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4 Easy Preschool Themes For Fall

Whether you teach preschool or want some fun crafts and activities to keep your preschooler busy this harvest season, these easy preschool themes for fall will give you a ton of ideas.

 Fall is an awesome time for kids. There is so much to do with visits to pick pumpkins or apples, baking and the exploring the wonderful colors.

It’s also a great time to teach them about nature and the seasons changing with day trips and craft projects.

preschool themes for fall

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I’ve put together some preschool themes for fall complete with ideas for  books, crafts, and activities for you to do at home or the classroom. You can easily do one theme a week or mix them up.

I did these themes last year with my 2.5-year-old and she loved them. I plan to do them again this year with both my girls.

4 Easy Preschool Themes For Fall

  • Apples
  • Leaves
  • Pumpkins
  • Corn

1. Apples

apple picking

Apple picking is the perfect Fall tradition. We love going apple picking on Thanksgiving weekend which is in mid-October in Canada.

There are so many fun apple crafts and activities that you can do – plus, if you are looking for an extra special fall snack, make sure to try these apple pancakes.

Apple crafts & Activities

  • Color sorting – red and green apples
  • Bake an apple pie
  • Make apple sauce
  • Apple Bobbing
  • Paint with apples
  • Apple Pie Playdoh – Found at

Field Trip

  • Apple picking

Books about apples



2. Leaves

fall activities for kids

Crafts  & Activities

fall leaf painting -fall crafts for kids

Fall crafts for kids - leaf painting


Field Trip

  • Nature walk to collect leaves
  • Visit a park to jump in piles of leaves
  • A great idea for a field trip is to do a Fall scavenger hunt like this free printable one found at Yellow Bliss Road.

Fall scavenger hunt



Books about leaves

  1. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves
  2. We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt
  3. Fall Leaves: Colorful and Crunchy
  4. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!


3. Pumpkins

Pumpkin sensory bin

Pumpkin crafts & activities

Easy pumpkin craft for kids



Field Trip

  • Visit a pumpkin patch



  1. Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin
  2. The Very Best Pumpkin
  3. Peter Rabbit and the Pumpkin Patch
  4. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  5. Pumpkin Day!
  6. Too Many Pumpkins

4. Corn

corn maze

Activities & crafts about corn


Field Trip

  • Visit a Corn Maze

Books about corn

  1. Corn Aplenty (Step into Reading)
  2. Bob & Rob & Corn on the Cob
  3. The Cajun Cornbread Boy
  4. Corn
  5. Julius’s Candy Corn
  6. Carlos and the Cornfield / Carlos y la milpa de maiz 


More Easy Preschool themes for fall

Fall Bucket List for Kids

Family Fun Ideas To Try This Fall

Free printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Easy Ghost Footprint For Halloween

fall activities for preschoolers

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Elise Cohen Ho

Friday 1st of September 2017

This is a great list. Plus I love your little girls Pumpkin Patch outfit.