Let this versatile leaf template printable do the heavy lifting for you this fall. Check out the engaging and fun ideas you can use it for.
Why Use a Leaf Template Printable
Finding colorful leaves outside is a joyful experience for littles.
There are many different things you can do with actual leaves.
But writing on them, even with a permanent marker, doesn’t always work, especially if the leaves are a bit crispy.
So, in comes the idea of a leaf template printable.
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You can write on it for educational activities, craft with it, or make the leaves into a banner for decoration.
Plus, if it’s rainy and cold outside, you don’t have to wait until the leaves dry to do activities with them 😉
We have compiled a list of some activities to do with the free lead template printable.
This is not a comprehensive list, but it should give you some ideas to get you started.
Activities to do with the Leaf Template Printable
Write letters that are in your little one’s name on the leaves.
Have her put the leaves in order to spell her name.
Be sure to make double-letter cards if your child has letters that repeat in her name, like in the name Fallon.
There would need to be two leaves with the letter L on them.
Number Leaf Matching
Write numbers on some of the leaves and dots on others.
Then, have the kids match up the number to the leaf with that many dots on it.
For example, a leaf would have a number 2, and another would have two dots.
These leaves would be matched up in the leaf-matching game.
Write a letter on each leaf to make the whole alphabet.
Hang a string and have your little one use clothes pins to hang the leaves in order on the string.
The clothes pins make this leaf template printable activity more fun, and it uses fine motor skills.
Write simple addition problems on the leaves and the answers on other leaves.
Have your little one match up the addition problems to the sums to make a matching pair.
Once your little one gets good at this, you can turn it into memory by flipping the cards so the numbers aren’t showing.
Have her flip over two of the leaves, and if they match, she gets to keep the pair.
Follow the Leaves
Make a path on the ground of the leaves that your little one has to follow.
You can do this with numbered, lettered, or unmarked leaves.
After your little one has followed the path, have her follow it back to the beginning, picking up the leaves as she goes.
This works on gross motor skills, balance, picking up small items (fine motor skills), and following a trail.
It may also help your little one work off excess energy— wouldn’t that be nice 😉
Number Ordering Leaves
Write numbers 1-20 on leaves.
Hand a string and have your little one put the numbers in order by hanging the leaves on the string with clothes pins.
This works on number order and number identification, and adding the clothes pins brings fine motor skills.
Where to Get the Free Leaf Template Printable
The printable can be accessed through our freebies library for free!
Simply click the link, and it will bring you to the library.
If you aren’t already a member of the freebies library, it will prompt you to sign up.
If you are a member, you can enter the password (found at the bottom of our latest email).
Leaf Activities for Preschoolers
There are many fun leaf activities that you can create using the leaf template printable.
Be sure to print off a few copies to use in multiple ways.