Friday, September 19, 2014

The 10 Best, EASY Fall Activities and Crafts for Preschoolers + $2000 Giveaway!

Sometimes, you just need a quick and easy craft to keep your kids occupied. I know I do! I love having a list of activities and crafts that we can do with minimal set-up and minimal clean-up. The kind where you can start the project while you are cooking dinner, and be finished with it by the time dinner is on the table.
Today, I have a list of 10 of the best, easy fall activities and crafts for preschoolers. Get ready, because these are all posts that you are going to want to pin so that you don't have to hunt around for them in the future

1. Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
The photo may say it's for toddlers, but this is a great craft for preschoolers too! All you need is a paper plate, a toilet paper tube, and some glue. I like to let my kids color their creations as we go, so you can grab crayons as well. We had fun hanging these on the front door as our fall decorations!

2. Leaf Identification Cards + Free Printable!
I love this idea to go on a hunt outside for all of the different leaves that your kids can find. Then you bring them back home, and match the real leaves to the leaves pictured on the printable cards. What a great way to get outside and learn at the same time. Plus, this blogger has a set of 30 printable leaf cards to use during the activity...and they are free!

3. Paper Pumpkin Craft Tutorial
I love the way this pumpkin looks and that there is no need to break out the glue to create it! Paper, scissors, a ruler, and a stapler. That's all you need. It's a quick project that little ones can help with, and then proudly display to welcome the fall weather.

4. Mr. Apple Head
Sometimes, just slightly changing up a toy can make it brand new! Mr. Potato Head toys are so popular, but what if you used an apple as the body? It's an easy way to keep little ones occupied while you are doing meal prep, and then of course at the end, you can slice up the apple for a side dish. No waste!

5. Scrunched Tissue Paper Autumn Leaf
I can't be the only parent whose kids like to crumble paper or tissue or anything else they can find. This is a great redirect for those scrunchy days. A quick leaf, a stack of tissue paper, and a bottle of glue, and kids are ready to scrunch away and make their own colorful autumn leaf!

6. Easy Fall Leaf Garland
Bring the outside...inside! This is a great activity that you can do after you find leaves to match on the Leaf Identification Cards. Instead of throwing the leaves back outside, put them on a string and decorate a window.

7. Palm Print Pumpkins
Okay, so this one is a little more messy because it involves paint, but the set-up and the clean-up are really quick! Jump over to this tutorial for how to make a pumpkin patch under a harvest moon!

8. 10 Fall Playdough Mats + Free Printables!
Kids and playdough just go together. I love these mats that prompt kids to finish the picture with playdough or get creative with how they decorate them. And the fall theme is perfect for this time of year!

9. 5 Little Turkeys Craft
Have you read the 5 Little Turkeys book? This is the perfect companion craft for it! I love the simplicity of this craft and the focus on gluing and placing turkey eyes and beaks where they need to go. I think these little turkeys are just adorable!

10. Free Fall Printables
Sometimes you just need a quick coloring or word tracing page. Head over to this blogger for a nice set of printables that you can keep on hand for emergency use! :)

Have a happy fall! And don't forget to enter the giveaway below for one of four $500 cash prizes!

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  1. What a fun collection of ideas for Fall. Thank you for featuring our Palm Print Pumpkins and Hand Print Moons.

  2. wow!! so many ways to enjoy Fall which just happens to be my favorite season :) I know for us we go on hay rides and pumpkin picking, we paint acorns and craft , thanks for gathering these for us and sharing :) @tisonlyme143

  3. Thanks for sharing these great ideas!


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