Leaf Toss & Sort

Happy Tuesday, Friends! I have something fun to share with you today.

I love this project for two reasons:
1) It is SUPER adaptable, you can adjust it to whatever age and skill range you need.
2) I created it all without Pinterest…I think I just leveled up as a Mom. Kidding!


What You Will Need:

  1. Colored Foam
  2. Scissors
  3. Blanket
  4. Bins or Tupperware
  5. Scotch Tape
  6. OPTIONAL: Fall candle. Why not bring in some fall smells while you’re playing?

How to Prepare:

  1. Pick foam colors: I chose TWO colors because my daughters are only 17 months old. Feel free to add more to increase the difficulty of this activity.
  2. Cut out leaf shapes: If you’re like me and NOT an artist, I looked at leaf templates online and traced shapes before I cut them out.
  3. Label bins: Make sure you set aside some matching foam to tape onto bins.


  1. We gave our girls time to see the leaves in the correct bins before starting.
  2. Then we placed all the leaves onto a blanket. We found a cute woodland creature pattern to go with our activity!
  3. We counted 1,2,3 and then threw the leaves into the air.
  4. Enjoy making a mess!
  5. Sort the leaves into the correct bins.
  6. Repeat as many times as you want!

Here are more ways to expand the activity:

TT leaf toss

This is simple but super fun. You can always use real leaves if you have actual fall in your state.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our Toddler Activity page by clicking here. 

Don’t forget to post pictures of your littles enjoying these activities using #thegracehaven to be featured on our page!