The brightly coloured leaves and warm weather is luring us outside to play. We adore crunching leaves underneath our feet. Tossing leaves in a shower of delight. Raking only for the joy of jumping in the pile. Walking in the river valley (find maps here). And collecting leaves.
But what to do with those collected leaves? Here are a few ideas:
Babies and Toddlers:
- Let them play with the leaves and crumple them in their hands
- Cover and uncover feet and legs playing peek-a-boo
- Get a container and put leaves in and out of a container
- Create autumn art by sticking leaves to clear contact paper, then put a second layer over to seal.
- Water-crayon resist (via Intellidance)
- Dip them in paint and use them to stamp or as a paint brush
- Create a collage fall wreath using mod podge (a waterbased glue that is easily cleaned-up and non-toxic)
- Sort leaves by colour, size, shape
- Order leaves from small to large
- Grab a handful of leaves and guess how many you can hold, then count them.
Have other fall leaf ideas? Share them below with other readers in the comments section.