Isn’t Fall an exciting season? Fall is especially fun when you have kids in preschool. It’s the perfect time to introduce your little ones to a variety of exciting Fall activities. You could go apple picking, carve pumpkins, make Halloween treats, practice thankfulness activities. Here we have shared over 50 fun Fall Activities for Preschoolers and kids of all ages. Even adults love to join in this fall fun.
There are so many things to do that it can be difficult to choose which Fall activities to participate in with your preschoolers.
Fall Activities for Preschoolers
If you need ideas, or just need help choosing which activities to do together, you’re going to love this amazing Fall learning ideas printable. It’s the perfect bucket list for the season, in a prep-free printable format that’s ready to go!
Keep scrolling to explore some of the activities on the list and get your Fall activities printable today.
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Fun Fall Books for Kids
Sharing books with your preschoolers is the best way to help them fall in love with reading. You can encourage your young children to build language and literacy skills with read alouds. It’s the perfect way to spark their imagination and show them the wonder and magic hidden in all great books.
This Fall, share some amazing stories together. It’s the perfect season to learn new things, let your imagination run wild, and devour lots and lots of great books. That’s why I’ve included lots of opportunities to read stories with your preschoolers in this printable list of Fall activity ideas. Check out our favorite books about fun Fall topics below:
- Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
- We Gather Together by Wendy Pfeffer
- The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
- The Secret Life of Squirrels by Nancy Rose
- Leaf Man by Lois Elhert
- The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh
- The Pumpkin Runner by Marsha Diane Arnold
These classic books and heartwarming stories are perfect read alouds for your preschoolers this Fall.
Preschool Farm Activities
Fall is harvest season, so it’s the perfect time to learn about farms with your preschoolers. Take a trip to a local farm, share the harvest book (We Gather Together) mentioned above, or pretend to be farmers with your kids right at home.
Dramatic play and role-play activities are an excellent way to teach young children important skills.
These types of activities encourage children to:
- Use their imaginations
- Develop social and emotional skills
- Practice taking turns
- Play cooperatively
- Express themselves
- Build hand-eye coordination
Hands on activities, imaginary play, and role play scenarios can teach young children a lot about the world around them and help kids prepare for new and different situations. A fun farm activity will help your kids learn about where our food comes from, how plants grow, and animal husbandry among other things.
Investigate Fall with Science
Another fun activity idea included in this Fall bucket list printable is to do some fun science experiments. My kids love science experiments! Plus, it’s a great way to teach children about the world around them and explore the changing seasons.
Science experiments encourage kids to ask questions, stay curious, explore, and find answers to their biggest questions.
Here are some exciting Fall science experiments you can explore with your preschool kids:
- Learn Why Leaves Change Colors – Observe changing leaves and have preschoolers draw them at each stage of change. Talk about the colors you see, the shape of the leaf, the way it feels as it changes.
- Create a Pumpkin Volcano – We’ve all had fun creating kitchen volcanos with vinegar and baking soda at some point in our childhood. In this experiment, your preschooler can turn his pumpkin into a volcano. Just be sure to carve it first. Then insert the ingredients and watch the explosion!
- Rotting Apples – Place apple slices in individual plastic snack bags. Then, add salt to one bag, club soda to one bag, and leave the other bag empty except for the apple. Next, watch the bags for several days or weeks and talk about how the apple slices change over time. Discuss which apple rots the fastest and talk about why with your preschool learners.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
No fall activity list would be complete without a trip to the pumpkin patch with your little ones! There are so many exciting things to see and do at the local pumpkin patch. Picking your pumpkin at the patch has benefits you won’t get if you just grab some pumpkins at the local grocery store.
Here are your must-do Fall activities at the pumpkin patch:
- Take adorable Fall photos together. A family trip to the pumpkin patch is the perfect time to snap some adorable Fall photos together. You can even create an autumn color scheme for pictures that look like they were taken by the pros. Don’t forget to get photos of your preschoolers with their pumpkins!
- Measure and weigh your pumpkins. You can add math learning fun for your preschool kids by exploring measuring and weighing at the pumpkin patch. Most pumpkins are purchased “by the pound,” so you’ll need to weigh any pumpkin you choose. It’s a great opportunity to teach your kids about scales and measuring with a fun hands-on activity this Fall.
- Learn about the pumpkin life cycle. At the pumpkin patch, you’re likely to see every stage of the pumpkin life cycle. It’s a great time to talk with your preschoolers about life cycles and how things grow and change in the natural world. You can even use these Montessori inspired pumpkin life cycle printables to help.
- Go for a hayride! Many patches also offer hayrides from the farm stand to the field where the pumpkins rest. A hayride on the farm is the perfect Fall activity for children of all ages! Be sure to sing a silly farm song like Old Macdonald on the way.
- Pick the perfect pumpkins together. Don’t forget about choosing the perfect pumpkins while you’re there. You may choose small pumpkins for decorating your home, pumpkins for painting, one large pumpkin to carve as a family, or individual pumpkins for a Fall carving party. Whatever you choose, I know you’ll have lots of fun with this Fall activity.
Fall Theme Preschool Activities
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Don’t forget to scoop up this printable list to get the most learning fun from the season this year. Then, share your favorite Fall activities in the comments section.
I love to read about your ideas and Fall traditions!
42 More Fall Preschool Activities
Write a fall poem
Make leaf rubbings
Make a handprint tree
Make a leaf suncatcher
Count seeds in a pumpkin
Play pretend farm
Learn the parts of a leaf
Make a 20 second fall handwashing song
Collect and graph leaves by color
Create a paper cornucopia
Make a paper turkey
Have a pumpkin drawing contest
Visit a pumpkin patch
Make a harvest sensory bin
Fun Fall Activities
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