Fall and Nature Homeschooling Activities

Fall and Nature Homeschool Activities –

Fall Curriculum and Crafts created by Homeschooling Mom’s.

Looking for creative ways to get your kiddo’s outside this fall? Take a look at some of these fun ideas from our 30 days of fall blog party.

Outdoor Activities –

Veteran homeschooler Rebecca shares some of the easy ways she gets her group of 4 outside during the fall with fun and simple activities –

9 Brilliant Ways to use Fall to Teach Your Homeschooler’s – ( I love her suggestion of throwing an old sheet down to let the mess go when you’re working on messy fall crafts.)

She suggests a fall festival, which is one of my very favorite ways to commemorate fall!

Create a scavenger hunt at a local farmer’s market this fall – we love going to farmer’s markets and LOVE when the weather cools down and we get to hang out a little longer.

Create an Outdoor Obstacle Course with Your Leaves

Put all of those fall leaves to good use by creating a fall obstacle course. Get some tips on this free activity that will keep your kids busy outdoors while you work on fall yard projects.

What do you do with all of your leaves after your obstacle course is complete?

Explore 5 Ways to Play with Leaves –

5 Ways to Play with Leaves Activities

Don’t have any leaves at your house? Create a homemade obstacle course. This homeschooling mama uses apples in sunny Florida to help bring fall to her homeschooling girls. Using apples for science and outdoor activities –

Apple Activities –

5 fall activities


Have multiple age groups? Include your preschooler with this easy apple printable and fun dissection activity from Pencils and Chalk –

Engage Preschoolers with a fun Apple Activity

Or create an entire learning day around apples with these 6 apple activities, including some delish and easy recipes (you know I’m all about kids in the kitchen!) –

6 Apple Activities and Treats

Nature Walks –

Consider creating a mud pie. Everyone has mud or the ability to create some. Let your kids get dirty with a mud pie discovery center.

Nature Discovery Mud Pie

5 Ways to Bring Nature Inside

If it’s chilly and cold outside, bring nature inside by collecting nature items and then creating sensory bins and activities. Kayla, seasoned preschool teacher shows us how she works to include nature year round despite the cold.

Want to go on a nature walk but unsure of how to find points of interest for your preschooler? Take a look at how some of this preschool mom includes nature walks.

Take your Preschooler on a Fall Nature Walk

Taking your Preschooler on a Fall Nature Hike (2)

Get some inspiration from this mom of 2 to include easy exploration outside on your walk –

Fall Fun for Homeschoolers –

Have kiddo’s a little bigger? Download this free checklist for your nature walk and then go visit her blog for a free fall and science mini book.

Fall Nature Hikes

Creative Art Projects –

Wondering what to do with all of that nature you collected on your walk? You’ve already created your mud pie and you’ve run your obstacle course? You create art with it of course!

I love this creative art project for your homeschoolers. Yay for STEAM projects that get kids having fun without even realizing they’re learning.

While you’re on your nature hike grab some other nature items to create some art work to display around the house this fall.

Create Art and Memories

Love having kid made decorations for your home? Try this fun and simple fall craft –

Make a Mobile – 

Or create a new felt tree learning center in your homeschooling space –

Fall Felt Tree

Looking for ways to include your preschooler in the upcoming holidays?

Explore these easy Fall and Thanksgiving Crafts with Simple Mom Project –

Fall Curriculum Ideas

Looking for ways to include fall and nature field trips? Find out how I plan out our month with a list of field trip ideas for our preschool curriculum.

Planning your Orchard Harvest Curriculum

Mother Goose Time Orchard Harvest Curriculum

You can find an entire Insect and Bug Mini Unit for your preschooler at the Naomi Sahlstrom Blog –

Insects and Bugs 

Are you a mom that let’s books lead your homeschooling units?

Find some new nature themed picture books to study with this list –

Nature Themed Picture Books for Fall

Wondering how to take your book studies further? Find out how this mama creates activities from a book with this unit study on Leaf Man –

Leaf Man Unit Study – 

Include a Science Activity with all of your extra pumpkin seeds –

Fall Seed Activity

Organizing it All –

What do you do with all of your curriculum and art and crafts and science experiments? Organization expert Leah helps us get organized this fall before we roll into the holiday crazies.


Hopefully you have found some inspiration here to help you get excited for fall and nature studies year round. Looking for more inspiration? Follow me on Pinterest for updated crafts and activities.

Thanks for joining our 30 Days of Fall Blog Party. Looking for a list of the bloggers? Click that link to see all of the participating bloggers.


I’m a Fort Worth based mom with a passion for roasted beets, chocolate chip cookies and creating play based learning opportunities. I’m trying to set the example of a healthy lifestyle but find I enjoy coffee in my jammies more than running. I’m a work in progress and you are welcome to come hang out with me anytime.

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