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Super Fun Low-Prep October Preschool Activities

Pumpkins, spiders, leaves, and tractors…Today I’m sharing ten of our favorite, hands-on, printable October Preschool activities for kids.

All of these fun fall activities for preschoolers can be found in the October Preschool Activity Binder. You you can print off your own copy of this preschool binder and get started today OR you can simply look through for some October inspiration and ideas.

So whether you are looking for some fall preschool center ideas, or putting together some autumn activities for your preschooler at home, I hope you will leaved inspired and ready to teach your littles.

October Fine Motor Activities

Checking off more of our Things Your Preschooler Can Learn at Home List, I put together this October Preschool Activities binder. Every activity is October-themed but is also educational, hands-on, fun, and low-prep.

As a highlight real, this activity pack teaches letter and number recognition, counting 1-20, ten frame, domino numbers, shapes/shape words, colors/color words, alphabet sounds, beginning sounds, rhyming, patterns, prewriting, and more.

Now, let’s take a look at each of the printable fall activities that are in the October Preschool Binder.

Activities in the October Preschool Binder

I hope these ideas inspire some fall vibes into your preschooler’s learning. You can use these ideas OR simple print off the October Preschool Binder to get started today! Enjoy!

1. Alphabet Pumpkins

This Alphabet Pumpkins game is designed to get preschoolers recognizing their letters. Using cubes, blocks, cereal, beads, or even pumpkin candy have your preschooler cover up all the correct letters. (There is one page for each letter of the alphabet.

2. Leaf Pile Counting

Bring the leaf piles inside with this fun preschool counting game! To play this fall game, give your kids a pile of real or faux leaves and have them count out the correct amount for each pile. (The printable October preschool binder includes numbers 1-20)

Note: This one was a favorite with my kids!

3. Scarecrow Numbers

Help the scarecrow learn his numbers by filling the ten frame, finding the right domino, and tracing the number word. (We used blocks and dominos with this page, but this page could also be laminated and used as a Play Dough mat.)

Note: If you preschooler is new to ten frames and dominos, you might need to go over they work.

4. Count the Cotton

Adding to the fun fall math activities for preschoolers, have your kids play the count the cotton ball game in the October Preschool Binder. To get started, review numbers 1-10 and then give your kids a handful of cotton balls, and let them get started.

To play, have them point to the number and the number word on the bottom right of the page and say it out loud. Next, have them place the correct amount of cotton balls on the stem.

This fall preschool sensory activity was also a big hit with my kids!

5. Tractor Shapes

Do you have a child who loves cars or tractors? If so, they are going to love this shape tracing activity in the October Preschool Binder.

To play, have your kids grab their favorite car or tractor toy and begin tracing the tracks. (There are 10 different 2-D Shapes included in the October preschool binder printable.)

To really bring this preschool shapes activity home as they play, talk about the shape name, how many corners (if any) that it has, and then compare the shapes to each other.

6. Spider Colors

This spider colors game is a favorite with my kids. Why? because pom-poms never get old. In the October Preschool binder there are ten different color sheets and they practice putting the right colored “spiders” on the web.

This fall preschool printable is not only good for fine-motor practice but is also terrific practice for building visual and color discrimination. Besides, what kid isn’t mildly intrigued with spiders?

7. Alphabet Sounds Pumpkin Stacks

October lessons plans would not be complete without some practice in alphabet sounds! In this Pumpkin Stacks alphabet game, have your kids cover the pictures that begin the with letter given. You can use blocks, pom-poms, cereal, or anything you have on hand.

I love that this preschool October activity really makes kids think about the beginning sounds of words. This is a splendid introduction to letter sounds an early reading.

8. Nuts for Squirrel Prewriting

Now for some preschool prewriting practice! Put these printable Nuts for Squirrel prewriting pages (from the October preschool binder) in page protectors and they are ready for use!

With a dry erase marker have your preschoolers practice their hand dexterity while tracing each line. Wipe off and reuse!

9. Color Rhyming

Rhyming, repetition, and colors…these October preschool activities gets kids reading. Have your kids practice reading these easy word combinations.

Then for an additional fine motor and spacial awareness element, have them fill the shapes on each page with the correct color.

10. Pumpkin Patterns

Now its time for patterns. Not just AB patterns, but picture patterns! Using colored math link cubes, small blocks, or pom-poms have the kids recreate or finish the patterns given. This preschool pattern activity is great for teaching problem solving, spacial awareness, patterns, as well as, fine-motor skills.

Household Items for Preschool Fine Motor Games

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It’s easy to do these functional fine motor activities using household items. I’ve told you what I used, but feel free to get creative. Here is a list of household items you could use for fine motor practice.

Low-Prep October Preschool Activities DOWNLOAD

This is a LOW-Prep preschool activity pack! No laminating or endless hours of cutting. Simply print, slip into page protectors, and get started.

These are great pre k activities for homeschool or classroom use. You can download the October Preschool Activity Binder and get started today!

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