Apples, pumpkins, and leaf piles – oh my! Fall is here and FULL of fun learning inspiration! During this season, we love to incorporate as much nature as we can into our themes. We make sensory bins out of fallen leaves, find lots of ways to use apples in the kitchen, and fill our home and homeschool space with rich Fall colors. So of course we love to include these themes in our homeschool time with resources like our Fall themed toddler and Preschool activities! Keep reading to learn all about the 15 activities included!
This set of Fall themed Toddler and Preschool activities is sure to give your little learners TONS of fun practice! Children will have 15 center-style activities to choose from – 5 Math, 5 Literacy and 5 Fine Motor centers. In addition, I’ve included book recommendations for 5 Fall picture books and links to their read aloud videos on YouTube!
To use these printables, you can follow the PRE-MADE lesson plans for a week full of fun! Each of the 5 pre-planned days your students will have 1 read aloud, 1 Math activity, 1 Literacy activity, and 1 Fine Motor activity to work on. This is a great pace for little learners! But if you’d like to spread the activities out or rearrange them according your own child’s needs, simply print our provided Build-Your-Own Plans page and make your own plans!
Fall Math Activities
This set of printables has 5 fun Fall activities for practicing early Math skills! Children will practice number formation, number identification, counting, colors, and shapes. Many of our set includes the use of small manipulatives for added fine motor skills practice!
There are so many ways to use this one set of cards! To begin, have children count the leaves on the trees and cover them one-by-one with a manipulative of their choice. This is a great way to practice one-to-one correspondence! Then, children can use those same manipulatives to build the number on the card. Or trace the number with a dry erase marker if they’re ready.
Want to extend this activity? Guide students as they put the cards in number order from 0-10, or even backwards from 10-0! And if you’re also working with older students and siblings, they can use these cards to practice comparing numbers and addition by adding up the leaves on more than one card!
Leaf Pile 10 Frame
A 10 Frame is a great way to practice counting and building amounts! Since each square is only filled with one manipulative, this it a perfect picture of one-to-one correspondence. It also sets learners up for understanding odd/even numbers and addition in later years!
To complete this activity, children choose a tree card. They’ll count the leaves on their tree and build that amount on the 10 Frame with their manipulatives.
Numbers Find and Cover
We LOVE a good find and cover activity! They’re so great for adding a fun twist to a simple identification activity. To use this center, children choose a number card and identify the number. Then, they find the matching number on their matching mat and cover it with a manipulative.
Color Sorting Cards
Many of Toddler/Preschool sets include themed sorting cards. They are such a fun way to practice identifying colors using supplies in your own home! Spread the cards out on a table or floor and have children sort manipulatives from their Fall sensory bin. Or, allow them find items around their room or in the kitchen to sort by color!
Leaf Shapes Matching
Got links?? This is the perfect activity to use with them! Each shape has 3 different colored leaves. The goal is to match all 3 up and connect them with links! But if you prefer games, your children may love turning this into a game of Memory to find and match the shapes!
Fall Literacy Activities
In addition to the Math centers, this set includes 5 early Literacy activities! Children will practice skills like letter identification, letter formation, beginning sounds, and handwriting practice with Fall vocabulary words!
These happy little leaf cards are so helpful for a variety of activities! We start by identifying the letters, kind of like flash cards. (If your little ones are ready, you can also discuss the beginning sounds of each letter as you identify them.)
Then, we use a variety of manipulatives to build letters on the leaves and trace them with dry erase markers. One of our favorite bonus activities is to put the letters in ABC order!
Alphabet Roll and Play
Who doesn’t love a board game?! Using board games like this Roll and Play game turns letter identification into such a fun activity! Simply roll the provided foldable dice, identify the letter it lands on , and move to the matching letter on the game board. This game practices letters A -F.
Fall Letters Matching
Puzzles are another fun way to turn learning into a game. To practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters, children complete the Fall-themed pictures and reveal the matches! This is another fun activity to use as a Memory game. Or we also enjoy putting the uppercase letter cards on a pocket chart and adding the lowercase letter matches.
Sensory bins are probably our favorite way to practice academic skills. To use this activity, children choose a picture card from the sensory bin. Students view the picture, identify the missing beginning sound, and find it on the sunflower mat. Then, cover the matching letter with a manipulative from the bin.
Leaf Shapes Matching
As I was using these activities with my own little learner, I wanted to add an age-appropriate way to explore some new vocabulary words. To combine vocabulary practice with literacy, I created these Fall-themed vocabulary tracing cards with beginning sounds review! They’re also a great way to children to sharpen their handwriting!
Fall Fine Motor Activities
Don’t forget the fine motor fun!! When working with little learners, strengthening fine motor skills is a must! These 5 activities will have your children working hard and having TONS of fun!
Fall Play Dough Pictures
Littles love play dough! So why not include it during school time?! Children love using these cards to build different Fall items, including gardening tools and Fall plants!
Fall Picture Clip Cards
These handy little clip cards are a fun way to combine fine motor skills practice with visual discrimination and matching! Children identify the Fall-themed image in the center of the card. Then, find and clip all of the matching images around the edge of the card!
Pre-Writing Tracing Strips
If your little ones needs some extra pre-writing practice, these strips are for them! The wide “lines” on the strips give lots of wiggly room as children trace them with a dry erase marker. It’s also great fine motor practice to build the “lines” with play dough and small manipulatives from the Fall-themed sensory bin.
Scissor skills are a super important skill to strengthen as your little ones grow! These Fall-themed strips have all different Fall images for students to cut towards. If they’re not quite ready for scissors yet, you can even laminate the strips and turn them into a tracing activity with a dry erase marker!
Sunflower Play Mat
Play mats are fun for a variety of fine motor practice activities! Use play dough to build sunflowers in the field, or choose manipulatives from the Fall-themed sensory bin to build a scene!
And… I Planned FOR YOU!
This set of activities (and all of the other 40+ sets in our FULL Toddler/Preschool Curriculum) include a full week of print and go visual lesson plans! Want to build your own? Use the included BYO plans page! These thematic centers were designed with growing learners in mind, so this page allows you to choose which activities your child is ready for right now!
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