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10
Last Sunday, we went to a garden in the neighbourhood. We
played Hide and Seek (Chhupanchhupai) and Antakshari.
We had a lot of fun. After sometime, Didi said – Let us play a
new game today. We had played this game in the camp last
year. I will become a ‘Plant fairy’. The ‘Plant fairy’ will call out a
name of something and you all will have to touch it.
The game began. Didi said – The ‘Plant fairy’ asks you to
touch a plant. At once, all the children ran towards the plants.
The Plant Fairy
2 2
2 2 2
Shabnam sat touching
a jasmine plant.
Ammu held the
marigold plant.
Michael touched
a mehendi bush.
Dayaram caught
hold of a neem tree
and stood there.
Children can be asked by what name, games like Chhupanchhupai,
Antakshari are called in their regions.
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
Page 2


10
Last Sunday, we went to a garden in the neighbourhood. We
played Hide and Seek (Chhupanchhupai) and Antakshari.
We had a lot of fun. After sometime, Didi said – Let us play a
new game today. We had played this game in the camp last
year. I will become a ‘Plant fairy’. The ‘Plant fairy’ will call out a
name of something and you all will have to touch it.
The game began. Didi said – The ‘Plant fairy’ asks you to
touch a plant. At once, all the children ran towards the plants.
The Plant Fairy
2 2
2 2 2
Shabnam sat touching
a jasmine plant.
Ammu held the
marigold plant.
Michael touched
a mehendi bush.
Dayaram caught
hold of a neem tree
and stood there.
Children can be asked by what name, games like Chhupanchhupai,
Antakshari are called in their regions.
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
11
Didi said — Very good! Every one has touched a plant. But
have you noticed that all the plants are different from each other?
Didi, you are also sitting on little plants, said Shabnam.
The children ran again to touch the trees with thick or thin
trunks. Have you seen a tree with a trunk as thick as the one
shown in the picture?
Michael found the game very interesting. He thought, how
lucky the fairy was. She could order everyone around. Now, I
want to be the ‘Plant fairy’ – said Michael. The children laughed
aloud – A boy fairy ! They were now ready to take orders from the
new ‘Plant fairy’.
Michael said – Get me some leaves quickly.
But remember you are not to pluck the leaves from the plants –
said Didi. The children ran to collect the leaves which were lying
on the ground.
Can you name the plant on which Didi was sitting?
The game started again. The ‘Plant fairy’ now said – Touch a
tree which has either a thick or a thin trunk.
By playing this game children will see the diversity in plants for
themselves. It would be good if children became the ‘Plant fairy’ by turn
so that they themselves can choose the  basis of classification.
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
Page 3


10
Last Sunday, we went to a garden in the neighbourhood. We
played Hide and Seek (Chhupanchhupai) and Antakshari.
We had a lot of fun. After sometime, Didi said – Let us play a
new game today. We had played this game in the camp last
year. I will become a ‘Plant fairy’. The ‘Plant fairy’ will call out a
name of something and you all will have to touch it.
The game began. Didi said – The ‘Plant fairy’ asks you to
touch a plant. At once, all the children ran towards the plants.
The Plant Fairy
2 2
2 2 2
Shabnam sat touching
a jasmine plant.
Ammu held the
marigold plant.
Michael touched
a mehendi bush.
Dayaram caught
hold of a neem tree
and stood there.
Children can be asked by what name, games like Chhupanchhupai,
Antakshari are called in their regions.
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
11
Didi said — Very good! Every one has touched a plant. But
have you noticed that all the plants are different from each other?
Didi, you are also sitting on little plants, said Shabnam.
The children ran again to touch the trees with thick or thin
trunks. Have you seen a tree with a trunk as thick as the one
shown in the picture?
Michael found the game very interesting. He thought, how
lucky the fairy was. She could order everyone around. Now, I
want to be the ‘Plant fairy’ – said Michael. The children laughed
aloud – A boy fairy ! They were now ready to take orders from the
new ‘Plant fairy’.
Michael said – Get me some leaves quickly.
But remember you are not to pluck the leaves from the plants –
said Didi. The children ran to collect the leaves which were lying
on the ground.
Can you name the plant on which Didi was sitting?
