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20 Fun Fall Printables for Kids
Here we are, mid August, and I am finding myself ready to bring out the Fall printables. Is it just me; or do you love all Fall activities for kids, too? As a mom, and former kindergarten teacher, I have found something magical about incorporating Fall themes into learning opportunities. The Fall leaves, talks about bonfires, pretty Fall worksheets, and cooler weather to get outside and explore, just sparks the perfect back-to-school tone!
Ok, enough about my love for Fall activities for kindergarten, I am here to share these amazing Fall printables to keep learning fun!
Fall Sight Word Search
Depending on your kids reading level, they may be ready for sight word practice. Some kids begin learning sight words, or high frequency words, in PreK, while others begin recognizing these common words found in print during kindergarten and first grade.
If your kids are ready for high frequency words, these Fall worksheets are great practice.
The kids read the focus word in the upper right corner, then search for that sight word throughout the collection of words printed on the page.
Tracking the print from left to right, and top to bottom, shows an understanding of concepts of print. These Fall printables are also a great way to practice concepts of print.
Grab your Sight Word Fall printables, HERE.
Fall Nature Walk Printable
This resource guides teachers and parents with ideas of what to do before, during, and after a fall nature walk where kids act as “nature detectives” to search for and record signs of the season.
You can read more about this on my friend, Jackie’s website, Roots and Wings, here.
Here’s a fun video of my daughter and her friend going on a Nature Scavenger Hunt 🙂
Fall Vocabulary Cards
Fall, or Autumn themed, vocabulary cards are great for so many uses at home or in the classroom. Here are just a few of the ways you can use illustrated word cards for Fall:
- Vocabulary building activities
- Put on a binder ring and hang in a writing area
- Laminate and leave in a Fall sensory bin
- Making words center
- Word Word activities: build the Fall vocabulary words using magnetic letters, letter tiles, playdough, etc.
- Bead Bracelets: Use letter beads and Fall colored pony beads to make bracelets
- Hang on a Fall bulletin board
Get your Fall Vocabulary Cards, HERE.
Fall Alphabet Activity
These Autumn themed clip cards for kids are perfect for building letter recognition.
I used them at home with my daughter, as a Fall printable activity for preschoolers, and as a back to school alphabet center for kindergarten.
Simply print and laminate the ABC letter matching cards, and find a set of cute clothespins. The kids will love clipping the lowercase letter that matches the uppercase letter shown on the card. And, even better, this is also a great activity for building fine motor skills!
Get the Fall Letter Matching Clip Cards, HERE.
Fall Task Cards for Beginning Sounds
These Fall themed Beginning Sounds Task Cards builds fluency with segmenting initial sounds, letter-sound correspondence, and writing letters. Whew…did you get all of that? Yes, there are several language arts skills happening while doing this fun Fall activity for kindergarten and first grade!
The kids say and write the initial sound of the picture shown on the task card.
Here are a few ways you can use these beginning sounds task cards:
- Guided reading groups
- Morning Work
- Read and Write the Room
- Early finishers
- At-home activity
- Tutor game for letter sounds
Grab your Fall Beginning Sounds Task Cards, HERE.
Fall Punctuation Worksheet
These Fall Themed Punctuation Task Cards and Recording Sheet makes a perfect Autumn ELA center – excellent for building language fluency, focusing on the three main ending punctuation – period, exclamation mark, and question mark.
Great for a kindergarten enrichment and 1st and 2nd grade reading activities. You can get many uses from these task cards, including a scoot game, read and write the room center, morning work, early finisher task, home-school activity bags, intervention groups, and assessments.
Students read the short sentence, identify the adjective, then write their answer on the recording sheet. Answer sheet included to save you time when checking over their work!
Get your Fall Punctuation Task Cards, HERE.
Fall Printable Poems for Kids
If you’re visiting my blog for the first time, you may not know that I LOVE poems! Throughout my teaching career, and years of parenting, I have found poems and nursery rhymes to be the magical tool to help build early reading and language skills.
If wouldn’t be right if I didn’t share these fun Fall printables to help you build your poetry collection for kids.
Below are links to Youtube videos of my youngest daughter reading some of our favorite Fall poems.
