Autumn Painting Activities

If you can handle a little mess with your kids, you don’t want to miss these autumn painting activities! They’re perfect for preschoolers.

No matter what topic you’re studying this fall, these creative ideas will make a great addition to your preschool autumn activities

If you can handle a little mess with your kids, you don't want to miss these autumn painting activities! They're perfect for preschoolers.

This autumn, you’ve got to add these creative ideas to your preschool arts and crafts time. 

Autumn Painting Activities

Can your children turn an apple into a pumpkin? They can with this fun autumn craft! These pumpkin apple stamps are fun for kids of all ages. Homeschool Preschool

Using contact paper stencils makes these fall leaf paintings super simple for kids to make. Homebound but Hopeful

Cut an apple in half and use it to create some apple prints. You may even inspire your kids to try painting with other autumn items. Crafty Moms Share

When the leaves change colors, help your kids explore autumn colors with some fall trees marbled paint resist artThe Preschool Toolbox

Salt painting is a fun process art activity. There’s no wrong way to do it. This pumpkin salt painting is perfect for fall! Natural Beach Living

Decorate your dinner table with some cookie cutter fall placemats handmade by your favorite kiddos. Projects with Kids

These cute happy/sad finger painted pumpkins are perfect for Halloween. Fun with Mama

Cut out or order some tissue paper leaves, and you’ve got the perfect base for some beautiful watercolor fall leaf art for preschoolersTeaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Kids will be amazed at how they can paint pumpkins with paintballs in this quick STEAM activity. From Engineer to SAHM

This DIY colorful fall wreath is easy enough that your toddler can help make it. Mommy’s Bundle

Your kids can build fine motor skills as they create a beautiful autumn tree painting with cotton ballsProjects with Kids

I remember using vegetables as stamps when I was little. Preschoolers will love potato stamping pumpkins this fall! Natural Beach Living

This fun fall painting activity is perfect for energetic toddlers and preschoolers! It involves fine motor and gross motor movements, and it results in a unique art project your kids will love to display. Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Here’s an art project that provides a unique twist to ordinary leaf painting. Your kids will build fine motor muscles as they squeeze paint dots on their leaves. The Best Ideas for Kids

Next time you go on a walk, have your kids collect some fallen leaves. Then, they can use them to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind mandala leaf printThe Craft Train

This painting leaves art project is so simple and results in a beautiful piece of fall art. Simple Fun for Kids

Recycle an old newspaper to create a fun newspaper leaf garland to decorate your home this fall. Red Ted Art

I love how painting with q-tips creates a pointillistic effect. Your kids will love this autumn tree q-tip painting project. Woo Jr. 

Take a nature walk with your little ones and gather some smooth rocks and small leaves. Use these to make easy leaf prints on rocks. It’s so easy to do! Projects with Kids

If you can handle a little mess with your kids, you don't want to miss these autumn painting activities! They're perfect for preschoolers.

Have your kids tried marble painting with shaving cream? If not, these marbled leaves are a great reason to try it. Simple Fun for Kids

Kids can try their hand at color mixing with this autumn leaf painting art project. Arty Crafty Kids

Gather some pinecones – big and small – and let your kids use them as their “paintbrush” in this awesome pinecone rolling painting activityCrafts on Sea

No pinecones available? Why not let your kids try painting with pumpkins instead. My Bored Toddler

I’ve shared a few different ways to paint autumn trees. This cork printed autumn tree is another fun activity to try. Rainy Day Mum

Must Have Resources:

When completing these autumn crafts for preschoolers, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand. 

Autumn Books for Preschoolers

Fill your book basket with a great collection of autumn books for kids. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Autumn is here!Fall Weather: Cooler Temperatures (Cloverleaf Books TM _ Fall's Here!)Hedgehugs: Autumn Hide-and-Squeak


Autumn is Here! – Celebrate the coming of autumn with your child as you cuddle up and enjoy a sweet look at how the world changes along with the season. With beautiful watercolor illustrations and charming descriptions, you and your child will be wishing it was autumn year round!

Fall Weather, Cooler Temperatures – Brr! It’-s starting to get chilly! Find out how weather changes during fall. See how people and animals get ready for cooler temperatures. Let’s grab our coats and mittens! What happens in fall?

Hedgehugs Autumn Hide-and-Squeak – Horace and Hattie are hedgehogs and the very best of friends. Together they make shadow puppets, follow slimy snail trails, and search for spider webs. One autumn day they are watching the leaves fall from the trees when they hear a squeak . . . Could it be a new friend to play with?

Round Out Your Autumn Theme with These Activities:

Story stones are a lot of fun for little ones. With a set of autumn story stones, preschoolers can use their imaginations and retell their favorite autumn stories. 

Put some plastic pumpkins, leaves, and acorns in a bowl for your preschoolers. Use them to work on colors, counting, patterning, and more. 

Practice counting to ten with fall themed numbers and counting worksheets for preschoolers. 

Get your kids in the kitchen this fall when you ask them to help you make a batch of autumn spice cookies

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