Leaf Creations

Leaf Creations

*This activity is based on Lois Ehlert’s Leaf Man.


  • fall leaves
  • clear tape or glue
  • 18” x 12” white construction paper

Ask the children to bring leaves from home. (You might want to decorate leaf collecting bags to send home.)

With the children compare the color, shape, and size of the leaves. The children could place the leaves into sorting circles.

After a fresh reading of Leaf Man, let the children create their own leaf-y animals!

Younger children may just want to glue leaves to their paper and that’s fine.

Activity provided by:

Fontenelle Forest
1111 N. Bellevue Blvd.
Bellevue, NE 68005

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Category: Crafts

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
9.3, 11.2, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 12.5, 13.1, 14.3

Related Kindernature Resources:

Art with Leaves

Green Leaves Make Food

Hi-Ho the Oak Tree Grows

I Spy Signs of Fall

Leaf Activities

Leaf It To Us

Leaves Songs

Over in the Forest

Tree-mendous Fun

Triangle Trees

Where Do All of the Dead Leaves Go?

Other Resources:

Growing Up Wild: Looking at Leaves