20 Autumnal and Fall Science Activities

Here are my favourite ideas for Autumn and Fall Science activities.

Fall science activities

I’ve been really inspired this year to think of seasonal activities for the kids, here are some of my favourite Autumn ideas, all with a Science twist.

Exploring changes of state with toffee apples and treacle toffee.

toffee apples


Lovely ice play ideas

Fall science

Apple bobbing

apple bobbing

Exploring pumpkins

fall science

Make some leaf rubbings and think about different textures, a lovely idea from Red Ted Art.

leaf rubbings

Exploring rotting apples

Rotting apples

Investigate filtering with some lovely apple cider.


Get messy with some Autumn goo.

Lovely sensory bottles from Here come the girls.

Sensory bottled


Make a fall sensory bin like Mommas Fun World.

Fall sensory bin

Find out how much water vapour is released by a leaf from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom.

Water vapour

Find out about hibernation with a hedgehog craft.

Hedgehog craft

Fun in the forest estimating the height of trees.

Height of trees


Ideas for activities with sticks and leaves.

Fall science

Have some sensory fun with blackberry playdough, from Rainy Day Mum.

Blackberry play dough


Or some lovely autumnal play dough from The Imagination Tree.

More sensory fun and a some colour mixing with shaving cream autumn leaf marbling, from The Imagination Tree.

Autumn leaf chromatography with Life with the Moore Babies.

Get in the Halloween mood with some erupting pumpkins from Growing a Jeweled Rose.

 What about trying an Autumn version of this floating art experiment from Learn with Play at home.

If you have any other ideas please do leave a comment below.

Author: Emma Vanstone

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    • No worries Cerys

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  1. Ooh, pinning this list for future reference. Thanks for putting it together and for popping in our floating art. I’m looking forward till autumn here again to give some of these ideas a whirl :)

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    • Thanks Debs. I love the floating art too!

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  2. Thanks so much for featuring our Leaf Chromatography! Looks like you found some great activities!

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  3. Change of state with toffee apples, what a brilliant idea, beats my ice cube!

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  4. What wonderful ideas!! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  5. Thank you for sharing my leaf water vapor science experiment. You have rounded up some wonderful ideas here!

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