Number Recognition: Fall Tree Number Matching

We have been doing lots of number recognition and letter recognition activities. This fall tree number matching activity is among our favorites so far.

Fall math activity for preschool. Practice number identification with fall leaves.

We have been enjoying learning about fall this week and the #PlayfulPreschool Education Team is bringing you lots of activities related to fall colors. This will be a fantastic resource for your fall theme preschool lessons, so don’t forget to check out all of the activities at the bottom of this post!


My Apple Tree Letter Matching activity was a big hit in our home, so I decided to do a similar activity with fall trees. This time I wanted to work on number recognition, but you could definitely do letters, shapes or colors.

Check out these fall tree counting mats too!

Materials Needed:

Leaf stickers – I got mine at the Dollar Tree and they had tons. I have also seen them at craft stores. You can also use leaf table scatter and glue to the paper.

Piece of paper

Writing utensil

Activity Prep:

1. Draw a tree with no leaves on a sheet of paper or print out a tree template with no leaves.

2. Write one number on each leaf. I decided to work on the numbers 1-5 and repeated them a few times.

3. Write the numbers 1-5 around the branches of the tree and around the bottom of the paper several times.


Just give your child the leaf stickers with all the numbers written on them and have them match the leaves to the numbers on the tree. By the time they are done, you will have a beautiful fall tree to hang up and they will have had a lot of practice with number recognition. I bet they will have a lot of fun too!

Number Recognition Fall Tree Number Matching

Here are some related posts I think you will enjoy!

Fall Tree Counting Mats

Fall Tree Roll and Cover Alphabet Game

Fall Leaves Alphabet Activity

Fall Tree Play Dough Activity

Painting with Fall Leaves

For more fall learning fun check out the resources below.

Our favorite books about fall:


For More FALL COLOR Themed Preschool Activities from the PLAYful Preschool Education Team:

Fall Colors Modeled Writing in Preschool by Fun-A-Day

Fall Colors Water Mixing by Still Playing School
Exploring Fall Colors With Gourds by Little Bins For Little Hands
Why Leaves Change Colors by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
Learning With Preschool Songs: The Leaves of the Trees by Growing Book by Book
DIY Fall Color Word Book by The Educators’ Spin On It
Learning Number Words with Fall Colored Leaves by Tiny Tots Adventures
Fall Tree Number Matching by Mom Inspired Life
Colors of Fall Sensory Bin by Life Over C’s
Foot Painting The Fall Colours by Learning to Walk
Exploring Fall Colors in Paint by Powerful Mothering
Autumn Colours Plant Science at Rainy Day Mum
Make Your Own Fall Potpourri at Capri + 3

More Printable Fall Trees and Leaves Activities!

The printable fall trees and leaves portion of the pack includes 10 activities and 150 pages of activities to engage your kids this fall!

Printable fall leaves and trees activities for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and first grade. Fun fall activities for kids!

The fall leaves bundle includes:

  • Fall Tree Beginning Sounds Matching
  • Fall Tree Roll and Cover Game (alphabet and numbers)
  • Fall Tree Word Family Matching (Rhyming)
  • Fall Tree Sight Word Building Activity
  • Fall Leaves Letter Sounds Puzzles
  • Fall Tree Number Matching (numbers 1-20)
  • Fall Leaves Number Sense Puzzles (numbers 1-10) (two versions)
  • Fall Tree Counting Mats (numbers 1-20)
  • Fall Leaves Counting Clip Cards (numbers 1-10)
  • Fall Tree Addition Mats (adding numbers to equal 2-12)