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.
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- 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 22, 2017
September 23, 2018
September 23, 2019
September 22, 2020
September 22, 2021
September 23, 2022
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- Nature Prints as Stationary 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)
- Classroom 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 [email protected]
- 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. [email protected]
- 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".
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- World Series Theme Day Grades Any
"Batter up!" Have some fun integrating this sporting event into your classroom.
Submitted by: Jen [email protected]ail-removed & [email protected]
- 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 [email protected]
- 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
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!
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.
Fun activities and resources for this day of being thankful.
Also see our other Fall Lesson Plans, Thematic Units and Activities
Apples Unit Grades PreK-K
Great resources for your apple unit this fall. Find printable worksheets, experiments, and more!