7 Printable Leaves Coloring Pages (great for school)

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Welcome to a world of vibrant creativity with our leaves coloring pages.

These printable sheets are perfect for kids, providing an engaging way to learn about the beauty of leaves.

As you dive into the intricate patterns and vibrant colors of these leaves, you’ll discover the wonders of nature right on your coloring paper.

Whether you’re a teacher looking for an educational supplement or a parent seeking a calming activity. These free kids coloring pages offer a fantastic resource.

So, grab your favorite colors and let your imagination run wild as you explore the mesmerizing world of leaves through art and education.

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Learn about leaves with this leaf coloring worksheet

Learn all about 7 different trees with our fun coloring sheet with fun facts on it.

You will be able to download the pdf file when you add your email address at the bottom of this page. There are 7 pages to download and are perfect for school use. These are free for personal use and classroom use only.

Grab as many different colors as you can find and get creative with these fall colors.

free leaf coloring pages

Maple leaf coloring page

Maple leaves change color from green to different shades of yellow, orange, and red during the fall.

There are approximately 150 species of maple around the world, most in the Northern Hemisphere, and the majority native to eastern Asia.

Ten maple species are native to Canada, perhaps the best known being the sugar maple.

maple leaf coloring worksheet

Ash leaf coloring sheet

The ash tree normally has green leaves that change to red, purple, yellow, and green in the fall before falling off the tree.

There are approximately 60 species of ash trees around the world.

They grow throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

american oak and ash leaf coloring page

Oak leaf coloring page

The oak leaf is normally green but they change to a coppery brown in the fall before falling off the tree. There are approximately 600 species of oak around the world.

Texas is home to more than half of the United States oak species.

Hazel leaf coloring page

The hazel tree normally has green leaves that change to yellow then orange and finally scarlet before falling off the tree.

There are 15 species of hazel trees around the world.

They grow throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

holly and hazel leaf coloring page

Holly leaf coloring page

As the holly bush is an evergreen plant, the holly leaves stay green in the fall.

Holly grows on every continent except Antarctica and Australia.

Only female holly bushes have berries.

Hawthorn coloring page

The hawthorn leaves start a reddish-purple color, changing to dark green in the summer and then orange, scarlet, or purple in the fall.

There are 280 species of hawthorns around the world.

They grow on every continent except Antarctica.

beech and hawthorn leaf coloring page

Beech leaf coloring page

The beech tree normally has green leaves that change to golden bronze in the fall before falling off the tree. The European beech leaves turn purple.

There are 11 species of beech trees around the world.

They grow throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

Have a fun tree scavenger hunt printable too!

Interesting facts about leaves

Learning about leaves can be lots of fun, and it’s also a way to discover the secrets of the amazing plants all around us. So, keep exploring the world of leaves – it’s full of surprises!

  1. Leaves act like a plant’s kitchen. They use sunlight to cook up their own food in a process called photosynthesis. This process turns carbon dioxide and water into sugary snacks for the plant.
  2. Leaves have tiny openings called stomata, which help them breathe. These tiny holes allow leaves to take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen.
  3. In the fall, leaves change color. They go from green to shades of red, orange, and yellow. This color change happens when the green pigment called chlorophyll breaks down and reveals other colors.
  4. You can tell what type of tree a leaf comes from by looking at its shape. Different trees have different leaf shapes and sizes.
  5. Leaves give us something really important – oxygen! When they do photosynthesis, they release oxygen into the air. This oxygen is what we and animals breathe to stay alive.
  6. Some leaves have special chemicals that can be used in medicines. For example, aloe vera leaves can help soothe burns.
  7. Just like your hand has veins, leaves have veins too. These veins are like tiny roads that help move water and nutrients all around the leaf.
  8. Believe it or not, some leaves are tasty and safe to eat. People put leaves like spinach, lettuce, and basil in salads and cook with them.
Leaves for art project

Fall leaf craft ideas

These fall leaf craft ideas offer a range of engaging activities for all ages, celebrating the essence of the fall season through art and exploration.

  1. Explore the science behind leaf colors by conducting a leaf chromatography experiment. Observe as colors separate and create captivating patterns, making for both a fun activity and unique art.
  2. Create leaf butterflies by arranging colorful leaves to form wings and adding twig antennas, googly eyes, and pipe cleaner details. This fall leaf butterfly craft teaches symmetry and the magic of metamorphosis.
  3. Encourage creativity by letting kids transform leaves into various shapes using art supplies. This simple leaf craft fosters fine motor skills and artistic expression.
  4. Combine a love for reading with the beauty of autumn by making fall leaves bookmark craft for kids. Press and decorate flattened leaves to create practical and seasonal bookmarks.
  5. Younger children will love having fun with a fall leaf sensory bin.

Have fun with free fall printable coloring pages too!

Even more autumn activities

If you have enjoyed this free coloring page, check out some other popular free printables:

Books about trees for kids

Continue learning all about leaves with our favorite books about trees:

Tree Full of Wonder. This delightful rhyming book takes children on an educational journey through the enchanting world of trees. Revealing the magic and importance of these towering wonders of nature.

The Magic and Mystery of Trees. In this captivating exploration, young readers will discover the secrets held by trees. From their role in ecosystems to the folklore and wonder they’ve inspired throughout history.

The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-Ups. This book is a perfect companion for families eager to learn about trees together. With its engaging and accessible approach, it provides a fascinating introduction to the diverse world of trees and their significance in our lives.

Tips for downloading the free files

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Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

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Download the free printable leaf coloring pages

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 4 April 2024 by Clare

5 Comments

  1. This is such a lvoely round up of ideas. I might have to try this with the boy. i also saw one on pinterest where you collect leaves, pop them on paper and paint around the edges.

  2. These are beautiful!! Awesome ideas! My boys would love these. I remember doing a leaf collection for school when I was in Junior High.

  3. These are lovely, such fabulous ideas! I reckon I could do these with my 9 year old and my 3 year old! x

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