Aldersgate Preschool

Fall Fun Activities

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My motto today is . . .

If you do the chalkboard art, fall will come.

Hopefully that actually happens.  The weather forecast for next week actually has the high in the 70’s and I don’t see the word humid anywhere in the mix!!  There is hope.

As I anticipate fall I can’t help but also think about the many wonderful opportunities for activities with young children.  Here is a short list of ideas.

Play with Leaves.

Rake leaves – and of course jump in them.  

(If you don’t happen to have many leaves at your home, feel free to come rake some on our playground.)

Use leaves to make rows that form letters.

Go on a colorful leaf hunt.


Throw colorful leaves on a small blanket “parachute,” toss them and watch them twirl down.

Use leaves, nuts, sticky balls, etc. to make a pattern.

Take a picture of a tree, once a week.  Notice the changes.

Sort leaves into piles by color, size or shape.

Visit the Pumpkin Patch.

Find different shaped pumpkins; fattest, biggest, skinniest, bumpiest, etc.

If it’s not crowded, race through the patch like a maze.

Play Eye Spy

Guess how many pumpkins are in an area and then count them.

Buy an extra pumpkin for golf tee hammering.


Enjoy the fall weather.

Take walks and notice the changes happening in the world.

Put on a raincoat and boots, walk outside on a rainy day.

Watch for squirrels.  They are super active this time of year.

I like to sing an adapted version of the song, Gray Squirrel.

Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swish your bushy tail.

Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swish your bushy tail.

Scamper up and down the tree.

Find a nut for you and me.

Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swish your bushy tail.

(If no one is allergic) Find a variety of nuts and seeds forming on plants.

Crack them open to investigate what is inside.

Go apple picking at a nearby orchard.

Drive out to the country to watch a farmer harvesting crops.

Cut an apple in half.  Put one half in your refrigerator and the other half on your deck or patio.  Observe how they change.

Take a walk on one of the many nature trails around town.

Lay on the ground and look up through the trees.

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Play, play, play outside!


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