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30 Amazing Fall Activities For Preschoolers Guaranteed To Keep Them Entertained!

fall activities for preschoolers

The fun is just beginning! Now that the weather is getting cooler and the days are growing shorter, there’s no better time than now to have fun in the great outdoors with your family. Although summer break is almost over, it doesn’t mean there aren’t still tons of ways to have a blast during this fall season. In fact, there are plenty of great fall activities for preschoolers guaranteed to keep them entertained.

30 Amazing Fall Activities For Preschoolers

Fall is a truly exciting season, and this list will help bring some of the best fun in the world into your home. After reading this article, you’ll be able to identify a few activities you can incorporate into your children’s lives without fear of them getting bored or losing interest. The point is fall is a great time to get out and have fun, so let’s get started!

We have broken down the activities by category, including Art and Crafts, Literacy Activities, Math Activities, Sensory Activities, and Science Activities.

Fall Art and Crafts

The fall season is a great time to get your preschoolers involved in some art and craft projects.

These projects will allow your kids to enjoy cool activities that keep them busy indoors and outdoors.

1. Bird Feeder

pine cone bird feeders

Pine Cone Bird Feeders are a fun, simple craft that kids can make to feed the birds. Kids will learn how to make this with these simple steps and watch the birds flock to this traditional bird feeder craft. This is an excellent way for little ones to spend time in nature and learn about wildlife.

2. Print Tree

This fall handprint tree may not be something unique, but it’s fun! There are many options for creating a fallen tree, but you may settle on using your little one’s hands. Preschoolers have cute hand prints. On top of that, it’s a sensory experience when children get to use their fingers and hands to paint.

3. Leaf Art For Toddlers

This toddler leaf artwork works on enhancing fine motor skills as the children use sponges to apply paint. Fun process art for fall! You may check Teaching 2 and 3-Year-Olds for the complete DIY instructions and materials list.

4. Paper Plate Apple Craft

paper plate apple craft

This Paper Plate Apple Craft is a fun activity to do with your preschoolers. The step-by-step directions are simple, and you may only need to use a few common craft supplies you probably have lying around your house, and you will ultimately see the finished product. Children will learn about apples while they are having fun creating this craft.

5. Button-Covered Acorn Craft

These are a perfect way to celebrate fall, are easy to make within minutes, and are inexpensive. If you have a printer in your home, you can easily make a Button & Paper Acorn craft today! These are a great way to boost your child’s artistic abilities. 

6. Pumpkin Sewing Craft

For you to teach your little ones how to sew, try this pumpkin sewing craft that is perfect for the autumn season, Halloween and Thanksgiving. This is a great addition to your kid’s list of awesome craft activities.

Fall Literacy Activities

Literacy is an essential part of a child’s upbringing. They need to know how to read and write to succeed in school and life. But learning to read or to write doesn’t come easy, it needs practice and patience. One way to nurture literacy is by exposing children to activities that promote these skills. 

1. Upper and Lowercase Letter Sorting Tree

upper and lowercase letter sorting tree

This is a cute fall activity that children can do. This activity is a good way to introduce and reinforce upper and lower case letters to your preschoolers. This will make it very easy for your kids to learn the difference between the two types of letters since this tree makes it easier to distinguish them from one another. Besides, this craft will look beautiful once completed; you’ll love seeing it placed in any corner of your house!

2. Feather Letter Turkeys

This is one of the fun fall activities your child will appreciate, particularly since it promotes literacy and fine motor skills. Thanksgiving activity like this one gives children an opportunity to practice spelling their names and adds a seasonal flair.

3. Apple Name Activity

It is another fun activity to help your child practice their spelling skills. Fun-A-Day shares various ways to create an apple-themed name activity. The mix of literacy with arts engages the little ones. Moreover, the use of names and images makes this a particularly engaging activity.

4. Thanksgiving Spelling Activity

Spelling lessons don’t have to be boring or without a theme. These spelling stones are engaging. Thanksgiving craft and spelling activity rolled into one. You can make your challenge by asking, “How many words can we create with the word Thanksgiving?” The stones are a concrete manipulative that’s great for some learners and a nice novelty for others. You may refer to No Time For Flashcards for the process of making the stones.

5. The Leaves on the Trees

the leaves on the trees

Singing is one of the favorite activities for kids, and this activity will help them develop literacy and listening skills. This song is fun because it teaches the kids how to spell their names and count. It can be used in preschools or kindergartens.

6. Monster Slime Sensory Writing

Make a monster-themed sensory writing tray for lots of fun learning. Having your child engage in this activity will help her learn to write the alphabet, name, and sight words. The googly eyes add to the whimsy, and this theme could be paired with many fantastic monster story books.

Math Fall Activities

One essential subject your child must learn at an early age is math. Math is not a boring subject! It is fun and essential to many things you do daily. These math activities are just right for the kids. These will help them learn how to count and recognize numbers, skills that are useful for their later years in school!

1. 2D Shape Pumpkin Patch Match

fall activities for preschoolers

Pumpkin Patch Shape Matching Mats are a fun way to learn to recognize shapes. The mats feature pumpkins in different shapes, and kids can match the colored pumpkins shown on the mat with those on the pumpkin patch.

