In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t had a lot to offer in the “kids activities” area lately. I have a new group of kids this year and they are all very young. For the past few years, I’ve worked with three and four year old children, for the most part. This year, with the exception of one, they are all two or younger and a few of those are infants. Whew! They keep me busy but we don’t have a lot of time for creative projects or the ability to do the things we’re used to doing around here. I decided to ask my blogger friends for ideas for fall activities for toddlers. They did not disappoint. Although we have not had a chance to do these fabulous activities yet, I thought I would go ahead and share them with you so you can do these with your kids.
Fall Activities for Toddlers
Katie over at Gift of Curiosity shares a great fall book list in her blog post, 11 Books About Leaves for Kids. Katie also offers a fun printable for Fall Leaf Lacing Cards. (Did I mention the printable is FREE?) Even toddlers can do science. Here’s an activity to show them How Leaves Get Water. Kids will love this Fall Art Project. They make cute and funny creatures with leaf collages.
Erin at Bambini Travel shows us how to put together a Fall Window Tree.
Kimberly at Natural Beach Living (oh, how I would love to live on the beach . . . or at least own a beach house!) shares a great simple recipe for Autumn Scented Salt Dough. Kimberly also shows us how to set up a Montessori Pumpkin Washing Station. This is perfect timing since we will be getting our pumpkins soon! Recently, Kimberly hosted a “linky party” on her blog where she and several other bloggers linked up lots of great ideas including Awesome Fall Leaf Activities.
Emma at Adventures of Adam has several great ideas for us. Her son, Adam, loves Dinosaurs. Here is his Dinosaur Tuff Spot activity. Emma and Adam also share their Harvest Tuff Spot, their Apple Fine Motor Play Busy Bag, and their Sticky Apple Tree.
Jennifer at The Jenny Evolution writes about 8 Sensory Activities at Your Fingertips. These activities get kids outside and keep them busy moving around.
Clarissa at Munchkins and Moms shows us how to us foil for pretty Foil Printed Fall Tree Art.
Amanda at Crafts by Amanda created these cute Fall Leaf Finger Puppets.
Amy at Learning and Exploring Through Play completed a cute Leaf Wreath Poem Autumn Craft.
Sarah at Little Bins for Little Hands shares with us a great fall math activity for little ones in her post titled Weighing Measuring Water Science Experiment for Kids. She and her kids also enjoy Exploring Fall Colors with Gourds and a Fall Harvest Sensory Bin for exercising small motor skills.
Ellen at Cutting Tiny Bites shares their adorable Fall Suncatchers.
Blayne at House of Burke shows us how her son made this cute Leaf Handprint keepsake.
Sheryl at Teaching Two and Three Year Olds used sponges in the Leaf Art for Toddlers activity.
Susie at Busy Toddler shows a Fall Leaf Craft in which her son enjoyed pressing leaves onto his printed tree.
Nell at Rhythms of Play offers this Fall Leaf Lacing idea. Her daughter enjoyed lacing up real leaves.
Maggy at Red Ted Art shows us how to make these cool Leaf Lanterns.
Emma and Trish at The Mud Kitchen share a different twist on the leaf threading idea with All Natural Leaf Threading. They also use leaves for this Fine Motor Counting Activity, these Leaf Sensory Bags, Leaf Sewing, and these pretty Leaf Luminaries.
Elissa at Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station writes about this great Fall Sensory Bin for Little Learners.
Sharon at Rediscovered Families help us make Mini Books with her printables! This is a fun way to get little ones interested in reading. (Did I mention her printables are also FREE?)
Kara Carrero provides us with 10 Simple Play Ideas Using Mini Pumpkins!
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