Preschoolers love gluing and sticking and this Autumn leaves and tree sticking craft is a great craft for preschoolers and is a simple and pretty much mess free activity. By preparing all the items you need before you can leave it as a great invitation to play.
Fall leaves activity
- Cut out a selection of leaves and acorns in different sizes and colours
- Draw or cut out a bare tree
Activities – three and under
- Let your child feel and explore the leaves
- Discuss the way they feel
- Discuss the colour of the leaves and ask your child to point out the colours to you
- Ask which leaves are smaller or larger
- Point out acorns
- Count the leaves with your child
- Provide your child with a glue stick or glue and let them sick on the leaves as they choose
This is a great activity for over three’s too. It is a brilliant activity for after school or quiet times. It can also be a super activity for scissor skills as your child can cut out the leaves if they want to.
Activities – over three
- In addition to the above discuss why leaves change colour, you can find some great posts about it here at Teach Beside Me or Ingles 360
- Encourage your child to colour in the bark
- Why leaves fall off trees
- What acorns are
- Discuss patterns that they might make with the leaves
- Talk about how many leaves they are sticking on each branch
- Discuss the size of the leaves
Like this, then why not take a look at my Autumn/Fall activities Pinterest board.
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Love this, Syd is utterly obsessed with sticking at the moment so he would adore this!
This looks like lots of fun – we did this and wrote our family members names on the leaves too which made it a mini family tree x x
This looks great! I have also been following your leaf activities on Facebook. Very creative! Thanks for sharing.
I really love this. I’m going to try this with Potato I think. He loves sticking too x
We did something similar for my mum, though the grandkids put all of their names and a quote about Nanny on it x
That’s gorgeous! Easy to do too. Autumn is definitely my fave time of year, love the colours
Fab idea and looks like you had lots of fun. I love Autumn, in fact I think its my favourite season. xx
My 2 year old would love doing something like this! Must have a go
Hahrrr what a good idea , we have been doing some like this so much fun.
Ooooh aren’t those leaf cut outs cute? You could maybe do the activity with real leaves too?
this is such a lovely idea, I feel like W is starting to understand a bit more about the seasons so I’d love to explain a bit more doing something like this x
I should do this with little man. I love going on autumn walks and collecting leaves, conkers and acorns too
We made an AWESOME tree with handprinted leaves when the twins were small. Great activity!
I think we could do this with real leaves. Some of colours of them at the moment are beautiful.
Great idea, it is really pretty. I must do something like this with Baby x
Oh what a great and creative idea! Would love to do it with my little brother 🙂
I love this – great for them to do and really effective. I would love to put it on the wall. Thank you for sharing.
A brilliant idea to get them learning about seasons and having fun simultaneously. I will be trying this out, most certainly.
I really like this activity – I think I will try something like this at home with my little one!
lovely idea – love autumn crafts
I think we are going to do some leaf rubbing at the weekend
This looks gorgeous! We did a similar thing but with real leaves, I think I still need to work on my scissor skills 😉