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Autumn is such a beautiful time of year when the leaves change colors and fall to the ground. This fall leaf activity for preschoolers was inspired by all the colorful leaves we found on our nature walk.

Fall leaf activity for preschoolers

Fall Activity for Preschoolers

I created this fall leaf activity for preschoolers using craft supplies we have at home. You can also use real leaves you collect during a nature walk.

Blue and orange leaf craft with ribbon

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Yellow leaf with flatback jewels


Ikea MALA paint fall activity for preschoolers


1.) Pour one color of MALA paint onto the paint palette.

2.) Give your child one sticky back leaf and a paintbrush and ask them to paint the leaf.

3.) Once painted, set the leaf aside to dry.

4.) Repeat the process with each new color.

yellow, orange, and red painted leaves

5.) Once the leaves are dry, give your child some flatback rhinestones and allow them to glue them on. Help your child with the glue as needed.)

6.) Allow the leaves to completely dry.

Painted leaves with jewel faces

7.) Here are some ideas that you and your child can choose to do with their finished leaf craft.

  • Punch a hole and add a ribbon to hang.
  • Remove the sticky back and attach to a DIY card from your kiddo.
  • Peel sticky back and attach leaf to a piece of card stock or construction paper to create a fall craft that you can proudly display.


One of our most popular kids activities is this Blooming Puddle Paper Flowers activity.


If you’d like to try some easy crafts for kids, try this Wax Paper Suncatcher craft.

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