Preschool Activity Calendar for October

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.

Don't miss the October preschool activity calendar! Celebrate all of this month's special days with books, printables, and hands-on activities!

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 GoIt’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 

Your kids can join Curious George on the mini golf course in Curious George Plays Mini GolfThen, they can set up their very own LEGO mini golf course in your living room.

October 5 | Do Something Nice Day

Do Something Nice Day is a great day to talk about kindness with your preschoolers. Read Be Kind, and then do a random act of kindness (or two) with your preschoolers.

October 6 | Mad Hatter Day

After reading Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with your preschoolers, have them complete one or more of the activities in this Alice in Wonderland preschool pack.

October 8 | Columbus Day

Introduce your preschoolers to Christopher Columbus with A Picture Book of Christopher ColumbusThen, explore this collection of Columbus Day activities and pick one to do with your kiddos.

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!

Don't miss the October preschool activity calendar! Celebrate all of this month's special days with books, printables, and hands-on activities!

October 17 | National Fossil Day

In honor of National Fossil Day, read Fossils Tell of Long AgoThen, invite your preschoolers to create their own playdough bug fossils.

October 21 | Count Your Buttons Day

Today is a great day to read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy ButtonsAfterward, choose on or more of these button activities inspired by Pete the Cat.

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

Celebrate National Mole Day by reading a storybook version of The Wind in the Willows. Afterward, your preschoolers can make this mole craft using the free printable template.

October 26 | Frankenstein Friday

Read Robot Zombie Frankenstein today. Then, help your kids create a Frankenstein sun catcher craft to display this month.

October 28 | Plush Animal Lover’s Day

Today is Plush Animal Lover’s Day. Read The Stuffed Animals Get Ready for BedUse your child’s favorite stuffed animals to set up this fun math activity.

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.

The Spooky Wheels on the BusThe Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin10 Trick-or-TreatersClifford's HalloweenPete the Cat: Five Little PumpkinsSplat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan

Resources for Your October Activities

Jelly Belly Gift Bag, Gourmet Candy Corn, 7.5 OunceCarter's Boys' 5-12 2 Piece Glow-in-The-Dark Snug Fit Cotton Halloween PJs 4TFOSSIL COLLECTION KIT (12 pc): Trilobite, Dinosaur Bone, Sharks teeth, Coprolite (fossilized Turtle Poop) & more! Geological Time Scale, Magnifying Glass, Educational Science Set, Dancing
Create A Pumpkin Stickers - 15 Full Size Pumpkin Face Craft Sticker Sheet Halloween Crafts For Kids
BESTOYARD Jumping Wind Up Toy Halloween Goody Bag Wind Up Toys Assorted Mini Toy Preschool Toy For Kids Gift Pack 12PCS

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