Fall is a time of year that brings chilly weather and colorful leaves. It’s also a great time to do some fun and easy crafts with your kids!
This apple core craft is perfect for fall, and it helps with fine motor skills and scissor practice too.
All you need is a paper plate, some paper, scissors, and glue. So gather up your materials and get ready to have some fall-themed fun!
Also, be sure to check out all of our apple activities for more ideas.
Paper Apple Craft
- Paper plate
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Apple template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the apple template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Place the apple core template on the paper plate, trace with the pencil, then cut it out.
Next, take the apple stem and glue it to the top and front of the paper plate.
Glue the leaf to the side of the stem.
Cut or tear small pieces of green or red paper for the apple. Glue these pieces along the top and bottom edge of the paper plate.
Cut out tear small pieces of cream paper for the apple’s core. Glue these pieces in the middle of the paper plate.
Finish up the apple core by gluing the seeds to the middle of the paper plate.
That’s it! Isn’t this a fun and simple paper plate craft?!
Fall Ideas For Kids
As we all know, autumn is a great time for kids to get out and enjoy the cooler weather and all the fun activities that come with it.
But what about when the weather isn’t cooperating or you just want to stay inside? That’s where these fun fall crafts, activities, and printables come in!
They’re perfect for days when you want to stay indoors, plus they’re hands-on, so kids can learn while they’re having fun.
So go ahead and bookmark this page for those days when you need some indoor activity inspiration this autumn!
Kids’ Fall Books
Reading aloud is a great activity for kids (and parents!). Reading can help kids to develop a love of reading, build their vocabulary, and improve their listening skills.
Start off your fall themes activities with one of these popular fall books:
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 A Leaf: 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 Kids’ Craft
Crafting is a fun way for young children to learn new skills. They can improve their fine motor skills by using scissors and glue, and they can learn about things like colors and shapes.
Crafting is also a great way for children to express their creativity!
Choose from one of these engaging fall crafts:
Acorn Craft For Kids – This craft is not only simple, but it’s also perfect for young kids. And the best part is that you can use our free template to make it even easier. Kids will love showing off their cute little friends.
Pumpkin Craft For Preschoolers – These paper pumpkins are a great craft for kids to make during pumpkin season! They’re so cute and easy to make, and kids can hang them on the fridge or in the their room.
Handprint Hedgehog Craft – These little handprint hedgehogs are the perfect fall craft for kids! They’re easy to make and require no paint, just some colored paper. Plus, they’re a great way to work on fine motor skills.
Kids’ Fall Activities
Fall is such a fun time of year, and these fall printables for preschool are the perfect way to get your little ones excited about the season while honing their pre-writing skills, identifying colors and shapes, and practicing counting. With so many cute and educational activities, they’re sure to stay busy (and entertained) for quite a while.
These fall color by sight word worksheets are not only are they fun and festive, but they also offer a great opportunity for kids to practice their reading skills. Each worksheet features a different fall-themed picture too! Kids can use the key at the bottom of the page to color in the corresponding parts of the picture. As they work their way through the coloring process, they’ll also be building their vocabulary!
Isn’t it amazing how much our kids can learn through play? These fall pattern block mats are a great way for kids to improve their hand-eye coordination, and learn shapes and colors. The best part is that they’re so much fun, that your child won’t even realize they’re learning!
More Fall Fun
- This fall harvest playdough kit is great for sensory play!
- Your little one will look so adorable in this “hey pumpkin” t-shirt.
- Update your decor for fall with these fun fall tiered tray decor pieces.
- Sip your hot chocolate from this cute fall mug!
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Paper plate
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Apple template
- Download the apple template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Place the apple core template on the paper plate, trace with the pencil, then cut it out.
- Next, take the apple stem and glue it to the top and front of the paper plate.
- Glue the leaf to the side of the stem.
- Cut or tear small pieces of green or red paper for the apple. Glue these pieces along the top and bottom edge of the paper plate.
- Cut out tear small pieces of cream paper for the apple's core. Glue these pieces in the middle of the paper plate.
- Finish up the apple core by gluing the seeds to the middle of the paper plate.