Leaf Counting Game

This Leaf Counting Game is the perfect way to welcome Fall while identifying numbers, sequencing, and counting.
leaf counting game
10 leaves (silk or real) and write the numbers 1-10 on them with a permanent marker.


leaf counting game
First, put the leaves in both hands and throw them up in the air as high as you can. This was by far N’s favorite part of the game!
 leaf counting game
Then, pick up the leaves in numerical order. Start with 1 and hunt for each leaf until you get to 10.
When you collect all 10 leaves, you win! The leaves are in your hands and ready to throw again.
Other Variations:
  • Start at 10 and pick up the leaves while counting backwards.
  • Throw the leaves and then ask your child to pick up certain numbers. “Can you find the 4?” “Can you find the number that shows how old you are?” “Can you find the number that comes after 2?”
  • Write the numbers 2-12 on your leaves. Roll 2 dice. Pick up the leaf that shows the number that you rolled. When all of the leaves are picked up, you win!


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  • Reply Tiggeriffic

    Great idea~! I like to collect leaves and put them in a brown paper bag ~ put them away and in winter get them out and smell them.. I love the smell of fall..
    This is a great way to play and learn at the same time..
    ta ta for now from Iowa:)

    September 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Jen

    Love it!!! Great idea… we need to work on number identification. 🙂

    September 24, 2012 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply JDaniel4's Mom

    What great fun!

    September 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Alessandra (Adventures of a Homeschool Mom)

    What a fun idea! My daughter is in 2 grade but I think I can adapt this to fit her level. Thanks!

    September 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    What a great idea!!

    September 25, 2012 at 6:22 am
  • Reply Amanda & Jeremy

    This is so easy and fun! I can’t wait to try this with my 2 year old this week! Thank you!

    October 2, 2012 at 3:13 am
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