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Autumn Leaf Activities for Preschoolers

38 fun-filled autumn leaf activities to get your toddlers and preschoolers outdoors this fall!

We love being outdoors, especially during the fall. All of the vibrant colors, falling leaves, and crisp air bring some serenity to the soul!

Last week, Lennox and I went on a fall scavenger hunt to collect all different types of leaves. We then came back, sorted them, identified them, and did this fun fine motor leaf imprint activity.

I am excited to get them laminated and use as identification references for future nature walks.

We had so much fun doing our leaf activities that I reached out to other kid bloggers for some inspirational leaf activities, and I was overwhelmed by the number of responses in such a short time.

I am incredibly excited to try out some of these autumn leaf activities myself! But, in the meantime, I want to share these 28 autumn leaf activities with you too. That way, you and your kiddos will get in the fall spirit, and most importantly, get outdoors!

Have lots of fall fun!

38 fun-filled autumn leaf activities to get your toddlers and preschoolers outdoors this fall!

Autumn Leaf Activities Using Actual Leaves

Fine Motor Leaf Activity for Preschoolers

1. Fine Motor Leaf Imprint Activity

An educational, sensory, and fine motor leaf imprint activity for toddlers and preschoolers to get your kiddos outdoors and in touch with nature this fall!

Bilingual Beginnings

2. Have your child explore with art on leaves by making these adorable leaf faces led by Red Ted Art.

3. Make some fun leaf animals with Emma Owl

4. Combine leaves with household objects to make these adorable Fall Leaf Finger Puppets with Crafts by Amanda.

5. Help your children make an adorable fall leaf peg doll with In the Playroom. It’s not only fun to make, but your child can play with it afterward!

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6. Collect fall leaves and create decorative pressed leaf art with The Craft Train.

7. Make some Beeswax Dipped Leaves with your collection of fall leaves with The Art Kit Blog

8. Sort some leaves with Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds.

9. Get crafty and make some air drying clay decorations with The Gingerbread House

10. Leaf story art

This is a great preschooler leaf activity or a nature craft idea that supports early reading and writing. With Thimble & Twig

Autumn Leaf Activities for Preschoolers

11. Learn about preserving leaves with Red Ted Art

12. Use markers to make leaf imprints with 123 Homeschool 4Me

13. Learn all about creating a fall nature leaf journal with Only Passionate Curiosity

14. Make an autumn butterfly out of leaves with Crafts on Sea

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15. Create a leaf mason jar lantern decoration for your house with Mama Smiles

Autumn Leaf Activities for Preschoolers

16. Stick and leaf butterfly nature craft

with Artsy Craftsy Mom

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17. Make a leaf investigation table with Learn with Play at Home

18. Use tempera paint to paint some leaves with Simple Fun for Kids

19. Create a Garden Leaf Collage with In the Playroom

20. Make some open-ended nature leaf art with Mama Smiles

21. Try this fun fine motor fall leaf garland craft with Look We’re Learning

22. Build a fall tree with real leaves with Fab Working Mom Life

23. Have some chalk fun by doing a leaf rubbing STEAM activity with Our Family Code

24. Fall Leaf and Flower Crowns with Niños and Nature

Autumn Leaf Activities for Preschoolers

25. Practice symmetry and make Mandala leaf art

with The Craft Train

More Leaf Crafts

26. Pin the leaves fine motor leaf activity with Bilingual Beginnings

27. Simple to set up salt leaf painting activity with Little Bins For Little Hands

28. A fine motor scrunched tissue paper autumn leaf with In The Playroom

29. Fall Wreath Paper Plate Craft Activity with Active Littles

30. Fall leaves do-a-dot printables with Fluffy Tots

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31. Fall leaf suncatchers with Crafts on Sea

32. Raking leaves pretend play with Happy Brown House

33. Tape Resist Leaf Painting with About a Mom

34. Melted Bead Suncatcher Leaf Craft

With Mom Wife Busy Life

Autumn Leaf Activities

35. Styrofoam Peanuts Fall Leaf Craft with 123 Homeschool 4ME

36. Newspaper Leaf Garland with Red Ted Art

37. Roll A Leaf! Leaf Matching File Folder Game with Look! We’re Learning

38. Fall Leaf Alphabet matching with Little Lad

I hope you found the perfect activity! Happy fall, friends!


37 fun-filled autumn leaf activities to get your toddlers and preschoolers outdoors this fall!