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.

  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Fire Prevention Week
  • Digital Citizenship Week
  • Columbus Day
  • Halloween
  • Election Day
  • Veterans Day
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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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Columbus Day October 10th

Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492, and Columbus Day 2022 occurs on Monday, October 10. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century, but did not become a federal holiday until 1937. For many,…  learn more

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Digital Citizenship Week

Common Sense  October 23-31, 2022 Help students reflect on how their digital lives impact their social and emotional well-being in three simple steps.  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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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 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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Fire Prevention Week

October 9-15, 2022 Fire won't wait. Plan your escape. Teach fire safety Introduce Fire Prevention Week to students, your family, or your community through fun, interactive lessons and activities for all ages.  learn more

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Fire Safety Worksheets

Students should understand how to prevent fires from forming. Kids should also learn what to do in case they find themselves at the scene of an active fire. They should also understand that the threat of forest fires is very real and be conscience about their actions around nature. These worksheets will help students explore…  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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iCivics: Election Headquarters

State, Local, and Midterm Election Resources Use these curated, non-partisan teaching resources to help students to learn about the local and federal midterm election processes, understand the power of their vote, and become active participants in our constitutional democracy. Election Lesson Plans Dive into our election curriculum with these print-and-go lesson plans that include simulations,…  learn more

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Learning A-Z: All About Pumkins

From Thanksgiving pie to pumpkin spice lattes to Halloween jack-o’-lanterns, the pumpkin is an American classic. Few (if any) foods boast deeper American roots than these beloved round orange gourds, a type of squash native to North America and domesticated in Central America almost 10,000 years ago.  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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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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Pumpkin

Pumpkins are commonly grown for human consumption, for decoration, and also for livestock feed. Pumpkin, fruit of certain varieties of squash—such as varieties of Cucurbita pepo, C. moschata, and C. maxima—in the gourd family . Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "pumpkin". Encyclopedia Britannica, 7 Sep. 2022, https://www.britannica.com/plant/pumpkin. Accessed 22 September 2022.  learn more

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Red Ribbon Week

RED RIBBON WEEK ACTIVITIES FOR EDUCATORS Red Ribbon Week takes place each year from October 23 through 31st.  Our mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth. RED RIBBON WEEK® DOWNLOAD  Planning guides, flyers, promotional material, we have it all! Fill out…  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

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What Are The Best Examples Of Good Digital Citizenship?

What is good digital citizenship? Previously, we’ve offered a definition of digital citizenship in the past. Below, we offer some specific examples of good digital citizenship. From communicating with on social media with clarity and respect to respecting other’s privacy to thinking critically and carefully about ideas and conversations and events before responding or contributing, practicing good…  learn more

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What Should Every Student Know In A Digital World?

In an increasingly connected and digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing—fundamental human needs sometimes drastically redressed for an alien modern world. Just as salt allowed for the keeping of meats, the advent of antibiotics made deadly viruses and diseases simply inconvenient, and electricity completely altered when and where we slept…  learn more