Leaf rubbing

Age 3-5

Activity Type

art and craft outdoor play

Activity Season

spring summer autumn

Activity Key Stage

Key Stage 1

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Leaf rubbing activity for kids

Use leaves and crayons to create amazing pictures.

Make your own autumn woodland using real leaves.

  • Collect leaves that are different shapes and sizes
  • Use the wide sides of crayons to rub over leaves
  • Try and get all the little details, like veins and crinkly edges

Once you’ve rubbed enough leaves, stick them on your wall and make a leaf rubbing forest!

Can you identify your leaves with our leaf ID sheet?

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