The game started again. The ‘Plant fairy’ now said – Touch a
tree which has either a thick or a thin trunk.
By playing this game children will see the diversity in plants for
themselves. It would be good if children became the ‘Plant fairy’ by turn
so that they themselves can choose the  basis of classification.
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
12
Dayaram said – I did not know that there were so many types
of leaves. Look, some are round, some are long and some are
triangular.
Ammu said – They are of so many different colours as well.
Some are light green and some are dark green. Some are even
yellow, red and purple. There is one which is green but has white
patches on it.
Look, even the margins of these leaves are different from
each other. Some have straight margins and some uneven. Some
of these margins even look like a saw – said Shabnam.
Ammu and Shabnam shouted together – We also want to be
the  ‘Plant fairy.’
Didi said – Not today, may be next Sunday. It is time to go
home now.
On the way back, Didi recited a poem for everyone.
Do all the leaves have similar colours, shapes and margins?
Children may collect different types of fallen leaves and find out the
names of their plants.
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
Page 4


10
Last Sunday, we went to a garden in the neighbourhood. We
played Hide and Seek (Chhupanchhupai) and Antakshari.
We had a lot of fun. After sometime, Didi said – Let us play a
new game today. We had played this game in the camp last
year. I will become a ‘Plant fairy’. The ‘Plant fairy’ will call out a
name of something and you all will have to touch it.
The game began. Didi said – The ‘Plant fairy’ asks you to
touch a plant. At once, all the children ran towards the plants.
The Plant Fairy
2 2
2 2 2
Shabnam sat touching
a jasmine plant.
Ammu held the
marigold plant.
Michael touched
a mehendi bush.
Dayaram caught
hold of a neem tree
and stood there.
Children can be asked by what name, games like Chhupanchhupai,
Antakshari are called in their regions.
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
11
Didi said — Very good! Every one has touched a plant. But
have you noticed that all the plants are different from each other?
Didi, you are also sitting on little plants, said Shabnam.
The children ran again to touch the trees with thick or thin
trunks. Have you seen a tree with a trunk as thick as the one
shown in the picture?
Michael found the game very interesting. He thought, how
lucky the fairy was. She could order everyone around. Now, I
want to be the ‘Plant fairy’ – said Michael. The children laughed
aloud – A boy fairy ! They were now ready to take orders from the
new ‘Plant fairy’.
Michael said – Get me some leaves quickly.
But remember you are not to pluck the leaves from the plants –
said Didi. The children ran to collect the leaves which were lying
on the ground.
Can you name the plant on which Didi was sitting?
The game started again. The ‘Plant fairy’ now said – Touch a
tree which has either a thick or a thin trunk.
By playing this game children will see the diversity in plants for
themselves. It would be good if children became the ‘Plant fairy’ by turn
so that they themselves can choose the  basis of classification.
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
12
Dayaram said – I did not know that there were so many types
of leaves. Look, some are round, some are long and some are
triangular.
Ammu said – They are of so many different colours as well.
Some are light green and some are dark green. Some are even
yellow, red and purple. There is one which is green but has white
patches on it.
Look, even the margins of these leaves are different from
each other. Some have straight margins and some uneven. Some
of these margins even look like a saw – said Shabnam.
Ammu and Shabnam shouted together – We also want to be
the  ‘Plant fairy.’
Didi said – Not today, may be next Sunday. It is time to go
home now.
On the way back, Didi recited a poem for everyone.
Do all the leaves have similar colours, shapes and margins?
Children may collect different types of fallen leaves and find out the
names of their plants.
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
13
Leaves
Red, purple and even yellow,
Some green wet and loose,
Leaves are of different kinds,
And of different shapes and shades.
Some are like the elephant’s ears,
And some are playful like the devil,
Some are torn and some are folded,
And some even eaten – like the betel.
And in the early dawn’s darkest hue,
You’ll find the flowers cry tear-like dew.
Some are like butterflies, some like bees,
Some are hairy and some plain,
Some dry up to look thorns,
And some even resemble cranes.
Children like to recite poems, but they should not be forced to memorise
them. It will be good if all the children recite the poem as a group in
the class.
Whoosh whoosh scuttle and flutter,
In the breeze they all do mutter,
All day long they smile and play,
And in the night they sleep away.
