50 Autumn Play and Art Activities for Kids

A collection of 50 fantastic autumn activities for kids, from arts and crafts to sensory, nature and learning ideas! There are enough in this list to keep you busy for this season and for next year too, fantastic for teachers and parents alike.50 Autumn Activities for Kids

Last year I put together a fantastic selection of 40 Autumn activities for kids which were all so varied and exciting. There were so many to choose from! This year I have seen SO many more increible art and play ideas around that I have collated a new collection, this time including 50 wonderful ideas from some superb fellow-bloggers.

Please do go and gee them a visit and let them know if you are inspired by them to try out an one of their ideas! I’ve grouped and themed them as much as possible, to help you find ideas that pop out to you. Pin your favourites to Pinterest to come back to later.Trees and leaves activities

Leaf Maze [Happy Hooligans]

Fruit Carton and Water Colour Leaf Garland [The Imagination Tree]

Leaf Suncatcher [Fantastic Fun and Learning]

 Leaf suncatcher [Twodaloo]

Shaving Cream Marbling Leaves [The Imagination Tree]

Glue and Watercolour Leaves [Teach Beside Me]

Leaf Prints [Naturally Educational]

Painting Trees [Rainbows within Reach]

Pumpkin seed trees [Smiling Like Sunshine]

Spin Art Leaf Garland [The Imagination Tree]

Salt Dough Leaf Impressions [The Imagination Tree]

Wax crayon fall tree [Let’s Lasso the Moon]

Coffee Filter Leaves [Play Dr Mom]

Egg Carton Leaf Printing [Teach Preschool]

Acrylic Trees [Hodgepodge]

Autumn Exploration Table [The Imagination Tree]

Clay Leaf Bowls [Red Ted Art]

Pumpkin activities

Deconstructing Pumpkins [Carrots are Orange]

Pumpkin Drip Art [The Imagination Tree]

Fizzing Pumpkins [Little Bins for Little Hands]

Felt Board Pumpkin Faces [Teach Beside Me]

Sparkly Sequinned Pumpkins [The Imagination Tree]

Pumpkin Jam Jars [Red Ted Art]

Alphabet Pumpkins [The Imagination Tree]

Exploring Pumpkin Guts [Creekside Learning]

Pumpkin Slime [Learn-Play-Imagine]

Autumn play activities

Fall Sensory Bin [Fantastic Fun and Learning]

Tweezing Indian Corn [Teaching 2 and 3 year olds]

Fall Tree with Loose Parts [Buggy and Buddy]

Cinnamon and Maple Salt Tray [My Nearest and Dearest]

Fall Tree Globes [Frugal Fun for Boys]

Fall Forest with Loose Parts [Twodaloo]

Squash Shop Pretend Play [Fireflies and Mudpies]

Fall Play Dough Impressions [Sugar Aunts]

Autumn Sensory Tub [No Time for Flashcards]

Autumn creative art projects

Leaf sticky picture frame [NurtureStore]

Scented Fall Finger-paints [The eyes of a Boy]

DIY stamp tree [Mama Papa Bubba]

Nature Crowns [Wildlife fun for Kids]

Paint swatch pointillism [Lalymom]

Printing with Acorns [My Nearest and Dearest]

Conker/ Chestnut Rolling Art [The Imagination Tree]

Handprint Tree [Enchanted Homeschooling Mom]

Crayon Suncatchers [Powerful Mothering]

Painted Acorns [Craft Mom Share]

Painting with Sticks [Share and Remember]

Painting with Sticks and Leaves [Feels Like Home]

Pine Cone Fairy [The Magic Onions]

Conker/ chestnut spiderweb weaving [The Imagination Tree]

Seed Hedgehogs [The Imagination Tree]



 Want even MORE fun Autumn activities?! Here are another 15 for you!

Acorn Toadstools [Twig and Toadstool]

Scarecrow [The Golden Gleam]

Printing with mulling spices [Momma-Do]

Klimt textured tree [Here come the Girls]

Apple Tube Stamping [Sugar Aunts]

Painting with Nature [Crayon Box Chronicles]

Autumn Colours Art [Buggy and Buddy]

Egg Carton Pumpkins [Still Playing School]

Felt Fall button Tree [The Kavanaugh Report]

Enjoying outdoor play [Here come the girls]

Apple Pie Oats Sensory Bin [Fun A Day]

Autumn Train Play [Play-Trains]

Spice Sprinkle Painting  [Crayon Box Chronicles]

Pumpkin spice play dough [Mama Papa Bubba]


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  2. says

    Thanks a lot for sharing all those great ideas. I’m a teacher in France. Kids I work with (and my own kids) are going to love this!

  3. says

    What a wonderful round-up! So inspiring!

    Thanks so much for including our coffee filter leaves! It’s been bringing me some great traffic!

  4. says

    Fantastic autumn activities! The autumn colours are so beautiful they cry out for craft activities, can wait to do some of these ones with my little monsters. Thank you. Catherine
    P.s. Take a look at our autumn leaf lions (purplemonstersplaydays.blogspot.co.uk)

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