We used food coloring and coffee filters to make fall colored leaves and posted them up on our door. We used tissue paper and contact paper to make fall leaf sun catchers to put on our door as well. I painted the kids hands brown and had them make handprints (turn that into a tree) then used their fingers to paint leaves on their tree. The kids colored pictures with the colors of fall leaves. We made leaf rubbings from some leaves that fell outside.
I found some numbered leaves and we practiced identifying leaves number 1-10. We sorted leaves by color, We had a leaf matching game. We had a leave paper puzzle. We practiced following directions by identifying different colors of leaves and either drawing a circle, square or an X on the leaf. We used play doh mats with pictures of leaves on them. I made a discovery bottle with all types of items in it associated with fall- leaves, twigs and acorns.
Story Time/Circle Time
We read, There was an Old Lady That Swallowed Some Leaves, by Lucille Colandro and I made an old lady to eat numbered leaves using a shoe box. We organized the leaves by number, color and size and took turns "feeding" the old lady the leaves. We sang a couple of falling leaves songs found on the internet.
We glided around the room like falling leaves. We pretended to jump in piles of leaves and we threw silk leaves into the air and watched them fall. We crumpled up leaves outside and listened to the sound they made.