October Preschool Activities
Hi everyone! Since it’s October (What?!!) I wanted to share some fun fall activities with you all!
Here is a cute Fall Art Lesson idea using fall colors of course:
And a fun Fall Leaf Art activity:
We also made these super cute Fall Leaf Coaster Craft (Great for Christmas presents!)
And of course most of you know that I have the Letter of the Week Letter P for Pumpkin preschool activities!
Pumpkin Number Cards: I use these with either mini-clothes pins, colored paper clips, or put a hole in them and have her attach chain links to them. Whatever you use, just have them put on the correct amount for the number on the card. These are also good for putting in numerical order. This download includes pumpkin seeds for counters.
Letter P Scavenger hunt: Fill your box with things that start with the letter p!
Pumpkin Large Floor Numbers: I made these large floor numbers so that we can play a hopscotch type game. I call out a number and she jumps to it! You could also have them put the cards in numerical order, or put them in random order, then hop to them in numerical order.
Pumpkin Pattern Activity: Just use the pieces to practice pre-math pattern skills.
1-10 Pumpkin graphing chart, print, laminate, then have your child count the pumpkins and color in the correct amount of squares.
Pp Pumpkin Puzzle! Print, laminate, then cut in 6-9 pieces, whatever your child can handle.
Color Matching Pumpkin Puzzles, I printed, laminated, then cut each pumpkin in half in different ways.
Pumpkin Number Cards: Put these in numerical order or play the ‘missing card’ game. Place all the cards in numerical order, have your child close their eyes then remove a card and see if they can tell you the missing number!
Large Lacing Pumpkin: Laminate and punch holes around outside edge.
Capital and lowercase P matching: Laminate and cut out!
Pp lacing cards: I laminated mine and punched holes, use shoestrings or yarn to lace.
1-10 Counting Pumpkins: Put different numbers in the number box then place that many pumpkins in the pumpkin patch!
Large, Medium, Small Pumpkin Sorting! Laminate pieces then have fun sorting by size!
Pumpkin coloring page: We color this, paint it, or use markers. I found some that fit my 3 year old well, they’re called Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers. They’re shorter and easier for her to use. These pictured are chubby markers, they also make a skinny version. I got mine at Wal-mart.
Letter P magnet page: I use this with a cookie sheet and these pom-pom magnets I made from pom-poms and self-sticky magnets from the craft isle in Wal-mart. I also use these magnets from Amazon: Power Magnets, 0.78 inch Diameter, Assorted Colors
We found these super cute $1 pumpkin crafts from JoAnn’s!
Pumpkin Letter Match: This is a fun letter matching activity, that practices both upper and lowercase letters recognition! If you’re looking for more challenge, use the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa! (The download includes upper and lowercase letter disks and activity cards) Click here to see the process of making the letters.
(Please note, the original idea for this game came from Tot School and Carisa’s blog.)
Counting: Mini Clothes Pin and Pumpkin Number Matching! Goal is to put the correct amount of clothespins on the pumpkin based on the number on it. I bought pumpkin pieces from my teaching store and then just wrote numbers on with a sharpie. (I went from 1-20, then also made a set of pumpkins with dots on them so they could match the dots to the number as a variation). Mini clothespins were found at Wal-mart in the craft section.
Have some more fun fall crafts to share? Make sure to leave a link or comment below!