School is back in session.
The leaves are changing color.
The weather is getting cooler.
And I’m starting to panic.
While I love pumpkin spice lattes, fall fashion, and Halloween candy, all of these things mean we’re that much closer to the misery of snow, sleet, and freezing rain.
And don’t even get me started on my feelings about cold and flu season.
But, contrary to what my sarcastic sense of humor might lead you to believe, I am not one to sit around feeling sorry for myself (unless Aunt Flo is in town), so I spent some time on Pinterest and found 50 fantastic fall activities for preschoolers to make sure my daughter and I make the most of our last Fall together before she starts Kindergarten next September.
If you have any Fall activities to add to my list, please add them to the comments section below!
1. Looking for a way to put all of your wine corks to use like I am? Then try this Fall wine cork painting idea I found on Pinterest!
2. Help your child with her fine motor skills with this germ-free version of “bobbing” for apples I found on Fantastic Fun and Learning!
3. Make some of this pumpkin scent play dough by Your Modern Family.
4. If your kids like to get messy (don’t ALL of our kids like to get messy?!), try this Halloween pulp sensory bin idea I found on Housing a Forest.
5. Grab some old water bottles, paint, butcher paper, and some old apples and have fun with this apple bowling art activity I found on Mess for Less!
6. Help your little one practice his name AND master the art of using scissors with this pumpkin name puzzle by How Wee Learn.
7. Get your kids excited about science with this apple volcanoes and eruptions activity I found on Growing a Jeweled Rose.
8. Love water beads? Then check out this awesome collection of fall water bead activities on Living Montessori Now!
9. Make some of these adorable fall yarn trees I found on 3 Dinosaurs!
10. Play in the leaves!!!
11. Want to teach your little one how to use scissors? Then give some of these scissor activities and crafts by Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails a go!
12. Looking for something you can do WITH your kids? Then make some of these Fall guess bags I found on The Pleasantest Thing.
13. Grab some leaves from outside and make one of these autumn crowns I found on Picklebums!
14. Help your little one practice her matching skills with this leaf matching activity I found on PreKinders.
15. Get out the corn starch and alka seltzer and have a blast with this ghost rockets Halloween activity by Growing a Jeweled Rose!
16. Let your kids get messy AND learn all about farm life with this Fall farm sensory tub I found on No Time for Flash Cards.
17. For those boring days indoors, why not try this sticky tree activity by Teaching Mama.
18. Make a batch of this pumpkin slime I found on Learn Play Imagine!
19. Does your child love popcorn? Mine does! And that’s why I love love love this Fall popcorn tree craft I found on Happy Hooligans!
20. Grab some tissue paper and make some of these leaf decorations I found on Mrs. Bremer’s Class!
21. Gather some apples, pine cones, acorns, and other Fall items and try this Fall sink or float preschool science activity by B-Inspired Mama!
22. Looking for a cool way to get your sugar-loving child to enjoy math? Then try this candy corn counting activity I found on No Time for Flash Cards.
23. Grab the Q Tips and paint and try this Q Tip Fall tree activity I found on Mess for Less.
24. Have turkey races with this AWESOME turkey balloon rocket activity I found on Growing a Jeweled Rose!
25. Get out the peanut butter and pine cones and make these pine cone bird feeders I found on Therapy Fun Zone.
26. Bust out the washable paint and make some of these adorable kids handprint Fall tree crafts I found on Crafty Morning.
27. Grab some bubble wrap (who DOESN’T love bubble wrap??!) and make some of these corn sun catchers by Sow Sprout Play.
28. If you’re a fan of Dr. Seuss, you will love this apples on top activity I found on TeachWithMe.com!
29. Grab some apples and paint and make some of this apple print art by Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds.
30. Get out the potatoes and paint and have fun with this potato pumpkin print activity I found on Growing a Jeweled Rose.
31. Help your little ones practice their shapes with this cute shape turkey activity I found on Housing a Forest.
32. If your child likes sensory bins as much as my daughter does, make one of these fall sensory tables I found on Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.
33. Got walnuts and paint? Then try this easy walnut painting art activity by No Time for Flash Cards.
34. Let your kids have fun cutting and gluing with this adorable candy corn craft by Mamas Like Me.
35. Grab some buttons, nails, and a hammer and have fun with this pound and pin pumpkin activity I found on No Time for Flash Cards.
36. Make some of these Halloween sensory bags I found on Plain Vanilla Mom!
37. Get out the straws and pipe cleaners and make some of these easy (and adorable!) friendship bracelets I found on Kidlutions.
38. If your kids like busy bags, give this acorn math busy bag idea by Toddler Approved! a try.
39. Make some of this pumpkin moon sand I found on Growing a Jeweled Rose!
40. If you have older kids, why not spend your afternoon making some of these apple suncatchers I found on Fireflies and Mud Pies?
41. Get out the tissue paper and paper plates and make some of these tissue paper fall wreaths by Happy Hooligans.
42. Grab the bingo daubers and teach your kids about letters with this P is for polka dot pumpkin Halloween activity I found on B-Inspired Mama!
43. If your child is as obsessed with learning like my daughter is (I love her!), you will love this felt leaf letter match activity I found on No Time for Flash Cards.
44. Why not engage in some pretend play with your little ones and let them rake some [pretend] fall leaves in the comfort of your living room??!
45. Send your kids on a Fall scavenger hunt using this free printable from Moritz Fine Designs!
46. Paint acorns like Home Stories A to Z does!
47. Grab those old toilet paper rolls and make some of these toilet roll kazoos I found on Preschool Crafts for Kids.
48. Make some of these colored salt dough leaf impressions I found on The Imagination Tree.
49. Get out the construction paper and black paint and try this handprint spider magnet craft I found on examiner.com.
50. Grab some construction paper and clothespins and give this toddler fine motor turkey craft I found on Dirt and Boogers a try!
…and a bonus activity…
51. Put on your rain coats and grab your rain boots and have a blast splashing in the puddles on a rainy day!
If you’re looking for more fun, engaging, and educational kids crafts, activities, and boredom busters to help you have more fun with your kids, check out my Fun With Kids board below!