The season will soon be changing! Here are some great literacy activities to fit the new season full of falling leaves, apples and pumpkins.
Fall Literacy Activities
My kids LOVE to play this game. Letter Harvest is not only full of alphabet learning but it is a great gross motor activity too.
A super easy game involves collecting the letter leaves scattered in the yard.
No Time for Flashcards shares a Leaf Letter Match that would be great for a busy bag and it builds fine motor skills.
Little ones love paint. Try Q-tip painting the letters of the alphabet with a fall theme from 1+1+1=1.
Make a letter scarecrow for lots of fall fun.
Turn a pumpkin into an ABC pumpkin and then do these five fun activities from The Imagination Tree. (pictured top left)
Gross motor meets fall alphabet practice in this activity from Toddler Approved.
I love this fall tree alphabet idea from Mom Inspired Life. (pictured middle left)
Learning Your Name
Decorate the room with an adorable feather letter turkey!
Pumpkins are full of seeds. Did you know that you can dye the seeds? Fun-a-Day shows us how and then uses them to create a learning your name project. (pictured top middle)
Collect leaves and use them for this Leaf Name Project from The Pleasantest Thing.
Apple stamp name trees combine art and literacy.
Learn Play Imagine shares an apple tree word family activity. (pictured top right)
Build CVC words on apple trees with this free printable from Life Over C’s
Singing and Rhyming
The Leaves on the Trees is set to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus. Plus, there is an additional literacy activity to compliment the song.
5 Golden Autumn Leaves is a cute song and includes FREE printable leaf finger puppets from Picklebums.
Do you have a new reader? Download these FREE fall printable books for some fresh reading material.
These are a few of our all time favorite fall books.
We love Lois Ehlert’s work. One of our favorites is Leaf Man. She also has Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf and Nuts to You!
The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tufari may remind you a bit of The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. Squirrel is too busy collecting food for winter and can’t be distracted by anything else.
You can also enjoy these cozy reads for fall from KC Edventures or these fall ABC books Fantastic Fun & Learning.
Writing and Spelling
Playdough to Plato uses a pumpkin spice salt tray for lots of pre-writing practice or for older children to write sight words or spelling words.
Try this fall word bump activity from This Reading Mama. It works with any spelling list.
Create a fall color book with this neat bookbinding idea from The Educators’ Spin On It.
For more fall literacy fun, check out our Fall Literacy Unit for Preschoolers.
Enjoy spending the fall with these seasonal literacy activities!
Monica @HappyandBlessedHome.com says
Love this! Featuring at Family Fun Friday! http://www.happyandblessedhome.com/category/family-fun/
Jodie Rodriguez says
Thank you so much Monica!
Heather H says
What a great roundup! I see a bunch I want to try with my girls. I’m glad I found your link on Everything Early Childhood.
Jodie Rodriguez says
I hope you have fun with the girls doing these activities Heather!
Thanks so much for sharing my fall tree alphabet game!