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.

Investigate the best way to preserve leaves and  make some leaf people.

preserving leaves and making leaf people

We love this leaf chromatography experiment from Playdough to Plato.

Exploring changes of state with toffee apples and treacle toffee.

toffee apples

Lovely ice play ideas like this beautiful Autumn themed ice, what would happen if you added some salt?

Fall science

Try some Apple bobbing.

apple bobbing

Learn about weighing and measuring with pumpkins.

fall science

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

leaf rubbings


Investigate filtering with some lovely apple cider.


Get messy with some Autumn goo. Can you scrunch the cornflour up into a ball?

These lovely sensory bottles from Here Come The Girls would be great for younger children.

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

Find out about hibernation with a hedgehog craft.

Hedgehog craft

Have some fun in the forest estimating the height of trees.

Height of trees


Try these fun activities with sticks and leaves.

Fall science

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

Blackberry play dough


We love this beautiful Autumn Sensory table from The Imagination Tree.

Autumn sensory table


Have some more sensory fun and explore colour mixing with this beautiful shaving cream autumn leaf marbling activity, also from The Imagination Tree.

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

If you’re having a Halloween party we’ve got some great ideas to help make it a memorable one.

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  1. Debs

    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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