8 Leaf Activities for Preschoolers

Today I’m showing you some of our absolute FAVORITE activities and crafts with leaves! Hope you’ll try some of them out and let me know which one is your favorite!

8 Leaf Activities for Preschoolers

1. Make a Leaf Lantern

Leaf Lantern

Make a beautiful lantern for those crisp, fall evenings. Find out how to make this simple craft from this post.

2. Leaf Sensory Bin

Leaf Sensory Bin

This is a really cool sensory bin! It’s filled with popcorn seeds (which feel awesome), acorns, pine cones, and leaves. See more about it here.

3. Leaf Memory Game

Leaf Memory Game

Gather some leaves and create a memory game! See how we did it here.

4. A Leafy Game

A Leafy Game--a great way to practice sorting and gross motor skills!

This game is sure to keep your busy and wear them out! It’s also great for sorting. See the details to this game here.

5. Crunched-Up Leaves Project

Crunched-Up Leaves Project

Crunch up some leaves and glue them onto a leaf template. To see more about this, click here.

6. Leaf Suncatchers

Leaf Suncatchers

These suncatchers are beautiful and definitely bring some color to your windows! See how to make them here.

7.  Cork PaintingCork Painting

Stamp “leaves” onto a painted tree with corks. To see more, click here.

8. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf Craft

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf Craft

Have you read the book, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf? I think it is a wonderful book for fall and it’s full of information. At the end of the story, it shares this recipe for making a treat for birds. To read more about this, see this post.

Hope this round-up of activities inspires you to do some leaf crafts and activities this fall!


  1. I have just started the fall leaf projects, too. You have some wonderful ideas. I think I’ll try the leaf suncatchers first.
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  2. What fun ideas! My 10 year old would even love some of these.
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  3. Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says:

    These are great ideas! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing At TGIF!

  4. I love that leaf memory game! What a great way to learn and memorize the names of the leaves/trees in your area! So good :)
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  5. Great activities to welcome Fall! We love collecting leaves here. That leaf memory game looks great! We are definitely doing that!

    Thank you for sharing at our Pinning for Play link party!
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  6. Love all these fun leaf ideas! I pinned and am sharing on Facebook Sunday =)

    thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week!!
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  7. I just found your site via the Ultimate Homeschooling Link-Up! Love these ideas. I have a toddler and preschooler, and I love how each of these ideas they can both do on their own level. Looking forward to trying several of these throughout the upcoming year!
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  8. Wow. What a terrific collection of Fall ideas. I am just LOVING your gorgeous Leaf Lanterns!

  9. What great activities to get ready for fall! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!
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  10. I love this round up! Thanks for collecting. I’m looking forward to falling leaves and changing colors :-)


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