Going apple picking is one of the best parts of fall. There’s something about being out in the crisp autumn air, surrounded by trees laden with ripe fruit, that just feels like happiness.
If you’re looking for a fun apple-themed craft to do with your kids this season, we’ve got the perfect project for you.
This paper bag apple craft is easy to make (there’s even a free template!) and it’s great for pretend play once it’s finished. Plus, it’s the perfect way to teach kids about where their food comes from and how apples grow. So grab your supplies and let’s get started!
Also, be sure to check out all of our paper bag puppet crafts for kids.
Apple Puppet Craft
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- 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.
Begin by gluing the eyes above the mouth, on the top apple piece.
Next, glue the leaf to the middle and front of the apple.
Place the stem at the top and back of the apple top and glue it in place.
Take the tree background and glue it to the main portion of the brown bag.
Glue the top of the apple to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
Position the lower portion of the apple just beneath the flap and glue it to the main part of the bag.
Finish up by drawing a few tree marks on the green portion of the bag.
This is such a fun fall craft for kids to make!
Fall Unit Study
Kickstart the new school year with a fall-themed unit for your kids! Whether you’re homeschooling or looking for some fun activities to do with your children, fall is the perfect time to dive into a new topic.
Keep reading to discover some of our favorite fall study unit ideas!
Kids’ Fall Books
The leaves are changing color, the days are getting shorter, and there’s a chill in the air–fall is definitely here!
As parents begin to think about fall activities for their families, they should definitely consider starting a unit study by reading aloud to their kids.
Not only is reading aloud a great way to bond with your children, but it’s also an excellent way to introduce them to new concepts and ideas.
When you read aloud together, you can discuss the book as you go along, pausing to talk about the characters, the setting, and the plot. You can also use the book as a springboard for further learning!
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 Kids’ Crafts
Parents should encourage their children to craft for a variety of reasons. It helps to develop fine motor skills and stimulates creativity. Crafting also teaches children how to follow instructions and complete tasks.
And, it’s a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy together. So go ahead and let your kids get messy with some crayons, glue, and paper!
Hedgehog Toilet Paper Roll Craft – All you need for this adorable hedgehog craft is a toilet paper roll, some paper, and a few other simple materials.
This is such a fun project for kids, and it’s a great way to recycle those toilet paper rolls! This cute little critter is sure to bring a smile to everyone who sees it.
Mushroom Craft For Kids – Fall is such a magical time of year, and these easy paper mushrooms are the perfect way to add a touch of nature’s magic to your home. They’re also a great way to get your kids involved in crafting. All you need is some construction paper, scissors, and glue.
Corn Craft For Preschoolers – Nothing says fall quite like visiting a corn maze. But why not take the fun home with you by making a corn craft for kids? It’s easy and so much fun.
Pumpkin Scarecrow Craft – Pumpkins and scarecrows are two iconic symbols of fall, so why not combine them into one adorable craft?
This pumpkin scarecrow craft is perfect for kids of all ages and a great way to get into the fall spirit. Our free printable template makes it super easy to get started!
Kids’ Fall Activities
These fall pattern block mats are perfect for working on fine motor skills and learning shapes and colors. And what’s more, they’re so much fun to use. Just print out the mats, grab some pattern blocks, and let your kids explore.
They’ll love completing all sorts of autumn pictures. So don’t wait, get started today and see how these pattern block mats can help your kids learn and grow.
Pre-writing skills are so important for kids! These fall tracing worksheets are a great way for them to practice. With these worksheets, they can trace lines and letters. This is such a great way for them to improve their fine motor skills.
Are you looking for a fun and effective way to help your child learn their sight words? If so, you’ll love these fall color by sight words worksheets! These printable worksheets are great for kids of all ages, and they make learning sight words fun and engaging.
Make learning fun with these autumn coloring pages! These seasonal printables are a fun and creative outlet for kids to strengthen their fine motor skills.
But that’s not all – they can also practice their handwriting! Print out these fall coloring pages and let their imagination flow.
More Fall Fun
- Make the home smell like fall with this spiced pumpkin latte candle!
- This fall harvest play dough kit is perfect for sensory play!
- Play fall bingo at home or in the classroom.
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Apple template
- Download the apple template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes above the mouth, on the top apple piece.
- Next, glue the leaf to the middle and front of the apple.
- Place the stem at the top and back of the apple top and glue it in place.
- Take the tree background and glue it to the main portion of the brown bag.
- Glue the top of the apple to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
- Position the lower portion of the apple just beneath the flap and glue it to the main part of the bag.
- Finish up by drawing a few tree marks on the green portion of the bag.