Leaf People: Make this craft after an outdoor scavenger hunt or a class "hike." I will do this with my first graders during our camp week at the end of the year. After they collect their nature items during the hike, we will return to the classroom where the kids will creature their "leaf person/animal/creature" and then they can write about their "leaf friend".

Leaf People: Make this craft after an outdoor scavenger hunt or a class "hike." I will do this with my first graders during our camp week at the end of the year. After they collect their nature items during the hike, we will return to the classroom where the kids will creature their "leaf person/animal/creature" and then they can write about their "leaf friend".


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During the fall: take the kids outside and have them each pick one leaf, then graph them and learn counting and organization

During the fall: take the kids outside and have them each pick one leaf, then graph them and learn counting and organization

Leaf Man-Students go on a leaf hunt after reading Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert and then make their very own leaf man. Projects helps with fine motor control, problem solving, color identification, body part awareness, and following directions.

Leaf Man-Students go on a leaf hunt after reading Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert and then make their very own leaf man. Projects helps with fine motor control, problem solving, color identification, body part awareness, and following directions.

Fall math activity for preschool. Practice number identification with fall leaves.

Number Recognition: Fall Tree Number Matching

Fall leaves: put leaves on paper, have kids color/paint over top then remove leaves. 

I did this with my 3 year old (we used paint), but I think it would be better for slightly older kids.

Fall leaves: put leaves on paper, have kids color/paint over top then remove leaves. I did this with my 3 year old (we used paint), but I think it would be better for slightly older kids.

Here's a Fall project that's just as fun for kids as it is for adults — and it's a Pinterest favorite! These easy shaving cream painted leaves from Little Wonders' Days will have you swirling paint right next to your tot to create Autumn leaves. String the finished creations to create a decorative garland, or hang them from a stick for a lovely, leaf-filled mobile. Source: Little Wonders' Days

Shaving Cream Painted Leaves

Here's a Fall project that's just as fun for kids as it is for adults — and it's a Pinterest favorite! These easy shaving cream painted leaves from Little Wonders' Days will have you swirling paint right next to your tot to create Autumn leaves. String the finished creations to create a decorative garland, or hang them from a stick for a lovely, leaf-filled mobile. Source: Little Wonders' Days

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