Leaf Counting Wands

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INSIDE: Leaf Counting Wands is a simple counting activity for Fall or anytime of the year! Create Leaf wands as a way to practice counting with your toddler or preschooler.

Leaf Counting Wands

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Leaf Counting Wands

How to Make Leaf Counting Wands

Setting up this activity is oh so simple! Go outside and grab some leaves! If you are doing this activity in the Fall, you can grab fallen leaves that have changed colour. Its a great chance to talk about all the differernt shades of red, orange, yellow and brown!

Using the leaves , create bundles 5 bundles with your toddler or preschooler of leaves from 1-5.

Leaf Counting Wands

Take a pipe cleaner and wrap the end around each bundle. You will have to do with part!

Leaf Counting Wands

Finally, put some pony beads into a bowl.

Leaf Counting Wands

How to Play Leaf Counting Wands

Invite your toddler or preschooler to choose a wand. Ask them to count the number of leaves on the wand. Then ask them to thread that number of beads along the pipe cleaner.

Leaf Counting Wands

Once they have completed the counting part of the activity, invite them to completely decorate the wands with the pony beads to see how many can fit on the pipe cleaner.

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up. My kids are 2.5, 2.5, and 6 year old.


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  • Leaves
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pony beads
Leaf Counting Wands

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