Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Leaf Hunt

Let me start by saying I MISS MY CAMERA!!!  :(  Daddy is having to use it for work for the next couple of weeks...I've been without it for a few days now and using a little point and shoot...and Oh! How I miss my other one! But I'm not going to let it keep me from blogging....  :)

So today, after spending most of the day letting a little one recover from a touch of the flu we desperately needed to get out of the house. This evening we went for a leaf hunt and enjoyed some time at the park. I made a printable that I'm sharing over at www.theprintableshare.com for a 'Leaf Hunt'. I had my preschooler in mind when I made it but all the kids enjoyed it and playing in the leaves.

On their 'Leaf Hunt' pages they had to look for 1 BIG leaf, 3 small leaves, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 orange and 1 brown. I was surprised that the big kids wanted to do it too, it was certainly too easy for them but they enjoyed it.  :) And thankfully, even though we are late into the Autumn season already, we still managed to find some nice colorful leaves around. 

We started by coloring the leaves on our pages and talking with Faith about what we were going to be looking for. Samuel had one too and just colored all over it...he was happy to be doing what the big kids were doing though.  :)

When it came time for 'hunting', the kids found what they needed for each block and checked it off when they had found it. For my orderly, list loving Joshua, he really enjoyed checking things off his page! :)

Faithy (feeling much better than she did at 3:00 this morning) helped me sort some of our leaves by size and she placed them into rows on the bench.

It ended up being a fun activity (that I hope some of you will enjoy also) and was a great break out of the house that my little crew...missing their Daddy...needed. And I've got no complaints about this amazing fall weather we're having, what a blessing it is to me!


  1. I want to be your child! Great fall idea. Papa's having a hard time looking at your pictures...he's ready to make another visit and wants to do it NOW. Oma

  2. This is great! I love that printable you made for the hunt too.
    Thanks for linking up to the outdoor play party. We have a pinterest board where I have added your post! We would love for you to let your readers know that you linked up so they can know where to find you and get more ideas for outdoor play! Thanks.

  3. What beautiful leaves! Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party!

  4. Love this! My daughter loves scavenger hunts!