We’ve been enjoying several fall-related books from the library lately.
One of our favorites has been A Friend for All Seasons!
A Friend for All Seasons tells the story of a little raccoon who lives in an Oak tree. When its leaves start to fall he thinks it may be sad or cold, and then his mom explains about the seasons.
I thought it was the perfect book to inspire some leaf activities!
First we took a walk and collected some leaves of our own. In scavenger hunt style I asked the kids to each try to find a red leaf, a small leaf, a big leaf, etc. They had fun adding their leaves to our collection bag.
Once we got home with our leaves, we sorted them.
After sorting our leaves, I showed the kids how to make leaf rubbings. (With younger kids you may need to hold the paper down for them so it doesn’t move around too much.) They were excited to see their leaves “magically” appear on the paper!
Finally, we used our leaves to make some fall trees of our own. First they each drew a tree and used a paint brush to add glue where they wanted their leaves to stick. Then the kids had fun crumbling the dried leaves into a bowl (pick out any large stems!) and sprinkling them like glitter onto the glue.
Looking for another preschool book about fall? Check out our activities for Hello, Squirrels!
What activities have you done with the fall leaves?