Leaves and fall go together like eggs and bacon! There is no way we could do a fall unit without working with some leaves. Today we are going to make some name and sight word leaf necklaces.
Lil’ Explorers grab a FREE copy of the writing in leaves template HERE.
Lil’ Creators grab a FREE copy of the writing in leaves template HERE.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Writing

  • Begins to write name

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Writing in Leaves Template - Explorers

Writing in Leaves Template - Creators

*Sharpie

*Yarn

*Hole Punch

*Scissors

Step #1
Print and cut out the Writing in Leaves template.
Step #2
Write your Lil’s name on the blank leaves.
You will want to use a sharpie or crayon for this step as regular marker will smear.
Lil’ Creators will trace over the letters of the sight words.
Step #3
Punch a hole at the top of each leaf.
Step #4
Thread the leaves in order so that it spells your Lil’s name.
Step #5
Repeat this process for the sight words.
Step #6

Tie the necklaces closed and let your Lil’ wear them.

Teacher Tip

Encourage your Lil’ Creator to do as much of this process as possible. Cutting the intricate leaves may be too much for them, but encourage your Lil’ Creator to write their name on their own or have them trace over each letter after you’ve written them.

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Let us know what you think of this name and sight word activity. We would love to see pictures of your Lil’ in their awesome leaf necklaces!
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