With the changing colors of the trees and the excitement around Halloween, fall is a beautiful time of the year. But how can we use this excitement to create fun activities for learning or play, to keep the little ones busy while we prep for Halloween and Thanksgiving? We’ve scoured the internet to find the top 10 best Fall activities for kids!
Counting Pumpkin Seeds Sensory Bin by Taming Little Monsters.
This engaging Fall exercise teaches fine motor skills as well as arithmetic. This Counting Pumpkin Seeds Sensory Bin is simple to assemble and entertaining for both preschoolers and toddlers. How many seeds does each pumpkin require? You'll have to open them to discover more.
Check out the how-to at: https://taminglittlemonsters.com/how-to-make-a-counting-pumpkin-seeds-sensory-bin
Fall Sensory Bin by Happy Hooligans
This sensory bin is perfect for the mom that doesn’t always have time to put together intricate activities. It mainly consists of things you already have in your house or yard, such as pine cones, freshly fallen leaves, dry rice, lentils, or even acorns. Besides those, you only need a box and a few minutes of time.
Put together the perfect sensory bin at: https://happyhooligans.ca/fall-sensory-bin/
Pumpkin Boats by Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Perfect for the Fall season! These little hollowed-out pumpkin-shaped gourds are such a great way to play on the warmer days or even in the tub! These little pumpkins float and are great for adding small toys or other bath-time toys to them! Frugal Fun 4 Boys created a really easy-to-follow how-to which you can find here:
Fall Sensory Bag by My Bored Toddler
If you’ve always wanted to make your own sensory bag but never had a good excuse, this is your chance! My Bored Toddler created the cutest Fall-themed sensory bag ever! Filled with corn, leaves, and even pinecones!
Take a look at the super easy how-to here: https://myboredtoddler.com/toddler-fall-sensory-bag/
Rainbow Oats Sensory Bin by Taming Little Monsters
Discover how to create a Rainbow Oats Sensory Bin. When these oats are colored, they resemble Fall leaves, and your toddlers and preschoolers may go exploring through Autumn forests with the assistance of some toilet paper trees.
Follow the super quick how-to guide here: https://taminglittlemonsters.com/a-rainbow-oats-sensory-bin-fantastic-fun-for-fall/
Oobleck & Leaves by Happy Toddler Playtime
Every child should have the chance for messy play! This Oobleck and Leaves activity makes messy Fall fun easy and only moments away. Happy Toddler Playtime shows us how to create this activity with oobleck and freshly fallen leaves. It’s a super easy sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers!
Learn how to here: https://happytoddlerplaytime.com/oobleck-and-leaves/
Fall Leaves Soap Foam Sensory Play by And Next Comes L.
You're truly losing out if you've never constructed a sensory bin out of soap foam. To adapt it to any theme or season, you may add smells, color, glitter, and little pieces of textures or decorations! Aside from that, who doesn’t like playing in bubbles?
Start your soapy creation here: https://www.andnextcomesl.com/2015/09/fall-leaves-soap-foam-sensory-play.html
Fall Sensory Bottles by Little Bins for Little Hands
Explore nature this autumn and make fall sensory bottles from your discoveries! Grab the kids and head on a nature excursion to make these easy fall discovery or sensory bottles! Little Bins for Little Hands shows us how to create a cool sensory bottle with the pinecones, acorns and leaves found on your little backyard exploration!
Start your nature fun here: https://taminglittlemonsters.com/fall-sensory-activities/
Build Acorn People with DIY Joy
Grab the kids and go on a hike to collect lots and lots of acorns! When you’re home, you can start building your little acorn people. You can decorate them and create a whole little family or an acorn village! Fun and creative, this activity is perfect for fall! Learn how at: https://diyjoy.com/how-to-make-seasonal-acorn-people/
Fall Fun with Playdough! By The Inspired Treehouse
Playing with play dough is one of the all-time favorite activities for kids. There are so many ways to make it new and exciting, just by adding quirky objects or presenting it differently. Check out The Inspired Treehouse’s fun fall twist on playdough play here: https://theinspiredtreehouse.com/making-impression-fall-fun-playdough/
With these activities, Fall can be filled with exciting moments with the kiddos – all it takes is a little imagination and some preparation!