2. Easy Halloween Math Game

This is a fun and easy math game for preschoolers, and they can practice counting and other maths skills. The good thing is that you may not need many materials for your child to enjoy this game. A number of Halloween erasers, and you’re good to go. You can use candies or pom poms if you have no erasers available. 

3. Pumpkin Seeds Counting Activity

Counting is a fun and wonderful skill that your preschooler will learn by playing with this pumpkin seeds counting activity. It is not only entertaining for the kids but also very educational. Add this activity is a great addition to your list of amazing fall activities.

4. Measuring Fall Leaves

Playing with fall leaves provides many learning opportunities for children. They can observe and compare the color of leaves, examine the science behind the color-changing process, and even use leaves to explore math concepts such as counting and measurement.

5. Apple Pattern Activity

apple pattern activity

Patterning is an important skill that needs to be practiced with your little ones. It is an educational activity that will also help them to become more observant. It is an awesome way to learn patterns in a fun way; this autumn craft is an ideal choice for your preschooler to engage in.

6. Fall Apple Roll And Color Math Games

This is another mom-approved fall activity for toddlers and preschoolers. This is great for helping toddlers recognize 2D shapes and is excellent for improving children’s fine motor skills. Indeed a very reliable and fun activity for children to enjoy in the fall season.

Fall Sensory Activities

Sensory activities are designed to engage preschoolers in hands-on learning and exploration. The following are some of the most engaging sensory activities to choose from.

1. Candy Corn Sensory Slime

fall activities for preschoolers

Sensory activities can provide your child with lots of hands-on learning opportunities. This candy corn slime is a fun fall activity that will allow your children to explore different textures and colors and learn the science behind this gooey, stretchy slime. 

2. Fall Sensory Bin

This is excellent for encouraging critical thinking in your children; your child will problem-solve and make observations and conclusions as your child scoops, pours, and measure. This Fall sensory bin is simple to create and an excellent fine motor activity too.

3. Pumpkin Boats Fall Sensory Play

This one also belongs among the best activities for kids to enjoy in the fall season. It will help foster imagination and creativity in your child. You can use a small pumpkin to make the boat, which will be perfect for little hands to manipulate. 

4. Oobleck and Leaves Fall Sensory Activity

Make a simple and inexpensive fall sensory play activity using oobleck and freshly fallen leaves. The best part is that it’s super easy to make, and your child will immediately be engaged in this fun and messy activity, which may become one of their favorite fall activities. 

5. Pumpkin Glitter Jar

pumpkin glitter jar

Pumpkin Glitter Jars are an easy craft project to make with children. They can be used to teach a variety of early learning concepts, such as cause and effect, number identification, and volume. A pumpkin filled with glitter is sure to be a hit with your child.

6. Fall Sensory Bottles

Fall Sensory Bottles are another fun fall activity for preschoolers. These are really simple to make and lots of fun for little ones to explore. You can use these sensory bottles in a variety of ways to foster creativity and problem-solving skills.

Science Fall Activities

We are all aware of the importance of learning science concepts and skills. It is not easy to get proper exposure to these things. However, what we can do is provide opportunities for our preschoolers. These science fall activities are designed to help preschoolers acquire some important science concepts.

1. Erupting Apple Volcano Experiment

erupting apple volcano experiment

In Erupting Apple Volcano Experiment, you will make an erupting volcano using the power of baking soda and vinegar. You can utilize this activity to teach your children about volcanoes and their eruption process and to explore the science of chemical reactions.

2. Rotten Science Adventure

This awesome activity for kids is a great way to introduce the idea of science to young children. You can use this activity to encourage the child’s critical thinking and observation skills as they witness the pumpkin rot.

3. Growing Corn Experiment

The Growing Corn Experiment can be used as an introduction to the idea of growing things. The best part is that this grows corn experiment is very simple; you may only need Indian corn and water then start this activity. It is not only fun but also educational and beneficial to their development.

4. Fall Leaf Science Experiment

Leaves are the perfect material to conduct a science experiment. It will allow your child to use their senses and observe and explain the changes in the leaves.

5. Glowing Bath Water for Kid

glowing bath water for kid

It’s vital to keep the bath water clean and healthy. This is not an activity which is only for children’s education but also a fun activity for them too. You can use bath water to conduct some science experiments and see how your child reacts when the color of the water changes.

6. Exploring The Seeds Of Fall

A perfect fall activity to get your child ready for the winter season. Observing and identifying the various seeds, your child will better understand the seasons and how they change over time.

Final Thoughts

We at NY Baby Steps understand the struggle of parents in keeping their children engaged during this fall season. That’s why we are committed to providing you with easy and fun activities for your toddler and preschooler. So, make it a point to include your child in these activities. You can make these activities part of a daily routine so that your child gets used to them over the long term. Make sure to check our other articles regarding early learning as well. 

If you have more questions or want to know more about NY Baby Steps Daycare, you may reach us at 347-960-8334 or email us at babystepsfh@gmail.com.