It’s fall y’all! This season is just bursting with fun learning opportunities for kids. I (Mandie) was a part of a mommy led preschool group, where we took turns hosting play dates, gathering together to teach our little ones — all while having some fun.
Check out these hands on activities that focus on skills such as counting, color identification, and sorting to do with preschool aged children to embrace the season:
Although it took a lot longer than it would have had I done it alone, I involved my kids in preparing for our event, which was a learning process for them in itself. We made lists and worked for days to prepare for our friends to come over, from painting acorns to baking colorful cookies, spending the time getting ready for it was just as fun as the actual play date.
There are so many ways to organize some thing like this. We did it whole group style for some of the activities and then in a free rotating center format for part of the time. Below are several ideas of fun things to do with your preschooler…
- Seasonal finger (or Q-tip) painting, Playdough leaf play, leaf wreaths, and sink or float experiment with fall items
- Colorful acorn sorting, fall items sort, leaf counting and coloring leaf impressions
- Season sort (contact paper= mega sticker page), sensory box scavenger hunt, felt leaf color books, and leaf hunt & graph
- Autum Leaves are Falling Down song, new “big Kid” vocabulary word review, and story time with What’s the Weather? (This fun book is full of interactive lift flaps, pull-tabs, and more, that explains weather and what causes it to change. My kids love it and you can snag it over on Amazon for as low as $8.87 and even lower used.)
We also had circle time with greetings, listened to season songs, read from Psalm 1 about a tree that didn’t lose it’s leaves, and had prayer time. The kids and mommies all had such a great time together celebrating the season through learning.
I was able to turn a lot of the preschool activities to meet learning goals my older son had. You can bump up the learning with several of these activities, such as turning the sensory bin scavenger hunt into hands-on addition practice. I hope you found some inspiration and ideas of things y0ur children would enjoy to do to celebrate fall!
- Be sure to check out Motherhood on a Dime’s Fall Activities for Kids Pinterest Board for more ideas!
- You’ll find more Fall ideas for kids HERE.
- Stacie has an super fun collection of pumpkin activities, crafts, and recipes for kids!