Leaf Characters

Summary: Have kids collect leaves and decorate them with fun supplies.


  • Leaves from trees
  • Googly eyes
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Glitter/Other decorating supplies


  1. Go outside and have volunteers gather leaves with the kids.
  2. Go back inside and explain to the kids that the leaves are going to be used to create their own characters.
  3. Hand out materials to kids and supervise the decorating process.
  4. Cut/Paste leaves onto construction paper and let kids decorate them further if they want.

Debrief Questions:

  • Did you notice the different shapes of all the leaves?
  • Can you guess how old that tree might be?
  • Where do you think the animals would go if someone cut down the trees?

Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Messiness Level: Sort of Messy

Activity Length: Long (>30 minutes)