The air is getting colder and the days are getting shorter. That means fall is here! Fall is a great time for art activities because there are suddenly so many new colors to draw and paint, and preschooler’s avid curiosity draws them to the changing trees and falling leaves.
The air is getting colder and the days are getting shorter. That means fall is here! Fall is a great time for art activities because there are suddenly so many new colors to draw and paint, and preschooler’s avid curiosity draws them to the changing trees and falling leaves. Add Halloween and Thanksgiving to the autumn mix, and there are so many opportunities to get creative! Preschool fall activities can include making a fall leaves drawing, painting pictures using the bright colors of the leaves, or enjoying the cool air as kids make chalk rubbings of plants or tree bark outside.
The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for Ages 3 to 6 by Kathy Charner includes a seasonal section full of fun fall activities. From making spooky ghosts to stained-glass leaves, these easy fall art activities are perfect for a preschool classroom. Below are just a few to brighten up your learning space this autumn!
Give each child a piece of wax paper and have them apply liquid starch all over the surface of the paper
Cover the center of the wax paper with the tissue squares, overlapping them and using a variety of colors
Once the center of the paper is covered, apply a coat of starch over the tissue squares
While the tissue is drying, give each child two pieces of construction paper. On one piece, have the children draw a picture of a tree trunk and foliage in crayon
Clip the two pieces of black paper together and use the hole-puncher to place a hole on the outline. This will provide an opening for your scissors
Cut along the outline of the tree on both sheets of paper
Return the now-dry wax paper to the children and have them place it between the two sheets of construction paper, positioning the colors to show in the tree-shaped opening. Staple all three layers together