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Catching Leaves

"Catching Leaves" is the perfect fall movement activity for preschoolers who love to move and play. This simple activity is great for developing hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills, while providing lots of fun and giggles.

Materials Needed

Catching Leaves

Difficulty Level: Easy

Time Needed: 5 minutes

Best done: Outdoors

Main Movement: Catching, Tossing, Running

children throwing leaves

Materials Needed

  • Leaves

  • Open Space

Let's Play!

  • The outdoor game is super simple but will result in lots of giggles while working on motor skills!

  • Have each child playing choose one leaf. On the count of three they must all throw their leaf up high in the air and do their best to catch it. The windier the day, the more difficult it will be!

    • Variation: Have one person throw a big pile of leaves up into the air and children can try and catch as many as possible. **This also works on a windy day when the leaves are really falling from the trees - no tossing needed!​

Other Fall 
Movement Activities

Child holding red leaf

Fall Tree Relay Race

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