There are so many fun themes and activities to explore in October! Below I'm highlighting a few our favorite October themes for Preschoolers, and sharing some fun inspiration from our readers!
Be sure to download our free fall inspiration guide at the end of this post! Inside you'll find some fun inspiration for fall, as well as a list of October Holidays and Observances.
Your students will love learning about the animals that are wide awake while they are sleeping. From Bats, to Owls there are so many to explore. Be sure to check out some of our favorite hands on Nocturnal Animal activities on our free theme planning page, and download our free nocturnal and diurnal animal sorting activity here.
Spiders are so interesting! You students will love learning about these amazing arachnids and what makes them unique. Combine these spider activities, with your favorite spider books! Learn more about shapes with this free spider activity!
Pumpkins everywhere! There is so much to learn about pumpkins! You can read about them, carve them to investigate what's inside, weigh them, measure them, test them if they sink or float, and make your own! You can take a trip to a local pumpkin patch or set up your own! Be sure to sample them-yummm pumpkin pie!
There are so many fun activities you can do for Halloween! Here are some fun Halloween books you might want to add to your collection. During this theme you can explore: Jack-O-Lanterns, Costumes, Trick-or-Treat Safety, as well as explore what is real vs. not real.
More Holidays & Special Observances for October
•10/1 World Smile Day
•10/4 World Animal Day
•10/5 World Teachers Day
•10/6 Walk to school Day
•10/9 Leif Erikson Day
•10/11 Indigenous People Day, Canadian Thanksgiving, Columbus Day
•10/13 National Fossil Day
•10/14 National Dessert Day
•10/15 Global Handwashing Day
•10/24 National Food Day
•10/26 National Pumpkin Day
•10/28 National Chocolate Day
•10/29 National Cat Day
•Adopt a shelter dog month
•American Cheese month
•Breast Cancer awareness month
•Computer Learning month
•National Pizza month
•National popcorn popping month
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