Get ready for some epic learning fun with this list of fantastic fall activities for kids!
You’ll find so many easy yet exciting ways to celebrate the season. Join my boys and I as we prepare for an awesome Autumn!
Enjoying Fun Fall Activities for Kids
Fall is such a glorious time to plan for and enjoy fun activities for kids.
The weather is cooling which makes it a perfect time for outdoor fun.
Plus, there are so many cool themes (like apples, pumpkins, and leaves) to learn about and celebrate.
I’ve been gathering ideas and making a list of fun Fall activities to enjoy with my boys. I thought it would be a blast to share this epic list with you.
My boys and I will be randomly working through these ideas. I will, of course, be certain to schedule specific activities to coordinate with fun holidays (like Pumpkin Day on October 26 or Pirate Day on September 19).
I separated these Fall fun activities for kids into these categories to make it easier to find what you want when you need it:
- Hands-On Activities
- Arts & Crafts
- Fun Fall Activities
- Fun Fall Games
- Printables & Worksheets
Fall Fun Activities for Kids with Science
Life Cycle of Apple Diorama Kit (Rock Your Homeschool): This free printable set provides your kids with awesome hands-on project to learn about the apple life cycle.
Learn All About Autumn (Home Science Tools): Discover fantastic scientific facts about Fall. Includes vocabulary words!
Learn About Leaves (Home Science Tools): Amazing resource that explains the importance of leaves, why they change color, and more. Includes vocabulary words, a free worksheet, and simple project ideas.
How to Preserve Leaves (Home Science Tools): Find out a variety of ways to preserve leaves, each with step-by-step instructions.
Apple Volcano Experiment (Mombrite): Wow your kids with this easy-to-do, super cool science experiment.
Life Cycle of a Tree (Rock Your Homeschool): This free printable science activities pack makes learning about the tree life cycle fun.
Pumpkin Potions! Fun Autumn Activity (Thimble & Twig): Amazing experiment featuring pumpkins to try with your kids.
Salt Crystal Leaves Science Experiment and Fall STEM Activity for Kids (Little Bins for Little Hands): Easy activity that gets your kids excited about science (and Fall!).
Preschool Pumpkin Investigation – Learning About Scientific Inquiry (Our Family Code): Fantastic activity that teaches kids about the scientific process.
STEAM Apple Challenge (Days with Grey): Super simple science activity that’s tons of fun (and only uses common household materials).
Apple Science – STEM Amazing Apple Weight Loss Exploration (JDaniel4’s Mom): Interesting science experience with apples that includes free printable.
Apple Oxidation Science Experiment (Mombrite): Cool way to teach why apples turn brown.
Autumn STEAM – Tracing the Veins of a Leaf (Go Science Kids): Simple science fun with leaves and markers.
Hands-On Activities for Fall Learning Fun
The Best Cinnamon Scented Slime for Fall (Little Bins for Little Hands): My boys and I are excited to try this scented slime for Fall fun.
Autumn Playdough Recipe – working on sensory vocabulary (Rainy Day Mum): I can’t wait to try this no-cook playdough with my boys!
Fall Leaf Lacing for Kids (Rhythms of Play): Fantastic project for using leaves as DIY lacing cards.
Pumpkin Matching Sensory Bin – Free Printable (Schooltime Snippets): Great mess-free hands-on activity!
Printable Fall Food Counting Cards (Fun Handprint Art): Hands-on counting practice with Autumn-themed foods.
Leaf Art for Preschoolers (Rainy Day Mum): Practice pre-writing skills with this creative activity. You could also so this activity with older kids, practicing patterns, and adding your own twist to these ideas.
Apple Leaf Activities for Toddlers (Oh Hey Let’s Play!): Wonderful variety of apple activities for your young learners!
Arts & Crafts with Fall Themes
Fall Handprint Art Activities (Rock Your Homeschool): This free printable pack includes 12 pages for autumn-themed handprint art fun.
How to Make Autumn Leaf People (Thimble & Twig): This Fall activity is fantastic for combining an outdoor adventure with a cute craft.
Newspaper Leaf Garland (Red Ted Art): Creative craft for recycling newspaper into beautiful Fall decor.
Gorgeous Fall Leaf Chalk Pastel Art Kids Can Make (Projects with Kids): Teach about positive and negative space in art with this awesome Autumn art activity.
Fall Leaves Watercolor Resist Art (Rhythms of Play): Your kids will love this art project using black glue and watercolor paints.
Easy Paper Apple Craft with Free Template (Crafts by Ria): 3-D art project with an apple theme.
