Are there ever enough ideas? Below are some easy-to-do things that are great fall activities, AND take little prep or materials!

Fall Finger Play
Key Developmental Domains Addressed: Language & Literacy; Creativity & the Arts
Autumn winds begin to blow (blow).
Colored leaves fall fast and slow (move hands to show falling leaves)
Twirling, whirling all around (turn around a few times)
Until at last, they touch the ground (fall to the ground).

Nature Collage Wreath
Key Developmental Domains Addressed: Creativity & the Arts; Cognitive
Take a nature walk and collect different items: pine needles, green and brown leaves, pine cones, twigs etc. Other items to have on hand: cinnamon sticks, dried flowers. Cut the middle out of a paper plate; children glue items they have collected onto the paper plate for a great wreath!

I Spy—Fall Colors!
Key Developmental Domains Addressed: Social & Emotional; Cognitive
Play I spy at circle time with the children looking for fall colors. “I Spy with my little eye……something red!” Let each child take a turn either walking over to a red item and pointing it out or naming an item while sitting at circle time. List what they find on a chart under each color.

Fall Clean-up
Key Developmental Domains Addressed: Approaches to Learning; Physical & Motor
Place silk fall leaves in your block area; use child-sized, plastic rakes for clean up! They can place them into a large, paper bag and then empty to do it again!

Parachute Fun with Leaves!
Key Developmental Domain Addressed: Physical & Motor; Creativity & the Arts
Use real silk leaves on the parachute
Song: (sung to the tune of Wheels on the Bus)
The leaves on the tree come falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
The leaves on the tree come falling down,
Let’s rake them up.
Shake parachute slow then speed up. The leaves will fly off!
After all leaves are off parachute then have kids pick them up and put them back on the parachute.

Texture Box
Key Developmental Domain Addressed: Cognitive; Language & Literacy
Place fall items in a box or bag and have each child feel to guess what each item is;
make a chart for each item, listing what each child guesses.