Fall Leaf Color Sort Felt Mat

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Fall Leaf Color Sort Felt Mat | Stir the Wonder

I made this fun Fall Leaf Color Sort Felt Mat to use with our plastic table scatter leaves as a sorting activity. Unfortunately I don’t have any good pictures of Caden sorting leaves on this felt mat because this just isn’t his idea of fun! But I did come up with three fun fine motor activities that can be done affiliate-links-2with this mat!

But first you’ll have to make one and to do that you’ll need the following supplies:

This felt mat is really easy to make. I love working with felt because it doesn’t fray and it’s cheap, so if you mess up you can simple start over! So to make this felt mat, I cut rounded tree shapes from the colors I wanted, then used brown scraps to create the tree trunks. I placed them on the sheet of white felt to see how it would fit, then glued them down with craft glue. Once it’s dry it is ready for play!

Fall Leaf Color Sort Felt Mat | Stir the Wonder

Supplies needed for activities:

The first way you can play with this felt mat is great for toddlers who haven’t mastered using tweezers yet. They can simple use their pincer grasp to pick leaves out of the cup and place them on the corresponding tree.

For preschoolers with more advanced fine motor skills, they can practice picking the leaves out of the cup using tweezers or chopsticks!

A third way to play with this mat incorporates sensory play. You can hide the leaves in a ball of play dough and ask your child to search through the play dough and dig the leaves out. Then they can sort them on to the tree with a matching color. Caden was most interested in this way to play!

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9 thoughts on “Fall Leaf Color Sort Felt Mat”

  1. Just love those fall colours – I can’t get enough of them!

    1. Samantha says:

      Thank you George!

  2. laura says:

    SO cute!! I think we have all the materials needed for this!! Love it!

  3. Victoria says:

    Such a cute idea! We love felt play!

  4. Melissa says:

    Love the fall colors in this activity!

  5. I just love those leaves. So many things you can do with them!

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