Leaf colour matching

January 3, 2018

A lovely activity for little ones to practice matching & naming colours.

4 colourful leaves with matching lolly sticks
Author: Muddy Faces

Age Range: 0-2

Duration: less than an hour

Location: anywhere

Time Of Day: any time

Season: autumn

Tags: autumn, colour, leaf, leaves, natural materials, painting

Category: art & creating sustainability & nature


Collect a range of different coloured leaves.
Colour lollipop sticks in different leaf colours (or buy pre-coloured sticks).

Step 1

Lay out the leaves on a piece of paper.

Find a matching coloured crayon and draw a line next to the leaf in the same colour.

Leaf Colour Pencil lines

Step 2

Write the name of the colour on the line (or you do it if they’re too young!) next to the leaf.

Leaf Colour Writing

Step 3

Match the leaves with lollipop sticks.

Use coloured sticks or use matching-coloured crayons to colour in natural-coloured sticks.

Leaf stick colours