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Skip Counting Fall Leaves (math craft)

Skip counting fall leaves (math craft!)

It’s a fun and leaf-themed math craft, perfect for the fall.

Ask a child what they love about the fall and I would put money on ‘crunchy leaves’ coming up somewhere in the conversation.

There’s something so magical about the fall colours and the amazing sounds you get when you jump in a massive pile of fallen leaves.

And so, this today’s post, in honour of those marvellous fall leaves, is a skip counting fall leaves math craft.

Want to know more? Read on!

Tell me about this math activity!

This math activity is designed to practise the math topic of skip counting.

It makes a great activity for children just starting out with skip counting, or it’s also a fun and creative way to revise skip counting patterns at a later stage.

This resource has 9 different versions of the same activity (2s, 5s, 10s, 3s, 4s, 6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s) so that you can choose the skip counting patterns that your child needs to practise.

If your child is in kindergarten, start with the 2s, 5s and 10s. Children in grade 1 or beyond can choose the skip counting patterns that they are working on or the ones that need the most practice!

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Activity Instructions

Each activity has two pages – a large leaf picture and a page with smaller leaves with numbers (the multiples of whichever table is being practised).

First cut out all of the small leaves. (When we cut ours out we just cut an oval-ish shape around the outside – don’t worry about cutting out the stem.)

Then place all the numbered leaves in order following the skip counting pattern. (There are dotted lines to follow!).

The first number is already done for you. So, for example, if it’s a leaf for skip counting by 5s, you would place the 10 down (after the 5), and then 15, 20, 25 etc.

skip counting fall leaf - skip counting by 5

Double check all the numbers are in the right order before finally gluing them down.

skip counting fall leaf showing 5, 10, 15 and 20

To finish, decorate your leaf with fabulous fall colours (reds, oranges, yellows, browns) and then cut it out.

Math has never looked so pretty!

Looking to use this activity in the classroom with your students?

If you’re a teacher, you can use this resource in a couple of different ways.

Firstly, each student can complete their own leaf as described above.

Completed fall math activity - skip counting leaves

When finished and coloured, these make a great display for the classroom.

Use the leaves as a border for your math bulletin board, or punch a hole in the top of each leaf and hang from the ceiling.

You could also make a skip counting tree display. Cut out a large trunk and branches from brown paper and attach to the wall or bulletin board. Then have your students add their leaves to make the tree’s foliage.

Alternatively, this resource also works great as a math center.

Cut out and laminate both sheets and have children place the leaves in the right spots. (Print the two pages in different fall colours for a nice effect.)

Want to get your own copy of this fall leaves math resource?

These skip counting leaves are now available in the Math, Kids and Chaos online store (US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand only).

It’s also available worldwide in our Teachers pay Teachers store.

Skip counting fall leaves product cover

This skip counting fall leaf is also included in the Skip Counting Math Craft: Seasonal Bundle.

The bundle includes a skip counting craft for each seasons: snowflakes for winter, leaves for fall/autumn, umbrellas for spring, and sunflowers for summer.

Buy the bundle and SAVE!


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skip counting fall leaves

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