Traveling Leaves Fine Motor Activities Montessori Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)

Start the new season by preparing an exciting indoor activity for kids. Preschoolers need to do different fine motor activities to help with their development. The traveling leaves is a fun Montessori-based fall activity for kids to exercise their fine motor skills.

Traveling Leaves Fine Motor Activities Montessori Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)

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When we talk about fine motor skills, we refer to the ability to make small and precise movements. An example of this can be when we take a small object with our index fingers and thumb.

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When we stimulate fine motor skills in our children, we seek to develop in them the coordination between the smallest muscles and the eyes. This includes hands, wrists, feet, tongue, fingers, etc.

This will help children better develop their daily tasks, such as dressing themselves, brushing their hair, and eating, among others.

The activity that we are going to do is inspired by the Montessori learning method’s practical life.

Allowing boys and girls to develop their motor skills through practices related to real and everyday life will help them master their movements and develop self-esteem, security, and independence.

They will likely feel frustrated in the process, but with the parents’ motivation and support, they will successfully complete their task and give them greater ability to solve problems.

In the video, it is reflected how our children experience a feeling of frustration. However, they look for a way to solve it and successfully complete their task.

This means that, although the activity is inspired to enhance fine motor skills, others are also developing skills such as socio-affective. That is why we must accompany our children in all the processes of developing their skills.

Traveling leaves fine motor activities for preschool



Topic:  Fine motor activities (transfer of dry leaves using tweezers)

Age:  4 to 6 years old

Objective:  With this, the boys and girls will learn to make small and precise movements with their hands (fine motor skills).

Difficulty level:  Advanced. This motor skill activity is designed for children to carry out independently, guided by an adult.


  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Concentration
  • Autonomy
  • Follow-up of instructions
  • Fine motor skills


Materials for traveling leaves fine motor activities
  • Tray
  • Two containers
  • Dry leaves
  • Tweezers


Step 1:

Put the dry leaves in one of the containers. The other one will remain empty for now.

Put the dry leaves in one container

Step 2:

Transfer the dry leaves from one container to another using tweezers, continue doing the same activity until the leaves are completely transferred from one container to another.

Transfer the dry leaves from one container to another


Fine motor activities for Kids. Leaves are transferred from one container to the other.

Traveling Leaves Motor Skills Experiment


After doing the activity give kids some worksheets too. Click the link below to download and print the worksheets.

Free printable autumn leaves worksheets

Download the Free Printable Worksheets


This fine motor activity can also be carried out with younger children. Suppose the children have not yet mastered the use of the tweezers. They can do it directly with their fingers.

In that case, the important thing is that they carry out the movement with their index finger and thumb during the activity. Do not forget that children must always be supervised by an adult.


In this video, you will find the step-by-step processes and the final result of the activity “THE TRAVELING LEAVES.”

This fine motor activity is focused on boys and girls from 4 to 6 years old and inspired by the Montessori methodology. It aims to strengthen fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, concentration, following instructions, and autonomy.

The materials needed to do this kids’ activity are a tray, two containers, tweezers, and dry leaves.

Do you like our fine motor activities for preschoolers? Make sure to check out our other fun home activities to stimulate a child’s fine motor skills.

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