8 Nature Activities to do with your Preschooler in the Fall


Experience the wonders of fall with your Preschooler. We’ve got a few ideas to help you on your way to making this the best fall yet!

  1. OH-CarmelClay-OOH_7963Take a closer look by grabbing a magnifying glass and heading outdoors. Whether you’re taking a look at flower petals or the edging on leaves, you and your little one will gain a new perspective and appreciation for nature.
  1. Listen to the songs of birds, movement of wildlife, and maybe even hear an owl call on the 10/21 Family Night Hike through Central Park!
  1. Install a bird feeder at home so you’re ready to take in the sounds and sights of nature in your own backyard! If you sit still enough, birds and other wildlife will become comfortable with you and may pay you a visit. OH-CarmelClay_OH_3652
  1. Plan a Nature Scavenger Hunt by using clipart or online photos of items to collect a list of things to search for in a nearby habitat or park. This activity will get you moving while hunting for nature items!
  1. Create a work of art using items in nature such as rocks, flowers, leaves, and dirt. All you need is some construction paper and glue for assembly.
  1. Enroll in a parent/child nature class! Looking for an upcoming class option? Learn about dinosaurs from our Resident Naturalist in Knee High Naturalist: Dinosaurs, Big & Small at the Founders Park Wilfong Pavilion. Class begins on 11/3.
  1. Fall is full of bright, vibrant colors and it’s the perfect time to work on matching the colors of the rainbow with things found in nature. You can record your findings on an index card with a crayon of that color.
  1. Find a cozy spot under the shade of a tree and play a good old fashioned game of “I Spy!”