If you love poetry as much as I do, you can grab this Poem of the Day bundle complete with over 115 printable poems and links to videos that you can share with your kids.
It’s my absolute favorite resource!
Johnny Appleseed Printables
Your kiddos are going to love practicing their upper case letters, lowercase letters, or numbers in this fun and fast paced Johnny Appleseed Game.
This would be a great activity to do at home as it does require shared space and cards. In this game the cards are shuffled and put face down in a pile.
One person takes the top card and says the letter, letter sound, or number that is on the card. If they get it right, they get to keep the card, but if they get it wrong, it goes in a separate pile. Drawing a SPLAT card means all the of the players cards go back.
My friend Karyn, from Tiny Tikes Teacher, created this fun Fall game. You can check it out, HERE, in her store.
This back to school resource is all about the one and only Johnny Appleseed. Explore Johnny Appleseeds life and learn more about apples through the various subject areas such as science, reading, math and more! You can check out my friend, Aeja, from Its Miss Lane, and her awesome resources by clicking on the picture below.
Next up on our list of Fall printables is one of my favorites! When the kids are learning about apples, they will love this Johnny Appleseed poem! After learning this fun poem about Johnny Appleseed, let them use the large print word cards to build the poem. They can do this in a pocket chart center, on the floor, or across a table. I promise…they will love doing the Build a Poem for Johnny Appleseed!
Get your Johnny Appleseed poem, HERE.
Fall Writing Center for October
Making Words, an October writing center, is an engaging activity that builds vocabulary, concepts of print, letter recognition, and writing skills.
Get your October Writing Center, HERE.
Fall Math Fives Frame
These bright and colorful Fives Frames Task Cards are perfect for your Fall math activities. PreK and Kindergarten kids count how many fall objects are within the fives frame, and write the number on their recording sheet. A number line is at the top of the recording sheet for extra support.
You can also incorporate manipulatives with these Fall printables to make it a hands-on learning game for your kinesthetic learners.
Examples of Fall counting manipulatives are:
Grab your Fall Fives Frames, HERE.
Numbers to 10 Fall Clip Cards
If your kids are fluent with their numbers to 5, then this Fall printable game will help them move into numbers to 10.
The kids count the sets of Fall objects on the card, and clip the correct number using a clothespin. You can easily make this a self-checking numbers game for kids.
If you want the kids to be able to check their own counting skills, use your favorite colored sharpie to mark a star on the back on the card where the clip should be. Once they count and clip the correct numeral, they flip the card over to see if their clip covers the star. If not, they know they have to recount and try again.
Grab your Numbers to 10 Clip Cards, HERE.
Fall Leaves Number Sequencing
My friend Ashley, from Teaching Done Bright, said your kiddos will be challenged to identify and write the missing 1-20 numerals in the sequence. This activity includes a unique self-correcting feature that allows your students to check their answer independently.
After completing the number sequence, check the answer with a source of light such as a flashlight, light table, or natural light from a window to reveal the answer! Add some manipulatives to this center so the children can also practice counting objects to match the number!
Numbers to 10 Fall Task Cards
Similar to the clip cards above, these Fall task cards are an excellent addition to your Fall printables collection. When you purchase and download these task cards, you will also get a printable Fall recording sheet. This way, the kids can count the objects on the cards, and write the numeral on the recording sheet. Not only does this give them more practice writing numbers to 10, you can also refer to this sheet to check their number formation and counting accuracy.
Grab your Numbers to 10 Task Cards, HERE.
One More/ One Less Fall Printables
This would be a great activity for first graders, or as a challenging kindergarten math activity.
Students love these cards for the colorful graphics, and the challenge to complete their recording sheet independently. They become so engaged in the activity, that they don’t realize they are working on the math standards for Counting and Cardinality, and Numbers and Operations in Base Ten.
Students count the objects on the card, complete the task (one more, or one less) printed at the top, then write their answer on the recording sheet. A large number line is on the recording sheet to as a visual intervention to those who need it.
Grab your One More, One Less task cards, HERE.
Thanks for sticking around to check out these awesome Fall printables for Prek, kindergarten, and first grade. Whether you’re looking for Fall classroom activities, or printable activities to do at home, I hope you’ve found what you needed.
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