Fall is the perfect time to play with leaves, whether they are real or fake. This year, we started with a simple leaf bin and have used it for a variety of activities. I’ve shared how to set up this bin below.
- Leaves (real or fake)
- Small rakes
- Woodland animals
- Pick out a bin to use. You can pick a larger bin and allow your child to climb inside while playing or you can keep it smaller for a different experience. We took this bin on vacation with us so I opted for a smaller bin this time.
- Dump your leaves into the bin. These fake leaves came from Dollar Tree but you could also collect real leaves to use.
- Add a few extra items to extend the play. I included rakes and woodland creatures to encourage imaginative play. You can definitely include different items to spark different types of play.
- Set the bin out and encourage your child to have fun!
Check out my Instagram for even more activities involving leaves!