Fall is at its peak here in Northern Ontario, Canada. The leaves have already changed their colours and have started forming a thick blanket on the floor. The squirrels are busy collecting their acorns for colder weather and we are loving the cooler weather. To celebrate this colourful season, I will be sharing our Fall Activities for Preschoolers Bucket List. This is simply a list of activities that J, my preschooler and I would love to do this fall.
Fall Activities For Preschoolers Bucket List
1. Create A Fall Sensory Bin
This activity was inspired my preschooler J. She saw the over abundance of acorns and loved looking at the scampering squirrels from a safe distance. She would pick up an acorn, and then excitedly say, “Look Mommy, an acorn! I can’t eat it. J not a squirrel.” (Let me state that my preschooler is almost 3, so proper grammar or complete sentences is not a huge emphasis right now.) Courtesy of her interest in acorns, I created an acorn sensory bin.
2. Play in the Leaves
What preschooler , or adult for that matter, does not love playing in a huge pile of dry leaves? I will admit, this is one of the things that I love about living in a colder country. Sure in Jamaica the leaves would fall off but they were always a yucky brown.
3. Apple Bobbing
This is a fall activity for preschoolers that I am sure J would love as we do our own little version of apple bobbing at home. The real thing is generally better than the knock off version of an activity.
4. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Just recently I found out from a friend that there is a pumpkin patch near by in the town we live in. They also have gourds as well as a donkey rides and hay rides. I am looking forward to J picking out the pumpkin she likes and decorating it. Which leads us to number 5 on the list.
5. Decorate a Pumpkin
6. Corn Maze
I am not sure if this is the Jamaican in me speaking but I have NEVER heard of corn mazes. Why would I want to go in a maze of corn? Well even though I am not too happy about this idea, I am sure J and the rest of our family would love to experience it. Why should I ruin the fall party?
We did our first bonfire with J this spring in the fire pit hubby created and I am sure she would love to experience it again. It should be even better without all those lovely spring bugs. We might even do some marshmallows seeing that J is certain that she loves them even though she has never had them.
8. Have a Picnic with a Twist
J loves having picnics as well as the idea of a picnic. Luckily we can cross this one off. Our family went on a hike and had a picnic lunch on the top of a cliff with close fiends. Seeing all the colours from that view was nothing short of AMAZING.
9. Read Books About Fall
There are so many books that exist about fall. Our favourite so far is The Pumpkin Patch Parable.
10. Make Apple Butter and Apple Sauce
11. Nature Walk
Here is a great nature walk list courtesy of Raising Boys Homeschool.
Well there you have it, our fall activities for preschoolers bucket list. What plans do you have for fall with your preschooler?