leaves in their papers and spread in the sun to dry.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Course Book
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Leaves
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paper
  • Water cups

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding leaf printing helps students develop artistic skills and creativity. It also connects them to nature and the environment.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have basic knowledge of colors and be able to handle paintbrushes.


Content Development: Leaf Print

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsQuestion and AnswerExplain the topic and its importance. Ask questions to assess prior knowledge.Respond to questions and listen attentively.
Leaf Printing Demonstration 10 minsDemonstrationShow how to apply watercolors on leaves and print them on paper. Emphasize the process step by step.Watch the demonstration closely.
Pupils’ Practice 15 minsGuided PracticeGive pupils leaves, watercolors, and paper. Guide them in applying colors to leaves and making prints on paper.Follow the teacher’s instructions and create their leaf prints.
Evaluation5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about the leaf printing process.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and encourage pupils to practice leaf printing at home.Share what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

Steps in Leaf Print:

  • Gather Materials
  • Prepare Leaves
  • Choose Colors
  • Apply Colors
  • Press and Print
  • Peel Off Carefully
  • Repeat and Experiment
  • Let it Dry


  1. What did we learn to do today with leaves and watercolors?
  2. Why is leaf printing a creative activity?
  3. Can you describe the steps to create a leaf print?

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: September 26, 2023