Let’s head outside for simple (and super fun) leaf activities for preschoolers!
This nature scavenger hunt gets everyone moving and exploring the backyard in a way like never before. Even more specifically, these are leaf activities preschoolers live for!
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Nothing beats a good nature book.
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The other morning, my preschooler grabbed, A Little Bit of Dirt and flung himself onto the couch.
“Mom, I am going to find us an activity to do today.”
Sounds good to me, I thought! Let’s see which outdoor idea he comes up with.
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My preschooler chose the leaf activity called Nature Sensory Bottles.
We headed outside to see, touch, listen and engage our senses. Going outside activities for kids is so important to us.
What I love most about this book is that almost every activity begins with exploration.
It would help if you preschooler began by searching outside for their materials, rather than through Hobby Lobby’s aisles. – nature + no cost = huge win!
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Why are leaf activities important?
Human connection and growth
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Leaf activities are also crucial for other reasons!
Being outside helps us all be better thinkers.
You will notice that both boys got involved.
One boy is three years, and the other is 21 months. With the little guy, there was a lot of dumping. What is most important is that I was exposing both of my boys to exploring nature.
Each boy was searching and gaining a better understanding of their backyard habitat.
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The goal of this leaf activity is to collect leaves and other items found in nature.
We brought them inside to continue the investigation.
NEXT UP: Head to part two of our leaf exploration and see what we did next!
Great activity. Exploring the outdoors is such a fun way to reconnect with nature.
Christina Shoemaker says
My kids have always loved some outdoor exploration! And I’ve never heard of that book before! Great recommendation, Beth!
This is a great idea – it’s the simple things that kids like best. Can’t wait to see what you did with the stuff they found!
That looks like a great book! I think I may need to get it so Annabelle can choose things she wants to do (mama is tired of trying to come up with ideas).