Fall Sensory Preschool Activities

We’ll be headed into the fall season soon so it’s nice to have some fall sensory preschool activities prepared for your kids so you can plan now and have them ready when you need them.

I love the fall colors and bringing more red, orange and yellows into your learning environment reminds me that Christmas will be around the corner soon, our favorite holiday.

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Fall Sensory Preschool Activities

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Fall Sensory Preschool Activities

Sensory Shaving Cream Fall Art

Create an amazing sensory experience while exploring your creative side with this fun fall art project.

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All In One Fall Sensory Bins – Simple Fun for Kids

This wet sensory bin involves liquids like vinegar, liquid watercolors, and shaving cream – combined with solid fall objects like small artificial leaves and acorns.

Acorn Bin: Fall Preschool Sensory Bin – Learning 2 Walk

Filled with large acorns as a base, this fall sensory bin explores many of the outdoor symbols of fall, such as cinnamon sticks, and focuses on adding fine motor skills through pouring and exploring.

Fall Sensory Bins for Preschool

Gourds, rice and miniature pumpkins and scarecrows are so much fun for sensory play.

Simple Pumpkin Harvest Sensory Bin – Little Bins for Little Hands

Inspired by a harvest, this fall sensory bin has a jumbled mix of all things fall.

Crunched Up Leaves Project | Teaching Mama

This sensory project involves gluing real, crunchy leaves onto a paper “tree.” It is a fun way to appreciate nature, while practicing fine motor skills.

Fall Sensory Bin – Happy Hooligans

Filled with pasta, crunchy leaves, prickly pinecones and more, this fall sensory bin is filled with a mix of different fall textures and patterns.

Colors of Fall Sensory Bin for Preschoolers – Life Over C’s

Explore different colors in this bright sensory bin. You can also explore fine motor and sensory skills.

Apple Pie Sensory Bin – Sugar Spice and Glitter

Apples are a classic fall treat. This sensory bin includes smell, hearing, and touch – all with an apple pie theme.

Recommended Fall Books for Kids

Add any of these fall books to your homeschool lessons especially if you’re adding in sensory activities. Fall leaves are a fun topic and you have fun doing leaf rubbings and exploring nature to find different types of leaves.

Fletcher and the Falling LeavesFletcher and the Falling LeavesThe Roll-Away Pumpkin: A Wonderful & Whimsical Book for Kids! Perfect for the Fall or Autumn Season, Halloween, & Thanksgiving!The Roll-Away Pumpkin: A Wonderful & Whimsical Book for Kids! Perfect for the Fall or Autumn Season, Halloween, & Thanksgiving!Goodbye Summer, Hello AutumnGoodbye Summer, Hello AutumnFall Mixed Up (Carolrhoda Picture Books)Fall Mixed Up (Carolrhoda Picture Books)LeavesLeavesLeaf ManLeaf Man


More Fall Sensory Preschool Activities

Five Little Pumpkins Sensory Bin – I Heart Crafty Things

Grab some little pumpkins and black beans for a mini “pumpkin patch” sensory bin, that is perfect for fall!

Squirrel Sensory Bin – Learning and Exploring Through Play

With a wood chip and acorn base, create this squirrel sensory bin, that’s inspired by a squirrel’s natural wooded habitat.

Fall Harvest Playing in the Corn Sensory Bin – The Resourceful Mama

For farmers, fall means harvest time, after the crops have been growing all summer. The thin corn is relaxing, and feels like you’re running your hands through sand!

Pumpkin Spice Clean Mud – Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Similar to a homemade soap recipe, use this “clean mud” recipe for the base of a fall themed sensory table.

Fall Slime Recipe for Fall Science – Little Bins for Little Hands

Slime has a unique texture, making it perfect for any sensory bin. Create your own slime with some simple household ingredients!

Fall Button Trees – Hands on As We Grow

If you have a bunch of spare buttons, use them in this autumn tree themed fall button craft. Thread buttons into pipe cleaners for this sensory bin that uses fine motor skills.

Acorns Everywhere Sensory Bin – I Heart Crafty Things

Inspired by the book Acorns Everywhere, this sensory bin is filled with tiny acorns, and small paper squirrels, who are searching for their acorns! You can “hide” the acorns in filler content, and watch as your preschool finds the acorns!

I hope you found a fun autumn sensory activity to do with your kids this fall season. Fall is such a great season to get outside and explore.

More Fall Activities

 Lacing Cards for Fall

Sensory Shaving Cream Fall Art

Fall Fine Motor Fun with a Muffin Tin


  1. Thank you so much for including our Apple Pie Sensory bin – this list is totally getting me in the mood for fall!

  2. We just made a button tree! They are so excited to try it out.

    1. How lovely, that’s a fun one.

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