The Leaf Thief Activities

Unlock a whirlwind of autumnal awesomeness with The Leaf Thief activities! From word tracing and comprehension to leaf scavenger hunts, it’s the ultimate playbook for fall-tastic learning and fun!  

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48 pages

Grades PreK-3


Take your read-aloud of The Leaf Thief to soaring new heights! Say “hello” to our activities that are designed to dazzle your students while making learning feel like a leafy lounge in a literary park! Get ready to put the “awe” into autumn, and let your students fall in love with reading and science!

There’s piles of fun to be had with these activities. Your bustling bookworms will trace words, sort parts of speech, sequence events, and write about fall and winter. They’ll also dive into book discussions and social skills with the included activities. Additionally, they’ll dance through fine and gross motor activities like coloring, cutting, and a leafy scavenger hunt!

Rake up these unbe-leaf-able activities and watch The Leaf Thief‘s literary and scientific splendors come alive!

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • trace words from the story.
  • draw the setting and characters.
  • sequence the story.
  • sort parts of speech.
  • write about fall and winter.
  • answer comprehension questions.
  • apply writing skills with writing templates and prompts.
  • practice reading comprehension with discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • engage in social skills through whole group prompts and activities.
  • develop fine motor skills through coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing.
  • sort images related to fall and winter.
  • compare and contrast fall and winter.
  • write about fall and winter.
  • write and draw about the 5 senses.
  • outdoor leaf scavenger hunt- directions included!
  • play digital fall themed games.
  • become a leaf detective.

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

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About the Book and Soundscape

Squirrel adores counting the colorful leaves on his tree but discovers one is missing! He reaches out to his hs pal Bird and their woodland buddies to see who the mysterious leaf thief could be. With eye-catching art and engaging characters, the book beautifully captures the essence of autumn and explores themes of change and anxiety. This new classic hits all of those fall notes when read with the soundscape. Readers will be delighted to hear squirrel and bird’s differing exasperation as well as the sounds of leaves and other forest creatures! Buy the book.

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