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The fall season is synonymous with so many things.
From apples and pumpkins to scarecrows and leaves, seeing them just makes you immediately think of fall!
And there are so many fun ways to make these with your preschoolers!
So, we’ve put together a list of our favorite fall crafts for preschoolers so that you and your little learners can celebrate fall all season long!
Easy Fall Crafts for Preschoolers
While there are occasions for crafting with young children all year long, there is just something super special about fall crafts for preschoolers!
The warm autumn colors make everything vibrant and adding some textures or even fun fall scents really makes your art work pop!
Now, if there’s one thing that I know about preschoolers it’s that most of them absolutely love to create!
Whether they’re building in the block center, sculpting with playdough, or simply painting with brushes, when their imaginations are engaged and their creative juices are flowing, they’re having a blast!
Thankfully, we’ve got plenty of ideas to get you started!
Scrap Paper Fall Leaf
Nothing says fall quite like the changing colors of the fall leaves and while this scrap paper fall leaf is already a fantastic fall craft, if you have your students tear the construction paper before they add it to their leaves, they’ll get a chance to work on their fine motor skills as well!
Turkey Tape Resist Art
If you’re looking for a fun project that kids of all ages are going to love, this turkey tape resist art project is it!
All you need to make your own giant turkey is some cardboard, some tape, and a little bit of paint and your kids are going to have a blast!
Mason Jar Fall Luminaries
These mason jar fall luminaries are a gorgeous fall craft that your preschoolers are going to love but your older kids will enjoy making them as well!
With just a mason jar, some tissue paper, and a few other basic materials, your kids will have the chance to create a beautiful and useful craft that they can use over and over again!
Craft Stick Fall Truck
If you’re looking for fun fall crafts that truly scream autumn, this craft stick fall truck is the one for you!
I mean, it looks like it’s carrying a giant pumpkin straight from the farm!
And it doesn’t require a long, crazy list of materials either!
Just grab some card stock or construction paper and a few popsicle sticks and you’re good to go!
Coffee Filter Turkeys
When it comes to simple fall crafts made from items that you can find at your local dollar store, this is probably one of the cutest!
These coffee filter turkeys are so easy to make and offer a fantastic opportunity to talk to your preschoolers about what happens when you mix different colors.
Paper Bag Pumpkins
Pumpkin crafts are, by far, one of our favorite ways to celebrate fall and these paper bag pumpkins look like the perfect place to start!
They’re so much fun to make and decorate and little hands are going to absolutely love building their own pumpkins!
Flower Pot Turkey
The lead up to the Thanksgiving holiday is the perfect time for some fall crafting with your preschoolers!
Some ceramic flower pots, some paint, and a few colorful feathers and your students will have a one of a kind flower pot turkey centerpiece that they can take home and share with their families.
Textured Apple Craft
Nothing says fall quite like a bunch of apple crafts and this textured apple craft is a great way to celebrate the season!
This textured apple craft is one of our favorite fall activities combining arts and crafts with a bit of sensory play to create a paper plate apple that smells just like fall!
Autumn crafts really are the perfect way to celebrate the season with your little learners!
Take this life-sized scarecrow drawing for example,
Scarecrows are the perfect mascots for fall and this activity really gives your preschoolers the chance to express their creativity!
Autumn Leaf STEAM Craft
Take young kids out on a fall nature walk and chances are they’ll point out the brightly colored fall leaves.
This creates the perfect opportunity for discussion on the changes they’ll see in their environment as the seasons change and this autumn leaf STEAM craft provides an excellent visual for this lesson!
Just grab the printable template and watch the leaves change color!
Paper Plate Turkey
As Thanksgiving nears, you might be on the lookout for some fun fall craft ideas for your students and this paper plate turkey is not only adorable, but can help your preschoolers practice their fine motor skills as well!
Your students will have a blast stamping their turkeys and you’ll have a super cute craft to send home for Thanksgiving!
Stuffed Paper Apples
Sponge painted paper crafts are such a fun way to strengthen those small motor muscles and they don’t get any cuter than these stuffed paper apples!
Whether you’re using them to decorate some paper apple trees on your fall bulletin boards or you’re simply looking for a fun fall art project that your students can take home to their parents, this is it!
Fall Tree Paper Craft
Fall leaf crafts are an absolute staple this time of year, but if you’re tire of making the same old, regular leaf shapes, then you’re in the right place!
This gorgeous fall tree paper craft incorporates the vibrant colors of fall and ends with a super unique fall craft that your students are going to love making!
Egg Carton Apples
If you don’t have a stash of saved egg cartons and other odds and ends that you might, maybe, one day use for a fun craft in your classroom, then are you really a preschool teacher?
Well, those are finally going to come in handy!
With just an egg carton and some paint, you and your students can put together some adorable egg carton apples that would then make an excellent addition to your dramatic play center!
Fall Leaf Suncatchers
While real leaves are great for learning and even some sensory play, decorating with them can be a little bit difficult.
These fall leaf suncatchers, however, are absolutely gorgeous when hanging in your classroom windows and will last all season long!