We made Leaf Man puppets in preschool

Last year, I shared this post that went along with the Leaf Man book by Lois Ehlert. This year, each of my students made a Leaf Man puppet…

The children started out by collecting their own leaves from our playscape

Next, the children selected several leaves from the leaf pile and glued them onto their paper bags…

Once the children had their leaves glued on the paper bags, then they added googly eyes to the leaf that was at the top of their puppet (which would be the bottom of the bag)…

And with that, they each had their very own Leaf Man puppet!

Here are a few more of the completed Leaf man puppets…




















Links to Grow On…

Leaf Man Book and Activity in Kindergarten

Simple Fall Tree Bulletin Board

Handprint Fall Trees

Fall Leaf Turkeys

Leaf Man Book below…

By |2011-09-24T06:00:38+00:00September 24th, 2011|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. maggy, red ted art September 24, 2011 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Adorable! I love them 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 24, 2011 at 11:05 am - Reply

      Thank you Maggy:)

  2. [email protected] September 24, 2011 at 8:41 am - Reply

    I have to try these with my kids. They are really cute. Off to the library to reserve that book!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 24, 2011 at 11:06 am - Reply

      They were simple too but you have to have the Leaf Man book so it makes sense!

  3. andiejaye September 24, 2011 at 10:26 am - Reply

    love this book! fall is my favorite season! there are so many different things that the environment lends itself to for and in the classroom! we’re going to be using real leaves in another project soon too! love your site… i’m here over coffee every morning 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 24, 2011 at 11:06 am - Reply

      I am here over sweet tea every night:)

  4. would like to be a yummy mummy September 24, 2011 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    We just painted our leaves but going to try this as it looks much more fun x

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm - Reply

      We enjoyed using the real leaves to make the puppets. The googly eyes always make it fun!

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