kindergarten fall activities: A list of activities to do in the fall with your kindergarten students. Have fun with these autumn-themed play-based learning centers.
I love fall and I am always so inspired by the scents and colours that come along with it. It makes me want to change out our centers, and add new materials to explore. I put together this post with a few ideas that you can incorporate in your classroom.
Check out Part 2 of this blog post, I wrote out even more activities that I’ve done. Make sure you read until the end of the post to grab a fall sensory bin freebie!
Fall Colo(u)rs Book
Our students love to colour this year! They gravitate towards any art or colouring activity, and they are loving these colour books. We made our fall book, and they are a great way to reinforce colour words with your students.
You can find this book and more in this pack:
Can you Find the Acorn?
This is a fun game that can be played as a whole group, or can be a center for your students to play in pairs. One student hides the acorn behind a number while the rest of the students close their eyes. Then, students have to take turns guessing which number the acorn is hiding behind.
This pack includes numbers to 20, ten frames and tallies so you can change it up to match what you are working on in class!
If you want to try this game with your students, you can find it here:
We changed up our salt trays with the season too!
For 3 of our trays, I added some pumpkin spice to the salt. It smells delicious!
For the other 3 trays, I did a mix of red, orange and yellow sprinkles. Our students practiced writing sight words and letters in them using a cinnamon stick!
The letter and sight word leaves are from my Falling Leaves literacy pack:
Spin a Number
We have been using these Spin a Number work mats to reinforce numbers and how we can show them in different ways. At the beginning of the year we like to focus on ten frames, tallies and dot patterns. This is a great math center for this time of the year!
Fall Sensory Bin
I put out this I Spy sensory bin, and my students love it! They had to find various items in the bin, then trace the item’s name on the recording sheet. They had a great time searching through the fall items!
You can get this recording sheet in my Resource Library as a free download!
more kindergarten fall activities
Do you need more ideas (I know I’m always looking for more ideas for the classroom), don’t forget to take a look at Part 2 of this blog post.
More to look at:
- Fall Loose Parts
- So Many Fall Activities
- Apple Seed Counting, Fall Tree Fine Motor and Fall Sensory Bin
- Sensory Bin and Small World
- Fall Math Centers
- Fall-Inspired Sensory Bin
- Invitation to Create- Warm Colors Fall Trees Painting
- Kindergarten Halloween Activities
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What fun ideas! Thank you so much for sharing those! I plan on using some of these with my students and my little guy at home! My only question, do you have issues with your students eating the sprinkles? I really want to try that, but feel like all they’re going to do is be eating them! How do you keep them from doing so?
We had a discussion before they went to centers about why we don’t eat the sprinkles. I made it sound like they would be really gross because they would be covered in everyone’s germs! Not one kid ate them!
Amazing! I will have to try the gross because there’s germ on them approach. The last lesson I tried with marshmallows resulted in 1/2 of them being eaten, despite a chat before starting. I will try that approach! Thanks for the idea!
Good luck! I hope they have fun!