Fall is such a beautiful time of year for getting outdoors with your kids, so why not have some fun that is (shh!) also educational by doing these fun nature crafts? This a no-prep outdoor learning activity for preschoolers is a hands on way to reinforce their knowledge of the ABCs plus explore natural materials. Not only does it nurture their budding literacy skills but encourages STEM thinking as well: Which material is easier to work with, bark or grass? How can I make curved letters? Why do my leaves keep blowing away, and how can I stop it??
We had so much fun playing and crafting outside, as we tried different ways to make letters using found materials. I’ve also included more fall nature crafts at the end, so now you have no excuse not to get out and get creative with your kids this fall!
N Is for Nature Crafts: Outdoor Learning Activity
To do these nature crafts, all you need is an outdoor space and your imagination! Simply look for materials like leaves, stones, or bark, and use them to make letters.
Take a break from those worksheets and get outside – See where your creativity can take you!
If you have a very active child like I do, this is a great way to engage their hands and minds.
Not shown here is what my preschooler decided the next step should be – creative ways of destroying the letter shapes!
More Fall Nature Crafts for Kids
Here are more fall nature crafts you can do with your kids this season!
Fall Nature Crafts for Kids and Teens from Rhythms of Play
Nature Crafts for Autumn from Red Ted Art
25+ Beautiful Fall Nature Crafts for Kids from Fireflies and Mudpies
Fall Nature Craft from Multicultural Kid Blogs
16 Fall Nature Crafts for Preschoolers from Kids Activities Blog
13 Natural Fall Crafts for Kids Using Natural Materials from Schooling a Monkey
It’s time again for another fantastic month of alphabet fun with the 31 Days of ABC! All this month you can look forward to 31 more days of activities, crafts, books, apps, and more, all dedicated to teaching young children the alphabet.
I am so happy to be working with an amazing group of kid bloggers, who will be sharing their ideas with us in the coming days. So join us as we jump, skip, hop, and read our way through the alphabet this October!
Don’t forget to follow our 31 Days of ABCs Pinterest board for even more great ABC ideas!