Leaf hunting is one of our classroom favorite activities. We also go fishing, looking for love (hearts), and searching for shamrocks. It’s a great party day activity that incorporates learning. I tape the strings of leaves all over the classroom and place a matching cup (bowl) of crayons near by. Give each student a Leaf Hunt Page. Let the students look all over the classroom or outside area for the matching color leaves on the Leaf Hunt Page. There are 0 Zero Black Leaves (we don’t want to forget the important number of 0! I also included leaves with and with out numbers for a more challenging leaf hunt. The is a bonus count and write the number page for extra practice.
To prepare the activity you will need to print the leaf pages onto colored card stock or color in the images. Laminate the leaves. Cut the out around the edges. Tape together the larger numbers to form a string of hanging leaves. Number strings larger than four will require you to tape the strings together. Make enough copies of the leaf hunt page for all the students in the class. (You can print the leaves on any colors you choose just make sure they match the colors on the Leaf Hunt Page.)