Three Fall Activities for Your Elementary Classroom

Happy Fall Y’all! 

If you’re anything like me, once the season changes you go into a fall frenzy: pumpkin everything, fall colors, turkeys, apples, cozy blankets, and more! Well, since I love the fall season SO much it gave me the idea to create activities for my classroom that would get my students into the seasonal spirit too (while also being engaged in ELA and Math activities).


From no-prep to low-prep, I’ve got three super fun fall activities that cover skills such as counting, single-digit addition, graphing, and even sequencing events. They are fun for students and enjoyable additions to your lessons because there REALLY isn’t much for you to do besides step back and enjoy watching your students learn!


 1.     Fall Book Report Template

Materials Needed: orange construction paper, a small piece of brown construction paper, a small piece of black construction paper, a set of eyes, a leaf, and a book report template.

Directions: Once students have all the needed materials, they will begin by cutting the book report template on the lines provided. Fill out the book report template – this template works great with ANY fall-themed book! *Make sure students write close to the bottom of the sections when filling out the activity so that when it is stapled together, their writing is not covered up!* 

Once completed, staple the book report pieces together as shown in the photo. Students can glue the title and author on the leaf. Then glue and assemble the pumpkin together. Draw on eyebrows and smiles if desired.

Take this activity to the next step and have your students share their book report with a friend or with the whole class!

2.     Fall Leaves Math Craftivity

Materials Needed: tree template for each student, enough leaves (included in the template) for each student to color a few of each, crayons/colored pencils/markers, glue stick, scissors, pencil

Directions: Gather the student supplies and let students color their leaves. Have them color some leaves red and some yellow then cut out their leaves (building those very important fine motor skills). Students can add some brown to their tree trunks as well. 

Now, tell students to glue a few of their leaves to the trees. Once glued on, have students count how many red and yellow leaves have been glued to their tree. Help students construct their math equation at the bottom of the paper to see how many leaves they have in total on their adorable fall tree!

3.     Apple Seed Graphing and Countin

Materials Needed: apple(s), knife (for the teacher to cut the apples), seed counting template, graphing template, crayons/colored pencils/markers, pencil

Directions: Start this activity by reviewing the five senses with your students. Discuss descriptive words that match the five senses and apples. Then, the teacher will cut an apple open and ask what they see, hear, and smell. Once that discussion has been had, students will get to taste a variety of apple types (red, green, yellow). 

Once they have decided on their favorite, they will get an apple of their own. The teacher will cut each student’s apple (or half an apple) open providing students access to the seeds. Students will then count or dissect the apple seeds out and place them on a plate for counting. 

Next, students will count how many seeds in total their (half) apple has. They can draw the same number of seeds onto their apple and write the correct number on their printed apple template page.  

Finally, students will graph the class apple seeds. Using the printed graphing template, students will graph how many seeds were in each type of apple. (i.e. red had 3 seeds, yellow had 2 seeds, and green had 5 seeds)



I hope this gets you as excited for the fall as it does me! These resources provide simple educational activities that meet your students' needs, as well as your learning standards. If you’d like to grab ALL these activities at once, check out my Fall Activities Bundle now! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or reach out to me on my Instagram page. And don’t forget to let me know what topics you’d like to see covered in the future!



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