Autumn Leaves Learning Activities for Kids

Wonderful autumn leaves learning activities for kids. From reading to math to art projects, there are fun educational activities for everyone to welcome fall!

Wonderful autumn leaves learning activities for kids. From reading to math to art projects, there are fun educational activities for everyone to welcome fall! #vbcforkids #ece

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Fall is in the air, and to celebrate I’m showcasing some of my favorite autumn leaves learning activities for kids. These activities are perfect companions to the book Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert, which happens to be this week’s Virtual Book Club for Kids book.

Autumn Leaf Crayon Rubbings

It’s easy to make leaf prints! All you need are:

Sometimes when you have several children you forget to introduce the younger kids to activities your older children adored at their age. Making crayon leaf rubbings was the subject of one of my very first blog posts, but five-year-old Anna didn’t even know this activity existed! We fixed that this weekend, and I’m happy to say she is now a big fan!

 Autumn leaf themed learning activities for kids

The older kids joined in as well. It was fun to see how different kids took different approaches to the activity. All three of my girls picked a single color and stuck with it, but they used the leaves differently. Eight-year-old Lily created a pretty border. Eleven-year-old Emma put the leaves all over the paper, and then used that paper as stationary to write a snail mail letter to a friend.

leaf rubbing and other autumn leaf learning activities for kids

Nine-year-old Johnny wasn’t initially sure that crayon rubbing was cool enough for him. He watched the girls make a few pictures and decided to join.

crayon leaf rubbing art project for kids

He was the only one of my kids to use more than one color, and his finished picture is my personal favorite. You’re never too old or cool for crayon leaf rubbings!

More Autumn Leaves Learning Activities for Kids

Fall is my favorite time of year, and I can’t wait to try these other autumn leaves themed learning activities for kids! I’ll try them primarily with five-year-old Anna, but I suspect the other kids will join in sometimes – just as they did with our crayon leaf rubbing activity!

Art Activities with Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves Math Activities

Movement Activities with Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves Science

Leaf Themed Literacy Activities

Find more book-themed learning activities for kids on the 2017-18 Virtual Book Club for Kids page. I’ll update the page as new posts go live throughout the academic year.

Please share your autumn leaves themed learning activities in the comments below, or  on my Facebook page. You can always tag me on Instagram, too.

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

2 thoughts on “Autumn Leaves Learning Activities for Kids”

  1. Now that I think about it, I don’t know if my kids have ever done a leaf rubbing….. We did a few rubbings when they were in preschool, but they might not remember those either.

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