Here are some wonderful fall tree art projects to try with the preschoolers today!
There is just something about fall that captures a child’s sense of wonder. Of course, I’ve always worked with preschoolers and kindergartners . . . and their sense of wonder is pretty wide open all year round.
The leaves changing colors before our eyes. The weather getting a bit chillier as fall progresses. Watching as the seasons change from summer to winter, with fall as a beautiful buffer between the two.
It’s a wonderful time to talk about all four seasons with the kids, and it’s a great time to just sit back and observe. Encourage the kids to watch the changes and make note of them.
The main things that always seems to capture my students’ attention about fall are the trees. I think it’s because they go through the biggest change during the fall. It’s kind of hard to miss.
Fall Tree Art Projects for Kids
I must admit, fall is my favorite season – even more so when I get to watch the kids’ wonder.
Creating fall tree art with the preschoolers is just a bonus!
I can’t quite decide which of the art projects below is my favorite. I’m going to have to try every single one and let you know.
Stir the Wonder uses play dough and natural fall items to create a fall tree.
Colorful shaving cream create fall leaves on Mini Monets and Mommies’ tree.
3 Dinosaurs uses sponge brushes to create fall art.
Stickers turn Mosswood Connections‘ tree into a fine motor activity.
Fun Learning for Kids adds number learning to her fall tree.
Tissue paper is just one of the materials in Fantastic Fun and Learning’s mixed media fall tree.
Buddy and Buggy brings some mysterious letters into her fall tree art
Pompoms and pipe cleaners are crafted together to create Play Trains’ 3D fall tree
My students’ hands and fingers worked hard to create a fall tree.
I loved exploring negative space with my students as they crafted a fall hand print tree.
Even More Fall Tree Art and Activities for Kids
I couldn’t resist adding even more fall tree art (and other fall tree ideas) here! There are so many engaging ideas to try with the kids. Here are a few more:
Fall Tree Snow Globes from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Autumn Tree Cotton Ball Painting from Projects with Kids
Mason Jar Fall Tree Luminaries from Where Imagination Grows
Fall Math Triangle Tree from Coffee Cups and Crayons
Fall Popcorn Trees from Happy Hooligans
Yarn Wrapped Fall Tree from I Heart Crafty Things
Color Mixing Fall Tree from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Q-Tip Fall Tree from Mess for Less
Torn Paper Autumn Tree from Hands On As We Grow
Bubble Wrap Autumn Tree from Arty Crafty Kids
Now, the question is which fall tree art idea are you going to try first?! Pop back over and let me know how it goes for you and the kids.
Fall Preschool Lesson Plans
Save time with done-for-you lesson plans from Preschool Teacher 101. This set of fall plans is chock full of a week’s worth of hands-on learning in preschool (over 220 pages!). It comes with book suggestions, weekly plans, daily plans and lesson explanations, and a skills checklist. It also has coordinating printables included (see below)!
1) 3 Fall Themed “10 Little…” Chants (apples, leaves, and pumpkins) with song cards and number posters
2) Beginning Sound Alphabet Puzzles (letters P, A, L)-in color and b/w
3) Fall Basket Counting Mats (1 to 20) and optional counting pieces-in color and b/w
4) Colors of Fall Emergent Reader
5) Fall Letter Puzzles-in color and b/w
6) Number Puzzles (1 to 20)
7) Fall Pattern Prompts and Pieces-in color and b/w
8) Fall Roll and Graph-in color and b/w
9) Pumpkin Patch Syllable Sort Activity Mats and Pumpkins-in color and b/w
10) Put the Leaves on the Tree Fall Dice Game
11) Fall Picture-Word Cards
12) Leaf and Acorn Number Cards (for calendar or math activities)
13) Get Dressed for Fall Activity-in color and b/w