Engaging the Brain with Fall Activities

Pine cones, pumpkins, and leaves...Fall is in the air! Here are some activities aimed for children ages 2-6 years.

Fine Motor Activities:

· Use pipettes to drop paint onto pinecones

· Make pine cones look frosty with white paint and glitter

· Add pinecones to a sensory bin and use tongs to pick them up

· Press tissue squares onto sticky paper to make a leaf sun catcher

· Attach a clothespin to a sponge to paint a paper leaf

· Drop watercolors onto tissue paper leaves

Speech and Language Activities:

· 5 Little Pumpkins Song- Practice counting or simple adding/subtracting with your child!

· Way up High in the Apple Tree Song- Teach the concept of "up high” and practice articulation /w/ (way), /h/(high), and /sm/ (smiling)

· 5 Little Turkeys- Practice going slow and fast and playing stop and go with the song

Fall Books to Read:

· Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins- Practice counting

· Apples for Everyone by Jill Esbaum - Talk about sharing

· Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington - Talk about making different food items with apples.

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