Montessori-Inspired Autumn Leaf Unit

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An autumn leaf is a wonder of nature for children and adults alike. To celebrate that wonder, why not have an autumn leaf unit study?!

Montessori-Inspired Autumn Leaf Unit

There are some amazing resources available online. I’ll be linking to Montessori-inspired resources here and adding a link to my Autumn Leaf Unit Study board on Pinterest with links to resources of all types and for a wide range of ages. Some of the resources will be about leaves during any season but will obviously still be appropriate for a unit study on autumn leaves.

Montessori-Inspired Leaf Resources

My posts:

Free Montessori Materials for a Gardening Unit (has links to many free Montessori leaf materials)

Where to Buy Montessori Materials (if you’re interested in purchasing traditional Montessori materials such as the Montessori botany cabinet – not essential for homeschools)

Raking Leaves (Photo from United Montessori Association)

Raking Leaves (Photo from United Montessori Association)

Activity of the Week – Raking Leaves Indoors (Practical Life)

Classifying Leaves (Photo from Two Little Seeds)

Classifying Leaves (Photo from Two Little Seeds)

Activity of the Week – Classifying Leaves

Tree Identification Cards (Image from Montessori Print Shop)

Tree Identification Cards (Image from Montessori Print Shop)

 

Posts and Materials from around the Blogosphere

Montessori Print Shop has a number of leaf materials available for purchase.

Montessori for Everyone has a number of leaf materials available for purchase.

Leaf Transferring (Photo from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments)

Leaf Transferring (Photo from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments)

Discovery Days and Montessori Moments has Leaf Transferring.

Button Tree (Photo from Olives and Pickles)

Button Tree (Photo from Olives and Pickles)

Olives and Pickles (photo) and Noor Janan Homeschool have autumn button trees.

Leaf Button Snake (Photo by Julie at The Adventures of Bear)

Leaf Button Snake (Photo by Julie at The Adventures of Bear)

The Adventures of Bear has a leaf button snake (photo), fall sensory box, and sorting leaves activity.

Fall Sensory Bin (Photo from 1+1+1=1)

Fall Sensory Bin (Photo from 1+1+1=1)

1+1+1=1 has a Fall Sensory Bin along with many fall printables that can be used to prepare Montessori-inspired activity trays.

Train Up a Child has Montessori-inspired Ll is for leaf activities.

My Confessions of a Montessori Mom Blog has 7 Fun Fall Montessori Leaf Activities and Autumn Blog Hop.

Botany Cabinet Work (Photo from The Moveable Alphabet)

Botany Cabinet Work (Photo from The Moveable Alphabet)

The Moveable Alphabet has Leaf Washing, “Skate Around the Rim of the Leaf’s Shape” (the photo), Fetching and Pairing With The Botany Cabinet, and Outdoor Botanical Exercises.

Botany Cabinet Extension (Photo by Jessie from The Education of Ours - at Mommy Moment)

Botany Cabinet Extension (Photo by Jessie from The Education of Ours – at Mommy Moment)

Jessie from The Education of Ours has a pin punching Botany Cabinet Extension at Mommy Moment.

My Montessori Journey has Signs of Fall (in the Classroom), The Giving Tree (for needed classroom supplies), Leaf Practical Life Activities, Leaf Stringing, October Poem, Leaf Number Sequencing, Leaf Number Sequencing Extension, Leaf Counting Activity, Fall Tree Dice Game, Leaf Spirals, Leaf Rubbings, Fall Tree Activity, Watercolor Leaves, and WAY Cute Fall Tree Craft.

"Please Touch" Table with Leaves and Seeds (Photo from Barefoot in Suburbia)

“Please Touch” Table with Leaves and Seeds (Photo from Barefoot in Suburbia)

Barefoot in Suburbia has a number of autumn leaf activities, including leaf matching. (Photo from Montessori Monday.)

Leaf Color-Changing Activity (Photo from Homeschool Escapade)

Leaf Color-Changing Activity (Photo from Homeschool Escapade)

Homeschool Escapade has a lesson about why leaves change color along with other Montessori-inspired leaf activities.

Autumn Leaf Pairing  (Photo from Leptir)

Autumn Leaf Pairing (Photo from Leptir)

Leptir has Autumn Leaves – Pairing using a free leaf matching printable from PreKinders as well as other autumn leaf activities in a post on Plants and Garden.

Lesson Plans to Pots and Pans has many autumn activities, including a number of autumn leaf activity trays.

Autumn Trees 1-10 (Photo from To the Lesson!)

Autumn Trees 1-10 (Photo from To the Lesson!)

To the Lesson! has autumn trees 1-10 and autumn leaf ordering and hanging on the line, autumn leaf pin pushing and leaf button stringing, and autumn leaf watercolor painting.

Montessori Spanish has a Leaf Study.

Work and Play, Day by Day has Leaf Works.

Our Montessori Story has a number of leaf activities in A Fall Poem and More Fun with Fall Leaves.

Montessori Muddle has a middle school science activity: Osmosis under the Microscope.

More Ideas for an Autumn Leaf Unit Study on Pinterest



On Pinterest, I have more resources for an autumn leaf unit study for a number of age levels. The resources aren’t all Montessori resources, but there are many wonderful ideas to choose from to fit into an autumn leaf unit.


Linked with The Mommy Club Resources and Solutions at Milk and Cuddles and Crystal & Co. , Pinterest Tuesday, Show-and-Share Saturday, Link & Learn, The Sunday Showcase at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas and Classified: Mom, Autumn-4-Mommy Linkie at Rainbows Within Reach, One Artsy Mama, Mommy Moment, All Year Round Blog Carnival: Autumn, and Autumn Blog Hop.

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