What better way to celebrate the fall season than with autumn themed coloring pages. Fall coloring pages are a fun way for your kids to explore autumn leaves.
Pair these free printable coloring pages with leaf hunts for fun fall activities for kids of all ages.
Growing up in New England means as soon as late August, the leaves start to change.
Now, most trees are still displaying their green pigment, but there are signs of the changing season sprinkled on the ground.
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Maybe you are like me and live in an area that experiences the four seasons. If you do, your kids will love heading outside to find leaves with different patterns of color this time of year.
Every time I head outside, it seems like I find another favorite leaf!
What is great about these leaf coloring sheets, is that you can print them off on your home printer and take them outside. A single sheet can be attached to a clipboard and brought along on a leaf hunt.
- Watercolor Paint
- Colored Pencils
- Fine Point Markers
- Oil Pastels
Collecting leaves together then painting the leaves is a wonderful way to enjoy the fall season. Painting leaves with watercolor paint is a great activity for kids.
If you are looking to create a magical moment with your kids, consider trying out different art supplies. There is no better way to feel like a true artist than exploring different mediums.
Exploring art is a great way to practice fine motor skills and it is just plain fun!
Helpful Tip: Print coloring pages off onto cardstock instead of regular printer paper to create a sturdier sheet for crafting.
Both cardstock and regular paper is easy for little ones to cut with safety scissors. Older kids can use big kid scissors. Kids can use cut out leaves for leaf art projects.
Leaf Identification Free Printables
These free fall printables feature a large image with sight words. You can print them off one sheet at at time or all of them to create your own fall coloring book. Young kids will enjoy identifying letters and the words.
To download a PDF version of the printables, click the button below the image.
Older children will love identifying leaves outside for each of the different species shown on the sheets. In a deciduous forest, you can easily find American Beech, Maple, and Oak trees.
Fun fact, many Beech and Oak trees hold onto their faded papery leaves throughout the winter. The leaves that stay on the tree all winter all called marcescent leaves. As new leaves emerge in the spring, the old leaves fall off.
Free Printable Fall Leaves
If you are looking for a fun leaf art project, print off one of these fall leaf coloring pages. Head outside an collect leaves of different colors. I love how no two leaves are the same!
Your kids can them pick a favorite leaf and color in the leaf template using that leaf as their guide. When they are done, cut them out using scissors and hang them up. Turn a fridge or wall into an at home bulletin board for your kids.
Creating a display of colorful leaves is a fun way to celebrate the changing seasons. A fun activity for both you and your kids.
Leaf Themed Printable Games
Another fun way to use the free fall leaf coloring pages is to create your own games with your kids. Little learners can create matching games or leaf sorts. Print off the leaf template of choice then color in the leaves.
After they are colored in, cut them out together. For a sturdier leaf card, print the templates out on cardstock instead of plain paper. You could even laminate them to use them for multiple years.
Older children can create a fall theme sorting game. Paper based games are a great way to practice fine motor and logic skills. You can even let your kids come up with their own game using the coloring pages.
Get Outside Together this Fall
If you live in an area with fall foliage then you will know how a rainy day brings out the best fall display.
Don't just wait for a nice sunny day to head outside and explore leaves. Wet leaves display the most vibrant colors and will brighten even the dreariest of days.
Hopefully this post gave you ideas and inspiration for how you can enjoy this autumn with your kids.
Fall is truly one of the most colorful times of year thanks to brightly colored leaves.
You can also print off a Fall Bucket List from Nicolette at Gathering Grace Home which is perfect for kids of all ages.
These sheets were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only for your home, classroom, or public library. All of these free printable fall themed coloring pages are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure. Have questions, send me an email at julie (at) natureinspiredlearning (dot) com