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Add one or more of these leaf activities for preschoolers to your autumn lesson plans. You’ll find crafts and hands-on activities for little ones!
As you begin preparing your preschool fall theme lessons, be sure to make time for some hands-on activities and crafts. Choose one or more of the activities featured below to your seasonal theme.
Leaf Activities for Preschoolers
Are you looking for a simple fall craft to do with your preschoolers? This Fall Leaf Family is a simple leaf craft you can with with tots and preschoolers. Homeschool Preschool
Process art is a lot of fun for kids as there is no right or wrong. It’s all about the experience! Preschoolers will love this hammered nature process art, and you’ll love the finished results. Barley and Birch
Painting with shaving cream is a fun experience. It results in a gorgeous marbled effect. Try it out on this marbled leaf craft. Simple Fun for Kids
There are two fun leaf activities on this list. One is making leaf imprints. The other is pin the leaf on the tree. Both are perfect for preschoolers! Lorena & Lennox
Here’s a fun open-ended leaf art project inspired by the book, Leaf Man. Mama Smiles
Autumn is just around the corner. Help preschoolers build motor skills with these leaf-themed fine motor activities that are perfect for fall! Homeschool Preschool
Choose one of these seven easy leaf craft ideas for kids! Kids will love them all. Thimble and Twig
Here’s a fun autumn leaf sun catcher kids will love hanging in the windows this fall. The Gingerbread House
Air drying clay is the base for this gorgeous clay leaf mobile that kids can make. The Craft Train
Kids can make a set of leaf puppets to act out their favorite leaf stories and rhymes. Messy Little Monster
Life Cycle of Plants for Kids
No matter what time of year it is, you can use this life cycle of plants for kids bundle to teach your preschoolers about apples, flowers, pumpkins, strawberries, and sunflowers!
As the leaves begin to change colors, inspire your preschoolers to explore their creative side with these simple fall leaf crafts and activities. Homeschool Preschool
This gradient leaf banner is a great sorting activity that results in a lovely piece of art to hang on the wall. Barley and Birch
I love how the veins on the leaves stand when kids paint leaves with acrylic paints. Simple Fun for Kids
Place a battery-operated tea light candle in this easy leaf mason jar lantern craft for a fun autumn night light! Mama Smiles
These autumn leaf people are absolutely adorable! Try one this fall. Thimble and Twig
As the leaves begin to change colors this autumn, it’s a great time to explore leaves with these engaging leaf-themed science activities for preschoolers. Homeschool Preschool
I love the mandala effect created on this fun leaf suncatcher craft. Messy Little Monster
Kids will love rolling a dice to determine which pattern to draw on their leaf next. This is a simple autumn art project for kids. Rainy Day Mum
Don’t throw away old puzzles! Use the puzzle pieces in fun crafts such as this lovely fall tree craft. Natural Beach Living
Gather leaves on your next nature walk. Let your kids use them to make fall leaf sun catchers. Live Well Play Together
As you head out on your fall nature walk, gather some supplies to make a few of these crafts with leaves and sticks. Crafting with nature is so much fun! Homeschool Preschool
This woodland leaf garland will look great on display this autumn. Rainy Day Mum
Preschoolers will love making and wearing this festive leaf crown! Red Ted Art
BOOKS ABOUT LEAVES
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool leaf books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf – Lois Ehlert uses watercolor collage and pieces of actual seeds, fabric, wire, and roots in this innovative and rich introduction to the life of a tree.
Leaves – Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn’t work. Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it’s spring-and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him.
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt – There are lots of beautiful fall leaves to find! Three friends have a big adventure hiking over a mountain and through a forest to collect leaves of all kinds and colors. What will they do with all their leaves at the end of the story? Jump and play in them, of course!
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
Great flannel story to add for your collection. Use of this There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves felt board set increases language and story telling. Great use for large or small groups.