Math Fall Activities For Kids

Preschool Through Second Grade FREE Fall Math Activities

By this time in the school year, students are settling into a nice routine, whether in the classroom or at home. They are starting to build their math skill levels with practice and deeper thinking. Students are also getting excited about fall. They love catching colorful leaves, picking the perfect pumpkin in the patch, and a trip to the farm for apple picking.

As educators, we can build on this excitement, creating fun fall themed activities that help students practice and build important grade level skills. Below, you will find my favorite math fall activities for kids. There are different ideas for primary grades Pre-k-2nd, including hands-on activities and FREE worksheets! Use these lessons to incorporate some fun into learning.

Math Fall Activities For Kids

In primary grades, students learn best with hands on activities, especially when it comes to math. They need concrete objects, like counters or blocks, to help them understand number concepts. For the following activities, I’ve included fall themed objects, like candy corn, for students to use. They will love using candy for math, and they will likely be more motivated to complete the work.

Preschool Math

Preschool students thrive when they are learning through play and physical activities. Concrete objects let young learners visualize what you are teaching, and they are actively learning while doing. These types of activities are so important for preschoolers. Here are three fall math activities, perfect for preschool students. Don’t forget to grab the FREE worksheets too!

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Fall Counting and Sorting Games

If you need some concrete objects for the counting and sorting activities, here are some of my favorites (just click on the picture to learn more):

Sorting and Counting: Have students use the mats I created to sort the bears or trains (or objects that you already have on hand):

  • Students can sort the bears/trains by color. Have students separate bears by color on the mat. For more advances students, add a number to the mat so students can count sort the bears. For example, place a number 5 in the purple square on the mat. Students must add 5 purple bears to this square.
  • Students can count the bears/trains with the number mat. For this activity, they don’t have to separate by color, only count the correct number of bears and add them to the mat.
  • For more advanced students, use the blank mat and add larger numbers. You can also create simple addition problems. For example: How many purple and blue bears do you have? If you add one more bear to the purple square, how many bears do you have now?

Nature Sorting and Counting: Go on a nature walk with your students and have them collect leaves. You can also have them bring in leaves from home.

  • Have students sort the leaves by color, shape, or size (or all three).
  • Students can count how many leaves they collect.
  • Have students complete the fall-themed sorting and counting worksheets.

Candy Corn Counting: Use the same number mat for these activities.

Students can count the number of candy corn and place them on the mat.

Again, you can use larger numbers or simple addition problems for your more advanced students.

Preschool Math Worksheets

Free Preschool Math Worksheets

You can get the FREE math worksheets for preschool students here (you can also grab all PreK-2nd grade worksheets later on in the post):

Kindergarten Math

Kindergarten students are more advanced than preschoolers, but hands on learning is still very important. They also need to visualize number concepts, such as quantity, addition, and subtraction. You can use the same concrete objects listed above for these activities, or any others that you already have.

Fall Addition and Subtraction Activities

Addition and Subtraction: Have students use the mats and task cards I created to complete simple addition and subtraction problems.

  • The task cards include simple addition and subtraction problems to complete on the mat. Students can use counting bears, trains, or other concrete objects to complete the problems.
  • There is an extra blank mat that students can use to create their own problems, either independently or with a partner. More advanced students can create more challenging problems independently, while struggling students can work with a partner to strengthen their skills.
  • Students can also complete the fall themed worksheets for more practice.

Nature Addition and Subtraction: Take the lesson outside to gather leaves, acorns, and other fall items (or have students gather items at home and bring them in).

  • Students can create simple addition and subtraction problems with the fall items.

Candy Corn Counting Activity: Have students use the provided mats (and candy corn) to complete the following activities:

  • Have students show different ways to make 5 on the mats, using candy corn.
  • I have provided a blank mat that can be used to practice any number you’d like. This is a great way to differentiate, using smaller numbers for struggling students or larger numbers for more advanced learners.

Kindergarten Worksheets

Free Kindergarten Math Worksheets

You can get the FREE math worksheets for kindergarten students here:

First Grade Math

First grade students move into more advanced number concepts, such as addition and subtraction to twenty. Although some students are ready to move away from concrete objects, they are still important for most learners at this age. You can use the same objects listed above, or other visual aids, such as a number line.

Fall Addition and Subtraction Activities

Addition and Subtraction: Have students use the worksheets and task cards I created to complete simple fall themed addition and subtraction word problems.

  • The task cards include simple addition and subtraction word problems. For example: Matt is going for a walk. He sees 7 leaves on the ground and picks them up. He sees 5 more leaves and picks them up too. How many leaves does Matt have?
  • Students can also create their own word problems for the worksheets, either independently or with a partner. More advanced students can create more challenging problems independently, while struggling students can work with a partner to strengthen their skills.
  • Students can also complete the fall themed worksheets for more practice.

Candy Corn Addition and Subtraction Problems: Have students use the provided mats (and candy corn) to complete the addition and subtraction problems.

First Grade Worksheets

FREE First Grade Fall Math Activities

You can get the FREE math worksheets for first grade students here:

Second Grade Math

Once students have mastered important number concepts in early grades, they can focus on more complex math skills. These math fall activities for kids include 3 digit addition and subtraction word problems, a greater than/less than activity, and a place value matching game.

Fall Math Activities for Second Grade

Students will love practicing their math skills with these fun activities:

  • Fall themed addition and subtraction word problems
  • Candy corn greater than/less than activity
  • Place value matching game

You can use these worksheets for center activities, independent classwork, or homework.

Second Grade Worksheets

You can get the FREE math worksheets for second grade students here:

Free Fall Math Activities for Second Grade!

FREE Math Fall Activities For Kids

If you would like a copy of all the PreK-2nd grade math worksheets, just click the button below. You can use the different leveled worksheets for differentiation in the classroom, or for different aged children at home.

Free Fall Math Activities For Preschool to Second Grade!

I hope your students love this list of math fall activities for kids and the FREE worksheets. Be sure to share this blog post with your friends!

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