10 Autumn-Themed Sensory Activities

10 Autumn-Themed Sensory Activities

By giving children the opportunity to investigate materials, you’re helping them develop and refine their cognitive, social and emotional, physical, creative and language skillsets. Here is a collection of 10 Fall themed Sensory Activities children can do to sharpen various skills.

Pumpkin Slime Putty
Good For: Sensory Exploration


Fall Button Tree
Good For: Fine motor skills


Yarn Wrapping
Good For:  Fine motor skills and sensory exploration


Sensory Bin
Good For: fine motor, pre-scissor practice, sensory exploration, independent play, cooperative play, language development


Ten Red Apples

Good For: Sensory Exploration


Bobbing for apples 

Good For: fine motor, counting, sorting


Apple Picking

Good For: fine motor, learning colors, pretend play, gross motor, sensory exploration


Fall Tree Letter Matching

Good For: letter recognition ability,  fine motor skills


Leaf Lacing
Good For: Fine motor skills


Another Fall themed sensory bin

Good for: child’s visual and descriptive skills, expand their sense of touch, creativity, and adventure



3 fun activities for motor play