Compare and Contrast:
The fall season looks different in other places around the world. Have students write a compare and contrast paragraph that tells what fall looks like where they live and what it looks like in another region or country.
Grades K–2: Science/Social Studies
All About Fall
Have the students write some facts about fall. Then have them draw fall pictures.
- Fall (PDF file)
Grades K–2: Art
Have the students bring in leaves from home, recess, or a walk and create works of art by making rubbings.
- Leaf Craft - Enchanted Learning Software
Grades K–3: Science/Mathematics
With so many vegetables in abundance during the fall season, have each of the students bring in one or two favorites. Then have students sort them by color, size, and texture.
Grades K–4: Art/Science
Coloring a Cornucopia
Autumn is a bountiful time for food. Print an assortment of pictures of food for the students to color.
- Pear Coloring Page
- Apple Coloring Page
- Pumpkin Coloring Page
Grades K–5: Art
Abstract Leaf Art
Using Styrofoam® plates, students can create multicolored leaf art.
- Multi-Color Leaf Prints
Grades K–5: Science
A Taste of Fall
You and your students can make tasty treats from pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
- Preserving Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds and Popcorn
Grades K–5: Science
Compare and Contrast
Collect different types of potatoes—red, Idaho, sweet, yam, and so forth—and have kids compare and contrast the vegetables. Older students can organize their data with a Venn diagram.
- Venn Diagram (PDF file)
Grades K–8: Science
When it's harvest time, it's fun to make a big pot of vegetable soup. Have each of the students bring in one ingredient for this healthful dish. Don't forget to add the stone.
- Stone Soup
Grades 1–3: Mathematics/Science
Count on Leaves
Students can practice reading numbers and counting as they color.
- My Fall Leaves Number Book
Flight of the Butterfly
Every autumn millions of Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles to the South. Have the students help one of them along online.
- Autumn Maze
Grades 1–4: Science
Track What You Eat
Harvest time is a good time to think about fruits and vegetables. Have your students find out if they eat enough fruits and vegetables daily. Have them keep track every day for at least a week.
- Take The 5 A Day Challenge
Grades 1–8: Language Arts
Can your students unscramble these fall words?
- Fall Word Scramble (grades 1–2) (PDF file)
- Fall Word Scramble Answer Key (grades 1–2) (PDF file)
- Fall Word Scramble (grades 3–5) (PDF file)
- Fall Word Scramble Answer Key (grades 3–5) (PDF file)
- Fall Word Scramble (grades 6–8) (PDF file)
- Fall Word Scramble Answer Key (grades 6–8) (PDF file)
Grades 1–8: Science
Test your students' knowledge about the fall.
- Fall Nature Quiz (grades 1–2) (PDF file)
- Fall Nature Quiz Answer Key (grades 1–2) (PDF file)
- Fall Science Challenge (grades 3–5) (PDF file)
- Fall Science Challenge Answer Key (grades 3–5) (PDF file)
- Equinox Challenge (grades 6–8) (PDF file)
- Equinox Challenge Answer Key (grades 6–8) (PDF file)
They look alike, but some things are different. Have your students find all ten differences between the two scarecrows.
- What's Different?
Grades 2–3: Language Arts
Have the students find fall theme words in a puzzle.
- Fall (grades 2–3) (PDF file)
- Fall Answer Key (grades 2–3) (PDF file)
Grades 2–8: Science
All in the Angle
The angle at which sunlight hits Earth helps to determine the seasons. Have your students experiment with flashlights, watercolors, or popcorn to understand this concept.
- Lesson: Direct and Diffuse Light
Grades 3–5: Language Arts
Football Story Starter
Give your students copies of this page to color and ask each of them to write a story about the children in the picture. What happens next?
- Fall Means Football!
Grades 3–8: Language Arts
Have the students write to friends or family about a favorite fall activity.
- Fall Stationery: Black and White With Lines (PDF file)
- Fall Stationery: Black and White Without Lines (PDF file)
- Fall Stationery: Color With Lines (PDF file)
- Fall Stationery: Color Without Lines (PDF file)
Grades 3–8: Language Arts
Fall Wacky Web Tale
Students can create wacky stories about the fall by filling in the blanks with parts of speech.
- Why I Love Fall
Grades 3–8: Science
Falling for Leaves
Students will rake up points by identifying leaves before they hit the ground.
- Leaf Invaders
Grades 4–6: Language Arts/Social Studies
A Story About Fall
Share with your students the Greek myth that explains why the seasons change. Then have them write their own myths about why the fall happens.
- Tales of Changing Seasons
Grades 4–8: Science
Save the Seeds
Have students harvest seeds from this year's flowers and vegetables to use in next year's garden.
- FamilyFun: Very Special Seeds
Grades 5–8: Social Studies/Art
Make a Cornhusk Doll
Have the students make cornhusk dolls. These dolls are based on the Penobscot dolls illustrated by Frank G. Speck in the mid-1900s.
- NativeTech: Instructions for Cornhusk Dolls
Grades 5–8: Language Arts
Fall Crossword Puzzle
Have your students solve this fall theme word puzzle.