Autumn Preschool Activities

Add these printable autumn preschool activities to your preschool lesson plans. Kids will love working on fine motor skills with these brick mats.

These autumn activities are perfect for preschoolers! They are perfect for strengthening fine motor skills, visual discrimination, and they are tons of fun for little ones!

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Add these free fall printables to your upcoming lessons. Kids will love building fall objects with their favorite brick toys.

Autumn Preschool Activities

These fine motor mats are such a fun way to engage preschoolers this autumn. Because they’re print-and-go, they’re perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers like you!

Kids will have so much fun building these objects they won’t even realize they’re learning and working on skills.

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It’s important to include activities in your preschool plans that will strengthen fine motor activities.

Building with LEGOs is a great way to work on those fine motor skills. Picking up the bricks, manipulating them to build objects, and then pulling them apart again are all activities that strengthen fine motor muscles.

Fine motor muscles are used in zipping zippers, tying shoelaces, handwriting, and more.

In addition to strengthening fine motor skills, these LEGO building mats will help your kids practice handwriting, counting, and sorting.

Preparing Your Autumn Activities

To prepare these autumn preschool activities, print the pages on cardstock and laminate them for durability. Gather your LEGO bricks and some dry erase markers. You’re all set!

When you laminate these fine motor mats, you make them reusable. Kids can complete them using dry erase markers. Then, wipe them clean before the next child uses them.

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How to Use These Mats

Gather your LEGOs, have your child choose a mat, and let them get started. You can use a clear LEGO base to build the autumn item. Kids can place the base on the fine motor mat and use the mat as an example.

Or, they can place the base to the side and build. This helps strengthen hand-eye coordination as they use the mat as an example and build the shape one brick at a time.

After building the object (acorn, apple, leaf, etc.), kids can trace the sentence at the top of the page. This is a great way for kids to practice handwriting and letter formation.

Then, have them fill in the blanks at the bottom of the page. They’ll count each color of bricks they used and write the numbers on the lines.

PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT FALL

Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about autumn. 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.

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Hello, Harvest Moon – While tired farmers and their families are in bed, the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky and starts working its magic. For some, it is the nightly signal to rise and shine. It is time to hunt, to work, or to play in the shadows. For a little girl and her cat, it is an invitation to enjoy the wonders of the night and a last flood of light before the short days of winter set in.

 Awesome Autumn – Autumn is awesome! Leaves change color. Animals fly south or get ready to hibernate. People harvest crops and dress up as scary creatures for Halloween. And then there are pickup football games to play, Thanksgiving foods to eat, leaf piles to jump in―all the amazing things that happen as the air turns crisp and cool.

Fall Mixed Up – Fall is all mixed up in this silly book from Bob Raczka! Can you find his mistakes in the words and pictures?

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Teaching Resources

Have fun with your child or preschool class using this felt woodland animal set to learn about animals in the woods/forest. Use them in your quiet area or for pretend play. 

Inspire young readers with these book inspired crafts for autumn. From squirrels and leaves to pumpkins and turkeys, we’ve got it all on this list! 

As the temperatures begin to drop, head outside with your kids. These outdoor autumn activities are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages! 

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