Autumn is finally here, and along with it comes an array of beautiful colors, crisp air, and a whole lot of fun! Get ready for the autumn season with our signs of autumn printable for preschool! As a preschool teacher, you can make the most of autumn by introducing your little learners to the season through a Signs of Fall Printable Booklet. This simple and fun activity is perfect for young children who are just beginning to explore the wonders of nature.
This fun and educational resource includes vibrant illustrations of typical autumn symbols such as colorful leaves, mushrooms, acorns, and more. It’s an excellent way to introduce your kids to the wonders of autumn and help them learn about nature and the changing seasons. Download our Signs of Fall printable for preschool now and embrace the beauty of this wonderful season!
This resource will inspire your young learners ages 3-6 to observe changes that take place in the natural environment.
signs of autumn in nature
Autumn is marked by a stunning array of colors in nature, with trees shedding their leaves to reveal browns, oranges, yellows, and reds. Birds and mammals start to prepare for the upcoming winter by hoarding food and building nests for hibernation. Harvest season begins, with crops of apples, pumpkins, and corn ready to be harvested. The days grow shorter, and the air starts to get cooler, with the occasional misty morning. The fragrance of wood smoke and the sight of ripe berries on bushes all signal the arrival of autumn, a magical time of year.
As the leaves start to change color and the air becomes crisp, autumn is a wonderful season for both preschoolers and adults. Preschoolers love the vibrant colors, smells, and sounds of autumn, and they can expand their knowledge of the season with a printable booklet about autumn signs. Here is how parents and teachers can use it to enhance their autumn curriculum.
Benefits of Signs of Autumn Printable Booklet:
A printable booklet about autumn signs helps preschoolers learn and recognize the changes that come with the fall season. The booklet includes pictures of the most recognizable signs of autumn. As they explore the booklet, children can discover more details about each of these signs. Additionally, the booklet can also help to build a child’s dexterity and fine motor skills as they color the pages.
Ways to Use the Signs of Autumn Printable Booklet in the Classroom:
The Signs of Fall printable booklet for preschool is an excellent tool for engaging young students in the classroom. Here are a few ways parents and teachers can use this booklet in their curriculum:
Gather nonfiction children’s books about fall for children to explore.
Reading: Start by reading the booklet with your students, pointing out the different signs of autumn and discussing the details of each. Encourage your students to ask questions as you read, and answer any questions they may have.
Gather nature objects like pine cones and leaves to use along with the cards for your nature corner.
Use these nature materials to kick start a group conversation about different signs of fall arriving the children have observed outdoors already.
I always keep in mind that learning needs can be different in multi-age classrooms. Hence this printable contains a poster and matching cards you can use with younger children for matching.
Older children can be invited to make My Books of Signs of Fall in Nature. Color cards can be printed twice for a memory game or for 3-part card activity. They also will be a lovely addition to your Nature Table display.
Coloring: Allow your students to color the pages of the booklet, giving them a chance to create their visual representation of autumn. You can provide them with a range of crayons, markers, and pencils to create their unique look.
Scavenger Hunt: Take your students on a scavenger hunt around the schoolyard to find the different signs of autumn mentioned in the booklet. This can be an excellent way to reinforce the knowledge they learn through the booklet.
Using a printable booklet about autumn signs can help preschoolers learn and recognize the changes that come with the fall season. Parents and teachers can incorporate this booklet into their curriculum by reading it with their students, coloring the pages, going on a scavenger hunt. The Signs of Autumn printable booklet is an excellent tool for engaging young students, and it makes the perfect addition to any autumn curriculum.
Here is what’s included:
- Signs of fall
- poster minus images
- blackline poster
- student booklet
Please note that printable Signs of Autumn cards are also included with this resource.
Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years
autumn hands-on Montessori activities for preschool children
Leaf Sorting – Gather a variety of leaves in different colors and shapes. Have the child sort the leaves by color or shape, or even trace the shapes onto paper.
Apple Picking – Set up a pretend apple orchard with trees made from branches or cardboard. Have the child use tongs or their fingers to “pick” apples and sort them into baskets by color or size.
Pumpkin Seed Counting – Use pumpkin seeds as math counters to practice counting, addition, and subtraction.
Leaf Rubbings – Place leaves under paper and use a crayon to rub over the top of the paper to reveal the leaf shape.
Seed Sorting – Gather a variety of seeds from different fruits and have the child sort them by size or type.
Nature Scavenger Hunt – Go on a nature walk and have the child find items such as acorns, pinecones, or leaves of different colors.
Pinecone Bird Feeder – Spread peanut butter or honey on a pinecone and roll in birdseed. Hang the pinecone outside for birds to enjoy.
Harvest Sensory Bin – Create a sensory bin with items such as dried corn, hay, and mini pumpkins for the child to explore using their senses.
Apple Puzzles – Cut apples into wedges and use them as puzzle pieces to create apple shapes.
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