Fall is my favorite time of year and November is my birthday month so I was very excited to put together these Fall preschool activities for Ryan. I am sharing 10 different fall-themed activities.
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Fall Art and Craft Preschool Activities
Leaf Sun Catcher
Things you need:
- Fall Colored Tissue Paper
- Contact Paper
How-to: Cut up or rip strips of tissue paper. Once you have a big pile tape a piece of contact paper down with the sticky side up. We did roughly the size of a piece of paper. Peel off the backing and cover it with pieces of tissue paper. When you are done take another piece of contact paper the same size and lay it on the tissue paper sticky side down sealing it. Now you can draw whatever leaf shape you would like and cut it out.
This activity is relatively quick but still a little time-consuming and takes some concentration for your little one. I taped them to the window but you can also hole-punch them and hang them.
Since we will not be seeing family this year for the holidays I thought it would be nice for Ryan to make cards to send to family. This activity is very basic but kept Ryan busy for quite a while and he’s asked to do it multiple times since so I have it just sitting out for him now to do whenever he wants. I got some nice fall-colored paper from Hobby Lobby, fall stickers, and markers. I wrote “I am thankful for you!” on the inside of each and let him decorate as he pleased. While he decorated we talked about the people in our family he was making cards for and what being thankful means.
Pumpkin Bead Activity
These turned out so cute. All you need is some beads and pipe cleaners. Place one bead to start and pinch the pipe cleaner around the bead so that it won’t come off. When you are done putting on the beads unhook the pipe cleaner from the first bead and hook it around the other end of the pipe cleaner to make a circle. Make sure you leave a little bit of pipe cleaner at the top for the stem.
Fall Letter Preschool Activities
Pumpkin Letter Hunt
I made these pumpkin letters last month for a Spooky Halloween Letter Hunt and Ryan was excited about it but wasn’t really into fall the letters so, I wanted to reuse them and try something different. I took contact paper and wrote all the letters backward on the non-sticky side. Make sure the letters are backward so they appear correct when you flip it over (I definitely wrote J the wrong direction). I taped it up and peeled the backing off so the pumpkin letters stuck and Ryan loved it. He did all the letters twice the first time and has come back to it multiple times since. Sometimes just switching up the activity a little is all that you need.
Fall Number Preschool Activities
Turkey Block Counting
This is for all the kids who love to build which basically all of them. Each part of the turkey has a different number and you place the corresponding number of blocks on top. This activity helps with number recognition, and counting skills, and is a great visual representation of numbers. We used Duplos because that is what we have but you can use anything that you can stack.
Pumpkin Pie Whip Cream Counting
We are big pie fans around here so I decided to create a whipped cream counting pie activity. I laminated these because I knew Ryan would want to do it multiple times but you can also not laminate them and glue the cotton balls down on each slice of pie. This activity helps with number recognition, and counting skills, and is a great visual representation of numbers.
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Design Studio Teti Fall Patterns
I got these lovely pattern strips by Design Studio Teti from My Mega Bundles Fall Bundle. They are sold out but you can still get Design Studio Teti’s fall bundle here. It comes with 25 different activities. Her products are beautiful and I highly recommend them. Ryan loved doing these.
Fall Leaf Cutting
Since we always need a cutting activity I thought it would be fun to do a leaf-themed activity. You can easily do this with real leaves but I decided to make some with easy lines. Ryan cut them out and then we mixed up the pieces and put them back together like a puzzle and glued them down.
You can download this activity for free here.
Fall Sorting By Size Preschool Activity
This one was a bigger hit than I expected and we’ve done it multiple times already. I didn’t laminate this one because I wasn’t sure if Ryan would want to glue it down and only do it once. You can download this activity for free here. It includes small, medium, and large baskets along with all of the fall-themed pieces.
Preschool Fall Pumpkin Threading Activity
Last year I made a pumpkin threading activity so this year I thought I would step it up a bit and add some counting practice and number recognition. Threading is an excellent skill for hand-eye coordination. To create this activity I printed the pumpkin on really thick paper and laminated it so that it would last. The needle is a yarn needle you can find at most craft stores.
I hope you enjoyed these Fall preschool activities.
If you are looking for more Fall themed ideas check out last year’s blog post.