Fall Leaf Craft Activity with Diamante Poem Writing for Parts of Speech Review

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Celebrate the beauty of fall, enjoy an easy-to-prep Leaf Creature craft, and squeeze in some parts of speech review with these fun leaf-themed activities.  

This resource gives you everything you need to effortlessly guide your students through your new favorite fall craftivity!  Students will:

  • Create a unique leaf creature fall craft
  • Use basic parts of speech to write a diamante poem to describe the leaf creature they have created
  • Play a guessing game using the clues provided in each diamante poem to guess who created each leaf creature in their class

All your students need to bring are a few freshly-fallen leaves and you'll be ready to run these engaging fall activities. 



★ Teacher's Guide: This visual guide will walk you through each step of the fall leaf craft and diamante poem writing with tips for preparation and modeling.

★ Leaf Creature Craft Printables: Boost student independence with detailed instructions for collecting leaves and a step-by-step checklist for creating their leaf creature craft.

★ Diamante Poem Slides: Introduce students to the structure of a diamante poem and review the definition of several parts of speech including a noun, adjective, verb, and synonym using these easy-to-read visuals (print or project for your students)

★ Diamante Poetry Writing Tools: Assess student understanding of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and synonyms as they write their own diamante poem about their leaf creature using this detailed checklist and decorative final draft printable.

★ I Spy A Leaf Creature Game: Create a class clue book filled with your students’ leaf-themed diamante poems. Teach your students how to play I Spy A Leaf Creature using the rules included.



♥ “Easy to use! Made a wonderful display for parents and students. Great way to review parts of speech without being tedious!” - Marybelle E.

♥ “My students were so proud of their leaf creation. The poem created the perfect opportunity for students to learn/review the parts of speech. Thank you so much!!" - Mrs. Donlon

♥ All of Core Inspiration's projects are visually appealing as well as organized. I am so excited to do this activity with my third graders. Thank you!” - Heather V.

♥ “Such a fun way to teach Diamante poems! My students loved creating leaf creatures so much, they didn't even complain about the writing!” - Alisa D.



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Total Pages
36 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.
Choose words and phrases for effect.
Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.


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