Apple Stamping Activity – Bugs and Nature Theme (Box of Ideas): Simple apple stamping for amazingly cute art.
Pumpkin Apple Stamps – A Fun Fall Craft for Kids (Homeschool Preschool): Keep those apples out and get some orange paint for some adorable pumpkins.
Acorn Crafts – Nature Crafts for Autumn (Red Ted Art): Turn acorns into lovely crafts that you can even play with!
Chalk Pastel Leaf Rubbings STEAM Activity (Our Family Code): Includes free printable pack for a fun leaf sorting activity to use as you create this cool leaf art.
Fall Suncatcher Preschool Craft (Mama Smiles): Make an Autumn-themed suncatcher with these ideas and tips.
Coffee Filter Sunflowers (Crafts by Amanda): Frugal project that makes a beautiful piece of art.
Fall Corner Bookmark Ideas for Kids (Red Ted Art): Amazing ways to make creative bookmarks with Fall themes. (I love the hedgehog one!)
How to Make Beautiful Chalk Pastel Glue Resist Art Pumpkins (Our Family Code): Amazing Fall art project with textures and more.
Painting Pumpkins with Paintballs – A Quick STEAM Activity (From Engineer to Stay at Home Mom): I’d say this activity would definitely be best outdoors and will be super FUN!
Fall Trees Marbled Paint Resist Art Activity (The Preschool Toolbox): Terrific art experience with hands-on fun.
Mosaic Paper Acorn (Crafts by Amanda): Create colorful artwork with an acorn theme using this tutorial.
Colorful Q-Tip Painted Fall Tree (There’s Just One Mommy): Frugal art project that makes a fantastic Fall tree.
Easy Paper Leaf (Red Ted Art): Great tutorial for making fabulous Fall paper leaves (that you can use for adorable decor).
Fall Leaf Sun Catchers – A Fun & Easy Fall Activity for Kids (Live Well Play Together): This art activity makes a beautiful Autumn display.
Leaf Lanterns (Red Ted Art): Fantastic tutorial for making a gorgeous leaf lantern.
Make – A Mixed Media Leaf Art Collage from Photocopies (Barley & Birch): Brilliant tutorial on making a beautiful Fall-themed collage.
Four Seasons Craft – Autumn Nature Tree (Red Ted Art): Wonderful ideas for using objects from nature for an Autumn tree.
Leaf Faces – A simple, low-mess, nature craft (Picklebums): Combine collecting nature objects with art for ultimate Fall fun.
Make – A DIY Felt Color & Counting Tree (Barley & Birch): Practice color recognition and counting with this art project full of texture.
Handprint Fall Tree Craft for Kids (Simple Everyday Mom): Make a special keepsake using handprints for tree trunks.
Super Simple DIY Autumn Tree Pop-Up Card (Artsy Craftsy Mom): Includes tutorial for how to make this cool Fall card.
Autumn Tree Paper Plate Whirligig (Red Ted Art): Super fun art activity that your kids will love.
Coffee Filter Fall Leaves Craft for Kids (Mombrite): I love this variation of using coffee filters for a special craft.
Salt Dough Leaf Critters – An Easy Fall Craft for Kids (The Art Kit Blog): Such a cute craft for Fall that you can use for decor and special keepsake.
Make- Gradient Leaf Banners (Barley & Birch): Create an awesome keepsake with this Fall leaf art project.
Cupcake Liner Owl Craft – Fall Craft for Kids (Artsy Craftsy Mom): Oh, this simple craft makes such adorable owls!
DIY Felt Autumn Leaf Garland (Felt With Love Designs): Includes free printable of pattern and tutorial to get you started.
Popsicle Stick Apple Frame (Fireflies and Mudpies): Adorable craft to make for a keepsake or special gift.
Acorn Marble Necklace DIY (Rhythms of Play): Amazing tutorial on how to make these beautiful necklaces that are perfect for wearing, gifts, or decor.
Fun Fall Activities for Kids
Free & Simple Fall Mindfulness Activities for Kids (Rock Your Homeschool): Help your kids (and you) slow down and enjoy the season with these 10 free printable activities. Fantastic for practicing relaxation, growth mindset, and more!
How to Preserve Fall Leaves – Best Methods, Tips, & Tricks (Rhythms of Play): Gather some beautiful leaves and follow these suggestions for creating a magnificent collection.
Fall Find + Draw Scavenger Hunt – Free Printable (The Art Kit Blog): Fantastic activity that combines nature walk and art.
Fall Scavenger Hunt List with Free Printable (KC Edventures): Enjoy a scavenger hunt with these Autumn-themed clues and printable list.
