Fall activity to promote sensory processing with dry leaves and glue while creating a unique art project.
Gather dry leaves.
Use both hands to crunch the dry leaves into smaller pieces. This helps promote bilateral hand use, tactile perception, and auditory input.
On a piece of construction paper, use glue to create a shape or drawing. We choose the heart shape but you can use a smiley face, a house shape, letters, numbers, etc. Working on grading the force on the glue bottle addresses the proprioceptive system.
Transfer the crunched dry leaves pieces onto the construction paper covering the wet glue shape.
Let dry for a few minutes and shake off the leaves that remained unglued.
Use markers to decorate.