“L Is For Leaf” – A Preschool Unit
Are you tired of teaching the same apple unit every fall? Are looking for a way to add some variety into your fall lesson plans? Try the “L is for Leaf” lesson ideas below. You can quickly turn students into leaf explorers while breaking free of the same, tired apple unit that you have been teaching for years.
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber
Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh
Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
Fall Leaf Project by Margaret McNamara
Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Leaves, Leaves! by Salina Yoon
Practice writing the letter “L” in both uppercase and lowercase.
Have children write their names on leaves and hang them on a class tree.
Explore other words that begin with the letter “L”.
Create a funny class rhyme using words that rhyme with leaf.
Discuss Johnny Appleseed and how apple orchards came about.
Use a map to color in and discuss the different climates in the United States.
Do leaf rubbings with different color crayons.
Press leaves between heavy books.
Compare and contrast different fall leaves.
Discuss the differences and similarities between deciduous and evergreen trees.
What are some of your favorite leaf-inspired lesson ideas? Share with us!