Fall Activities & Lessons

The first day of Fall is September 22nd. Fall is full of daily, weekly, and monthly themes, lesson plans, activities, and resources.

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24 Fun and Creative Fall Classroom Ideas

From classroom decorating ideas to fun DIY projects for the whole class, we've gathered 24 of our favorite fall-themed ideas for teachers.  learn more

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60 Funny Debate Topics for Kids of All Ages

Debate teaches key life skills, like learning to speak persuasively and listening with an open mind to other people’s opinions. Debating in the classroom can get tricky though, especially with controversial topics. These fun and funny debate topics give kids debating-skills practice in a low-stakes way. Get ready to argue—and giggle!   Jill Staake on July 7,…  learn more

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8 Fall Activities & Lesson Plans for Elementary Students

Falling leaves. Spooky stories. It’s fall! In most places, you’ve already established your day-to-day, new school-year routines. However, if you’re looking for fresh ways to inspire your kids to enjoy the ever-changing world around them this fall, try these fall activities for elementary students. We have a mixture of math, science, art, and ELA lesson…  learn more

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Autumnal Equinox 2022: The First Day of Fall

Facts & Folklore About the Fall Equinox The autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox or fall equinox—arrives on Thursday, September 22. This date marks the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. Read about the signs of fall and the ways we mark the equinox.  learn more

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Common Sense: Family Engagement Toolkit

Working together, schools and families can prepare kids to think critically and use technology in positive, creative, and powerful ways. The K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum's Family Tips and Family Activities cover all six curriculum topics and are available in English and Spanish. For kids, digital life is real life. It's where they build friendships, take a…  learn more

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Education World: Awesome Autumn!

Pumpkins, apples, and leaves ... It's Fall! As the leaves change color and the air gets chilly; pumpkins get large enough to carve (and eat!); and apples appear in mass quantities, Education World "falls" back on some favorite teaching ideas for the Autumnal Equinox.  learn more

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Educator's Calender 2022

Help Teaching. Use these calendars to enhance your lessons with a variety of seasonal resources.  learn more

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Fall Activities

The Fall seasonal pages will provide you with great resources for a number of fall related topics. Ideas within these pages include resources for general activities like poetry, leaves, and apples. You can also find more specific resources for the following: back-to-school, Red Ribbon Week, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and more.  learn more

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FALL ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

Orange you excited for fall? If you’re not, I hope these activities will spark some ideas and fun for your classroom.  Sara Qualls October 14, 2022  learn more

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Fall Activities Teaching Resources

Get digital and printable fall activities for students in this collection of teacher-created resources! Packed with fun activities for kids to use in September, October, and November, there's something for every teacher from pre-K through sixth grade! Download curriculum-aligned resources and teacher printables with ghosts and pumpkins for Halloween, turkeys for Thanksgiving, and plenty of apples and…  learn more

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Fall Worksheets

Fall is the season between the warmest season of the month and the coldest. Because of this transition to cold, the Fall season is usually associate with a weather cool down period. Much of the cool down is attributed to the angle the sun hits the Earth during this period. Because of the reduction in…  learn more

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Help Teaching Educator's Calendar 2022

Use these calendars to enhance your lessons with a variety of seasonal resources. If you have a site/blog you can link to this page (updated on an ongoing basis), the PDF files for the monthly calendars directly, or upload the PDF files to your site! Happy Teaching!  learn more

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Lesson Planet: Fall Lessons & Activities

Founded by educators for educators, Lesson Planet is passionate about creating and delivering innovative digital tools and quality educational resources to help personalize student learning and inspire great teaching. For over 20 years, Lesson Planet’s team of experienced teachers have been curating and reviewing online, free and open educational resources (OER), as well as building…  learn more

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November Units, Lesson Plans, & Activities

We have organized all of our November bulletin boards, lesson plans, activities, thematic units, and resources.  learn more

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October Units, Lesson Plans, & Activities

We have organized all of our October bulletin boards, lesson plans, activities, thematic units, and resources.  learn more

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Our Favorite Fall Bulletin Board Ideas

Bulletin boards are visuals that give information in the form of announcements, news, and lessons. Often teachers use bulletin boards to display the work of their students. It’s a quick reference of events in the class and adds another dimension to the teacher’s curriculum. It’s an extension of your lesson plan. Ideas for creating bulletin boards are…  learn more

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PBSKids: Fall Changing Seasons

Join PBS KIDS and explore Fall! Learn about leaves, why animals squirrel away food, all about pumpkins and apples, and animals who hibernate through media clips, extension activities, articles, and crafts. Share activities, articles, games, and printables with families to strengthen a school-to-home connection. Children will learn about the world around them through science, math,…  learn more

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Preschool Inspirations: FALL LESSON PLANS

Fall lesson plans that are purposeful, full of literature-based resources, and developmentally appropriate. Fall lessons are the perfect way to teach the magic this new season has to offer and the excitement of leaves changing color. Fall is a fantastic preschool theme, and it’s easy to see why: gorgeous weather, savory snacks and scents, as well as…  learn more

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September Units, Lessons Plans & Activities

We have organized all of our September bulletin boards, lesson plans, activities, thematic units, and resources.  learn more

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TeacherVision: Autumn Themed Teaching Resources

Many of the changes that occur in the fall provide outstanding educational opportunities for students of all ages and grade levels. Utilize TeacherVision's cross-curricular collection of lessons, printables, reference articles, activities and more this autumn.  learn more

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The September Equinox

Sun Crosses Celestial Equator The September equinox is the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator—an imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s equator—from north to south. This happens on September 22, 23, or 24 in most years.  learn more