Falling leaves. Spooky stories. It’s fall! In most places, you’ve already established your day-to-day, new school-year routines. However, if you’re looking for fresh ways to inspire your kids to enjoy the ever-changing world around them this fall, try these fall activities for elementary students. We have a mixture of math, science, art, and ELA lesson plans—plus seasonal ideas for your classroom that put a twist on common fall themes from apples to leaves.
Fall Classroom Activities and Lesson Plans for Elementary Students
Transform your teaching this fall with the following eight activities and lesson plans.
1. Fall-Themed Writing Prompts: ELA
Get your students’ creative juices flowing by having them write about all things fall. Here are a few writing prompts to get you started:
- Compare and Contrast, Grades 3–5: Fall looks different in other places around the world. Have students write a compare and contrast paragraph that tells what fall looks like where they live and what it looks like in another region or country.
- Creative Writing, Grades K–5: Have students write a story about a group of children who find something special during a visit to an apple orchard.
- All About Fall, Grades K–2: Have students write some facts about fall. Then have them draw fall pictures.
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