Thread A Leaf

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

Endorsed by


  • Physical - Fine Motor skills - threading, object control
  • Intellectual - Observing, comparing, seriation
  • Emotional - Appreciation, engagement
  • Social - Sharing

Children will weave a piece of yarn in and out of a leaf.
Skill Level
Suitable for
3-4 years old
Estimated time
> 30 mins

What You Will Need

  • Stickers
  • Yarn/string of different colours
  • One-hole puncher
  • Leaves of various sizes and colours
  • Marker

Step 1


Gather the materials.

Step 2


Take your child/children out on a nature walk, around the neighbourhood or the park. Look out and collect leaves (fallen) of various sizes and colours in a plastic bag. At home, place these leaves on the table. Arrange them either in sizes OR shades of colours (from light to dark).

Step 3


Have children punch holes around the edges of the larger leaves (about the size of an adult’s palm).

Step 4


Invite your child/children to weave through the holes along the edges of the leaves. You may tape the end of a piece of yarn for easy threading. Encourage creativity by allowing them to weave along or across the face of the leaves.

Step 5


Child may use stickers or markers to decorate the leaves. He/she may weave differently on each leaf.

Ask the Kids

What will happen to the leaves when left in the sun?

"What will happen when leaves are soaked in the rain puddle?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below