10 Fall Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers using nature objects ( Pinecones, Tree leaves, Leaves, Acorn,…etc. )
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Fall is a beautiful season. You get not only to enjoy outdoor play with children but also to make beautiful art with them!
As a teacher during this time, I used to spend most of the time outdoors because I used to see the joy and happiness in those little ones faces 🙂
In this article, I am sharing with you 10 fall activities for toddlers & preschoolers that you can do either at home or daycare.
Activity 1 : Collecting Leaves from Outside
A bag or a bucket
Go for a walk in the nature with your little ones.
Let them play with leaves and before you leave the park. Ask them to collect their favorite leaves and put them in a bag.
Bring the bag full of leaves at home/daycare for another fun activity.
Activity 2: Collage
Tree leaves, glue , paper
Give the child glue, a paper and the leaves.
This will make a beautiful art.
Activity 3 : Painting the Pinecones
Pinecones, Paint, Brushes
Let the kids get creative by painting the pinecone, the way they like.
Activity 4 : Numeracy Weighting Fall Objects
Objects: Pinecones, Acorn, Leaves, Mini Pumpkins, Cinnamon Sticks
Start by counting the objects to the kids.
Next, teach them about the weight by placing each different object in the balance.
This is a Montessori Learning Method of teaching the numbers and weight. To learn more, click here!
If interested in the balance game:
Activity 5 : Painting mini Pumpkins
Mini Pumpkins, Paint, Brushes
Give to each child brushes, paint and a mini pumpkin and let them paint!
Activity 6: The Fall Sensory Bin
Pinecones, Cinnamon Sticks, Acorn, Rocks, Leaves , Bay Leaves
Feel the texture of each object with kids.
This can be a great activity for circle time!
Activity 7: Fall Smell Sensory
Cinnamon sticks, Pumpkin spice, Ginger, Orange Peel, Bay Leaves, Cardamom, Anise, Nutmeg
Explore the different smells and have open discussions with the kids.
Offer questions to them and let them choose their favorite smell.
Activity 8: Playing with Pumpkin Playdough
Activity 9: Pumpkin Slime
Activity 10: Cooking activity making a smoothie.
I hope you try these fun fall activities with your toddlers or preschoolers. And remember that free play is essential in the child’s development