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Embrace the Season with STEM: 20 Fun Fall Activities for Kids 🍂

As the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and gold, and the air grows crisp and inviting, it's the perfect time to immerse your young explorers in the wonders of autumn. Fall offers a rich tapestry of opportunities for hands-on learning, and what better way to celebrate the season than by diving into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) adventures that are both educational and entertaining? In this blog post, we'll guide you through 20 delightful and interactive fall-themed STEM activities that will captivate kids of all ages. From leafy expeditions to apple explorations and even candy corn experiments, these activities will bring the magic of fall to life while nurturing a love for science and discovery. So, let's embark on a journey through the wonders of autumn and engage in some enriching and exciting STEM endeavors with your young scientists, engineers, and nature enthusiasts. Let the fall festivities begin!

  1. Leaf Collection and Sorting: Take a delightful nature walk to gather colorful leaves that have fallen from trees. Back home, have fun sorting and categorizing them. Talk about why leaves change colors in the fall.

  2. Pumpkin Science: Embark on a journey to understand the life cycle of a pumpkin by planting seeds and carefully monitoring the growth of the pumpkin plant over several weeks.

  3. Apple Exploration: Visit an apple orchard, pick your own apples, and embark on a learning adventure about apple tree life cycles. Enjoy the delicious variety of apple tastes.

  4. Leaf Rubbings: Discover the hidden beauty of leaves by creating vibrant leaf rubbings using crayons and paper. Admire the intricate patterns and shapes revealed.

  5. Pinecone Bird Feeders: Craft pinecone bird feeders with peanut butter and birdseed. Hang them outdoors and observe the delightful bird visitors that come to enjoy the treats.

  6. Candy Corn Science: Conduct engaging experiments with candy corn to explore solubility. Watch as they dissolve in different liquids and discuss the results.

  7. Fall Nature Journal: Encourage kids to keep a nature journal throughout the season. They can document changes in the environment, draw stunning autumn scenes, and record observations.

  8. Acorn Math: Use acorns to make math engaging. Explore addition, subtraction, patterns, and sequences in a hands-on and creative way.

  9. Pumpkin Catapult: Construct a simple catapult with craft sticks and rubber bands to launch small pumpkins and explore fundamental physics principles like force and motion.

  10. Scarecrow Building: Dive into engineering and construction by designing and building your very own scarecrow. Learn about balance and structural integrity along the way.

  11. Fall Colors Experiment: Collect vibrant fall leaves and create leaf art by using them as natural paintbrushes. Discuss the science of pigments and color mixing.

  12. Apple Volcano: Excite young scientists by creating a fall-themed volcano with an apple. The baking soda and vinegar reaction results in a bubbly eruption.

  13. Weather Tracking: Monitor the changing weather patterns in the fall and discuss the science behind these transformations. Understanding weather is both fun and educational.

  14. Corn Maze Design: Plan and design your own mini corn maze on paper or using corn kernels on a tray. Dive into the construction of mazes and puzzles.

  15. Spider Web Exploration: Delve into the intricate world of spiders and their webs. Learn about spider behavior and the engineering marvel of their intricate creations.

  16. Fall Constellations: Explore the mysteries of the night sky by identifying fall constellations like Orion and the Pleiades during clear autumn evenings.

  17. Caramel Apple Science: Satisfy your sweet tooth and explore the science of heat and temperature changes while making caramel apples.

  18. Pumpkin Catapult Challenge: Engage in friendly competition as you see who can launch small pumpkins or gourds the farthest using your homemade catapults.

  19. Squash Exploration: Discover the wonderful diversity of squash and gourds by exploring their unique textures, shapes, and characteristics.

  20. Nature Crafts: Get creative and make fall-themed crafts using natural materials like acorn necklaces, pinecone animals, and leaf collages. Let your imagination run wild!

These engaging fall STEM activities offer an exciting opportunity for kids to learn and have fun as they explore the beauty and science of the autumn season.


  • Adult supervision required for any of these activities. Please supervise and make sure children participating are safe. Read instructions and the safety labels from each material.


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