45+ fall sensory play activities

Click each link to discover some fun-filled fall sensory play activities 

Autumn tree collage: ripping and tearing paper

Touchy-feely letter and maths games with autumn leaves

Rangoli patterns for Diwali

Eye-catching art pumpkins

Roly-poly painting with acorns and conkers

Autumn play dough with acorns

Cinnamon play dough leaf printing

Autumn sensory scavenger hunt

Autumn sensory tub with squirrels

Halloween jello/jelly messy play bathtub

Messy play yarn pumpkins

Fall farm sensory tub from No Time for Flash Cards

Pine cone toss and counting games from Toddler Approved

Autumn rainbow rice from Play Through the Day

Autumn cloud dough from Playful Learners

Outdoor fall sensory bin from The Pleasantest Thing

Erupting pumpkins experiment from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Apple cinnamon play dough from Frogs and Snails

Jack-o-lantern pancakes from Mommysavers

Autumn action games from Angelique Felix

Nature mini discover boxes from Creative Playhouse

Autumn colours sensory box from Red Ted Art

Cooking with autumn’s harvest from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots

Autumn 3-D art from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots

Pumpkin hair styling from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots

Pumpkin Gloop from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots

Exploring pumpkin guts from Creative Connections for Kids

Autumn rice sensory tub from At home with Ali

Outdoor play with leaves from Mama Smiles

Autumn play dough from The Imagination Tree

Bouncy house leaf play from Go Kid Yourself

Autumn discover tray from The Golden Gleam

Five senses nature box from Mommy Labs

Sensory bin matching games from 3 Dinosaurs

Halloween spaghetti potions from Hands On As We Grow

No Mess Slimy Eyes play from Hands On As We Grow

Cooking and tasting apples with Train Up a Child

Autumn leaf nests from Let Kids Create

Shaving cream leaves from Little Wonder Days

Autumn leaf angels from The Iowa Farmers Wife

Crunchy Cornflake leaf sensory tub from Toddler Approved

Autumn leaf maze from Happy Hooligans

Autumn scented finger paints from Almost Unschoolers

Apple spice play dough from Mom 2 Two Posh Lil Divas

Pumpkin pie play dough from Childhood Beckons

Thanksgiving sensory tub from No Time for Flash Cards

super sensory footerSuper Sensory Invitations to Play

Ready for a whole year of exploring through the senses? Super Sensory Invitations to Play is a delightful resource that encourages your children to explore the five senses through the year, using a wide variety of sensory materials. It includes 52 invitations to play, linked to the festivals and seasons of the year, and including water, ice, dough, rice, paints, sand, sensory tubs, and more.

They are easy, simple, and fun ideas that you can use right now to give a multi-sensory boost to your play and learning. It comes with a printable recipe book featuring all our favourite recipes for play. Come and see more here.


  1. Adele says

    Thank you for sharing our cloud dough post Cathy. Im going to pin this so I have it for when Autumn hits Essex ;0)

  2. says

    What a wonderful round up! There are so many activities I would love to try with my little one – especially all of the fall scented play doughs!

  3. Jaime says

    Thanks so much for sharing our playdough, i just say it through my traffic source. What a great list, will try to share it:-) Jaime@FSPDT

  4. says

    This is an awesome list. We just did a fall sensory bin yesterday and it was so fun. I’m excited to try out some of these other ideas.

  5. says

    Such an amazing resource for fall sensory ideas! There must be something here to interest everyone! Thanks for putting it together.

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