This collection of our favorite fall activities for preschoolers combines literacy and numeracy-based lessons with hands-on science experiments, tactile-rich sensory bins, and inventive nature-based crafts.
What better way to celebrate this beautiful season than combining fun and learning while getting plenty of outdoor exploration time?
1. Nature-Based Science Fall Activity
This interactive, hands-on autumn activity answers the perennial question: "Why do leaves change color?" Kids will learn how chlorophyll breaks down, allowing the vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges of fall leaves to emerge.
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2. Fall Leaf Activity
All you need for this physical leaf color exercise is to print the leaf cards, tape them down and start stomping. Why not let your young learner choose their own music to stomp, hop or jump to?
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3. Dancing Corn Experiment
4. Fall Music Activity
This curated list of songs and fingerplays is the perfect fall activity to get kids moving. Let them get creative and choose their own dance moves!
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5. Autumn Sensory Bin
This easy fall sensory bin includes a variety of fall textures and vibrant colors for kids to explore, creating a rich tactile experience while giving them plenty of motor activity practice.
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6. Read Aloud
7. Play a Game of Fall Bingo
Save time and money by laminating these colorful Bingo cards to reuse with dry-erase markers.
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8. Inexpensive Fall Leaf Activity
After going on a scenic nature walk to collect leaves, your preschooler can practice their cutting skills while learning about leaf shapes.
9. Corn Painting
After spreading different colors of paint all over your cobs of corn, let your young learner get creative making all sorts of different patterns.
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10. Try a Colorful Pumpkin Seed Craft
After drying your gooey seeds, dye them in all sorts of vibrant fall colors and help your preschool add them to a tree to create a textured fall keepsake.
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11. Preschool Apple Theme Activity
Kids love finger painting and this fun fall craft is a great way to let their imaginations run wild!
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12. Upper and Lowercase Alphabet Tree
13. Make Pumpkin Cloud Dough
14. Letter Writing Tray
15. Fall Yarn Sensory Tray
16. Marble Painting Process Art Activity
This non-spooky learning activity repurposes marbles as an inventive painting tool. Kids are sure to love watching them roll across their colorful creations!
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17. Pumpkin Patch I Spy
This fun activity for preschoolers is a great way to practice counting skills. They'll have so much fun they won't even notice they're learning math!
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18. Candy Corn Activities For Kids
This collection of fall-themed preschool math activities and uppercase letter identification practice is an easy way to integrate literacy and numeracy skills.
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19. Nature Learning Activity
This hands-on fall math activity is a great way to get kids outside and connected with the natural world all around them.
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20. Educational Activity for Fall
This activity challenges your preschooler to see if they can guide the apples into the basket using only tubes.
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21. Apple Bobbing Activity
This hands-on activity is an excellent addition to an outdoor kitchen center and makes for hours of fun playtime.
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22. Perfect Pumpkin Art Activity
This pumpkin process art activity will teach your child about different materials, tools, and techniques while giving them plenty of room to express their creativity.
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23. Preschool Leaf Activity
This preschool leaf investigation is a fantastic way to teach kids about the scientific process by identifying and classifying colorful fall leaves.
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24. Amazing Fall Craft
This creative fall craft repurposes toilet paper rolls to create neat pumpkin stamps.
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25. Wreath Nature Craft
What's a better way to reuse cardboard than to make a fall wreath? Your preschooler is sure to love decorating it with acorns, branches, and colorful leaves of their choice.
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26. Make a Beautiful Fall Tree
This fingerprint tree is a wonderful hands-on way to celebrate the vibrant shades of fall.
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27. Read a Favorite Fall Book
Book lovers will enjoy this classic fall picture book activity which helps young readers identify beginning letter sounds.
28. Pine Cone Animal Craft
This cool fall activity for kids gives them the chance to make their own adorable pine cone animal.
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29. Acorn Jewels
30. Fall Leaf Crown
This leaf crown is sure to become a favorite autumn activity. After going for a nature walk, help your child assemble their own beautiful creation they can wear all year long.
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31. Fun Leaf Math Activity
32. Alphabet Activity
This educational activity allows students to practice uppercase and lowercase letter matching. You could also get them to identify each leaf letter sound or find a word beginning with a given letter.
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33. Owl Painted Rocks
34. Fall Counting Activities for Kids
This fun fall activity is perfect for active preschoolers as it incorporates math, literacy, and creative play all in one dynamic lesson.
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35. Robot Leaf Craft
This creative fall craft requires only a few items from the backyard and is a wonderful way to develop shape and color recognition while strengthening cutting skills.
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36. DIY Acorn Marble Necklace
After going on a nature hunt for acorn caps of all sizes, assemble them together for this homemade charm that your preschooler will love showing off!
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37. Fall Leaf Finger Puppets
These adorable fall leaf finger puppets are not only environmentally friendly but can make for some great laughs during dramatic playtime.
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38. Salt Dough Leaf Impressions
This hands-on nature-based activity is a great way to develop creativity, science, and fine motor skills all at once.
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