Fall Activities for Toddlers

In this post, I’m sharing two very simple fall activities for toddlers with an emphasis on nature. I’ve been putting in quite the effort lately into presenting works that have a nature component. Whether it’s exploring leaves, twigs, etc on a nature table, or exploring different types of foods and produce. We’ve been having a great time learning, and these particular works have a fall twist!

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Fall activities for toddlers

Leaf matching

This particular work was pretty fun to explore! We started off with a simple walk around the neighbourhood and collected some leaves.
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I glued them onto white paper and laminated them. These laminated leaves were explored in so many ways:

  • Size sorting
  • Leaf type sorting
  • Used in place of a manipulative alongside counters
  • With a magnifying glass, simply to explore and study
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Mr. Toddler had the most fun simply looking at the leaves. I can’t blame him as there were so many different and vibrant fall colours to look at! We’re working on learning our colours and I could definitely see his interest in that with these cards.

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‘Apple pie’ exploration

I was hoping to get to baking an apple crisp or pie or something similar and apply when we did this work, but we keep eating our apples too quickly! They’re such an easy and healthy snack after all!
Regardless, Mr. Toddler had a blast with this simple exploration table:
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I presented cinnamon sticks, cloves, oatmeal and an apple. I poked a few cloves into the apple to add a great fine motor skills component. I figured Mr. Toddler would also continue to do so with the cloves I presented. Funnily enough, the first thing he did when he saw this work was remove the cloves and take several bites of the apple! The boy loves his fruit!

 

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As per usual, spooning and scooping were the most fun! I ended up keeping this work out all week (sans apple, just the oatmeal and cloves mixture) as Mr. Toddler loved it so much!
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This work involved so many wonderful components, like:
  • Fine motor practice
  • Practical life (pouring, spooning, holding a spoon)
  • Sensory (smell, touch, taste etc)
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