Autumn Leaves

I love to incorporate nature into our play as often as possible and Autumn provides so many opportunities for that. We love to go on nature walks and our toddler collects anything and everything she can carry!

Yesterday we went on a little walk and gathered some vibrant colored leaves! After we got home we sorted and organized our leaves by color. Sorting games are crucial for developing early numeracy skills. I am so inspired by playofthewild.com – she has some really amazing ideas for activities to do with leaves and other things found in nature! You can follow her on Instagram for more creative ideas!

After organizing our leaves by color, we sorted by size and shape/type as well. I will be the first to admit that I am basically clueless about trees and can’t identify any types to save my life, but, you know what? It provided an opportunity for Miss 3 and I to learn together about different types of leaves and what trees are in our neighborhood!

What activities do you do with leaves each Autumn?

1 thought on “Autumn Leaves”

  1. Beautiful photograph! I agree. You don’t need to know all the names of the trees to inspire children’s love of learning. It’s also nice to just enjoy the beauty of nature together 🙂 ❤


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