Fall Leaf Story Time & Art With The Little Yellow Leaf

Although we’ve still had some warm days lately, it’s quickly becoming fall. We’ve started to pack up our summer beach stories in favor of autumn themed stories. We’ve been enjoying our fall sensory and snack story time so much. Today, I’m sharing another fun fall leaf story time idea. I’ve paired the picture book The Little Yellow Leaf with a fun and simple painting project that I hope you and your children will enjoy together.

Change is in the air as fall settles in! Enjoy a fun fall leaf themed story time by reading The Little Yellow Leaf. Then use the printable template to paint your own simple autumn leaves! #thelittleyellowleaf #storytime #readaloudrevival #fallleaves #autumnleaves #fallleaf #autumnleaf #beyondthebook #kidscrafts
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FALL LEAF STORY TIME

Reading The Little Yellow Leaf

The Little Yellow Leaf Fall Leaf Story Time Book

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger is perfect for an autumn story time. The book tells the tale of a little yellow leaf who just isn’t ready to fall yet. That little fall leaf hangs on well into the cool weather. Eventually, Little Yellow Leaf finds that he’s ready to drop when a friend joins him. The illustrations in the book are sophisticated and interesting. Printed text scattered through out the images adds texture. Little Yellow Leaf, Little Scarlet Leaf, and the other leaves are pictured in gentle ombres of fall colors. Like the illustrations, the narrative of the story is elegant and simple. The beautiful story is an ideal choice to get kids thinking creatively about fall leaf art.

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Paint Your Own Fall Leaf

Materials: 

  • Canvas.
  • Printable fall leaf templates. (Get yours at the end of the post).
  • Pencil.
  • Scissors.
  • Removable contact paper.
  • Washable paint.
    • Paintbrushes optional!
  • Permanent marker. (Also optional)

Fall Leaf Story Time Painting Project

How To Paint Your Fall Leaf: 

  • Grab your printed fall leaf templates. (Scroll to the end of the post to get yours!)
  • Trace the leaf shape onto the contact paper.
  • Cut the inside of the leaf shape out of contact paper to create a stencil.
  • Peel the backing off the contact paper and stick the leaf stencil down onto the canvas.
    • Smooth out any bubbles and make sure the edges are smooth.
  • Use paints to create a colorful fall leaf.
    • Kids can use brushes, sponges, or even their fingers to add paint to the canvas.
  • After you finish painting, peel off the contact paper and discard.
    • If you would like to add some additional detail, outline the leaf and add veins with the permanent marker when the paint is dry.
  • Enjoy your beautiful fall leaf paintings!

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>>> GRAB YOUR FALL LEAF TEMPLATE PRINTABLE HERE! <<<

Have You Made any Fun Fall Leaf Crafts With Your Kids? Tell Me About Them In The Comments Below!

Change is in the air as fall settles in! Enjoy a fun fall leaf themed story time by reading The Little Yellow Leaf. Then use the printable template to paint your own simple autumn leaves! #thelittleyellowleaf #storytime #readaloudrevival #fallleaves #autumnleaves #fallleaf #autumnleaf #beyondthebook #kidscrafts


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34 Comments

  • Adri

    So clever! love this so much!

    • Kate

      Thanks very much, Adri.

  • Mary West

    I always love new ways to tie a story into a bigger lesson/activity/craft. Cute and easy idea for the littles!

    • Kate

      Thank you Mary! We do a lot inspired by children’s literature, since it’s so much fun.

  • Priyadarshini Rajendran

    Such a fun way to get creative. Gonna check out Little yellow leaf.

    • Kate

      Thanks! It’s a very sweet book.

  • Fiona

    An easy way to make some lovely cards for the fall at home and maybe could get the kids involved too.

    • Kate

      Yes, it’s intended to be an art project for children. Thanks so much!

  • The Salty Mamas

    Wow, the illustrations in that book are GORGEOUS! And that craft idea is top notch. I’ll have to try it with the kids!

    • Kate

      Thanks for checking it out… I’m always a sucker for a picture book filled with incredible art! It’s definitely my weakness.

  • Carly

    What a fun idea! This would be such a fun craft to do with kids!

    • Kate

      Thanks for checking it out Carly!

  • Ashley Peavey

    This is such a cute project!

    • Kate

      Thanks so much Ashley!

  • Angela Amores

    This sounds like such a fun creative activity. I’ll have to try it with my son when he’s a little older. I don’t quite trust him with paint.
    Angela

    • Kate

      I pretty much only let my youngest paint outside, hahaha, so I totally understand.

  • Kate

    Such an adorable idea! I love how you paired the craft with a story. I definitely need to try this with my nieces and nephews.

    • Kate

      Thanks so much, Kate- I hope they love it!

  • Angie

    What a fun activity and perfect timing!

    • Kate

      Thank you so much Angie!

    • Kate

      Thanks Nicole!

  • Melanie

    This is such a cute idea!!

    • Kate

      Thanks very much Melanie!

  • tani

    Hi there, I haven’t read this book before but it looks very sweet. I love themed craft for little kids.

    • Kate

      Thanks Tani! It’s a very cute autumn read for kids.

  • Barbara Alfeo

    What a great project! Love it!

    • Kate

      Thanks so much Barbara!

  • thepeacheepear

    This is such a fun and cute idea. So great for the little ones!

    • Kate

      Thanks! Painting is always a hit!

  • lynifrika

    Where I live there’s no spring or winter or any of these seasons, but I love this idea! Looks really great!

    • Kate

      Thanks so much… You can always have a pretend fall with some fake leaves!

      • lynifrika

        I think I will, lol!

        • Kate

          Haha, enjoy!

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