Introduce the sounds, smells and tastes of fall with an easy DIY sensory activity with items found around the house. From apple-scented cloud dough to slimy spaghetti, click through our album for 11 projects that bring big thrills.

Leafy Adventures

Nature creates its own sensory play activity for us with fallen leaves in warm autumn colors. Take a walk outside with your child to look at the different colors and shapes, feel the brittle texture, and listen to the crunching under your feet. Bring a bucket to collect some leaves, and make a pile for playing in.

photo: Abby Batchelder via flickr


We at Red Tricycle encourage learning. That being said, please do not leave babies unattended during play. All these activities should be experienced with parental supervision.

What is your favorite thing to do in fall? Share with us in the comments!

— Gabby Cullen


Autumn sensory activities