As the air gets cooler and the days get shorter, it won’t be long before we start to see leaves fall off the trees in our neighborhood.
Down here int he South, it takes a little longer for us to see evidence of fall. But once it starts, it’s glorious.
Leaves are always one of my favorite early childhood themes. And they’re also wonderful opportunities to explore science with little ones.
Which is why I’m sharing this list of 15 simple leaf science activities for preschoolers!
These are simple (and engaging) leaf-themed science ideas for preschoolers and kindergartners.
And they also include sensory fun, math skills, and more!
See the full list below.
Be sure to check out our fun Fall Leaves Count and Match Game for more preschool learning inspiration!
15 Simple Leaf Science Activities for Preschoolers
As leaves fall off the trees, we get so many opportunities to explore science. We’re literally watching it happen right in front of us.
We can learn about leaf colors and how they change, compare types of leaves to learn about tree species, and much, much more.
Since preschoolers love to go outside, this is a wonderful time of year to explore nature with them.
So these simple leaf science ideas make learning about nature even easier!
If you decide to try any of these this year, I’d love to know which ones your students liked the most!
How to Make a Leaf Garland
One of our favorite leaf science activities is making a leaf garland.
It’s such a simple way to explore how fall leaves change over time and add a little fall decor to the home.
Plus, kids can try their hand at making art patterns and exploring colors as they work.
See how to make a simple DIY Fall Leaf Garland with little ones for yourself!
Looking for more preschool fall learning ideas? Try some of these!