These Free Leaf Coloring Pages offer a delightful opportunity for your kids to discover and learn about the different types of leaves, their features, and unique characteristics. As the vibrant hues of Fall surround us, let the kids closely examine the intricate details of a fall leaf and bring its beauty to life by printing and coloring these pages.
Leaves are like the food factories for plants. This is also where photosynthesis takes place. The leaf absorbs sunlight or energy from the sun and turns it into food for the plant, which allows them to grow. Many animals and even humans depend on these plants as a source of food, and therefore leaves form an essential part of sustaining life. By letting the kids enjoy these coloring sheets, you will also teach them the importance of our natural environment.
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Fun Facts about Leaves
There are so many wonderful and interesting things to discover about leaves. Here are a few fun facts:
- Plant species are often recognized by their distinctive leaf shapes.
- In the summer months, plants and trees will have leaves that are green.
- A leaf gets its green color from chlorophyll, a green pigment found in chloroplasts in the plant.
- Not all plant species have green leaves and can have a wide variety of other colors. In the fall months, plants and trees start to absorb nutrients from their leaves in preparation for the winter months. Leaves will start to turn into many different colors, including but not limited to yellow, red, and brown.
- Leaves are the most important organs of most vascular plants.
While having fun is a must, teaching kids about our immediate environment is just as important! There are so many other interesting facts about leaves that you can discuss with your kids whilst engaging in this activity. Here are 70 Fun Facts about Leaves to choose from; just pick the most appropriate ones based on your kids’ age group!
How do I print my own coloring pages?
This Fall activity is so easy; simply download your freebie. You can select the leaf coloring sheet that you wish to print, or you can download the entire PDF file. Grab some markers or coloring pencils and let the creativity fall like leaves!
Note – click the link at the bottom of this blog post for the PDF file as the images below are not print resolution.
Free Printable Leaf Coloring Pages
This printable contains 10 unique designs to choose from. Each leaf and leaves are outlined and can be colored or decorated in any way that your kids prefer. Both simple and complex designs are included, making these leaf coloring pages suitable for all ages.
These are ideal for toddlers, kids in kindergarten, or preschoolers. The large leaf will allow them creative freedom, and they can experiment with different techniques. To make it a sensory activity, you could let them fingerpaint or use pom poms attached to pegs as a paintbrush. By dipping the ‘brush’ in the paint and creating beautiful patterns, their fine motor skills will be enhanced.
The mighty oak is a symbol of wisdom, strength, and endurance. This is also one of those leaves that we can easily draw freehand. Let the kids decorate it or have them trace it. It is simple and flowy, and the main veins are very distinctive.
The maple leaf is a distinctive symbol of Canada and a source of maple syrup! It’s definitely a sweet fall leaf art project. I recommend adding glue and glitter or something that looks ‘sticky’ like maple syrup.
This large, beautiful leaf is a feature of many common houseplants because of its easy care and attractive appearance. It is a great page to add to your art lessons because the split leaves are so unique.
The edge of this leaf is toothed or serrated. It’s like the vampire of leaves! Add some splashes of red for a fun twist.
These pages consist of more intricate designs. They are suitable for adults and older children, and can also be used as number-counting leaf templates.
Use different shades of gorgeous fall colors as inspiration to bring this design to life.
Use different shades of green to show that while leaves are similar, each one is unique.
Use different textures and see what the kids choose to use for a great sensory activity.
Enjoy coloring in these fun zigzag leaves with different outlines.
Have a sweet time with this page. If you cut out each leaf and add double-sided tape, you can help the kids create ‘stickers’. Let them stick it on a piece of cardstock or a board for a forever memory!
I highly recommend using watercolor for your artworks. The smaller leaves turn out beautiful! You could cut the leaves out and create different types of trees.
How do coloring pages help kids learn about the types of leaves?
By using our free leaf coloring worksheets, kids will combine visual and kinesthetic learning techniques to solidify the things that they already know about leaves. It could also allows kids to explore creative expression as they develop their own designs and patterns.
Regardless, it’s an awesome way to have fun at home or in the classroom. The kids will create their own artwork and feel a sense of accomplishment – not forgetting that our activities target fine motor skills that are integral to their development. Coloring regularly also helps improve their confidence in holding different pens or markers, and can also help improve their handwriting.
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Where to get the free Leaf Coloring Pages
Grab all 10 leaf coloring pages in one PDF file by clicking below.
PSSST… If you love these coloring pages, you will ADORE our Free Fall Coloring Pages.
What to do with finished coloring pages?
Display them in your home or classroom, on a windowsill, or even taped to your display wall for some festive fun.