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5 Easy Autumn Leaf Activities

These five autumn activities will help your 3-5-year-old take a closer look at fall leaves.

Learning Benefits

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Critical Thinking

What you need:

  • Leaves from different trees
  • Water
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • A book

What to do:

  1. Touch the leaves. How do they feel? How are they alike? How are they different?
  2. Try putting a leaf in a bowl of water. Does it float or sink?
  3. Glue leaves on paper to make a fall collage.
  4. Press leaves between the pages of a book. What happens after a week?
  5. Make a leaf rubbing. Put a piece of paper on top of the leaf. Make sure the veins are facing up. Peel the paper off of a crayon, and rub on top of the paper. Can you see the veins?

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