Autumn Lesson Plans and Ideas
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
Welcome autumn into your classroom and celebrate harvest time and the changing foliage with fall-themed lesson plans about pumpkins, leaves, and life cycles and teaching ideas for math, science, and art!
Fall and Harvest Lesson Plans and Activities
Children compare problem-solving strategies used in Clifford stories and celebrate one of the brilliant colors of autumn: orange.
Fun fall activities for your classroom, such as hosting a math-and-science pumpkin party and keeping a tree journal.
Books with striking illustrations, early reader favorites, the best tales in the West, and — of course — a few spooky stories.
Science and language arts activities, from comparing and contrasting seasons to identifying the characteristics of a flower.
Using fruits and vegetables as stamps, students create prints and patterns to reinforce the lesson that fruits contain seeds.
Combine real-world math skills with information about harvests by using raw data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
All About Leaves
Observe the different shapes, sizes, and vein patterns of leaves by using finger paints and leaf prints.
Illustrate an apple tree's growth by having students work as a team to create a display about the four seasons.
These fun learning activities about trees incorporate language arts, math, and science.
In this brilliantly hued celebration of fall fun, two brothers enjoy everybody's favorite autumn activities: chasing leaves through the air, stomping on them, raking them into piles, and jumping in!
In this lesson plan for the picture book by Lois Lenski, students will learn about autumn and different objects and events associated with this special season.
Explore leaves through exercising estimation skills, expanding leaf-themed vocabulary, and moving like a falling leaf.
A thematic, interdisciplinary curricular unit that presents pumpkin-themed lesson plans in language arts, mathematics, and science
Lesson plans and other resources on the growth and decomposition of pumpkins, pumpkins as a food source, and more!
In this project, students create a display of the stages of a pumpkin’s growth.