Autumn Lesson Plans and Ideas
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
Welcome autumn into your classroom and celebrate harvest time and the changing foliage with fall-themed lesson plans about pumpkins, leaves, and life cycles and teaching ideas for math, science and art!
Autumn and Harvest Lesson Plans and Activities
Combine real-world math skills with information about harvests by using raw data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
With the help of Clifford, children compare problem solving strategies used in his stories. Also, find a variety of fun ideas to celebrate one of the most brilliant colors of autumn: orange.
Fun fall activities for your classroom, such as hosting a math-and-science pumpkin party and keeping a tree journal.
Books with striking illustrations, early reader favorites, the best tales in the West, and — of course — a few spooky stories.
Using fruits and vegetables as stamps, students create prints and patterns to reinforce the lesson that fruits contain seeds.
In this ready-to-use teaching idea for mixed ages, children go on a short rainy day walk while developing their observational skills and exercising creative movement.
All About Leaves
These fun learning activities about trees incorporate language arts, math, and science.
In this brilliantly hued celebration of the fun of fall, two brothers enjoy everybody's favorite autumn activities: chasing leaves through the air, stomping on them, raking them into piles, and jumping in!
In this lesson plan for the picture book Now It's Fall, by Lois Lenski, students will learn about autumn and different objects and events associated with this special season.
Explore leaves through exercising estimation skills, expanding leaf-themed vocabulary, and moving like a falling leaf.
Observe the different shapes, sizes, and vein patterns of leaves by using finger paints and leaf prints.
Take a tour of what the Web has to offer on autumn, including a comparison of fall in different biomes, step-by-step directions on how to preserve leaves, and a kid-friendly explanation of why leaves change colors.
A thematic, interdisciplinary curricular unit that presents pumpkin-themed lesson plans in language arts, mathematics, and science.