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This Leaf counting activity for preschoolers is so much fun!

fall math lesson for preschoolers

Our kids are always learning!

We can teach them all day long!  Here is a fun activity for your preschoolers to help them with math, fine motor skills and it gives them a fun craft at the same time.

Here is a leaf counting activity to do with your little ones. To start the activity, head outdoors to collect some leaves and small sticks. You will also need glue, paper and a marker for the activity.

After we collected our leaves and sticks, I wrote, “There are _____ leaves in my pile” on the piece of paper. Then, the kids glued their leaves in a pile on the bottom of the paper.

The kids counted the leaves in their pile and I wrote that number on the empty line. To build the rake, we glued the small sticks in a rake shape on the leaves.
fall leaf activity 2

leaf counting activity

I love an activity that incorporates “hunting” for your supplies. Being outside to collect leaves and sticks was the best part of the activity. The kids are anxiously waiting for enough leaves to fall so we can rake them into big piles and jump in them!! Me too ;-)!

Check out more ideas that you can turn into a fall activity by changing the materials to leaves, acorns or anything else that you can find!   Try this Candy Corn Tree…

Candy Corn Tree

Or try this Fun activity:  DIY pumpkin pie play dough
pumpkin pie play dough


Thanks to Lindsay for sharing her fall preschool math activity with us today!
Meet Lindsay: Mom to Landen and Gabrielle, wife to Matt and blogger at  She loves to be creative in her  home.  She loves working with old wood, rusty treasures and everything in between.

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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. This is a cute idea! My son is really into counting right now and loves leaves. Too bad we haven’t really reached “fall” yet here in Georgia!