Fall Printables

Fall Printables
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Fall is an exciting season for homeschooling families. It's a time when most families are settling into their homeschool routine after summer break or a lighter summer homeschool schedule. The books are new and homeschool co-ops, field trips, and other activities are resuming. 

When Does Fall Begin?

Fall (or autumn) officially begins in September each year with the fall equinox. The word equinox is of Latin origin and means equal night. Equinox is the day in which the sun shines directly on the equator, making the length of day and night nearly equal. The equinox happens twice each year, once in March (the first day of spring) and once in September (the first day of fall). The fall equinox usually occurs somewhere around the 22nd of September.

Although fall officially begins in mid-September, most people consider Labor Day the unofficial start of the season. That's often when school resumes and fall-themed activities begin. The season is also called autumn by many people. The word autumn comes from the French word "autompne," a word of Latin origins with an obscure meaning. The words "autumn" and "fall" are used interchangeably, with autumn being more prevalent in Britain and Australia, and fall being more widely used in North America.  

Fall Activity Ideas

There are many fun activities to do in the fall. Try some of these ideas with your children:

  • Start a leaf collection
  • Make a wreath with preserved fall leaves
  • Press leaves
  • Visit an apple orchard
  • Learn about Johnny Appleseed
  • Visit a fire station (October is Fire Prevention Month)
  • Visit a farm
  • Go to a pumpkin patch
  • Roast marshmallows or make s'mores around a campfire
  • Learn about how animals that hibernate begin getting ready for winter
  • Start a nature study
  • Go camping
  • Bake together (Try an apple or pumpkin pie since both are associated with autumn.)

You can also have some fall fun with your children using these free fall-themed printables.

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Fall Vocabulary

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Students can begin learning about fall by defining these words associated with the season. They should use a dictionary or the internet to look up each term in the word bank. Then, they will write each word on the line next to its correct definition.

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Fall Wordsearch

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Your children can review fall vocabulary with this fun word search puzzle. Each word or phrase from the word bank can be found among the jumbled letters in the word search.

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Fall Crossword Puzzle

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In this activity, children can test their knowledge of fall-related words. Each crossword puzzle clue describes a word from the word box. They will use the clues to correctly complete the puzzle.

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Fall Alphabetizing Activity

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Young children can refresh their alphabet skills and get ready for fall with this alphabetizing activity. Students should write each word or phrase from the word bank in correct alphabetical order on the blank lines provided.

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Fall Challenge

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Challenge your students' knowledge of all things fall. For each description, they should choose the correct word from the four multiple choice options. 

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Fall Door Hangers

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Add some fall color to your home and provide an opportunity for young learners to practice their fine motor skills. Cut out the door hangers along the solid line. Then, cut on the dotted line and cut out the small center circle. Hang your door hangers on doorknobs and cabinets.

For best results, print this page on card stock.

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Fall Theme Paper

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Students can use this fall-themed paper to practice their handwriting and composition skills. They can write about their favorite part of fall, compose a fall poem, or compile a list of activities they'd like to do this fall. 

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Fall Puzzle

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Young children can hone their fine motor and problem-solving skills with this colorful fall puzzle. Print the puzzle, then cut along the white lines. Mix up the pieces and reassemble.

For the best result, print this page on card stock. 

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Fall Coloring Page

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Use this coloring page as a quiet activity during read-aloud time as you and your children enjoy fall-themed books together. 

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Fall Coloring Page

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Have you and your students visited a pumpkin patch this fall? Use this coloring page as a discussion activity before or after your trip.

Updated by Kris Bales

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