Here we go! Bring on the fall activities for preschoolers!
Depending on where you live, fall is starting to creep into the air. So let’s get these fall activities for preschoolers (and big kids alike!) started!
I will say that over here in the south, it is creeping at a snail’s pace. BUT we are welcoming the occasional zip-up early evening.
Morning walks before 9 that are not 90 degrees.
So what better way to welcome the new season than the best fall activities for preschoolers.
I categorized these activities just the way I would picture you searching for autumn ideas. Skip the endless search, I have found some fun ideas to share with you.
- Fall Sensory Play
- Fall Breakfast Invitations
- STEAM ideas for fall
- Autumn storybook retells ideas
- Books to read aloud for September and October
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Let’s get started on these incredible autumn activities for toddlers roundup!
Here are some of my favorite ideas I have found to help welcome autumn in no particular order.
20 Fall Sensory Play Activities
Here are over 20 autumn sensory play activities for your toddler and preschooler. Inside this list, you will find apple playdough, pumpkin slime, and of course, water play to welcome fall. These autumn activities are the best!
Tissue Paper Pumpkin Art – Days with Grey
Fall Pour and Scoop – Days with Grey
Fall Leaf Paintings – Days with Grey
Pumpkin Cloud Dough – The Chaos and Clutter
Eyeball Soup – Days with Grey
Apple Wash – Busy Toddler
Fall Sensory Bottle The Chaos and Clutter
Apple Cinnamon Playdough- Natural Beach Living
Farm Theme Sensory Activity from Little Blue Truck – Stay at Home Educator
Muddy Pumpkin Patch – Nerdy Mama
Pumpkin Slime – Little Bins Little Hands
Pumpkin Gak – Busy Toddler
Fall Leaf Bath – Mama Papa Bubba
Fall Rock Soup – Happy Toddler Playtime
Little Blue Truck Playdough Kit – Mama Papa Bubba
Pumpkin Bath – Busy Toddler
Fall Leaves Slime Kori at Home
Apple Oobleck – Little Bins Little Hands
Crazy Pumpkin and Loose Parts – The Workshop for Children
Fall Sensory Bin – Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Fall Art – Mess Free Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime
Sticky Pumpkin – Days with Grey
10 Autumn Breakfast Invitations
What better way to keep your Breakfast Invitation rotation going than to add some fun ideas for fall! – You know I couldn’t leave this category out.
Wait! What is a Breakfast Invitation? START HERE.
Apple Dot to Dot – Days with Grey
Glue the Fall Leaves – Days with Grey
Save the Pumpkins – Days with Grey
Apple Sticker Sort – Busy Toddler
Autumn Places-settings – Days with Grey
Turkey Hole Punch – Happy Toddler Playtime
Pumpkin Memory Game – Days with Grey
Autumn Apple Gluing – Days with Grey
Fall Leaf Crown – Mama Papa Bubba
Fall Pumpkin Roll and Color Math Game – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Pumpkin Faces – Days with Grey
Fall Lacing Wreath – Happily Every Mom
Ghost Counting Eyes – Days with Grey
Fall Tinker Tray – Left Brain Craft Brain
Fall ideas for STEAM
Balancing apples on paper rolls, and making a clock out of a pumpkin? Yes, please! This is a short yet creative list to inspire STEAM learning for fall!
Apple Balance – Days with Grey
Fall Engineering Challenge Capri Plus 3
Pumpkin Clock STEM Project – Little Bins for Little Hands
Why Do Apples Turn Brown? – Left Brain Craft Brain
Falling Leaf Art and Science – Fun Fantastic Learning
Five Little Pumpkins STEM Challenge – Little Bins for Little Hands
Books and Book Activities for Fall
Books are the key to literacy. Here are some of my favorite books for fall and autumn activities that include apples, fall leaves, and all the frills of the changing season.
- Retell Tree: A Peek Through Picture Book – Days with Grey
- Pumpkin Faces – Days with Grey
- Pair Books with the Perfect Fall Children’s Book – Happily Ever Mom
- Room on the Broom – Days with Grey
Check out our fall favorites!
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Fantastic Book Fall Book List by Happily Ever Elephants
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