15 Amazing Fall Activities for Preschoolers and Big Kids

Are you looking for new fall activities for kids?

You are at the right place.

Try these 15 fun autumn activities. Your kids will love them.

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15 Fun Fall Activities for Kids

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Fall Nature Crafts and Activities

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons, especially on warm Indian summer days. Nature provides so many opportunities for all kinds of indoor and outdoor activities and fall arts and crafts.

Take a look at these 15 amazing fall autumn activities for kids. You will find everything from Halloween pumpkin ideas, Thanksgiving centerpieces, STEM activities, to sensory play, outside games, and hunts with free printables.


Please note that all fall activity step-by-step tutorials can be found by clicking on the project’s name. It will lead you directly to the instructions!

Fall Salt Painting with Free Printables

By Lil Tigers
Did you try to paint with salt yet?

You should give it a try it is so much fun. Click through now and see the full step-by-step tutorial and get your free fall printables.

Fall salt painting for kids

Donut Sale: How to Prep a Cute Donut Stand for the Fall

By Craft and Sparkle
Lemonade stands are out, donut stands are in!

Keep the kids outside this fall by setting up a donut sale. There’s a cute donut wall along with apple cider for sale.

donut bar for kids

15 Pumpkin Art Projects

By Lil Tigers
Carving pumpkins can be rather difficult with smaller children. Why not try these 15 Easy Pumpkin Art Projects instead. Your kids will love them!

pumpkin art projects

Nature Art Project

By Lil Tigers
Do you need to clean your yard off the leaves? Take your kids and make a game out of it.

See here which beautiful leave art pieces we created and read about the benefits of outdoor play.

leave butterfly

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Paper Plate Tree Kids Craft for Thanksgiving

By Champagne & Sugarplums
This paper bag kid’s craft is so much fun from start to finish! Begin by painting a paper towel roll and finish by adding a fun swing under some paper bag leaves.

paper bag and towel kids craft

Explore Changing Leaves Activities for Kids

By Lil Tigers
It is getting colder outside and the days shorter, fall has arrived. It is the perfect opportunity to try this hands-on changing leaves sensory activities with your kids.

Exploring changing leaves

9 Fun Farm Animal Crafts

By Lil Tigers
Fall is the perfect time for pumpkin patches and visiting farms. So why not integrate this in our arts and crafts?

Here are 9 awesome farm animal activities for kids. All the instructions can be found here!

9 Farm Animal activities

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Fall Sensory Bins

By Lil Tigers

Try one of these amazing fall sensory bins for toddlers and preschoolers and enjoy Indian Summers. See full list in the link above!

fall sensory bin ideas

Kids Nature Leave Scavenger Hunt and free Printable

By Dresses and Dinosaurs
A perfect way to spend a fall day is to go on a nature walk. You can make it even more excited for the kids by making it into a leaf scavenger hunt.

This free printable nature walk checklist is a great fall activity for the whole family!

nature scavenger hunt

Corn Sensory Bin

By Lil Tigers
Do you like sensory play tables? Then this corn sensory farm idea is the perfect fall fun activity.

Take a look here.

Corn Sensory Bin for Kids - Fun on the Farm

How to Make a Kids Hiking Stick

By Imaginative Homeschool
Decorating a kids hiking stick is a fun craft for all ages.

Half of the fun is hiking through autumn woods to find the stick (though you can also snag a stick when neighbors trim their trees). And when you’re done you have something that is practical and can make a great gift.

diy walking stick

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Coffee Filter Leaf and Pumpkin Craft

By Three Kids, Three Cats, and a Husband
This is a pretty DIY fall garland that helps kids learn about mixing colors.

leave garland

DIY Pumpkin Wine Glasses

By Freebie Finding Mom
Do you want a fun fall craft idea that will help you get your home ready for cooler weather?

These DIY Pumpkin Wine Glasses will do the trick! This wine glass craft idea makes a great fall centerpiece, candle holders, or mantel décor.

Have fun decorating for fall or Halloween with these little cuties.

15 Fun Fall Activities for Kids

Hand Painted Pumpkin Bath Bombs

By STEAM Powered Family
Hand-painted homemade pumpkin bath bombs are a fun Halloween activity that includes some fascinating science. A fantastic Halloween STEAM project.

pumpkin bath bombs

No-Carve Pumpkin Decoration

By Lil Tigers
Carving pumpkins can be tricky. Try this toddler safe no-carve pumpkin decoration ideas instead. Your kids will love them!

no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas

25 Fun Halloween Activities

By Lil Tigers
25 Super easy Halloween Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Halloween Activities for Toddlers

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