This was a fun activity that incorporated a fun fall hunt, fine motor skills, letter review, sensory, gluing practice, and lots of teachable moments on the walk!
Before the walk we talked about:
*Color of changing leaves
*Items that represent fall
*What to collect, what to avoid
Then off we went! We collected pine needles, pine cones, crunchy leaves, leaves that are just changing, acorns, dried branches, and anything else that represented fall.
For this activity it's best to make sure you collect some crunchy leaves.
We played some I/eye spy games:
"I spy with my little eye, something squirrels collect!"
Then at home, with a previously prepared Ll paper, they crunched and smashed the leaves, and sprinkled them like glitter over a glued surface.
L is for leaves. Enjoy!