Autumn Leaves don’t fall… they’re pushed! ~ FREE article for kids

PGFE Fall / Autumn Article for kids; free printable

Today we are going to take a look at something remarkable that happens every day during Fall / Autumn… enjoy!

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AUTUMN LEAVES DON’T FALL… THEY’RE PUSHED ~ ARTICLE FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

As always, all of my articles are designed to give glory to God as Creator.

PGFE Fall / Autumn Article for kids; free printable

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LAMINATE / BINDER

If this article is for your own children or homeschool students, you may like to laminate it to keep it looking nice. Put it into a binder with some FREE Fall/Autumn colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas and make your own DIY Activity Book for your kids. They’ll have fun choosing their own pages to put in it while absorbing an important message of how incredible our Creator is.

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OTHER LANGUAGES

For sponsored children who are NOT ENGLISH speaking, articles can be uploaded as a normal photo or sent to them, but you may like to include the text in your letter to make sure it gets translated. If you would like to do this for your child, scroll down to the bottom of this post where you are welcome to ‘copy and paste’ any of my text. Choose some FREE Fall/Autumn colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas, add a short note and some hugs and kisses and your letter is done.

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ARTICLE TEXT

AUTUMN LEAVES DON’T FALL… THEY’RE PUSHED!

Have you ever seen a leaf fall? While walking around a lake a while back, a bright red leaf floated down to the ground in front of me. The thought that immediately crossed my mind was, ‘Abscission is complete!’ Huh?! I had just read a fascinating article titled, Autumn Leaves don’t fall… they are pushed! Like everything else in God’s Creation, I discovered it’s an exquisitely designed process to protect the tree during winter, as well as from diseases and pests. Why was I surprised to think otherwise? It happens like this:

  1. Firstly, valuable resources are retrieved from the leaf; and
  2. Stored in the tree’s roots, trunk and branches.
  3. The abscission zone is prepared and activated by many chemical signals.
  4. Enzymes dissolve the glue which holds the cells together.
  5. The cells disconnect and form a tiny fracture line.
  6. The cell walls pull apart, open up, and seal the scar.
  7. The leaf can now be safely shed. Resources are recycled next Spring to re-leaf the tree. Abscission is complete.

What is even more amazing, is this. If any one of these steps is absent, the abscission process does not work. It’s a carefully coordinated series of complex chemical processes, which must all happen for successful leaf shedding and effective tree survival. Autumn, and its colourful cascade of leaves, were designed by the super-intelligent Creator God, to fit the seasons, that He also made. So next time, you are wandering around and see a leaf floating to the ground, remember, “Abscission is complete!”   :)

If we could look at individual leaves under a microscope, we would see that God designed every single leaf to be unique and incredibly beautiful. How unique and incredibly beautiful you are, too! God made you extra special! Psalm 139:13-14 says, “You created every part of me, you put me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” God created so many wonderful things for us to enjoy. Things that are beautiful…. intricate… mysterious… perfect. To teach us about Him. To show us how wonderful, magnificent, wise and powerful He is. So that we will worship Him. Jesus! God the Creator!

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Information from creation.com – and scientists who take the Bible seriously. Got questions about science and God? This site is FABULOUS! Like me, they are all about reinforcing the authority of Scripture and giving glory to God as designer. We CAN and MUST take God’s Word seriously. If He meant something else, He would have said something else.

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And when you write to your sponsored child, don’t forget to tell them about our awesome Creator who created this amazing everyday miracle…

Tell them about Jesus!

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