Explore fun and easy Fall STEM Activities for kids with apples, leaves, pumpkins and more! Playful ways to explore science, technology, engineering, and math with your child this fall as the season changes.
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Fall STEM Activities for Kids
These hands-on fall activities create an invitation for your kids to explore, test, think, observe, and discover! Through leaves, apples, pumpkins and more get hands-on learning through natural elements we explore each fall.
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The first we think of with fall is the change in color of leaves. It’s such a magical time of year for a child. This collection of fall leaves STEM activities explores various concepts of leaves with your child.
A Fall STEM Challenge with Leaves will not only get kids outside and engaged with nature, it will also encourage them to use their creativity and problem-solving skills to create a leaf sculpture greater than 6 inches tall.
Fall STEM Challenge: Leaf Sculptures
Science Experiment: The Hidden Colors in a Leaf
Preschool Physical Science Activity – Leaf Pounding
Number Leaf Scavenger Hunt
Leaf Chromatography Experiment
Get outdoors this fall and sneak in a little number fun with your child. Just takes two items… chalk and leaves to create this chalk number game with leaves.
Chalk Number with Leaves
Science Experiment: Exploring Leaf Colors and Chlorophyll with Kids
How Do Leaves Breathe? A Simple Science Experiment for Kids
Head outside this fall to play a fun fall leaf movement activity with your child. A colorful activity that works on gross motor and fine motor skills as you celebrate fall.
Fall Leaf Movement Activity
Fall Leaves Art with Washi Tape
Fall Leaves Virtual Field Trips
One of the first things children notice in fall are the acorns falling to the ground. Grab a container to collect a few for these fun acorn STEM activities to explore with your child.
Acorn Math Games
Painting Acorns Art Project
Building with Acorns
Building an Acorn Chute
Acorn Sink or Float Experiment
Fall brings a special time for apple picking! Here are some adorable apple STEM activities for hours of fun and learning with your child.
Create a hands-on fall STEM activity with this stacking apples game using pretend apples and playdough.
Stacking Apples STEM Activity
Build an Apple Tree
Apple Boat Challenge
Create a fun DIY Apple Game for exploring science with force and motion with your child. Here’s how to make your own apple game tray!
DIY Apple Game
Apple Bitmap Coding
Apple Toothpick Tower Building
Do you enjoy picking apples in the fall? This apple stem activity for preschoolers will give you hours of fun with this Fall STEM Challenge for your child. Plus you don’t even have to drive anywhere!
Apple STEM Activity
Apple Wrecking Ball Challenge
Apple Pie Pockets Recipe for Kids
Mini Apple Pie Recipe
Get into that creative mindset with your child as they head back to school with these 20 Back to School STEM activities for kids. Explore hands on fun with science, technology, engineering and math to start off a new school year. STEM fun for the first day of school!
Back to School STEM Activities
Apple Orchard Virtual Field Trips
Pumpkins are such an iconic element of fall with kids. Discover these pumpkin STEM activities that highlight all the various parts of pumpkins. You’d be surprised how much you can learn with pumpkins.
Create a fun STEM Challenge for Halloween with this Stacking Pumpkins STEM Activity for Kids inspired by Five Little Pumpkins! Collect some mini pumpkins and playdough and it’s time to play.
Stacking Pumpkins STEM Activity
Pumpkin House: Engineering Project for Kids
Pumpkin Crystal Science Experiment
Pumpkins are such a memorable item from nature for fall. Add to the fun some water, leaves, acorns, and now you have your own pumpkin sensory play for your child. Here’s how to create this natural fall sensory play.
Pumpkin Sensory Play
Halloween Pumpkin Volcano Science Project
Halloween STEM – Paper Circuits
How many pumpkins can you sit on the gate? This Pumpkin STEM Activity will challenge your child’s skills of building and engineering this Halloween with just a few materials inspired by Five Little Pumpkins.
Pumpkin STEM Activity
Building Structures with Candy Pumpkins
Pumpkins and kids are a natural magnet to one another. With these STEAM Pumpkin activities your child will explore science, art, engineering, technology, and math all while they play with pumpkin this fall.
STEAM Pumpkin Activities
Create Your Own Storybook Pumpkin
Making pumpkin ice cream for fall with friends is such fun! It requires quite a bit of dedication and energy to make that special magic happen, but that’s what friendship is about too, right? Here’s how to make special ice cream with your child’s friends.
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe for Kids
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Muffin Recipe for Kids
Pumpkin Patch Virtual Field Trips
One of the main holidays of fall is Halloween. We wanted to include several Halloween STEM activities for your child to enjoy a little spooky creepy fun that’s age appropriate with bats, spiders, and monsters.
This flying bat STEM activity will be a hit with your preschooler as they send their bat flying around the room. This activity will have them designing their own bat and a system engineered to make it fly this Halloween.
Flying Bat STEM Challenge
Monster Lab STEM Lab
Spooky Science Experiment
Spider T-shirt Art
Making Spider Themed Meatballs
DIY Motion Sensing Spider
Time for a little turkey fun this fall! Thanksgiving holidays give us a little extra time at home with our little ones, why not add some turkey STEM activities to your holiday fun? Perhaps consider doing it as a cousin or sibling activity!
LEGO Fun with Turkeys
Turkey Math Games for Kids
Turkey Balloon Races
Turkey Color by Coding
Make a Turkey Drawbot
Turkey Farm Virtual Field Trips
One of my favorite things to do is to connect a fun picture book with a STEM activity. I’ve added many of my favorite fall books that will be a great addition to the fall STEM activities that are featured here on this list of activities for kids.
Looking for more fall books for your fall STEM Activities? Explore this Fall Book Lists…
You can also find more STEM Books for Kids here in this book list.
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