Fall is a wonderful time of year to get cozy inside and enjoy some fun autumn-themed learning activities. These autumn cut and paste printables are perfect for homeschoolers of all ages!
Today, we’re excited to share five cut and paste worksheets that are perfect for reinforcing basic skills like number order, beginning sounds, and matching pictures to words. Best of all, they’re all free to download and easy to use!
So if you’re looking for some fun, fall-themed activities to keep your kids busy this season, be sure to check out our latest collection of cut and paste printables below. Happy learning!
Using Cut and Paste Worksheets with Children
There are many benefits to using cut and paste worksheets with young children. First, it helps them develop their fine motor skills. Using scissors is a great way to help children strengthen the small muscles in their fingers, hands, and wrists.
Second, it helps them learn how to coordinate their hands and eyes. It takes good hand-eye coordination for young children to place the cutouts in the correct spot on the paper.
Third, it helps them learn what goes together. Most cut and paste worksheets consist of matching things whether it’s matching words to pictures, numbers to counting sets, etc.
Fourth, completing cut and paste activities helps children learn how to be patient and careful. It takes patience to cut neatly on the dotted line. And, they have to be careful with the glue stick or glue bottle so as not to make a mess.
Finally, it helps them practice their scissor skills. It takes a lot of coordination for children to learn to hold a piece of paper in one hand while cutting with the other.
Autumn Cut and Paste Printables
Fall is a wonderful time of year! The leaves are changing colors, the weather is cooling down, and there is a feeling of excitement in the air.
As homeschoolers, we can take advantage of the fall season by adding some fun autumn-themed cut and paste printables to our lessons.
Today, I want to share five autumn-themed printables that your preschool and kindergarten kiddos will enjoy:
• Reading Practice: Cut and paste objects to match the words. There are eight images to cut and paste. If your child isn’t reading yet, call out the word and have your child match it to the picture. This is a great way to build your child’s vocabulary.
• Beginning Sounds: This printable will help your child practice identifying beginning sounds in words. They’ll name the picture at the beginning of each row and listen for the beginning sound. Then, they’ll cut and paste the beginning sound into the box before tracing the word.
• Number Order 1-10: This printable will help your child practice ordering numbers from 1-10.
• Sorting by Size: This printable will help your child practice ordering objects according to size. On this particular page, they’ll order five leaves from smallest to largest.
• Sort by Shape: Cut and paste twelve images sorting them according to their shape – circle, triangle, and square.
Autumn Books for Kids
Autumn is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the outdoors and read some great picture books. Here are a few of our favorites:
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert is a Caldecott Honor book with lush illustrations of different leaves. The story follows the journey of a leaf man as he travels across the country.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson tells the story of Fletcher the Fox. As the leaves fall from his favorite tree, Fletcher worries that something is terribly wrong. But then winter comes, and with it a wonderful surprise. Do you know what it is? Join Fletcher and find out. . . .
The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry is a story that reminds us of the comforting power of friendship and the joy of helping others—a tale that will inspire and delight children for generations to come.
Autumn Activities for Kids
When it comes to autumn activities for kids, there are plenty of possibilities. One hands-on option is to help them gather leaves for a nature collage. For preschoolers, simply gluing the leaves in place can be enough. Older kids may enjoy painting the leaves first or adding other elements like sticks and acorns.
Another fun activity is to go on a fall scavenger hunt in search of autumn treasures. This can be done with a simple bucket or basket and can be tailored to any age group. Younger kids may enjoy filling their container with colorful leaves, while older kids can keep an eye out for acorns, pinecones, and other small items.
Whatever activities you choose, autumn is the perfect time to get outside and explore nature with your kids.
Autumn Printables for Kids
If you’re looking for more autumn printables to add to your upcoming homeschool lessons, be sure to check out the worksheets below:
- Pete the Cat Falling for Autumn Activities
- Fall Animals Lacing Cards
- Autumn Sentence Sequencing
- Fall Color by Number Worksheets
- Fall Writing Prompts for Kids
- Autumn Number Sequence Worksheets
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
Kids will love learning all about apples with this engaging apple unit study for early elementary grades.
This wooden leaf matching game is perfect for homeschooling and classroom use. Children loves to see different shapes of leaves and learn about their names. These wooden cards are durable and long lasting.
Have you tried any of these printables with your children or students? What was their favorite activity? Let us know in the comments below.