Below you’ll find so many engaging fall math activities for preschoolers to get their hands on. These math ideas will be a great addition to your fall activities for preschoolers.
So many math skills are explored during early childhood! And so much of the time, children lead the charge in learning math. Their inquisitive minds and natural curiosity allow them to practice concepts that will help them the rest of their lives.
I have to admit, watching kids explore the world around them and learn new concepts naturally is one of my favorite parts of teaching.
Here are some math concepts that young children tend to delve into:
- One-to-one correspondence
- Shape identification
- Color identification
- Number identification
I didn’t write out every single math concept young children learn about, but I feel like that’s a good start.
Fall Math Activities for Preschoolers
Math happens everywhere, no matter the season. But I thought it would be great to compile a list of just fall math activities for preschoolers right now.
It’s fun to add in some seasonal learning activities every now and then, right?
Our Favorite Fall Math Activities
I thought I’d start out with some of our tried-and-true fall math activities for preschoolers! These are activities I’ve done with the kids many times, so you could say they’re preschooler-approved.
Grab some leftover seeds and a pumpkin cookie cutter for a simple pumpkin seed counting activity.
Make a pumpkin geoboard with just a few simple materials. The kids can explore shapes as they get a fine motor workout.
Set up a pumpkin STEM challenge for your students using old pumpkin candies and play dough.
The kids came up with this simple apple color matching game on their own using just 2 materials in the math center.
Your little squirrels will have a blast with these acorn math activities.
A fine motor turkey math game is perfect near Thanksgiving.
After a fall taste test, move onto apple graphing with the preschoolers.
Grab some foam turkeys and numbers (or make your own) for Thanksgiving math that works on number identification and ordering.
Free Fall Math Printables
Here are a few printables you can use with the kids this fall. I love that they can be paired with hands-on materials to explore early math concepts.
Use colorful manipulatives to practice sorting with corn color sorting mats.
Use apple printable numbers with dyed chickpeas for some fine motor math fun.
Kids can explore shapes using a variety of different materials on these pumpkin shape mats.
We loved this pumpkin sorting activity, which pairs a sensory bin and free printable pumpkin color cards.
Use rainbow corn kernels to learn one-to-one correspondence along with a popcorn number card free printable.
Math concepts, like counting and one-to-one correspondence, combine with literacy in a free printable apple counting book.
This Thanksgiving emergent reader focuses on color words and color identification.
Fall calendar numbers can be used to explore so many different early math skills.
A fall-themed dice game can cover quite a few skills in a fun and engaging way. Be sure to grab your own apple math printable.
Use the free printable number cards as part of a monster counting activity with the kids.
Sing a “five red apples” song and work on one-to-one correspondence with the accompanying printable.
Merge literacy and math with an I Spy Fall counting book.
Use school bus calendar numbers as your students are getting acquainted with the classroom in the fall.
A set of fall harvest vegetable puzzles will be perfect for practicing number sense.
Pair these fall measurement cards with some Unifix Cubes, or another manipulative, to make for the perfect measuring activity.
Print out a cute roll and color apple math activity for your students. They’ll love rolling the game cube!
More Fall Math Fun
Of course I had to sneak in a few more fall math activities you can try with the kids!
Make some delicious-smelling play dough. Don’t forget to measure out the perfect balance of pumpkin and spice.
Have fun decorating for fall with a scarecrow patch counting activity.
Investigate calico corn in a colorful math and art Thanksgiving project.
Mixing art and math is always fun! A fall tree math craft is perfect for learning about triangle shapes.
Use leftover Halloween treats for candy corn counting.
Add measuring pumpkins to your fall to-do list!
Have the kids work on patterning with apple prints.
Math games with leaves let the kids explore number identification and counting, among other things.
Which of these fall math activities will you try first?
Fall Math Materials
From number sense to simple addition, your class will be mastering so many early math skills this fall. And now that you’ve got this handy activity list, you’ll need to prepare by gathering the materials. Here’s a list of materials that will be perfect for not only the activities on this list, but also some fall math activities that you come up with on the spot (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Fall mini erasers
- Acrylic pumpkins
- Faux leaves
- Sorting apples
- Fall mini erasers
- Fall stickers
- Kids tweezers
- Mini pumpkins
Done-For-You Preschool Resources
Even with all of these fall math activity ideas at your fingertips, you’ll still need plans to cover all of the other preschool concepts. Preschool Teacher 101 offers amazing lesson plans on a wide variety of topics.
Check out this full week’s worth of fall lesson planning done just for you!
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