5 Little Leaves Craft & Poem for Fall!

Posted on October 14, 2015 | By stephanie-whittle
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How cute is this activity from Stephanie over at Boy Mama Teacher Mama!? We love incorporating songs, poems, rhymes, and fingerplays into your daily lessons, especially when they're interactive, and we think this craftivity would make a great addition to your fall plans!

5 Little Leaves Craft

white craft paper

red, orange, yellow, and brown craft paint

leaf templates

kids craft scissors

wiggle eyes

recycled toilet paper rolls

Creating the Leaf Characters

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Begin by using fall colored paints to cover the white craft paper with paint; set aside to dry. Additionally, use the fall paints to cover each of the recycled toilet paper rolls and set these aside to dry also.

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Find or create leaf templates.

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Use the templates to create leaf cutouts from the dried painted paper.

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Add wiggle eyes to the leaf cutouts.

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Cut two short slits into one end of each dried toilet paper rolls (one on each side of the opening) and slide a paper leaf cutout down into the slots to create the leaf characters.

"5 Little Leaves" Rhyme

Stephanie shares three fun interactive rhymes to go with these cute characters! You can print off a copy of one of the rhymes below to get you started! For the other two rhymes, be sure to visit Boy Mama Teacher Mama.

A wonderful activity right!? Whether you make a class set or have your kiddos create their own, we know they'll have a great time learning the rhymes and acting them out with the fall leaf characters!

About stephanie-whittle

Stephanie is a first grade teacher, mom to two young boys and the creator of Boy Mama Teacher Mama. When she is not teaching, Stephanie is busy with her boys or is creating a new teaching material to use in her classroom.