Fall leaves are my favorite part of changing seasons. I’m not able to experience a lot of fall leaves in Southern California, so I’ll have fun today with some fall leaf activities that don’t require real fall-colored leaves.
Here, I’m sharing the links to lots of free leaf printables for preschoolers through 1st graders (and sometimes older). To keep my list manageable, I don’t share coloring pages unless a page has a specific educational purpose related to leaves.
Fall Leaf Activities Using Free Printables
Fall Leaf Lacing Activity
Free Printable: Fall Leaf Lacing Cards from Gift of Curiosity
Fall Leaf Cutting Strips
The tray is a Multicraft tray. This activity just requires printing out, laminating, and cutting out the fall leaves; punching holes around the leaves; and using tape to create an end on a piece of yarn for threading. There are a number of options of leaves, so just choose the ones you prefer.
Free Printable: Fall Cut It Out Pack from This Reading Mama
There are 3 different levels of cutting strips you can use. I used Fiskar kids’ scissors. It’s easiest for children to cut the strips if you print them out on cardstock.
Fall Leaves Memory Game
Free Printable: Autumn Leaves Printable Memory Game from Mr Printables
Fall Leaf Addition and Subtraction Problems
You can’t really tell from the photo, but these are lovely leaf images with lots of detail. The printable even has leaves you can use for the backs of the cards.
Free Printable: Leaf Addition and Subtraction (from Leaves Pack part 2) at 3 Dinosaurs
I like this printable because it has both addition and subtraction equations, and it’s a hands-on introduction to story problems. I used these acrylic leaves, although these acrylic leaves would would work well, too. You could use the numerals that come with the printable, or your child or students could write the numerals using erasable marker.
Math Fact-Family Leaves and Trees
Free Printable: Math Fact Family Trees from The Educators’ Spin On It
This is another hands-on math activity, focusing on fact families. Again, your child or students can use the cards to create equations, or they could write them out by hand using an erasable marker.
Free Printable: Word Family Trees from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
This was amazingly easy to prepare using the Martha Stewart Crafts Maple Leaf Punch. I used colored cardstock … a different color for each tree. I simply used the printable word-family list to write the correct letter or letters on each leaf. I didn’t laminate the individual leaves, although you’d want them laminated for a classroom.
Free Leaf Printables for Preschoolers-First Graders (some printables for up to grade 3
- Botany Printables from The Helpful Garden
- Autumn Leaves 3-Part Cards from Imagine Our Life
- Fall Themed Shades of Colours Cards from Welcome to Mommyhood
- Tree and Leaf Nomenclature Cards from Tired, Need Sleep
- Leaf Identification Flashcards from Look We’re Learning
- Parts of a Leaf from Twisty Noodle
- Fall Leaf Line Drawing Template from Oil and Blue
- Fall Leaves and Trees Printables from 1+1+1=1
- Six Free Printable Leaf Sets from First Palette
- Fall Leaf Printables from Preschool Mom
- Leaf Tot and Preschool Packs from A Teaching Mommy
- Leaves Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
- Leaf Printables from Teaching Heart Blog
- 30 Leaf Identification Cards (free to subscribers) from Wildflower Ramblings
- Leaf Cards, Booklet, and Wall Charts from Homemade Montessori
- Elementary Leaf Unit from Temple of Ganesha Montessori
- Fall Leaf Printables (free to subscribers) from Preschool Mom
- Fall Leaf Printables set of four from I Should Be Mopping the Floor
- Fall Fun Learning Pack from Homeschool Creations
- Fall Leaf Template for Leaf Suncatchers from Fun at Home with Kids
- Fall Printables (includes a number of leaf printables) from Making Learning Fun
- Leaf Printables from Teachers Pay Teachers Leaf Printables from Teachers Notebook
More of my Resources That Include Leaf Activities
You’ll find more leaf activities and ideas in these Living Montessori Now resources: Montessori-Inspired Autumn Leaf Unit
You’ll find Montessori-inspired leaf activities of all kinds (autumn or any season) in my ultimate guide to Montessori-inspired leaf resources and activities.
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