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Did someone say fall? Yes! Cooler weather, leaves turning colors, beautiful sunsets and so much more. I absolutely love this time of year! Watching the seasons change is always a great opportunity to explore nature and learn to embrace the changes the next season will bring. It’s a great time of year to include some wonderful learning opportunities for toddlers, preschoolers and even older kids. If you need some inspiration for new fun fall activities for preschoolers then you’re at the right place!




Early learning is vital to children’s growth and development and we should do as much as we can with them as early as we can to ensure they get a fantastic start. During fall there are so many fun activities to with preschoolers and toddlers! From apple and pumpkin picking, to fun activities and worksheets to crafts! The fun and learning never has to end!



This is a great season for in and outdoor activities. Some days it’s a bit warmer to enjoy a fall activity outside and then on the cooler days you can enjoy some fun learning with printables, crafts, games or other indoor activities. I have placed these fun fall activities for preschoolers into four categories: Fall Literacy Activities, Fall Sensory Activities, Fall Crafts and Fall Printables and Activties.



Fun Fall Activities for Preschoolers




Fall Literacy Activities



Developing literacy skills during the early years is crucial. When children have these skills before they start school, we place them at an advantage. They will now be equipped with the skills they need to begin learning to read. Practicing these skills at home gives preschoolers and toddlers an early start to developing literacy skills that will help them throughout their lifetime.



Fall Reading Challenge– Mommy Snippets






This fall reading challenge is fun for kids of all ages. It’s the perfect activity to get the kiddos reading.




Acorn Alphabet Learning Activity– Crafting with Kids



Acorn Alphabet Learning Activity

This is a great fall learning activity that helps young children get familiar with the alphabet. Take a nature walk, find acorns and turn them into alphabet blocks!




Dr. Seuss Truffula Trees Craft For Kids– Tourists Meets Traveler




Dr. Seuss’s Truffula Trees Craft for Kids



As the leaves start changing on the trees outside, have some fun with Dr. Seuss! You can read the story together and then make these adorable truffula trees.




A is for Apple Hand Art– Kindergarten Worksheets and Games





A is for Apple




Help kids learn their letters starting with the letter Aa. This fun-to-make A is for apple handprint craft is fun for preschool and kindergarten age students.




Fall Sensory Activities

Sensory development is also important in early learning. Sensory skills allow kids to develop fine motor skills and well as increase determination, motivation and social play.



Corn Sensory Bin Lil Tigers




corn sensory bin for kids




Make your own corn sensory bin and enjoy fall with this greet sensory activity.




How to create a Fall Sensory Bin– Simply Full of Delight




How to make a Fall Sensory Bin



A simple craft for small children to inspire creativity. You can reuse this idea for any holiday or season!




Fall Leaves Sensory Bottle and Book Activity-Messy Little Monsters




Fall sensory bottle



Celebrate fall with this easy to make fall sensory bottle and book activity.





Fall Crafts for Preschoolers




Craft activities are great ways for children to express their imagination as well as their creative side. Craft activities also help with learning colors, shapes and developing fine motor skills.




Leaf Hedgehog Craft and Template- Messy Little Monster



Leaf hedgehog craft with FREE HEDGEHOG PRINTABLE template. An easy Autumn/ Fall leaf craft idea for kids. Toddlers and preschoolers will love it!



This leaf hedgehog craft is the perfect fall craft. There is a free printable too!





Paper Plate Leaf Wreath– Messy Little Monster




paper plate leaf wreath




Decorate your home with this cute leaf paper plate wreath craft. The colors look fab!




Paper Weaving Fall Printables– Artsy Crafty Mom


This printable activity/craft is great for keeping the little ones busy while helping develop fine motor skills!




Cupcake Liner Owl Craft Artsy Crafty Mom



Kids will love making this cupcake liner owl with all of the festive fall colors!




Easy Pumpkin Thanksgiving Craft– Artsy Crafty Mom



Your kiddos will enjoy this is easy pumpkin craft for a fun fall activity!




Fall Cereal Tree Craft for Kids 123 Homeschool for Me




Cereal Fall Tree Craft - this is such a fun, simple-to-make fall craft for kids from toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade



Kids will have fun making this pretty cereal tree to reflect the beautiful color in autumn trees. This fall craft for preschoolers is also great for working on fine motor skills.




Styrofoam Peanuts Fall Craft 123 Homeschool for Me




Here is a super cute fall craft for kids using packing peanuts! This simple to make Styrofoam Peanuts Fall Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers uses red, orange, yellow, brown, and green leaves to make a colorful 3d craft. This autumn craft produces such beautiful results with a unique look and texture that is fun to play. Great for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.




Don’t throw out those packing peanuts! Make this fun, 3D fall craft for kids instead!




Fall Leaf Prints with Markers– 123 Homeschool for Me




My kids love collecting pretty red, orange, and yellow leaves in the fall! We end up with lots of beautiful leaves from our daily walks. I was trying to find something different to do with the leaves, you know other than just crayon leaf rubbing or preserving leaves. So we made Fall Leaf Prints with markers. This leaf printing activity is such a fun leaf activity that preserves the intricate detail of leaves with cute leaf printing ideas. This leaf craft for kids is lots of fun and such an easy fall craft for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.




