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