Harvest crafts are always popular during autumn as people start looking for some creative ideas for Harvest Festival or as a good way to look at farming and the change in seasons. Scarecrows, apple and vegetable crafts and even some autumn leaf crafts are great for harvest activities and there’s lots of simple DIY ideas that you can make with your children or at preschool or Sunday School.
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Harvest is a great theme for kids as it looks both looks at farms and farming but it also can be used to include talking about giving. As a child I really remember the Harvest Festivals we had at school where we would be encouraged to bring some tins of food for a local care home and now my children have similar collections in their schools for the local food bank.
As well as these harvest crafts for kids I’ll also be sharing some harvest themed books, which are great if this is a topic you’d like to look more at with your child or just if, like us, you love a themed story to go along with your crafting!
Harvest Crafts for Kids
Free Printable Harvest Craft
This cute scarecrow craft comes with a free printable that my kids thought was great for snack time!
Paper Bag Scarecrows
Have you read The Scarecrows Wedding? I made this scarecrow craft to go alongside it.
Easy Corn Craft
Make this simple lego stamped corn craft from Crafty Morning.
Autumn Colouring Page
This free colouring page would work well as an easy harvest activity for kids with its pumpkins and apples.
Fall Leaf Suncatchers
These leaf suncatchers look great hung up in a window and I used them with my kids as an easy and practical way to discuss colour mixing too.
Scrunched Paper Apples
This simple apple craft is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who can have fun scrunching the paper and gluing.
Paper Plate Apples
This apple craft uses cotton wool for a really easy to set up harvest craft.
Apple Tree Craft
I made this pom pom apple tree with my daughter when she was a toddler.
Yes we have made quite a few suncatcher crafts but my kids loved them! These apple suncatchers are simple to make and you can do red, green or a mixture of both!
I made this super easy button craft with my daughter when she was a toddler, as it uses buttons it’s obviously one that requires supervision (as are all crafts with toddlers really) but it’s good for fine motor skills and she really enjoyed it.
Bubble Wrap Printed Fruit and Vegetables
I love this bubble wrap printed fruit and veg craft from In The Playroom, these would be great to make and use to decorate a classroom or Sunday School too!
Harvest Books for Kids
Looking for a harvest themed story you can share together? Why not check out one of these!
- Hello Harvest Moon* by Ralph Fletcher
- We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season* by Wendy Pfeffer
- Tractor Mac: Harvest Time* by Billy Steers
More Autumn Crafts for Kids
Fancy making some more autumn or fall themed crafts with your child? We love this collection of leaf crafts for kids to make!