Leaves are of different kinds,
And of different shapes and hues.
— VIJENDRA PAL SISODIYA
(Translated from the Hindi)
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
Page 5


10
Last Sunday, we went to a garden in the neighbourhood. We
played Hide and Seek (Chhupanchhupai) and Antakshari.
We had a lot of fun. After sometime, Didi said – Let us play a
new game today. We had played this game in the camp last
year. I will become a ‘Plant fairy’. The ‘Plant fairy’ will call out a
name of something and you all will have to touch it.
The game began. Didi said – The ‘Plant fairy’ asks you to
touch a plant. At once, all the children ran towards the plants.
The Plant Fairy
2 2
2 2 2
Shabnam sat touching
a jasmine plant.
Ammu held the
marigold plant.
Michael touched
a mehendi bush.
Dayaram caught
hold of a neem tree
and stood there.
Children can be asked by what name, games like Chhupanchhupai,
Antakshari are called in their regions.
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
11
Didi said — Very good! Every one has touched a plant. But
have you noticed that all the plants are different from each other?
Didi, you are also sitting on little plants, said Shabnam.
The children ran again to touch the trees with thick or thin
trunks. Have you seen a tree with a trunk as thick as the one
shown in the picture?
Michael found the game very interesting. He thought, how
lucky the fairy was. She could order everyone around. Now, I
want to be the ‘Plant fairy’ – said Michael. The children laughed
aloud – A boy fairy ! They were now ready to take orders from the
new ‘Plant fairy’.
Michael said – Get me some leaves quickly.
But remember you are not to pluck the leaves from the plants –
said Didi. The children ran to collect the leaves which were lying
on the ground.
Can you name the plant on which Didi was sitting?
The game started again. The ‘Plant fairy’ now said – Touch a
tree which has either a thick or a thin trunk.
By playing this game children will see the diversity in plants for
themselves. It would be good if children became the ‘Plant fairy’ by turn
so that they themselves can choose the  basis of classification.
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
12
Dayaram said – I did not know that there were so many types
of leaves. Look, some are round, some are long and some are
triangular.
Ammu said – They are of so many different colours as well.
Some are light green and some are dark green. Some are even
yellow, red and purple. There is one which is green but has white
patches on it.
Look, even the margins of these leaves are different from
each other. Some have straight margins and some uneven. Some
of these margins even look like a saw – said Shabnam.
Ammu and Shabnam shouted together – We also want to be
the  ‘Plant fairy.’
Didi said – Not today, may be next Sunday. It is time to go
home now.
On the way back, Didi recited a poem for everyone.
Do all the leaves have similar colours, shapes and margins?
Children may collect different types of fallen leaves and find out the
names of their plants.
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
13
Leaves
Red, purple and even yellow,
Some green wet and loose,
Leaves are of different kinds,
And of different shapes and shades.
Some are like the elephant’s ears,
And some are playful like the devil,
Some are torn and some are folded,
And some even eaten – like the betel.
And in the early dawn’s darkest hue,
You’ll find the flowers cry tear-like dew.
Some are like butterflies, some like bees,
Some are hairy and some plain,
Some dry up to look thorns,
And some even resemble cranes.
Children like to recite poems, but they should not be forced to memorise
them. It will be good if all the children recite the poem as a group in
the class.
Whoosh whoosh scuttle and flutter,
In the breeze they all do mutter,
All day long they smile and play,
And in the night they sleep away.
Leaves are of different kinds,
And of different shapes and hues.
— VIJENDRA PAL SISODIYA
(Translated from the Hindi)
2019-20
© NCERT 
not to be republished
14
i Colour the leaves made around the poem.
i Collect a few leaves of plants like lemon, mango,
neem, basil (tulsi), mint (pudina) and coriander
(dhaniya). Crush the leaves and smell them. Do they
all smell alike? Can you identify the leaves just by
their smell?
i Look at these beautiful pictures. They are made of
dry leaves.
 i Using dry leaves, make pictures of different animals in your
notebook.
The artist Vishnu Chinchalkar (Indore, Madhya Pradesh) made beautiful
pictures using dry leaves. These pictures are inspired by his works.
2019-20
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