Fall Activities

The Fall seasonal pages will provide you with great resources for a number of fall related topics. Ideas within these pages include resources for general activities like poetry, leaves, and apples. You can also find more specific resources for the following: back-to-school, Red Ribbon Week, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and more.

We are always looking for new ideas! Your creativity can help other teachers. Submit your fall seasonal activity today. Don't forget to include additional resources-documents, web sites, or a photo.

New Activities

FallFall - The First Day of Fall lands on the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere. Fall lasts from the autumnal equinox (in September) to the Winter Solstice (in December).

First day of Fall:
September 23, 2011
September 22, 2012
September 22, 2013
September 23, 2014

Check our September Events Calendar for more important dates

The Teacher's Corner Resources This indicates resources located on The Teacher's Corner.

  • Nature Prints as Stationary Grades K-6th
    Grades: K-6th
    Objectives: Development of fine and gross motor skills and discovering a creative way for using nature in art.
    Materials Needed: Leaves, grasses, ferns or evergreen twigs of interesting shapes, typing paper, masking tape, crayons.
    Procedure: Gather the leaves or whatever type of greenery you choose. Place a single leaf or an arrangement on a table, underside up. Cover it with a piece of paper. Tape the paper firmly to the table with masking tape. Color the paper with crayons (one or more colors). Remove the tape. You can now use your nature prints as stationary to write to friends or relatives.
    Submitted by: Jennifer
  • Fall Journal & Activity Pages
    FREE printable Fall journal & activity pages. (PDF format)
  • AutumnClassroom Window Decor Grades Any
    This is a great decoration for classroom windows. You will need: contact paper and tissue paper. Cut the contact paper into squares, peel it apart, and give one to each child.

    For Halloween they will just use different shades of orange and stick them on the contact paper and form a round, circular pumpkin shape. The pieces of tissue paper can overlap. They could put a green piece near the top to represent the stem. Once they have completed their pumpkin, you simply put a second piece of contact paper over what they have just done. Then the children can cut with scissors around their design to make the pumpkin. The teacher can then hang them on the windows, and when the light shines through, they look very pretty. This activity can also be done for a variety of other things such as, apples, fish, Christmas trees, etc. This is an easy way to decorate and is not costly.
    Submitted by: Cindy maerlyn@email-removed
  • Fall Leaves Graphing Center Grades Primary
    A great math activity for fall. I did a great bar graphing center this month. We went on a walk around school grounds to point out signs of fall. We collected fallen leaves of different colors. The leaves were placed in a basket in the math center. Children were told to pick ten leaves out of the basket then graph the color of the leaf on a preprinted graph worksheet. (red, yellow, brown, green, mixed) They were able to make conclusions (the most, the least, etc.) and had a lot of fun doing it!
    Submitted by: Christine, first grade teacher in CT. christine.chiclet@email-removed
  • Sponge Painting Grades K-3
    Get out those sponges! We sponge painted fall trees and wrote a poem about the wind and the leaves. I mounted the trees and poems on colored paper using only fall colors (greens, browns, oranges, yellows, reds) and hung them up. Then I had about 40 colored paper leaves and hung them all over the bulletin board too. I made a large banner on the computer and titles it "Fun in the Fall".
    Submitted by: Flashete@email-removed
  • World Series Theme Day Grades Any
    "Batter up!" Have some fun integrating this sporting event into your classroom.
    Submitted by: Jen JPeter1113@email-removed & JPeter1113@email-removed
  • Fall Wreath Grades K-4
    Help your students construct a great fall decoration. One thing I like to do with my students is make a fall wreath. I cut paper leaves from the Ellison press (6 - 10 per student). Then the students sponge paint them different colors (red, orange, green, brown, yellow). They experiment mixing colors. Then we glue them to a paper plate that has the hole cut out. They make really pretty decorations, although my kids liked using them as hats!
    Submitted by: Carrie Caela22@email-removed
  • Fall Word Search
    Create your own or use our word list.
  • Fall Word Scramble
    Create your own or use our word list.
  • Fall Crossword Puzzle
    Create your own Crossword or use our premade word/clue list.
  • Fall Bulletin Boards Grades Various
    Don't forget to visit our Fall bulletin board page!

Fall Events and Holidays

  • Back-to-School
    Everything you need to get your year started off right.
  • Constitution Day
    Great resources for you and your students.
  • Labor Day
    Honor the working men and women of our country.
  • Columbus Day
    Help your students learn about Christopher Columbus, his journey and why we celebrate this holiday.
  • Fire Prevention Week
    Activities and lessons to help students learn about fire prevention and how to handle a fire in their home or school.
  • Red Ribbon Week
    Help your students celebrate being drug free!
  • Halloween
    Bats, spiders, jack-o-lanterns and everything else to make your classroom frightfully fun!

  • Veteran's Day
    Activities and lessons to help you and your students honor our country's heroes.
  • Thanksgiving
    Fun activities and resources for this day of being thankful.

More Lesson Plans! Also see our other Fall Lesson Plans, Thematic Units and Activities

Apples Unit Grades Various
Great resources for your apple unit this fall. Find printable worksheets, experiments, and more!
Submitted by: Sandy Sandkems@email-removed

Fall/Winter Lesson Planning Grades Various
This is an archived newsletter, but contains fun resources.