Hunting and foraging is a great fun autumn activity. The kids will love being outside and collecting all sorts of treasures. It also helps teach them about seasonal changes and to enjoy the different types of nature that surrounds them.
Toddlers and preschoolers have an attention span of around 10 - 12 minutes, and once its exhausted, learning and listening are no longer fun for them. So when it comes to story time mix it up a bit. Use one or two of these ideas for each book you read and make story time as fun and as interactive as possible.