If you have a busy toddler on your hands or active school aged kid, you know how important it is to have some activities ready to go in minutes at home! Discover the best fall activities for kids and busy toddlers to do at home, indoors or outdoors!
They work fine motor skills, gross motor skills, language development, and even have some STEM and sensory learning lessons in them too!
Parents will love that they can set up these fall themed activities for kids in minutes, and most of them are no mess or low mess!
Montessori sorting is a great activity for toddlers in the montessori sensitive period for order. It's super easy to set up and clean up, while encouraging cognitive development and problem solving. Learn more about this fall montessori sorting activity for toddlers here!
Fall Sensory Bin
Who doesn't love a good sensory bin? It's so easy to set up, and encourages loads of exploration and sensory learning for kids!
All you do is select a base. I'd recommend sand, dirt, rocks, water, foam, or play dough for this one!
Use some items collected from nature. Think leaves, pine cones, acorns, sticks, acorns, etc.
And add in any scoopers or jars or whatever else you'd like!
I love this sensory box which comes with jars and scoopers.
No need to model anything here! Just let your toddler have some fun!
What preschooler doesn't love paint or playing in fallen leaves? Here are 3 easy fall leaf painting ideas for kids to combine two of their favorite fall activities!
Apple Tree Forest is probably my favorite fall activity on this list! It's SO simple to set up and works a slew of skills from fine motor, STEM engineering and problem solving, color sorting, and of course, gross motor! Discover how to set up this fall gross motor activity for toddlers here!