OT-Approved Fall Activities for Kids
Running out of ideas to keep your little ones entertained? Here are some OT-approved fall activities!
Apples & Oats Sensory Bin: This is a great way to combine two classic fall activities, apples and oats. Simply fill a bin with oats and add some dried apples, cinnamon sticks, and other fall-themed items. Kids will love feeling the different textures and smells.
Pinecone Weaving: This activity is a great way to work on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Gather some pinecones, some pipe cleaners, and some felt. Then, have kids weave the pipe cleaners through the pinecones to create shapes or designs.
Pumpkin Bowling: This is a great way to get kids practicing their balance and coordination. Gather some pumpkins and some empty plastic bottles. Then, set up the bottles like bowling pins and have kids roll the pumpkins at them.
In the Community:
Apple Cider Tasting: This is a delicious and festive activity that is perfect for fall. Visit a local cider mill or orchard and sample different types of apple cider.
Leaf Rubbing: This is a classic fall activity that is perfect for fine motor skills. Gather some leaves, a crayon, and some paper. Then, have kids put the paper over the leaves and rub on top with a crayon to create prints.
Apple Picking: This is a classic fall activity that is perfect for getting kids outdoors and moving. Take a walk in your neighborhood or local park and collect some apples. Then, have kids race each other to see who can pick the most apples.
Leaf Pile Sensory Walk: This is a fun and messy activity that is perfect for getting kids outdoors and exploring. Find a place where there are lots of leaves, such as a park or forest. Then, have kids walk through the leaves and feel the different textures. You can also add some other fall-themed elements to the sensory walk, such as acorns, pinecones, or pumpkins.
Hay Bale or Corn Maze: This is a fun and challenging activity that is perfect for a group of kids. Visit a local farm or park that has a hay bale or corn maze. Kids will have to use their problem-solving skills and coordination to find their way through the maze.