An Easy Tu B’Shevat Activity for Preschoolers: Leaf Art

Multi-colored leaves

If trees cry, laugh, dance, and dream through their leaves, they probably make art through them, too. Gather leaves from outdoors — or, if leaves are not readily available, cut out your own with construction paper — and beautify your home the way a tree would.

This Activity Works With These Books:

The Heart-Shaped Leaf
Happy Birthday, Tree!
A Tree is Nice


  • Leaves of different shapes and sizes

  • String or yarn

  • Glue or glue stick

  • Glitter pens


  1. String multiple leaves together with yarn to make a garland.
  2. Collect different sizes and shapes of leaves, then glue them together to make animal shapes. Use a marker to add tails, ears, and faces.
  3. Use a glitter pen to draw designs directly on a leaf.


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