HAY THERE! Can you smell the pumpkin spice lattes?! Are you dreaming of apple picking with your students? While I can’t deliver you all delicious fall fruit and drinks, I can make sure you’ll have the most fun with these fall themed must have activities! You’ll LOVE these 5 engaging resources that your students will have a blast with and of course do some great learning. So what’re we waiting for? You won’t beLEAF what we have in store!
Let’s Get Corny!
Sensory bins are the most fun and this fall themed one is set up to be a-maize-ing! They’re a little bit of work and a whole lot of fun! Grab yourself a bin, some acorns, leaves, or corn kernels and BAM! Now that you’ve got yourself a gourd-geous sensory set up, it’s time to add the learning component! It can be as simple as adding in some fine motor practice and having students pick out and match numbers with these FREE number cards. Grab them free by subscribing below! You can also pumpkin spice it up with THIS Feed Me activity. Get as creative as you want!
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Carve out Some Handwriting Time
Handwriting is such an important skill for littles but let’s face it, it’s often a dreaded activity for them. Help reLEAF them of that stress by adding some hands-on components to the writing. Students can build numbers and/or letters with acorns, candy corn or corn kernels before writing. They can trace words in fall colored sand which can help relax those fingers before tracing the same words on THESE cards. It’s learning and fun!
WonderFALL Writing Crafts
After they’ve gotten in some awesome handwriting fun, it’s time to get crafty! Students will FALL in love with these adorable autumn themed writing prompts. This writing pack includes a brainstorming sheet, drafting paper, several different fall themed prompts, and so much more! Let your littles write all about pumpkin spice and everything nice this season!!
Writing Crafts and Bulletin Board Set
Eyes on the Apple Pie!
Or maybe all the hands because who doesn’t love a tasty apple pie?! Apple week is always a blast! Have some apple fun with this adorable craft and 5 senses activity. Teach them about the life cycle of an apple that they’re sure to love learning about! Bring in some green and red apples and let students explore dissecting this delicious fruit. Want to take the spice to the next level? Make applesauce with your students with this easy crockpot recipe! And of course, don’t forget to read some awesome books that are sure to become the apple of everyone’s eye. Check out some of my favorite ones below! Don’t forget to check out all the no prep engaging Apple Week activities HERE!
Apples, Apples Everywhere by: Robin Koontz
Apple Picking Day by: Candice Ransom
An Apple’s Life by: Nancy Dickmann
Ten Red Apples by: Pat Hutchins
Apples and Pumpkins by: Anne Rockwell
FALLing in Love with STEM
Bringing the engineer out of my students is always a sure fire way to make them a be-leaf-er in themselves! This pumpkin catapult challenge is so much fun and such a great way to build perseverance and practice collaborative learning among your students. They’ll learn all about levers, potential and kinetic energy while constructing catapults and then get some measurement skills up by calculating the distance their candy pumpkins travel after being launched. Check it out here!
Want all the fun with none of the stress? You’ll love the jam packed fall bundle found HERE! Want to learn about some of my favorite fall themed math and literacy centers? You can learn about those HERE and HERE! And of course there’s no tricks, just treats over here so treat yo’ self with this freebie! To thank you for subscribing, check out this unbeLEAFable fun number match activity to help you enjoy all the fall vibes!
Pumpkin Catapult Halloween STEM Activity
Fall Math and Literacy Centers Mega Bundle
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