You searched for the BEST fall activities for preschoolers, and you found us! This is a collection of the best fall activities for preschoolers, like process art projects and autumn sensory activities. There are lots of fall-themed ways to learn the alphabet and numbers, and tons of amazing fall crafts for kids. And of course, you’ll find some nature learning activities, too!
There are enough in this ever-growing list to keep you busy all season long! Be sure to keep checking back as you plan your autumn activities.
Amazing Fall Activities for Preschoolers
Who else loves brisk mornings, toasty afternoons, and sunsets that glow unusually bright? That’s right. I’m talking about the fall season, and I can’t be the only one raising my hand!
Fall feels magical to me.
What with the bright foliage, the way the earth smells like the soil, the sudden on-set of chamomile tea and light sweaters…I just love autumn. And I also love doing fall activities with my preschoolers, too.
Time seems to slow down a little bit, doesn’t it? Or maybe it speeds up because autumn is the one time of year I have a bucket list of fun fall activities for my preschoolers and family. So many memories to build and traditions to enjoy.
Let’s have some fun! Here’s a list of my favorite autumn activities for preschoolers. It’s ever-growing, so be sure to save this page so you can return to it year after year for your lesson planning.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fall Preschool Themes and Activities
Fun, hands-on learning experiences and lots of play are always our favorite ways to teach toddlers and preschoolers! Take them outdoors to explore the wonders of the season. Allow them to collect acorns and fall leaves, feel the cool breeze on their skin, and watch the birds collect seeds.
Indoors, preschoolers can learn a lot about fall by reading books, playing with fall sensory bins, and exploring fall fruits and vegetables with their senses. One of our favorite activities to do is to cut into a pumpkin together, explore its insides and taste the pumpkin seeds!
Get as hands-on as possible! Taking a field trip to a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard is always a fun activity for kids. Learn about why leaves on a fall tree change color, and collect some that have fallen.
Consider a life cycle unit of an apple, pumpkin, or a tree, perfect for including exciting science experiments. Don’t forget to include lots of fall crafts and art activities, like pumpkin crafts!
Fall is full of fun themes to explore! From apples to pumpkins, leaves to life cycles, this is the perfect time of year to focus on the wonder and beauty of nature and gardening.
Some unconventional themes that can be taught in the fall are ‘all about me’, space or the moon, fire safety, and hibernation. Also, don’t forget holiday-inspired themes such as Halloween, spiders, Thanksgiving, and gratitude.
Literacy Based Fall Activities for Preschoolers
Fine Motor Fall Activities for Preschoolers
With each new theme, I try to incorporate a few fine motor activities that are also thematic. Preschoolers love it when everything is theme-based. It really helps them explore a mile deep, rather than just an inch. (I talk more about that here).
So scroll through some of these super fun fall activities that will encourage fine motor development.
Fall Math Activities for Preschoolers
These hands-on fall math activities are sure to be a hit with preschoolers. They teach number recognition, counting, one to one correspondence and more!
Fall Science Activities for Preschoolers
Now, what is an autumn or fall theme without studying nature itself?! (Well...lacking...to say the least). Bring your preschoolers outside and use nature as your classroom in these nature-based science fall activities for preschoolers.
Fall Themed Process Art Activities for Preschoolers
There are few things better than fall themed process art for preschoolers. You get to select the more vibrant colors on the pallet and preschoolers love to mix those colors to mimic what they discover in nature.
From the very basic autumn process art for toddlers to creating fall paper plates wreaths, this is where you will find the best fall process art activities, and maybe even a few simple fall crafts, too.
Fall Sensory Activities for Preschoolers
Sensory play is an important component of any set of lesson plans, and these fall sensory activities will trigger a range of senses in your preschooler.
These are all tried and true sensory autumn activities and many are activities we return to each and every year because they are just that fun! Your preschoolers will love my many autumn sensory bins.
Fall Printable Activities for Preschoolers
Print and go activities can be a total lifesaver for preschooler teachers. These printables are great for your Fall lesson plans.
Fall Lesson Plans for Preschoolers
If you are looking for some lesson plans for your preschoolers for this fall, you must download these Learn at Home Preschool Lesson plans. They are filled with fun, hands-on, educational activities.
Engaging your preschool and kindergarten students with fun, hands-on activities like these is the perfect way to celebrate and learn more about the fall season! There are so many ideas and crafts for preschool that make fall a magical time in the classroom.
Need More Than Just Fall Activities for Preschoolers?
I’m glad you’re here for the fall activities, but this site offers so much more than fun activities for autumn. In fact, I have collections and collections of activities for just about any preschool theme! Many of those activities include free printables, so be sure to grab some before you go, and if you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ll receive the most up-to-date resources available!