As the leaves start to turn yellow and red, and the air becomes crisp, it can only mean one thing: fall is here! This is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the outdoors, but it’s also a time for twinkle lights, snuggling under a fuzzy blanket, and drinking creamy hot cocoa. Here are six printable cozy fall activities for preschoolers to help with your lesson plans.
Warm and Cozy Fall Math Activities for Preschoolers
There are loads of fall activities for preschoolers scattered all over the place. in fact, there are no shortage of preschool and kindergarten crafts for call, or fine motor activities, or fall sensory play.
These fall activities are special because they are all about the fuzzy, warm, and cozy side of fall. The printables feature fuzzy knit sweaters, plaid bows, fall flowers, warm drinks, and animals snuggling in for a nap.
These will make you decorate for autumn, if you haven’t already!
Fall isn’t just a time for snuggling with a warm blanket and apple cider during a hay ride, it’s also the time where teachers are gauging how much their new preschool class already knows in math. There are five disciplines in math:
On the outset, these disciplines don’t look age appropriate, but early childhood experts are consistently emphasizing their importance in preschool.
These preschool math games and hands on math activities are printable so you can add to your fall preschool centers, and best of all, the six printables also cover all five disciplines of math in a fun, engaging, and age appropriate way.
6 Comfy and Cozy Fall Math Activities for Preschoolers
Fall is already a magical time of year. With all the planning we put into making our fall theme even more special, we don’t need to spend extra time worrying about our math and literacy centers. These six printable math activities use our favorite fall icons and make learning math fun for preschoolers.
Snuggling Mice Counting Cards (Number Sense)
Everybody loves a good snuggle with a warm and fuzzy blanket, even cute little squeaky mice! Identify the number on the card and count the mice. Use a small manipulative, like gray buttons of gray pom poms, to place over each mouse as it is counted, all while working fine motor skills.
Then transfer the mice to the blanket and count again. No counting bears here, just counting mice.
Autumn Shape Matching Trees (Geometry)
There’s nothing like seeing an oversized, fiery orange and yellow tree that announces that fall is here. This shape matching activity does just that. Preschoolers place a shape card on the autumn tree mat and then sort through all the smaller shape cards to find the matching shape cards.
Warm, Cozy Drink Sorting (Algebra)
There’s nothing like a warm drink as the weather starts to cool. With this hands on learning activity, preschoolers set out a set of six hot cocoa cards. They all look different and scrumptious! Then, the preschoolers rolls the die, identifies the hot cocoa cup on the die, and then places a small manipulative on the corresponding hot cocoa card.
Pumpkin Size Sorting & Matching (Measurement)
Size sorting is part of the measurement discipline in math. This fall preschool activity is great for toddlers and preschoolers as they practice small, medium, and large concepts by matching pumpkin size and size order. The are size measurement card sets that come with this, each set of pumpkins different. If you mix up all the pieces, this also help preschoolers develop algebraic skills as they sort through the measurement cards.
Cozy Autumn Count & Graph (Data Analysis)
What’s better than an oversized knit sweater, and fall scented candle and a gooey cinnamon roll right from the oven? Count each icon on the left side of the mat and then graph the corresponding number. For younger preschoolers, choose an icon to search for and place a button over each one, then transfer the buttons to the graph.
And all the while, enjoy the cozy autumn counting activities for kids.
Autumn Wreath Addition Mat (Algebra)
You know autumn is here when the bright white daisy and pink dahlia wreath on the front door has been replaces by the fall sunflower wreath with a plaid bow. These addition mats allow preschoolers to build their own fall wreaths while practicing addition and counting skills.
Cut apart the flower cards, and the addition cards. The flower cards are sized to use a 2 inch circle punch. Place an addition card in the square in the center of the wreath, and then use the flower cards to create the addition sentence. Alternatively, for younger preschoolers, place a number card in the square and then use the flower cards to create the quantity.
Children’s Books About the Coziness of Fall
One of the most special things about planning a fall preschool theme is all the children’s books about fall to include. This is a book-list featuring books about the magic of fall. Dim the lights in the classroom, have your preschoolers bring a blanket and a stuffed animal, and spend the morning reading these cozy fall books.
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I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.