OCT
07
2013

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:

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And a fun Fall Leaf Art activity:

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We also made these super cute Fall Leaf Coaster Craft (Great for Christmas presents!)

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And of course most of you know that I have the Letter of the Week Letter P for Pumpkin preschool activities!

Letter P Tracing: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills.

Pumpkin Pre-Writing Practice: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills. You can also print this in grayscale and use for more scissor skills practice!

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!

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Comments

  1. Mary Peters says:

    You have really cute and useful ideas, but make it impossible to download them. I have tried to download them, but security software has tagged them as dangerous. and with all the ads on the page you cannot see the entire sheet.
    Love you ideas, but if you are going to share them – please make it easier

    • I am also having trouble downloading, is this a new way you are using?

    • Hi everyone.
      I apologize, 4shared used to be easier to deal with. To download, click the small download button on the 4shared site, then the one that says “free download” on the second screen. Then you have to wait for the download clock. After that you’ll get a link that says “download now” where the countdown clock used to be.

      I’m so sorry they make it so confusing! It didn’t used to be like that, but unfortunately they’ve sold out to advertising so it’s difficult to know where to click.

  2. Kim Schamburg says:

    Love all of these ideas!! So fun!! Do you have a laminator? What kind? How much was it?

  3. Hi. I love your website. I have two questions. Can you change these fall activities to just print like your other ones? Every time it says I have to go to the 4 share and download them. Also do you laminate every paper you put in the sheet protector….ex like the daily notebook pages 1-11? Thanks ….:)

  4. Hi Erica – So appreciate all your work on these, but I can’t access them!!! I did wait for the download clock – it downloads the hosting site’s “stuff” – toolbars, wants to make itself your homepage, their programs etc, but I never did get to the actual images, because I had to back out so I didn’t add a bunch of hazardous stuff. I tried doing the small icon also – it shows just a little under half a page image. No where to select print, so I right-clicked and chose “print image.” This prints ONLY the picture that is actually showing, so if it’s a three page document, you have to find and print each and every one. Then, because you are using “print image” instead of the regular way of printing, I’m not given the option to choose landscape, so several are cut off. This was more frustrating than I’m willing to deal with. (already spent nearly an hour just trying to PRINT!) Really was excited to share this with others to direct them to your site, but I can’t even get to them! :-( (Which is sad, since you went to so much work to create all this!)

    • (Just an FYI – sharing so others can see how awesome you site is, not so that anyone can benefit financially. My intent is/was to share with two friends with toddlers. No one profits, and it’s for use in home.) Unfortunately, I can’t use it at all, so the point is moot.

    • Hi Raechelle,
      I apologize, 4shared used to be much easier to download from. They’ve since added quite a bit of advertising which makes it hard to see where to click. To download, click the small download button on the 4shared site, then the one that says “free download” on the second screen. Then you have to wait for the download clock. After that you’ll get a link that says “download now” where the countdown clock used to be.

      I’m so sorry they make it so confusing! It didn’t used to be like that, but unfortunately they’ve sold out to advertising so it’s difficult to know where to click. I hope that helps! Erica

  5. Hi Erica – I’m also having the same problem as Raechelle. I can’t download the pages even when I followed your directions without downloading a bunch of other programs I’m not sure about. Any suggestions?

  6. Kids always love these type of activities and me too. I observed that when you or any one will do these type of activities then kids will also watch your activity very carefully to learn or some will even try to do that also. Thanks Erica for sharing this activity.

  7. Hi. I tried downloading the pumpkin number cards and I’m having difficulty as well. The website keeps trying to get me to sign up for an account with them. Any suggestions?

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