It is fall and the leaves are falling down. We may be sad to see the first sign of winter coming (if you are, check out my post on great reasons to get excited for fall), but if your kids are anything like mine, they are THRILLED with a great new activity, jumping in leaves! To celebrate this week, we made this beautiful fall tree craft for preschoolers.
Fall Tree Craft for Preschoolers
Ever since the first leaves starting falling in August, Hannah has been picking them up, laughing her head off and shouting “Call Grampie!” Grampie has a big lawn and Hannah loves to visit in the fall and jump in his leaf piles. I know they are going to have so much fun again this year.
Fall Tree Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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To celebrate fall, Hannah and I made a new craft all about the falling leaves.
This is a great tree craft for preschoolers to develop fine motor skills (read more about simple and fun fine motor activities here).
Your toddler/preschooler will love this multi-media fall tree craft!
Materials for Fall Tree Craft for Preschoolers:
- green, brown and blue construction paper
- red, yellow and orange tissue paper
- scissors (these are great for toddlers)
Instructions for Fall Tree Craft for Preschoolers:
- Cut out the silhouette of a tree (this is a mommy job) and help your toddler glue the tree close to the bottom of the page.
- Cut a strip of green paper and have your toddler make snips on one side of the paper to make grass. Snipping is a great first step in the road of learning to use scissors.
- Help your toddler glue the strip of grass on top of the tree trunk.
- Now for the fun part. Help your toddler rip pieces of red, orange and yellow tissue paper and crumple them up! Your toddler will love this part, and it is also great for fine motor skills.
- Glue the tissue paper on the tree branches, on the ground, and falling in the air.
- Optional: Add some details with crayons if you would like (birds, a sun, a kid playing in the leaves).
Here is Hannah’s finished tree craft for preschoolers:
Are your kids looking forward to the fall? What are their favorite fall crafts and activities?
Looking for more fall activities for your littles? Check out these fun ideas!
I’m going to buy tissue paper tomorrow! I can’t wait!
Yay! So much fun! Hope your little one loves it!
Super cute! I love tissue paper crafts! My son loves ripping the paper.
Cute! I’ll have to try this ?
This is indeed a perfect craft for little fingers! They can pick whatever colors they want and do their own thing. I can’t wait till the leaves start changing. Here that show and tell lesson is hit or miss for my kids.
I can’t wait for our trees to start changing. I like to show my kids but it’s hit or miss here. This is a cute project for little fingers.
I’m going to the store this morning to pick up these supplies! What a cute fun fall craft to get in the spirit of fall! My little boy will love this!
Oh my gosh I love this. So cute! I miss when mine were that age, I loved doing all of the little crafts like that!
I have everything I need – this will be super fun for my son!
this is super cute! I like it!
This is very creative. Trying this with my kids.
Super easy & succesful craft for my 3 year old and his younger cousin. Perfect for a Fall day after admiring the leaves outside 🙂
Your daughter is adorable!! Her fall tree turned out great! When I was searching for a fall inspired craft project to do with my daughter, this one was one of my favorites. I loved how simple and inexpensive it is to make. I bet your daughter loved crinkling the tissue paper pieces to make the leaves! I featured this activity on my recent blog post: https://www.nurturingfamilyandself.com/25-fun-and-easy-fall-crafts-for-toddlers/. I can’t wait to make a tree with my daughter! It has been raining a lot lately so this is a great rainy day activity for the fall 🙂