Inside: These fall leaf activities add some seasonal fun to your Autumn time. Add some gorgeous fall colors to your home or classroom!
One of the greatest parts about the fall time is all of the beautiful colors.
I’m lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest, where the nature is gorgeous.
As soon as the temperature begins to cool down, all of the trees begin rapidly changing colors.
Seeing the leaves change from green to orange, yellow, red, and purple makes me crave decorating my classroom!
👉 Bonus! I’ve included some FREE leaf counting cards towards the bottom of this post. Scroll down to find the link!
25 Leaf Activities for Fall
Watercolor Fall Leaf Art – Practice fine motor skills by using pipettes to cover leaves with beautiful watercolors.
Leaf Action Art – Energetic toddlers will love shaking these jars to cover leaves with fall colored paint.
Easy Marbled Fall Leaves – Swirl paint around with shaving cream to create beautiful patterns to press leaves onto. (I Heart Arts n Crafts)
Salt Crystal Leaves – For a fun science activity, place leaf-shaped pipe cleaners in jars of salt water to form crystals. (Living Well Mom)
Oobleck and Leaves – Preschoolers will love this messy sensory activity playing with oobleck mixed with fall leaves. (Happy Toddler Playtime)
Fall Tree Number Recognition – Practice counting skills by matching the numbered leaf to the correct number placement on the tree. (Fun Learning for Kids)
Fall Wreath Making – Use paper plates and fake leaves to glue together beautiful fall wreath decorations. (Toddler Approved)
Leaf Hunt Gather and Sort – Toddlers will sort leaves into each bag by color, which is a great fun way to clean up the lawn! (This Little Home of Mine)
Leaf Potato Stamp – Carve a stem shape into a potato wedge to create a leaf-shaped stamp for fun fall painting. (How Wee Learn)
Leaf Rubbings Book – Create a book of leaf rubbings for preschoolers to keep by the end of the season. (Gift of Curiosity)
Windy Fall Leaves Sensory Bottle – This sensory bottle of fall colors is beautiful to look at and hold for little hands. (Rhythms of Play)
Autumn Tree Painting – Recreate the appearance of fall leaves by stamping paint with a cotton ball or cork. (Projects with Kids)
Lacing Cards – Practice fine motor skills by lacing through these fall leaf cards. (Gift of Curiosity)
Autumn Suncatchers – Use contact paper to make gorgeous leaf suncatchers to decorate the windows. (Artful Parent)
Leaf Garland – Use newspaper or regular paper to lace together decorated leaf cutouts for a garland. (Red Ted Art)
Leaves Sand Tray – Print out these leaf alphabet cards for preschoolers to practice tracing in the sand tray. (Mrs Plemons’ Kindergarten)
Color the Leaves – For an easy color recognition activity, print out these coloring sheets for preschoolers to color in the leaf with the color listed. (SupplyMe)
Painting with Leaves – Use fabric leaves and clothespins as a brush for painting fun textures. (Fun Learning for Kids)
Fall Leaf Puzzles – Use contact paper or a laminator with real leaves cut in half to create a matching pairs puzzle. (PBS)
Leaf Patterns – Use small fabric leaves to make color patterns with the leaves. (Life Over C’s)
Handprint Tree – Toddlers will paint and stamp their hands over the tree stump to make a fall tree keepsake. (Crafty Morning)
Raking Leaves Dramatic Play – Preschoolers will use their arm strength to pretend rake fabric leaves on the ground. (Babies to Bookworms)
Dish Brush Leaves – Use a dish brush to paint fall leaves on a tree using paint. (Crafty Morning)
Fall Leaf Match – Draw lines to match together the leaf pairs with this free printable sheet. (Jinxy Kids)
Pom Pom Splat Tree – For a fun action art activity, use liquid watercolors and pom poms to drop the paints onto the tree from a height. (Stay at Home Educator)
Check out our favorite fall materials!