Fall Activities and Crafts for Kids

Fun fall activities and crafts for kids and families

Teaching Kids Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving tradition for kids to learn gratitude

  Today is my day to share for the 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge hosted by Inspired by Family Magazine. I think that sometimes Thanksgiving and the meaning of Thanksgiving gets brushed over with the Christmas bustle getting started earlier and earlier each year. While I love Christmas and the whole Christmas season, I think […]

Thanksgiving Craft for Kids- Hand Print Turkey Puppet

Turkey Hand Print Puppet Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

You can’t get by Thanksgiving without making the classic Thanksgiving craft for kids- The Hand Print Turkey. This simple and easy turkey can be made in a variety ways and can be simple or more elaborate. We decided to make a Turkey Hand Print Puppet for our Thanksgiving craft! For this activity you will need: […]

Thanksgiving Craft for Kids- Gratitude Handprint Tree

Thanksgiving Craft for Kids Gratitude Tree

This year I wanted to do a special Thanksgiving Activity that had to do with thankfulness with my daughter this year because this is the first year she really “gets” it. We have read Thanksgiving books in years past and every year we have a gratitude tradition. But even still she never really understood what […]

Candy Corn Halloween Craft for Kids

Halloween Craft for Toddlers

This is a simple Halloween craft for kids that is great for toddlers and preschooler. It helps them with their fine motor skills and can be used to help them learn and practice identifying colors. My daughter was all about this candy corn craft because this year she recently discovered candy corns at Grandma’s house. […]

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Halloween Pumpkin Craft for Kids

    One of our favorite Halloween/fall books is called The Legend of  Spookely the Square Pumpkin. This is a darling book about a square pumpkin who feels bad that he is different than all the other pumpkins who are  round. The other pumpkins are mean to him and tease him because he is different, […]

{Fall Family Activity} Corn Maze

Fall Activity for Families corn maze

A fall family tradition for our family is going to a corn maze each year. It really is fun for kids of all ages and adults too! Each year we have gone, my kids have liked it for different reasons. This year my 3 1/2 year old daughter especially loved it and really used her […]

Fall Activity for Families

Fall Activity for Families

I am someone who loves traditions. Holiday or seasonal traditions are some of my fondest memories as a child and it is something that I knew was important and something I wanted to continue when I started my own family. Traditions are such a great way to for the family to get closer together, have […]

Five Little Pumpkins Storyboard Craft

5 little pumpkins craft

This is a simple and darling storyboard picture to go along with the children’s Halloween song Five Little Pumpkins. You can find the song with the video at the bottom of this post. For this activity you’ll need: Pumpkin stickers  Glitter Foam Sheet in Blue or Black Witch foam sticker Spider, ghost, and star stickers First we […]

Halloween Skeleton Craft and Song!

Halloween skeleton craft for kids

  My preschooler loves Halloween. She is constantly asking to do Halloween crafts, watch Halloween movies and listen to Halloween music on Youtube. One of her favorites is The Skeleton Dance which you can view at the boom of the page. I really like the song because it actually is a learning song which teaches kids […]

Fun Halloween Activities and Crafts for Kids

Halloween Activities for Kids

    This a round up of fun Halloween activities for kids that we have done. Halloween Activities for Kids Witch’s Sensory Brew Gourd Monsters Rice Monsters Halloween Sensory Bin     Five Little Pumpkins Storyboard Craft   Halloween Q-tip Skeleton Craft and the Skeleton Dance Song     Mommy and Me Spider Halloween Handprint […]

Fall Leaf Art Activity for Kids

fall art project for kids

One of my favorite things about fall is the color changes of leaves on the trees. We have a family tradition where at the end of September or early October we go for a drive in the mountains and look at the leaves and all the beautiful colors. This is a easy fall leaf art […]

Apple Play dough Activity

Fall apple play dough

September ushers in fall which means cooler weather, pumpkin everything, and of course, apples! We used this kool-aid play dough recipe to make red and green play dough to make play dough apples! What you’ll need: Play-dough pipe cleaner or another item to act as stems (we used wax strips) After you have your play dough, […]

Fall Book Review and Activity

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  On our most recent trip to the library we picked up a book called Sophie’s Squash. This book has been a big hit with my 3 year old and she has had me read it over and over. The book is about a little girl who picks out a squash with her parents to […]

Halloween Sensory Bin Activity

Halloween Sensory Bin

I am a big fan of sensory bins and I especially love them for holidays! Last year we did a fun Witch’s Sensory Brew and this year we did this orange rice and black bean Halloween themed sensory bin. Sensory bins are so fun for toddlers and preschoolers and they provide so many great developmental […]