Fall Activities For Young Learners
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Fall temperatures may not be in the air yet (at least where we live)–but it won’t be long before we’ll be seeing some changing leaves on the trees. Is it fall yet where you live? We sure are looking forward to getting knee deep in fall fun! Take advantage of the season with some fall activities for young learners.
With the change in the seasons, we will be spending more time outside, so now’s the time to plan for some fun fall activities for young learners. Teaching little ones about the seasons is a great way to get them interested in nature study and science. Using a few simple materials, getting started is easy!
Need some inspiration to get into the fall spirit?
It doesn’t take much advanced planning for spontaneous nature study. You really only need a tromp outdoors and some paper and crayons for leaf rubbings, bark rubbings, or drawing the trees and leaves. A magnifying glass is a wonderful tool for little learners to observe things up close. And, young children enjoy having their own ‘nature notebooks’ to journal what they see around them. (These make precious keepsakes later on.)
Try these simple ideas for a fun fall activities:
- Discover fall leaves with a leaf discovery day. If you don’t have any trees around you, visit a park or go for a walk to find some!
- Make a fall nature journal for leaf rubbings and recording outdoor finds. Even young kids love having their own nature notebooks.
- Make a bird feeder from a small pumpkin. This is a wonderful way to reuse those fall decorations.
- Paint some rainbow leaves! A little paint goes a long way towards leafy fun!
- Learn about different varieties of trees as you Count Down to Fall. This educational picture book is full of learning activities, and the publisher’s website even has this free printable teacher’s guide that is packed with geography, language arts, science, and math resources, along with tons of printable activities.
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This printable pack includes Forest Books for Kids Library Checklist, Nature Study Cross-Curricular Lesson Plans covering language arts, math, science, art, and history, Writing Prompts, Coloring Pages, and Forest-themed Notebook Pages. 21 pages (Elementary, Middle School)