Fall is always exciting in my classroom. Students are excited and interested in all the changes that are occurring outside (not to mention that Halloween just around the corner). We learn about what students are interested in and right now it is fall. I wanted to share with you some of my students favorite fall themed activities!
My book shelf changes with each new theme. I just love to see students excited when I put new books for the new theme on the shelf!
My fall writing center has colorful fall themed paper and fall vocabulary cards. The vocabulary cards spark their memories and get kids talking, writing, and drawing about fall.
There are so many great compound words (scarecrow, sunflower, football) that relate to fall so I just had to create some Fall Compound Word Puzzles.
To help get my kids up and moving during centers, I created this Fall Syllable Sort with a movement spinner. Students pick a card, spin the spinner, move to count the number of syllables, and put the card in the corresponding pile.
Name collages are always a hit with my students! We make name collages with almost everything you can think of. Students crumbled up leaves to create their name collage. Grab these FREE editable name cards HERE.
Fall number line up combines number identification, counting, matching, and one to one correspondence all into one activity. First, students made a number line with the Fall Number Cards. Then they counted out and matched various math manipulatives with the number.
We used real pumpkin seeds as counters to play Fall Cover Up. I put out boards with one ten frame for my younger students and boards with two ten frames for my older students.
In my library center I added these Fall Trace the Number boards. Students traced the number with a dry erase marker.
For my older students who needed more of a challenge, I put out Fall Fill in the Number boards.
You can't forget to add some fall props to your blocks center. I added tractors, fake leaves, pumpkins (orange pom poms), apples (red pom poms), fall books, and hay bales (blocks covered in yellow paper.
Where I live the wind is crazy in the fall. Students used straws to blow the paint just like the wind blows the leaves off the trees. It was a fun oral motor activity. Just make sure each student has their own straw to use.
And it's not fall unless you create fall hand (arm) print trees. Students used their fingers to make the leaves on their trees.
There are so many beautiful warm colors everywhere in the fall, why not set up a fall color mixing experiment. I put out red, orange, and yellow water and students mixed colors on paper towels. Plus it was a great fine motor activity too!
Beans, beans, and more beans are in my sensory table in the fall. Students scooped, measured, poured, and picked up the beans to explore capacity.
At my science table is all things fall...fall leaves, pumpkins, acorns, gourds, apples, fall books, and fall photographs. We planted our pumpkin seeds too. The students observed and measured how much the vines grew.
In the dramatic play center, we created a pumpkin patch. Students made most of the props for our pumpkin patch. They crumbled up paper to make the leaves on the tree, twisted paper to make the vines, painted the corn maze, created the hay bales for the stand out of boxes, and made the pumpkins out of paper bags.
Well those are my favorite fall activities. If you want the activities I made, grab my Fall Math and Literacy Centers pack. It is loaded with tons of math and literacy centers all about fall, leaves, apples, and pumpkins.
If you want to change your dramatic play center into a pumpkin patch, grab my Pumpkin Patch Dramatic Play pack. I did all the hard work for you. It has directions, printables, and tons of classroom photos to help you set up your own pumpkin patch.
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