Wonderful autumn leaves learning activities for kids. From reading to math to art projects, there are fun educational activities for everyone to welcome fall!
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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!
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.
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.
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
- Open-ended Leaf Art
- Coffee Filter Leaf Suncatchers
- Fingerprint Leaf Art
- Painted Leaf Monsters
- Leaf Crowns
- Leaf Prints
- Autumn Leaves that Last All Year Round
- Handprint Autumn Tree Craft
- Nature Color Hunt Leaf Hunt
- Foil Leaf Art
- Leaf Rubbings with Watercolor Resist
Autumn Leaves Math Activities
Movement Activities with Autumn Leaves
- Get Outside and Play in the Leaves!
- Leaf Nature Walk
- Leaves Action Rhyme
- Fall Leaf Color Stomp
- Looking for Fall Color Leaves with a Viewer
- Fall Leaf Movement with Sidewalk Chalk
- Fall Sensory Bin
Autumn Leaves Science
- Using Leaves to Identify Trees
- Why Leaves Change Color: Leaf Chromatography
- Cinnamon Leaf Cookie Recipe
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 is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
2 thoughts on “Autumn Leaves Learning Activities for Kids”
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.
Love the leaf rubbings!
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