Fall Favorites!


 Fall is my favorite time of year.  It just appeals to all of the senses.  You can feel and smell the changes in the air, hear the leaves under your feet, see the colors blazing, and even taste the fabulous fruits of fall.  This time of year is a great time to talk about changes, seasons, pumpkins, apples, and trees.  Of course you can always throw in some Halloween fun as well! 

Within these themes, children learn about cycles, seasons, observing changes, using the senses to observe and learn, sorting and classifying, and appreciation for nature.

Here are some of my favorite fall activities, to be linked here as they’re posted:


Tree Rubbings  (Shown with leaves here, expand to include other parts of trees too!)

Leaf Screens

Leaf Pounding

Leaves, Sawdust, and Bugs

Camping Dramatic Play

Parachute and Leaves

Autumn Leaves Song

 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees


Four Seasons Chart and Songs

 Happy Children Song


Apple Graphing

10 Little Apples


Five Little Pumpkins

Surprise Paper Pumpkin

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Sink or Float

Pumpkin Syllable Drum and Rhythm Sticks

Bubble Painting Pumpkin Patch

Paper or Flannel Pumpkin Face

Who has the Pumpkin?

Pumpkin Scoop

Five Ways to Serve Up a Pumpkin


Monster Boogie

Invisible Man

(Books below)


Gel Molds and Colors

Popcorn Sensory Table

 Book Activities:

Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini

10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster by Laura Numeroff


 Stay Tuned and Enjoy Fall Fun with Me!

Photo by dunnink.



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