Leaf Collector

2 - 5
Child Development
Running, walking
How to Play

Find a space outside that has some trees that are dropping their leaves. Select a leaf from the ground and station yourself a small distance away from  where you choose the leaf if possible. Then ask the kids to find a leaf that is:

  • The same size as your leaf
  • Has the same shape
  • Has a different shape
  • Is the same colour
  • Has two different colours on it

Be creative and think of new things that the kids can find on the leaves on the ground that are similar or different to the ones on your leaf.

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • Read a book about falling leaves before the game.
  • If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the location that you select to allow them to participate. Perhaps collect a large pile of leaves and bring them to a location with a hard top, such as a basketball court.
  • If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.