You know fall has arrived when the air turns crisp, the trees are adorned with a kaleidoscope of colors, and in those trees, you hear the hoot of an owl.
Whooo’s ready to celebrate the beauty of fall with a fun craft?! Our owl shape craft is the perfect way to introduce kids to different shapes for the owl’s big round eyes or little triangle beaks.
Once the kids finish with their wise owls, keep the fun and learning going with even more fall crafts.
Paper Craft Owl
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By using various shapes like triangles, circles, and rectangles, your kids will have a hoot of a time assembling their own adorable owls. This hands-on activity also helps them enhance their spatial reasoning and fine motor skills.
Download the free template, gather up some fun colored paper and supplies, and get the kids ready for a hootin’ good time making their owls.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Owl template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the owl template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Take the ears and glue them to the top and back of the owl’s body.
Glue the wings to the sides of the owl’s body. You can place them facing inward or outward.
Next, glue the eyes to the top portion of the owl’s body.
Place the beak at the bottom of the eyes and glue it in between them.
Finish up by gluing the feet to the bottom of the owl’s body.
This Fall season, be sure to check out all of our many other animal crafts for kids we have available here at Simple Everyday Mom!
Fun Fall Ideas For Kids
We’ve gathered a treasure trove of fun fall ideas to do with the kids! These fall crafts and educational activities are perfect for curious young minds.
They’ll keep your little ones excited to learn, engaged, and entertained. To add some fall craft and activity ideas to your list, keep reading below for a few to get you started.
Fall Books For Kids
Reading to your kids is an excellent way to promote their development in life. When you read aloud, you’re not only teaching them many new words, but you’re also exposing them to different cultures, ideas, and experiences.
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 Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a gateway to fun and education for kids! Engaging in creative projects not only sparks their imagination but also offers loads of benefits.
From honing fine motor skills to enhancing critical thinking, crafting nurtures a kid’s cognitive development. It fosters patience, perseverance, and self-expression while boosting confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
Check out our collection of fall crafts below and get your kids excited to create and learn!
Pumpkin Puppet Craft – Your little pumpkins will have the best time bringing their new pumpkin pals to life! Once they finish creating their new puppet, they can tell stories or put on a puppet show to dazzle their friends and family.
Shape Scarecrow Craft – Say “hay!” to this fun fall craft! Kids will piece together a charming scarecrow in no time with various shapes! We’ve made it easy on you by providing a template with all the shapes needed to build a scarecrow.
Hedgehog Toilet Paper Roll – Let’s make a hedgehog craft! This one doesn’t run fast collecting rings, but he’s made out of a toilet paper roll! This cute little woodland animal will be a hit with your kiddos, so be sure to keep those tp rolls for some crafting fun.
Yarn Apple Craft – For a crafty workout for your little one’s hands, make this cute yarn apple! They’ll paint, cut, glue, and wrap which is a great workout for their fine motor skills. Decorate for fall showing off their incredible work!
Fall Activities For Kids
You’ve colored by numbers before, but now it’s time for a little twist with these fall color by sight words! These adorable pages are bursting with autumn delights like apples, foxes, rabbits, leaves, and the cutest pumpkin in town!
Whether you have a kindergarten word whiz learning sight words or a preschool champ looking for a challenge, these worksheets are great fall fun. Grab the crayons, and let’s color these coloring pages using our sight words!
To go along with your juicy apple snack, we have 3 awesome free printable apple worksheets that focus on the letter A. These sheets are the perfect blend of fun and learning, helping kids develop essential skills along the way.
Kids will learn to recognize the letter A, practice writing it and then label and color an apple. Take a big bite out of learning with these fun worksheets!
These colorful fall pattern block mats will ignite your kid’s imagination and keep them happily engaged with their tangrams!
So, grab the pattern blocks, and let’s dive into this fun, independent activity that will challenge kids’ creativity and problem-solving skills! Get ready to fill in fall puzzles, one block at a time!
Are you ready for some fall-tastic fun with the There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves printables? Kids will identify beginning sounds, recognize patterns, and even craft a scarecrow! These printables are the perfect companion to the story, so grab a copy of the book and dive in.
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Owl template
- Download the owl template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Take the ears and glue them to the top and back of the owl's body.
- Glue the wings to the sides of the owl's body. You can place them facing inward or outward.
- Next, glue the eyes to the top portion of the owl's body.
- Place the beak at the bottom of the eyes and glue it in between them.
- Finish up by gluing the feet to the bottom of the owl's body.