Autumn finally feels like it is here. It is getting cooler in the mornings, nights are drawing in and the trees are beginning to change colour. During our recent woodland walk Adam wanted to collect different natural materials. He collected conkers, pinecones and several leaves. As this week’s Virtual Book Club theme is leaves I decided to put our collection to great use. Our Create Your Name In Leaves activity took seconds to create yet kept Adam occupied for ages.
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Simply take your leaf collection and write the individual letters needed to make several names using a White Gel Pen. I opted to create the names of Adams immediate family and friends. Some letters with be repeated but remember to include capital letters for the beginning of each name. I placed the letter leaves inside a dark green leaf tray we purchased from Tiger Stores last year.
Next I took our light green leaf tray (again purchased from Tiger Stores) and used a Dry Wipe Pen to write Adams name. I placed the two trays on a table and went to demonstrate the activity to Adam. However, he immediately knew what to do. He matched the leaves to the correct letter and placed it on top of the name. Within a few seconds Adam had created his name in leaves.
Despite having a tissue to hand to wipe away the letters, Adam decided to remove the letters with his finger. However, this was a great fine motor activity and reinforced his letter knowledge. The letters came away from the tray easily and I was able to write another name for Adam to find.
Adam repeated the activity for ages. I had expected him to form a few names and then come back to the activity during the day. However, he kept requesting more and more names to the point I needed to write additional letters on different leaves. I can see our Create Your Name In Leaves activity being used time and time again in the next few days until the leaves crumble completely.
Alphabet Learning Activities
Alphabet Flashcards from Kori at Home
Leaf Sticker Tree Beginning Sounds Activity from Growing Book by Book
Leaf Matching Tree from J Daniel4’s Mom
Name Learning Activities
Leaf Name Sticky Wall from Inspiration Laboratories
Learn to Write Your Name with ‘Letter Man’ from Chickadee Lit
Fall Leaf Auditory Processing Activities from Sugar Aunts
Leaf Man Loose Parts Invitation from My Storytime Corner
Color Learning Activities
Giant Colorful Watercolor Fall Leaves for Kids from Toddler Approved
Numbers Learning Activities
Learning Fun with Leaves from Clare’s Little Tots
Leaf Art : Pre-writing Patterns for Fall from Rainy Day Mum
Fall Pre-Writing Activity Inspired by Leaf Man from Books and Giggles
Leaf Puppets from Messy Little Monster
Preschool Leaf Science Experiment from Preschool Powol Packets
Simple Preschool Science: Leaf Matching Activity from School Time Snippets
Shapes Learning Activities
Leaf Art from Mama Smiles
Exploring Leaf Shapes from To Be a Kid Again
Leaf Fingerprint Painting Activity from Artsy Momma
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