Fall is a beautiful time to get students excited about everything they can celebrate. Fall is packed with chilly weather, fun holidays, and tons of memory-making. There are some great fall activities for elementary students that both kids and adults will love in the classroom. Keep reading for some fun fall activities students will love to complete in the classroom.
Create Fall Bulletin Boards with Your Students
One amazing way to celebrate fall is to show how grateful we are for the things in our lives by creating a classroom bulletin board. This is one of those fall activities for elementary students that fosters a sense of community. The kids enjoy seeing their hard work displayed on the wall and feel like a family. You will notice that your kids love bulletin board activities like this one because they feel like they are part of something. Many kids come from homes where their artwork or pictures aren’t put up, so show them off in the classroom!
This Gratitude Fall Bulletin Board is a great way to get kids talking and sharing. Students get to draw pictures or write about something they are thankful for. Each of their creations gets put up on the bulletin board along with pre-made banners, wording, and fall decor.
This fall activity for elementary students is also a great time to discuss what it means to be grateful and to share that definition with the rest of the school. Students walking past will learn a little from the awesome display you and your class put together.
Enjoy a Fall Craft with Your Elementary Students
Crafts are a fantastic way to practice fine motor skills and to help students with other skills in the classroom. Use these fun fall activities for elementary students to keep kids engaged as the weather cools down and the holidays approach.
My Fall Crafts Bundle has three adorable crafts and writing templates that look amazing on a bulletin board display. Create an apple, a pumpkin, or a sunflower to decorate your walls. They each pair nicely with fun fall read-alouds, and students write about virtually anything on the inside.
The writing prompts vary in difficulty, from blank lines to starter prompts, so they are great for any age. Kids will love writing about fall topics and completing their crafts during small group work times, independent centers, or as a whole group activity.
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Use Fall-Themed Classroom Slides
If you’re like me, you like to have everything themed and adorable while you teach. Digital Classroom Slides are a fun way to show students what they need to be doing throughout the day and to add some cute decor to the room as they work.
These slides are editable and allow you to share the day’s agenda, what’s going on during the week, and any daily messages or reminders. Having consistent slides ensures that students are always on task and know the daily routines of the classroom.
Send Home Fun Fall Newsletters
There are so many fun fall activities for elementary students that you will want to report home about. Newsletters are a great way to keep families informed about school events and things they need to know. Sending them home on colorful, themed paper makes them stand out in their child’s book bag.
These Fall Newsletters are editable and allow you to communicate with parents and guardians at home. Keep families informed about upcoming events, future quizzes and tests, school closings, vocabulary work, and much more.
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