Harvest & Fall Themed Activities for Kids

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Did you want to do some fun, educational and engaging Harvest/Fall activities with children?  If so, you have come to the right place!  Our activities are widely used by teachers, moms, dads, child care providers etc. for learning and teaching while being fun for the kids!

Find activities for all ages including toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners.  All our activities are available at no cost and are free to print and share.

Harvest and Fall Theme Ideas

Art
Use fall leaves, grains and nuts to make fall collages.
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Open Market Dramatic Play
Set up a center as fruit and vegetable stand with pumpkins,apples, gourds, eggplants and any other Fall items. Let the children pretend to weight them and sell them to each other.

Cognitive Development
Have children match pictures of vegetables to the actual vegetable that is set out on the table.

Field Trip
Take the children to a farm or ranch and have the farmer show them around and tell them what he/she does to get ready for winter. Do the crops have to come in, etc. Visit a pumpkin patch and let the children choose a pumpkin. The one we visited usually had pumpkins that cost $1 so each child brought a dollar to buy a pumpkin.

Autumn
Autumn winds begin to blow (blow)
Colored leaves fall fast and slow (make fast and slow motions with hands)
Twirling, whirling all around (twirl around)
“Til at last, they touch the ground (touch ground)
Leaves
Little leaves fall gently down
Red and yellow, orange and brown. (flutter hands like leaves falling)
Whirling, whirling around and around. (turn around)
Quietly, without a sound. (put finger to lips)
Falling softly to the ground (begin to fall slowly)
Down and down and down and down. (lie on floor)

This is the Way We
This is the way we rake the leaves rake the leaves, rake the leaves
This is the way we rake the leaves in the middle of Autumn.
This is the way we jump on the leaves, jump on the leaves, jump on the leaves
This is the way we jump on the leaves in the middle of Autumn.
This is the way we throw the leaves Throw the leaves, throw the leaves
This is the way we throw the leaves in the middle of Autumn.
This is the way we rake the leaves rake the leaves, rake the leaves
This is the way we rake the leaves in the middle of autumn.

Brown Squirrel, Brown Squirrel
Brown squirrel, Brown squirrel
Swoosh your bushy tail (hold elbow in your other hand and move your arm back and forth)
Brown squirrel, brown squirrel
Swoosh your busy tail
Put a nut between your toes
Wrinkle up your little nose Brown squirrel,
Brown squirrel Swoosh your bushy tail.

Science
Materials Needed:
Various leaves
Magnifying glass
Collect leaves from a variety of trees. Place them and a magnifying glass on the science table for the children to explore.

Math
Materials Needed:
Construction paper
Out of construction paper or tag board, prepare pairs of various-shaped leaves. The children can match the identical leaves.

Arts and Crafts
Materials Needed:
Pinecones
Hole punch
Red, yellow, orange, brown construction paper
Glue
Using a whole punch cut out circles in the various fall leaf colors. Have children glue the circles to the ends of the pinecone branches.

Group Time
Materials Needed:
Brown, orange, red, yellow construction paper
Old jigsaw puzzle (with missing pieces?)
Take a fall color piece of construction paper and make a brown tree with just the limbs, no leaves. Take puzzle’s that are missing pieces and let the children glue the on the tree as leaves. The different colors and shapes make a beautiful fall tree.

 

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