Take leaf rubbings to a whole new level with this fun marker leaf prints project. This fall nature craft is perfect for your kids of all ages.




Printable Fall HatsPreschool Play and Learn



Looking for a beautiful, fun to make preschool fall crafts your toddler, preschool, pre k, and kindergarten age child will enjoy making in September, October, and November. Kids will have fun making super cute, printable fall hats with our downloadable pdf file with several templates to choose from. This is a great Fall Activity for Preschoolers!




Celebrate FALL by making a hat craft! Simply print your favorite template to create a super cute, free printable fall craft for preschoolers.




Parts of a Pumpkin Craft– Kindergarten and Worksheet Games




Sneak in some fun pumpkin science this October with a super cute and fun-to-make Parts of a Pumpkin Craft.  This pumpkin craft is easy to make with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Plus it includes a pumpkin science worksheets perfect for making learning fun this fall.




Help kids learn about the parts of a pumpkin with this fun science craft! This paper plate pumpkin craft is perfect for fall science.




Pumpkin Stamping for PreschoolLittle Sprouts Learning




A great fine motor and sensory experience for kids is pumpkin stamping. They can dip them in paint or like we did, an ink pad, and stamp the shapes onto paper.





When you carve your pumpkin, you can use the leftover pieces to make these super fun pumpkin art stamps for kids.




Fall Suncatchers Crafts by Amanda




3 fall themed sun catchers on a window




Kids will have fun creating these pumpkin, acorn, and apple fall suncatchers!




Coffee Filter and Pumpkin Craft– Three Kids, Three Cats and a Husband




Coffee Filter Leaf & Pumpkin Craft (with Food Coloring)




Preschoolers will love watching the colors merge as they make these beautiful leaf and pumpkin garlands. Great for decorating the classroom or the mantel at home.




Pumpkin Craft for Preschoolers– Simple Everyday Mom




pumpkin craft for kids image collage with the words pumpkin craft for preschool simpleeverydaymom.com in the middle




Preschoolers will have a blast making these fall pumpkin crafts!




Cute Acorn Craft for Kids– Simple Everyday Mom




paper acorn craft image collage with the words acorn craft in the middle for a fall activity for preschoolers




Preschoolers will enjoy this very cute acorn fall craft activity!




Forest Fairy– Daisies and Pie




fairy wings and crown made from autumn leaves for a fall activity for preschoolers




This is a fun craft perfect for older kids as well as younger ones. They will have fun creating this fairy costume!





Fall Printables and Activities for Preschoolers




Autumn Leaves Learning ActivitiesMama Smiles Joyful Parenting




Wonderful autumn leaves learning activities for kids. From reading to math to art projects, there are fun educational activities for everyone to welcome fall!





Fall Cutting Practice for Kids 3 Boys and A Dog







This Fall Cutting practice worksheet is great for preschoolers. Encourage your little ones to practice their scissor skills.




Fall Bingo Printable Maple Planners




Free Printable Fall Bingo Game




Preschoolers and Kindergartners will enjoy playing this Fall themed bingo game that is perfect for birthday parties, classroom setting, road trips or a fun activity for kids.




Fall Leaf Preschool Pattern Activity– Go places with Kids




Fall leaves pattern hunt




Preschoolers will love this fun and engaging fall pattern activity! Go for a scavenger hunt outside to find the correctly colored leaves to complete each pattern in the free printable.





Nature Walk Game– Pink Fortitude




Wanna make your nature walks a little more fun and interesting? This Nature Walk Game and printable is fun for kids, adults, grandparents - the whole family!




Wanna make your nature walks a little more fun and interesting? This Nature Walk Game and printable is fun for kids, adults, grandparents – the whole family!




Simple Do A Dot Printables– Preschool Play and Learn




Kids will have fun using bingo daubers to strengthen fine motor skills as they make fall themed pictures with these free do a dot printables. You can also use these as sticker worksheets and make a pumpkin, sunflower, apple, acorn, and leaf picture with these do a dot printables fall.  These is a fun activity for toddler, preschool, pre k and kindergarten age children.




Kids LOVE using dot markers! So grab these fall do a dot printables to make fun fall pictures like apples, pumpkins, and more with bingo markers!





Fall Slime– Mommy Made That




fall slime as  a fall activity for preschoolers




This fun fall slime is easy to make at home. Preschoolers love making slime! Add in some glittery fall leaves and it’s a perfect opportunity to talk to your child about the changing season.





Friendship Soup Activity Little Sprouts Learning




Relationships are an important part of development and future success. This friendship soup activity is a great way to get kids thinking about others.




Friendship soup is a great fall activity for young kids. They can learn about taking turns and sharing and eat a yummy meal.








In conclusion, Fall is a wonderful time of year for so many different crafts and activities. Fall is a great season to introduce new opportunities for learning for preschoolers and toddlers.



I really do hope you have found these fun fall activities for preschoolers helpful.



Which activities do you plan to try? Do you have any fun fall activities for kids that you enjoy? If so, please share in the comments!