Fall is our favorite season of all, but looking around our site, you might not realize that because we don’t have very many fall-themed crafts!
This year we’ve decided to add more to celebrate in a bigger way.
Our newest craft is this adorable acorn craft for kids! It’s a cute little guy (or girl) that’s easy to make with some basic crafting supplies.
Just grab some paper, pipe cleaners, glue, and tape and you’re set! It’s a fun fall craft to make with preschoolers, pre k, and kindergarten children.
Also, be sure to look through all of our fun fall crafts for preschoolers. With even more easy acorn crafts and other fall activities, you’ll have plenty of ideas to keep your kids busy and entertained this season.
Paper Acorn Craft For Preschool
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Watch our quick video tutorial or read the directions below to see how to make this acorn art craft with your kids or students.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Glue stick
- Acorn template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)
The first step is to download the acorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you’ll use for this craft.
Glue the eyes just above the smile in order to leave room for the acorn cap.
Place the acorn top just above the eyes and glue in place. Take a black marker and make scallop marks along the cap.
Take two pipe cleaners and cut in half. Take one half and bend the end to make three fingers for the hand. Repeat on the other side.
Make the feet by looping around one end into a foot shape.
Flip the acorn guy over and tape the arms to the sides and the legs to the bottom of the acorn.
Now your kiddos can make some adorable acorns – perfect for fall! They’ll love playing with the finished product and you’ll love watching them use their imagination. Be sure to check out some of our other fall worksheets while you’re here
Fall Unit For Kids
In order to help moms organize a fall-themed unit more quickly, we’re sharing some of our favorite fall season crafts, activities, learning activities, and more.
Pick a few you think your child will love or do all of them! They’ll help kids learn a variety of skills, increase creativity, and keep those little ones occupied.
Kids’ Books About Fall
So next time you’re looking for some fun storytime activities with your little one, grab a book from your shelf and read to them! Below are some of the top fall-themed books for kids.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!
Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.
We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!
Fall Crafts For Kids
Craft projects are a fabulous way to keep the kids off the screens, learning, and having fun. Doing some easy crafts can improve children’s fine motor skills, ability to follow directions and creativity. Homemade crafts can also make great gifts for family members, so get ready to start crafting with your kids this fall!
Here are some of our favorite fall crafts:
Easy Corn Craft – This corn craft for young kids is the perfect way to celebrate fall! All you need is some paper and a few simple supplies. The best part is that it can be completed in just a few minutes. Just follow the instructions below and the kids will have some cute fall decor in no time.
Pumpkin Craft For Preschoolers – These paper pumpkins are the perfect fall craft for preschoolers and kindergarteners! These little buddies are so simple to make, and they look adorable hanging on the wall or the bulletin board. All you need is some paper, scissors, and glue to make these cute fall paper crafts!
Handprint Hedgehog Craft – This fun craft is perfect for younger kids to make this fall! It’s a no-mess handprint craft that uses paper, so clean-up is a breeze.
Plus, it’s cute and so much fun to make! Kids can also customize this easy fall craft with pom poms, googly eyes, or any other craft materials you have to hand. It’s a great way to encourage creativity and imagination!
Kids Fall Activities
If you want your child to work on counting, number matching, the alphabet, patterns, and more, these fall preschool printables are a fun way to do that.
Go more open-ended with these fall pattern block mats. These are perfect for pre-math skills and fine motor skills, plus they’re really cute! Laminate them and use them over and over or add them to a busy bag.
Learning sight words is generally geared more toward kindergarten children, but if your preschooler is advanced, try out these fall color by sight word worksheets. They’re an easy way for young children to practice sight words and colors at the same time!
Get ready for a season of learning and fun with these fantastic fall graphing worksheets! These engaging activities are perfect for teaching your kids essential skills such as counting and critical thinking. Plus, they’re a great way to bring the vibrant colors and themes of fall right into your homeschool or classroom.
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Glue stick
- Acorn template
- Download the acorn template, print, and cut out the pieces you'll use for this craft.
- Glue the eyes just above the smile in order to leave room for the acorn cap.
- Place the acorn cap just above the eyes and glue in place. Take a black marker and make scallop marks along the cap.
- Take two pipe cleaners and cut in half. Take one half and bend the end to make three fingers for the hand. Repeat on the other side.
- Make the feet by looping around one end into a foot shape.
- Flip the acorn guy over and tape the arms to the sides and the legs to the bottom.