Keeping your toddler busy while stuck at home can be a struggle, but there are ways to both occupy them while helping their little minds to grow and learn.
Now that fall is here, it’s time to start teaching your little one about the new fall sights, sounds, and tastes! With these fall activities for toddlers, they will improve fine motor skills, gain sensory experiences, and learn about new concepts and vocabulary.
From the leaves changing colors to Halloween and Thanksgiving, you can find a fall activity that’s perfect for this time of year. Most of these fall activities include simple, at-home items or a quick sheet to print out.
Candy Corn Tissue Paper Activity
Use tissue paper or construction paper to make this candy corn activity with your toddler or preschooler. It works on fine motor skills and color recognition, as well as learning about a new fall element- candy corn!
Fall Busy Binder
I created this Fall Busy Binder to give little ones a lot of learning and exploring. This busy binder is available at my shop on Teachers Pay Teachers. It requires some set up as the pages should be laminated and pieces will adhere using Velcro, however once it’s set up, you’ll have plenty of time for learning and fun!
Sponge Paint Sensory Tree
Try this easy peasy fall sensory tree painting craft that’s perfect for little hands! Explore fall colors and the changing leaves using just a few materials like small sponges and paint.
Fall scavenger hunt
If you’re headed to a pumpkin patch this fall, take a fun, fall scavenger hunt with you so your toddler can practice identifying the fall elements.
Try this handprint turkey activity with your toddler or preschooler. Simple and easy to make with your little one.
Fluffy Ghost Halloween Craft
Fluffy Ghost Halloween Craft for toddlers is very easy to make and the kids would definitely enjoy making this. This craft practices fine motor skills by using clothespins or tongs to pick up cotton balls.
DIY Fall Wreathe with Painted Leaves
Make a DIY fall wreathe with your toddler by painting leaves, acorns, and pine cones and attaching them to a cut out paper plate or piece of cardboard. Although it may not be pretty enough to hang on your door, your toddler will love their fall creation.
Tissue Paper Fall Tree
I just love all the trees made by tracing the hand and arm for the trunk! Here’s a handprint fall tree craft using tissue paper for the leaves. It’s a great Autumn craft for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners.
Fall Leaf Printable
Use these fall leaf printable with your toddler to color, count, and practice fine motor skills. You can use tissue paper or stickers to decorate them, dot markers to fill in the circles, or glue contstruction paper pieces to fill them in.
Make a thankful turkey with your toddler. Cut out the turkey body and write their responses on each feather. You’ll love hearing about the things that make your child so happy.
Caramel Apple Craft
Make a fun fall caramel apple craft with the littles. Then you can even take it a step further and make some real caramel apples with them! Extra sprinkles, please!
Fall Sensory Bin
A sensory bin is a fun way to get your toddler to explore new textures and objects. Through in some typical fall items like corn, pine cones, and leaves, and they’ll have a great time touching and playing. They can be a little messy so always supervise!
Edible Pumpkin Play Dough
Have FUN with your kids this fall with this Allergy-Friendly Edible Pumpkin Play Dough DIY that your toddlers will love to sink their hands (and teeth) in.
Pipe Cleaner Spider
Make a little spider with your toddler or preschooler with just construction paper, google eyes, and pipe cleaners!
Fall Rock Painting
Have your little ones paint some rocks for fall, then display them to their delight! Painting rocks doesn’t have to get too fancy. Simply give them a brush, some paints, and let them have fun. You can also do the same thing with pumpkins.
Simple Fall Bingo
This free printable fall bingo is low-prep fun for the whole family. Even toddlers and preschoolers can play because no reading is required.
Halloween Itsy Bitsy Spider
This simple spider craft is perfect for decorating your house for Halloween or even if your little one is obsessed with the Itsy Bitsy Spider song (like mine is). All you need is some construction paper, googly eyes, some hands to trace and a pencil to create these Itsy Bitsy Spiders.
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
Get outdoors with this fun fall scavenger hunt! Don’t forget to pack your favorite snack to cover your spaces!
Fall Gross Motor Dice Game with Free Printable
This free printable fall gross motor game is a great way to get the wiggles out or take a brain break. Pick from differentiated instruction cube inserts or free printable dice!
If you’re looking for a playdough craft perfect for fall, you won’t want to miss out on this autumn sensory activity!
A simple handprint spider activity for your toddler. Simply paint their hands with finger paint and watch them love their Itsy Bitsy Spiders!
I hope you enjoy these fun fall activities for your toddler. With a little creativity and some imagination, your child will love learning all the new fall things and have some messy fun while doing it!