Autumn is a truly beautiful time of the year and today I’m sharing loads of great ideas to help you celebrate the change in seasons with this round up of autumn activities for toddlers.
With tons of ideas including printables, sensory activities, crafts and painting ideas there’s loads of inspiration to keep you busy and most importantly having lots of fun together.
As there are so many ideas in this I’ve split this into two sections to make it easier to navigate – Autumn Crafts for Toddlers and Easy Autumn Activities for Toddlers. There’s tons of inspiration in both lists including autumn tree crafts, leaves, hedgehogs and apples.
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Autumn Activities for Toddlers
We love sharing simple ideas and I’ve shared over 200 activities for toddlers on this site so if you need more inspiration be sure to check them out!
These activities are designed with toddlers in mind as well as preschoolers so they should be suitable for one and two year olds as well as three and four year olds. As you will know there is a lot of difference between what children are able to do at each age and in their interests too so take a look through the list to find the activities that are the best for your child. You will, of course, need to supervise all activities too.
This post was originally called 40+ Autumn Activities for Toddlers as it contained 41 activities but over the last year the list has grown as I’ve added new fall activities to it so I’ve updated the post to reflect that. It continues to grow each year so it’s worth bookmarking this page or pinning an image so you can return to it again.
To help you find the activities you want I’ve listed each section in the same order as they appear in the collages below.
Want more inspiration? Check out the posts at the end of this page for more fun themed activities for toddlers including inspiration for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Autumn Books For Toddlers
I love reading and I love sharing stories with my kids in the hope that it will encourage a life long love of reading in them as well. I’ve totally done that thing where you have to read The Gruffalo every night for three months non-stop so where I can I like to try and encourage my kids to try new books!
I think that sharing themed stories to do with what your child is interested in or learning about is a great way to do this and all the books below are autumn themed books for toddlers – worth checking out for some new ideas!
- The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
- Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
- Leaves by David Ezra Stein
Autumn Crafts for Toddlers
Apple craft for toddlers from Crafts on Sea
Pom pom apple tree from Crafts on Sea
Paper plate fall tree from Crafts on Sea
Autumn leaf suncatchers from Crafts on Sea – watch the video on this page for a quick tutorial on how they’re made or click through for the full instructions!
Cotton wool painted apples from Crafts on Sea
Apple suncatchers from Crafts on Sea
Handprint hedgehog craft from Crafts on Sea
Apple painting craft from Crafts on Sea
Mess free autumn tree craft from Crafts on Sea
Resist art squirrel craft from Crafts on Sea
Duplo stamped apple tree craft from Crafts on Sea
Mess free pumpkin craft from Crafts on Sea
Paper hedgehog craft from Crafts on Sea
Foil painted pumpkin from Crafts on Sea
Toilet roll owl from Crafts on Sea
Lego autumn leaves craft from Crafts on Sea
Popcorn autumn tree craft from Crafts on Sea
Washi tape autumn leaves from Crafts on Sea
Torn paper apple craft from Crafts on Sea
Paper plate scarecrow craft from Crafts on Sea
Autumn leaf potato stamps from How Wee Learn
Horse Chestnut snake from Red Ted Art
Leaf monster puppets from Messy Little Monster
Pumpkin craft stick keepsake from Fireflies and Mudpies
Apple stamping craft from Natural Beach Living
Cork printed autumn tree from Rainy Day Mum
Dot sticker autumn tree from Fun Learning for Kids
Monster leaf puppets from Messy Little Monster
Autumn tree painting from My Bored Toddler
Autumn Activities for Toddlers
Autumn ice tower sensory play from Crafts on Sea
A is for Autumn fine motor skills activity from Crafts on Sea
Autumn tree painting ideas from Crafts on Sea (this has a free printable with it to help you out too!)
Contact paper autumn tree from Crafts on Sea
Free autumn colouring page for kids from Crafts on Sea
Autumn leaf painting ideas with a free printable from Crafts on Sea
Pinecone rolling painting from Crafts on Sea
Free hedgehog template from Crafts on Sea
Bleeding tissue fall tree craft from Crafts on Sea
Colour or paint this free autumn leaf template from Crafts on Sea
Balloon printed apples from Crafts on Sea
This mess free acorn activity is perfect for practising mark making – from Crafts on Sea
Apple themed writing tray from Crafts on Sea
Rolling acorn painting from Crafts on Sea
Paint or colour this free acorn template from Crafts on Sea
Autumnal scavenger hunt playdough from Crafts on Sea
Free pumpkin template from Crafts on Sea
Autumn sensory bin from Teach Me Mommy
Autumn process art from Messy Little Monster
Autumn leaf threading from Picklebums
Autumn sensory bin from The Natural Homeschool
Cinnamon playdough from Natural Beach Living
Autumn sensory bin for toddlers from Powerful Mothering
Autumn tree activity from Powerful Mothering
Autumn playdough from Rainy Day Mum
Nature exploration for toddlers from Schooltime Snippets
Yarn apples from Red Ted Art
Leaf hedgehog from Messy Little Monster
Edible bubble science with apples from Preschool Powol Packets
Easy leaf science experiment from Preschool Powol Packets
More Fun Activities for Toddlers
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Or (and sorry if it’s too early to mention this yet!) but we have a great round up of Christmas activities for toddlers too.