The weather's getting cooler and the leaves are changing color. Enjoy these fall themed activity worksheets!

These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the autumn season, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth.

Note: Each short reading assignment has two answer worksheets, consisting of both multiple choice and short-answer segments. The instructor may choose which to use.

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Autumnal Equinox

We experience four seasons on Earth - Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. The seasons are caused by the revolution of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth on its axis. As the Earth moves around the Sun, four events occur that are based on the position of the Sun in relationship to the Earth.

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Multiple Choice Questions - Autumnal Equinox

What is the correct order for the seasonal events? Why is it called an equinox?

Autumnal Equinox - Short Answer Questions

Name the four seasonal events based on the revolution of the Earth around the Sun. Does hotter weather come from being closer to the Sun? Why or why not?

The Changing Autumn Leaves Reading Passage

While leaves begin green, they slowly change in Autumn to orange, yellow, gold, red, and even purple. The molecules inside the leaf react to the changes in the environment and cause these transformations. The chlorophyll molecules are a green pigment, the xanthophyll molecules are a yellow pigment, and the carotene molecules are an orange pigment.

Multiple Choice Questions - The Changing Autumn Leaves

What are the three types of molecules that cause leaves to have color? Carotene molecules turn vegetable life orange. What vegetable has lots of carotene?

Short Answer Questions - The Changing Autumn Leaves

You find a leaf that is yellow and purple. What do you know about the tree? Why do chlorophyll molecules thrive in the spring and summer months?

Harvest Moon

Also called the Elk Call Moon, Wine Moon and Singing Moon, the Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox. It is named the Harvest Moon because of its connection to the harvest season.

Multiple Choice Questions - Harvest Moon

If your birthday is close to the Harvest Moon, what might you have to do? Why did the extra hours of moonlight help farmers?

Short Answer Questions - Harvest Moon

At what time of the year do we see the Harvest Moon? What kinds of crops are harvested in the Autumn?

The History of the Scarecrow

Scarecrows are one of the hallmarks of Autumn. If you see scarecrows everywhere, it is a sign that Autumn is here! It is tradition in some families to celebrate the Fall season by making a scarecrow for their yard or porch.

Multiple Choice Questions - The History of the Scarecrow

Why did farmers need scarecrows? A family who has a tradition of building a scarecrow in Autumn might also...

Short Answer Questions - The History of the Scarecrow

What are some other hallmarks of Autumn besides the scarecrow? What other ideas do you have for keeping birds out of farmers' fields?

Life without Leaves

If leaves create food for their tree, how does a tree survive when all of its leaves have turned brown and fallen to the ground? A tree pulls water up through its roots and into the leaves.

Multiple Choice Questions - Life Without Leaves

Where does a leaf get its water? How does a tree survive without leaves? What is a deciduous tree?

Short Answer Questions - Life Without Leaves

Describe how a leaf changes as the Winter months approach. How does a leaf produce food for a tree?

Morning Frost

Water comes in many different forms. It can be in its natural liquid form in a pond or lake or as dew clinging to the outside of a glass of lemonade. Water can be a gas or vapor like mist in the air after it rains or steam coming off a hot plate of food.

Multiple Choice Questions - Morning Frost

Why does frost never form on people? Why does frost form overnight? What kind of plants are damaged by light frost?

Short Answer Questions - Morning Frost

Why does frost stick to some surfaces but not others? How would you care for outdoor potted plants in the winter?

All about Pumpkins

The pumpkin is a classic symbol of Autumn. Pumpkin patches are filled with people searching for the perfect pumpkin for a scary jack-o lantern or a delicious pie. Whether you prefer carving or eating your pumpkin, they all come from the same seeds.

Multiple Choice Questions - All About Pumpkins

Why are bees important to pumpkins? What does a tap root do?

Short Answer Questions - All About Pumpkins

What conditions are necessary for pumpkin seeds to sprout? How long would you have to save your pumpkin seeds if you wanted to plant them?

Spring Forward, Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time

The purpose of Daylight Saving Time, or DST, is to provide more daylight hours in the afternoon. Since most people work and play during the day, it made sense to the people who established DST to shift the clocks so more sunlight was available during these times.

Multiple Choice Questions

When was Daylight Saving Time established in the United States? At what time does California change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time?

Short Answer Questions - Daylight Saving Time

Why was Daylight Saving Time established? Do you think we should still practice Daylight Saving Time? Why or why not?

The Short, Cold, Sleepy Days of Winter Are Coming

In the Autumn, we begin to move from the longer, warmer days of summer to the cooler and shorter days of Winter. It all begins based on the relationship between the Earth and our Sun.

Multiple Choice Questions - The Short, Cold, Sleepy Days of Winter Are Coming

How are the days of winter different than those of summer? Which does NOT contribute to the feeling of shorter, colder days?

Short Answer Questions - Sleepy Days of Winter Are Coming

Describe the change that occurs in temperature and light during the Fall. Why does the southern hemisphere have summer in December - February?

Why Do We Have Four Seasons?

Contrary to popular belief, being closer to the sun is not what makes the weather warmer. It is the angle of the sun in relation to that part of the Earth. During the summer months of June, July, and August, the northern hemisphere gets the most direct sunlight.

Multiple Choice Questions - Why We Have Four Seasons

Changes in the environment are caused by what two factors? Why are the Sun's rays so intense in summer?

Short Answer Questions - Why We Have Four Seasons

Describe the difference between summer in North America and summer in Australia.

Short Answer Questions Answer Key - Why We Have Four Seasons

Summer in North America is June, July, and August. Summer in Australia is December, January and February. This is because Australia is in the southern hemisphere.

Seasons Graphic Organizer

A nice way to sum up the changes for students.

Fall: Alphabetic Order

Working with the words: acorn ,bury ,circumference, jagged, leaf, nut, pumpkin, rake, squirrel, tree

Fall BINGO Card #1

bury equinox cider pigment leaf

Fall BINGO Card #2

tree pumpkin harvest acorn migration

Fall BINGO Card #3

chilly season Free Space scarecrow squirrel

Fall BINGO Card #4

frost growth jagged trunk bark

Fall BINGO Card #5

rake autumn seed nut foliage

Fall BINGO Card #6

The last in the series.

Fall Visual Crossword

An acorn, pumpkin, plain old tree, bury, squirrel, and chilly

Autumn KWHL

You probably know more than you think.

Fall Maze

Help the squirrel find his home.

Fall: Missing Letters

Finish off the words please.

Visual Addition

Create a forest of math for yourself.

Visual Subtraction

These are acorns.

Word Chop

Put all the words back together.

Word Scramble

Unscramble all of the vocabulary you see.

Word Search

Vocab. includes: Acorn, Autumn, Chilly, Cider, Circumference, Jagged, Pumpkin, Rake, Season, Seed, Squirrel, Trunk

Word Walls

A whole bunch of great words for you to post on your wall.

Autumn Poem

Write an Acrostic poem.

Fall Poem

Same thing, different format to work with.

Leaves Poem

That reminds me that I need a new leaf blower.