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Don’t miss the October preschool activity calendar! Celebrate all of this month’s special days with books, printables, and hands-on activities!
Don’t limit your October celebrations to Halloween. October has many holidays and special days that your preschoolers will be excited to celebrate. Today, I’ve got another edition of my monthly preschool activity calendar.
These calendars are so popular here on the blog! Each month, I get emails asking when the next one will be released.
Throughout the month of October, you and your preschoolers will explore and celebrate special days with books, crafts, preschool printables, and more!
Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post to print out your copy of the preschool activity calendar.
Preschool Activity Calendar: October
Hang the activity calendar on your fridge so you’ll be able to reference it all month long. Each morning, check the calendar to see what the day’s activity is. If there isn’t an activity scheduled, have your child choose a fun autumn activity to do for the day.
October 1 | National Homemade Cookies Day
In honor of National Homemade Cookies Day, read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie to your preschoolers. You could even print out this book-based activity pack inspired by the story. Then, turn your kids’ handprints into a mouse with this book-based art project.
Of course, you can’t celebrate Homemade Cookies Day without baking some homemade cookies with your preschoolers. There is lots to learn in the kitchen!
October 2 | Name Your Car Day
One of my boys’ favorite books growing up was Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go. It’s perfect for Name Your Car Day! Then, let your little ones create – and name – their own paper plate car craft.
October 4 | National Golf Day
October 5 | Do Something Nice Day
October 6 | Mad Hatter Day
October 8 | Columbus Day
October 9 | Fire Prevention Day
Explore this collection of firefighter books to find a good one for your preschoolers to enjoy. Then, let them complete some of the activities in this firefighter preschool pack. It’s one of the most popular packs on the blog.
October 14 | National Dessert Day
Cupcakes are fun little treats for preschoolers. Today, you can read Camilla the Cupcake Fairy with your preschoolers. Then, let your preschoolers help you make some super fun Cookie Monster cupcakes!
October 17 | National Fossil Day
October 21 | Count Your Buttons Day
October 22 | National Nut Day
Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes is a silly alphabet book that’s perfect for today’s read-aloud. After reading it with your kids, print out this peanut butter and jelly alphabet matching game for your preschoolers.
October 23 | National Mole Day
October 26 | Frankenstein Friday
October 28 | Plush Animal Lover’s Day
October 30 | National Candy Corn Day
Read Julius’s Candy Corn as you celebrate National Candy Corn Day. In addition to eating a few pieces of candy corn (my favorite Halloween candy), you and your preschoolers can make a candy corn volcano!
October 31 | Halloween
Today is Halloween! I bet your kids are excited to go trick-or-treating tonight! Get them ready by filling your book basket with our favorite Halloween picture books. You can also browse through all the fun Halloween activities on this site and choose one or more to do with your kiddos today.
Enhance Your Monthly Activities with These Stories
Fill your book basket with a great collection of October picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
Resources for Your October Activities
Download Your October Preschool Activity Calendar.
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