I didn't notice this five-leafer crawling up a tree a few feet from backdoor in my yard until it started changing color. Do you recognize it?
POISON PLANT MATCHING GAME
The best way to help your kids, especially the youngest, stay safe from poison plants is to create a matching game. Make flashcards. Draw two or three of the same leaf, like poison ivy. Make them as identical as possible. Mix all the cards together upside down like a commercial matching game. Turn one card and try to match it by turning another card over. If they don't match turn them back over. Continue until you get a match. P.S. It's also a memory game. You can so include the berries of each poisonous plant, but color them or make their shape appropriately different. Here's a list of possible cards. 1. Poison Ivy 2. Poison Oak 3. Virginia Creeper 4. Poison Sumac 5. Non-poison sumac (I'll tell you about sumac in a later part.