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10 Fall Art and Play Activities for Preschoolers

A new season brings new learning opportunities for the preschoolers in your life.

1.Leaf Sun Catcher

Fantastic Fun and Learning 

This easy leaf suncatcher craft turned out so pretty, and it’s a craft kids of all ages can do together.


2.Pumpkin Guts

This one is definitely for the brave, but what a great learning opportunity!

Notice and describe the construction of the inside of the pumpkin. See how the seeds are lined up in a neat row. They are all attached. Count them! ~Creative Connections for Kids



3.Fall Nature Play Dough Press

We pulled out our fall bin from the attic and had some fun with Indian corn, fake mums, and autumn leaves.
We had fun one day playing with play dough and pressing different fall items into play dough to see what the impressions looked like! ~Sugar Aunts
What a clever idea!
fall play dough
4.Outdoor Fall Play & Collection
 Head outside for a nature walk and collect things from nature that represent the season. Then bring them indoors for a sensory box.
When we got home we put everything we collected in a big box and the girls played with it as a sensory play activity. They loved just raking through the leaves and talking about the different colours. I made sure I removed any sharp leaves and checked they didn’t put them in their mouths. Luckily they are past that stage but I was still vigilant as you just never know with toddlers. ~Here Come The Girls


5. Pine Cone Fairy
Using the leftovers from your nature walk in number 4, you can create a Fairy!
Little ones are often fascinated by the intricacy and texture of pine cones. Add a bit of imagination and this fun craft comes via The Magic Onions


This craft can be adjusted for preschoolers, as long as you control the glue gun. Youngsters can help collect all the nature items and tell you where they should go.
Activity Village has 5 More Autumn Art Activities for you:
  • Autumn Tree Handprint Painting- Go wild with some bright autumn colours to create this autumn tree painting, and capture your child’s hands in time!
  • Paper Plate Scarecrow- Our cute paper plate scarecrow craft includes all the elements loved by young children, painting, cutting and sticking. 
  • Scarecrow Puppet-Dress yourself up a scarecrow puppet from a wooden spoon and a few fabric scraps, and he will be a great addition to your puppet show!
  • Weave An Autumn Loom- Why not weave an autumn loom to show off the treasures you collect on your walks during the season?
  • Twig Frame- Kids will enjoy making this twig frame to display their artwork this Autumn!

Happy Fall!


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Lori Hil is a freelance blogger and content curator with an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She now gets to combine her love of writing and teaching through the written word. You can find her all around the web, but especially enjoying the freelance life at
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