Thursday, September 13, 2012

10+ Fun Fall Activities for Kids

I'll admit...I highlighted a lot of these projects last year, but I wanted to update it with some additional crafts we've done over the last year.

Printable Pumpkin Seed Packets to save seeds for next year.

Fall Trees Art...I love that this project used several mediums and worked even with really young children.

I had no idea how popular this Melted Crayon Dot Art project would be.  I chose to make this one a fall scene, but the technique can work for any topic.

Leaf shirts to go along with some wonderful Lois Ehlert books.  I gave the kids the fabric leaves and they arranged them into their own designs.

Pumpkin Soup, complete with spiders and spider webs...This goes really well with the book Pumpkin Soup which is an adorable story about friends and cooperation.

And finally if you're looking to decorate in a festive, but not too scary way, you might want to read Hero Cat and make a few of these cats with glowing eyes for your windows...

...and this last activity doesn't have a book recommendation with the post, but the wax paper fall leaves were beautiful and fun to make.  This post doesn't have a book recommendation, but there are tons of fall leaves books out there.  One particular favorite for young kids is "I am a Leaf" by Jean Marazollo.

And several favorite apple projects and crafts:
Apple Stamped Flour Sack Towels

Easy Apple Pie Toppers

And Apple Fractions Book and Activity

You can also use apples to stamp a fun apple or pumpkin shirt for fall.

If you're interested in more fun ideas to go with children's books, you can see my children's books page here.

There are lots more autumn and Halloween themed projects in my archives to check out, and I'll be highlighting a few more in the next week or so.  What are some of your favorite fall projects?  Feel free to leave your link in my comments. :)

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  1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Polly. I love all your fall crafts! I think I might need to try apple printing with my 3-year-old. :)

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  3. Your pumpkin soup with a web is amazing!

  4. These are also some great activities. I'd love for you to share these at my fall-themed link up (which is open through the weekend):

    Next month will be a Halloween-themed link-up, so please feel free to share some of your awesome Halloween posts as well...especially those amazing cupcakes and treats. :) Happy to be a new follower!

    Holli @


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