Would you like some ideas for preschool fall activities that are easy to prepare, focus on the fall season, and work on a variety of skills? It was simple to prepare some Montessori-inspired fall learning activities using Spielgaben educational toys and free printables.
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In case you’re not familiar with Spielgaben toys, they are exceptionally high-quality educational toys designed for ages 3-12. You can see from the photo that the cabinet is very high quality and fits in well in a room with traditional Montessori materials. I love the new, easily removable drawers in version 4. The yarn balls from the 1st Spielgaben set can be used with babies and toddlers, too.
The Spielgaben complete set comes with over 700 pages of full-color printed learning materials. These printed materials help you as a parent or teacher easily use Spielgaben toys educationally with your child and/or students.
Spielgaben Materials Used in the Train Activities
For these activities, I used the wooden beads from Spielgaben set #2B, wooden parquetry tablets from Spielgaben set #7, and wooden dots (points) from Spielgaben set #10. Note: The yarn balls are fine for babies and toddlers. The other sets should only be used with ages 3 and older unless your toddler no longer mouths objects or you are constantly supervising your toddler during an activity using the materials.
Color Matching with Dot Leaves on a Fall Tree
I couldn’t miss the opportunity for a bit of color matching with fall leaf colors. I used the fall tree from the free Montessori-inspired fall printables by The Kavanaugh Report. Matching the colors using the small wooden Spielgaben dots adds a great fine-motor activity. For a control of error, I included the exact colors and numbers of wooden dots needed to complete the patterns. (Note: All the activities here use Multicraft trays.)
I love fall colors, but I was delighted to see some additional colors when my 23-month-old granddaughter, Zoey, arrived at my house wearing her “butterfly princess” costume. TOO CUTE!!! For the layout, Zoey used a Montessori Services small work rug.
Pumpkin Dot Counting and Fine-Motor Activity
Fall Wooden Bead Stringing Activity
The printable for this activity is actually a free printable fall leaves matching game by Mama Miss. So you can use it for that, too! I simply chose some fall colors of the Spielgaben wooden beads and printed and cut out the circles with leaves. I punched two holes in the top of each circle so that the leaves would lay flat. Your child could string the beads and leaves on a string to make a fall necklace.
Fall Shape Matching Activity
I think this printable is adorable! It’s from 5 free printable fall shape matching games by Teach With Me. The printable includes a bat and a spider, but I just used the leaf, turkey, and owl.
Isn’t this a fun extension to the geometric tray with circle, triangle, and square?!
Note: Here’s the link to my favorite laminator … inexpensive and great for almost any activity that needs to be laminated!
All My Spielgaben Posts
Many of these include links to free printables! (Click on an image to go to the related blog post. The gallery is ordered according to publication date with my latest post at the top.)
Version 4 of Spielgaben Educational Toys
I highly recommend Spielgaben as an amazing educational material for home or school. Even though the toys aren’t inexpensive, they’re definitely worth the price because of the high quality of materials and number of years your children or students can use them.
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