Go Apple Picking! (A Day in Our Shoes): Great ideas and tips for making a trip to pick apples educational and fun.
Free Fall Fitness Prompts for Fun Exercises for Kids (Rock Your Homeschool): Get up and get moving with these autumn-themed fitness prompts!
Simple to Do Fall Five Senses Activities – Free Printable (Little Bins for Little Hands): Explore the world around you this Autumn with these activities for all 5 senses.
Homemade Applesauce Recipe – Cooking with Kids (Little Sprouts Learning): Have some Fall fun in the kitchen with this simple recipe for applesauce.
Looking for Fall Color Leaves with a Viewer (JDaniel4’sMom): Awesome indoor or outdoor activity to learn about colors.
Awesome Fall Activities for Kids – Montessori Language Ideas (Welcome to Mommyhood): Free printable pack and ideas for Fall learning with a Montessori approach.
Fall Walk Scavenger Hunt (Rock Your Homeschool): Free printable activity to help your kids and you enjoy outdoor fun this autumn.
Pumpkin Patch Name Game for Preschoolers (Schooltime Snippets): Fun way to learn letter recognition and how to spell your name. For older kids, I would use sight words or math facts.
Fall Leaves Glitter Sensory Bottle for Kids (Simple Everyday Mom): Enchanting activity that’s great for sensory play.
Fall Leaves – Beeswax Dipped Leaves Simple DIY (The Art Kit Blog): Preserve those beautiful Fall leaves with this activity and ideas for using.
Fun Fall Games for Kids
Free Fun Fall Alphabet Game (Rock Your Homeschool): Enjoy a fun challenge as you try to think of Fall-themed words for each letter of the alphabet.
Free Fun Fall Game for Kids (Rock Your Homeschool): Simple printable game for autumn-themed fun!
Find the Acorns Printable Sight Words Game (Artsy Momma): Go on an acorn sight word scavenger hunt with this fun Fall game.
Fall Printables & Worksheets for Kids
Free Fall Playdough Mats for Kids (Rock Your Homeschool): Free printable playdough mats with Autumn themes.
Free Fall Photo Challenge (Rock Your Homeschool): Enjoy a creative seasonal activity with this autumn-themed photo challenge.
Acorn Tracing Lines (Free Printable Worksheets for Kids): Adorable printable pages for Fall-themed handwriting practice.
Free Fall-Themed Spanish Flashcards and Coloring Book for Your Preschooler or Toddler (Lorena & Lennox): Your kids will have a blast learning how to say Fall-themed words in Spanish with these free resources.
Apple and Leaf Alphabet Match (Free Printable Worksheets for Kids): Help your younger kids learn and practice learning letters with this fun printable game.
Counting Leaves on Trees Printable (Fluffy Tots): Cute printable activity to practice counting with Fall leaves.
Free Fall Word Search (Rock Your Homeschool): Great Autumn-themed print-and-go activity for your kids.
Autumn Apples I Spy (Free Printable Worksheets for Kids): Fun Fall math activity for kids to practice counting and adding.
Freebie – A Printable Leaf Activity Kit (Barley & Birch): Includes activities for coloring, tracing, and more.
Pumpkin Shape Sorting (Fluffy Tots): This free printable activity has 3 (pumpkin) shapes to sort.
Salt Tray for Letter Writing Practice – with Free Printables – Fall-Themed (The Art Kit Blog): Practice handwriting skills and more with this fun activity that includes free printable set to get you started.
Paper Weaving Fall Printables – Fine Motor Activity (Artsy Craftsy Mom): This set of hands-on activities makes a pretty Fall-themed decor and more.
Fall Leaf Hunt Activity – with Free Printable Worksheet (KC Edventures): Enjoy a variety of fun activities featuring leaves with this free set.
More Favorite Fall Activities to Enjoy
Looking for additional things to add to your fall bucket list for family fun? Here are some fun things to do with the entire family:
- Visit an apple orchard
- Have fun in a corn maze
- Enjoy the fall season at a local park or two
- Stop by a local farm or local pumpkin patch and have a blast pumpkin picking
- Roast pumpkin seeds
- Jump in a leaf pile
- Collect pine cones as part of fall outdoor activities
- Go on a bike ride
- Explore your own backyard for fun outdoor fall activities
Wishing You Tons of Autumn Fun!
I’ll be adding to this epic list of fun Fall activities for kids. If you have a resource or post that you’d like to see here, please let me know!
What types of Fall activities for kids will you be adding to your fun to-do list?
Share your ideas in the comments area below 🙂