15 Fantastic Fall STEAM Activities Kids Will Love

Fall is here and there is no better time for hands-on science than now! Here are 15 fun and easy fall STEAM activities your kids will love!

Fall STEM Activities

The change of colours and the bounty of harvest season is the perfect time to set up some hands-on science experiments and projects for your toddler, preschooler or kindergartner. All of these ideas use fall items such as leaves and pumpkins or food items such as corn and apples to create easy STEAM activities that are engaging and fun.

15 Fantastic Fall STEAM Activities Kids Will Love

All of these activities are great for kids, young and older, and make wonderful after-school activities once the weather gets a bit cooler outside. I hope you enjoy all these idea as much as we did!

Fall STEM Activities for Kids

1. Leaf Oobleck

15 Fantastic Fall STEAM Activities Kids Will Love

2. Tubes & Pumpkins: Fall STEM Activity

15 Fantastic Fall STEAM Activities Kids Will Love

3. Apple Science Experiment: Prevent Browning

15 Fantastic Fall STEAM Activities Kids Will Love

4. Apple Volcano Science Experiment

5. Fall Slime Recipe For Kids – Little Bins for Little Hands

15 Fantastic Fall STEAM Activities Kids Will Love

6. Autumn Slime Goop Sensory Bin

15 Fantastic Fall STEAM Activities Kids Will Love

7. The Science Behind Cranberries

8. How to Do the Dancing Popcorn Experiment

15 Fantastic Fall STEAM Activities Kids Will Love

9. Super Easy Fall Sink or Float Preschool Science Activity

10. Leaf Chromatography Activity

15 Fantastic Fall STEAM Activities Kids Will Love

11. Pine Cone Science Experiment for Kids | Why Do Pinecones Open?

12. Growing Indian Corn Experiment

13. Leaf Science Experiment: Exploring Colors & Chlorophyll With Kids

15 Fantastic Fall STEAM Activities Kids Will Love

14. Glow Pumpkins

15. Salt Crystal Leaves Experiment

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Age Suitability for these Fall STEAM Activities

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 8 year old.

Mess Level for these Fall STEAM Activities

This is a mess level varies.

Difficulty to Create these Fall STEAM Activities


Skills Developed

Sensory play, language development, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.


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Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

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Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Fun riddles for kids ages 6 to 9

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

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TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

This show is all about fun and easy crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. 

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

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