Fall Foliage Maps – When Do Leaves Change Color in the United States?

Fall Foliage Maps – When Do Leaves Change Color in the United States?
Fall Foliage Maps – When Do Leaves Change Color in the United States?
Fall Foliage Maps – When Do Leaves Change Color in the United States?
Fall Foliage Maps – When Do Leaves Change Color in the United States?
Fall Foliage Maps – When Do Leaves Change Color in the United States?
Fall Foliage Maps – When Do Leaves Change Color in the United States?
Fall Foliage Maps – When Do Leaves Change Color in the United States?
Fall Foliage Maps – When Do Leaves Change Color in the United States?
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When do the leaves turn color? Why do the leaves change colors at different times in different regions? This autumn, challenge your students to create fall foliage maps of their own then analyze patterns.

Kids love these coloring sheets! They color states (or parts of states) to show when leaves change colors in each state in the country. Two levels, basic and advanced, allow you to differentiate for your group.

When students finish coloring, they compare their maps to landform or elevation maps. Analyzing patterns discloses four main factors in timing of fall foliage changes: latitude, elevation, proximity to water, and temperature (which is affected by the three other factors).

What’s Included:
Challenging Level
• Changing leaves directions - two-page coloring directions which requires students to color portions of states using cardinal directions
• Changing colors map - blank map of continental U.S.A. (with state names and key – September, early October, mid October, late October, and November)
• Landform map of continental U.S.A.
• Questions requiring comparison and analysis of fall foliage and landform map
• Answer key
• Photo of completed map
Basic Level
• Changing leaves directions - one-page coloring directions which requires students to color whole (or half) of states
• Mapping changing colors - blank map of continental U.S.A. (with state names and key – early October, mid October, late October, and November)
• Elevation map of continental U.S.A. (each state is colored with average elevation)
• Questions requiring comparison and analysis of fall foliage and elevation map
• Answer key
• Photo of completed map

Are you looking for more activities related to autumn leaves? Check out my fall foliage blog post at Enjoy-Teaching.com! It features ideas, links, and freebies for an entire day of fun. Find out about leaf chromatography, personification of a tree, factor trees, and leaf crafts.

Enjoy!
Brenda Kovich

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