Welcome fall activities for play based preschool

Sensory Bin

Fall is my absolute FAVORITE season! I love the colors, the flavors, the weather, and all of the super cute activities I get to do with my kiddos! I hope you enjoy these as much as we did šŸ™‚

Fall Arrangements

  • Fall colored rice
  • Styrofoam blocks
  • Fall florals
  • Fall potpourri

Add all materials to the sensory bin and have kids make beautiful fall arrangements!

Pinecones, acorns, and squirrels

  • Beans and rice mixture
  • Pinecones
  • Acorns
  • Squirrel figurines
  • Pine trees
  • Shovels/tools

Fall harvest

  • Corn
  • Pumpkins/gourds
  • Fall buttons
  • Fall colored pasta wheels
  • Wooden mushrooms/people

Outdoor sensory

Every week I create a sensory bin for outside play with the alphabet inside. The kids loved this one! I used brown sand, and my fall rice mix as fillers. You can find this alphabet set here.


Chlorophyll scratch-off

  • Freebie printout
  • Oil pastels
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Coin

Print page on thick card stock. Color your page with oil pastels, and then paint a thin layer over each image. When completely dry, use a coin to scratch off the “chlorophyll” and see the fall colors!

This freebie is available in the learning library below.

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Fall scents

  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Fall scent
  • Rock salt
  • Spoon
  • Jar

I added some rock salt to a jar with some different fall spices: Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Pumpkin pie spice etc. Have the kids scoop small amounts into the mortar, and use the pestle to crush!

Fall Scenery

  • Fall pages
  • Fall leaves
  • Wooden figures
  • Fall buttons
  • Etc.

I have recently fell in LOVE with this activity! Print out a page and laminate it. These images came from Canva. Have kids use items to decorate the page! Great for imagination šŸ™‚

Apple juice in a bag

  • Large Ziplock
  • Apples

Add apples to a Ziplock and freeze over night. Thaw out the next morning for a few hours and have kids use their hands to crush and squeeze the apples. When they are done, give it a try!

Pumpkin Faces

  • Free printable
  • Shapes

Print out your pages from the learning library, and laminate or insert inside of a protective pouch. Have kids use shapes or draw shapes to create different faces.

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Dramatic Play

Fall leaves

  • Leaves
  • Rakes/shovels
  • Gloves
  • Planting pots
  • Etc.

Have kids rake and collect fall leaves!

Fall Treats

  • Free printable
  • Kitchen
  • Dress up

Set up your play kitchen with these free printable treats, and have kids bake, serve, and eat Fall treats.

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Pumpkin Patch

  • Pumpkins
  • Hay tablecloth
  • Fall florals
  • Etc.

Set up your pumpkin patch and pick your pumpkins!


Here are some other fall activities you might be interested in!

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