With autumn arriving and the leaves finally falling down from the trees my kids have been doing plenty of leaf gathering so to put their nature treasures to good use we did some exploring, observing, and learning about the parts of a leaf. Come see our activities and grab our free printable that kids can color, cut, glue, and label to show off all they have learned.
The first thing to do is to go outside and collect leaves, lots and lots of leaves that are different shapes, colors, and sizes. If you want to preserve them for crafting, here is a great tutorial: How to preserve leaves (for crafting).
After we collected leaves, we had fun reading leaf books like We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt (affiliate link) by Steve Metzger which is similar to going on a bear hunt with repetitive words that make it fun to read.
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf (affiliate link) by Lois Ehlert is a beautiful book with lots of color about a tree. Leaf Jumpers (affiliatie link) by Carole Gerber is a fun book that talks about different types and the different parts of leaves.
Then we continued to explore leaves, and identify the parts of the leaf. Grab the free coloring page below.
Exploring Fall Leaves
Parts of a Leaf Printable (available for download at the end of this post)
Crayons or markers
1. Discuss and point to the parts of a real leaf.
2. Have child color page, cut, glue, and label their leaf.
The printable comes in two levels; the first level has numbers (as pictured) so kids can match the numbers to label their leaf. Level two is blank, so kids will need to identify the part of the leaf on their own, as well as the correct label.
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