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160+ Fun October Activities for Preschoolers to make

These October activities for preschoolers are the perfect addition to several fall lesson plans. Make them during craft time, turn them into a classroom station, use them as fun morning work, or create them at home.

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October Activities For Preschoolers

October crafts are perfect for welcoming the fall season. Whether you’re planning a harvest party school craft session, a fall activity, or you’re creating at home. There is a great activity for kids this month.

Last month fall was creeping in. Now the autumn months are in full swing and we’re thinking about the pumpkins and Haloween costumes. This is a great time of year to talk about changing seasons and harvest.

While kids of all ages will enjoy these easy crafts, they are perfect for pairing with your favorite October preschool themes. These fun projects are perfect for stations, creating during a harvest celebration, or on a cool fall day when you don’t want any outdoor activities.

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October Themes For Preschool

Here are several exciting themes you can explore in your classroom. Use one or fill your activity calendars with these special days and themes. Then find a craft project to go with the theme!

  • Animals
    • Cats
    • Squirrels
  • Bugs/Insects
  • Acorns
  • All About Me
  • Apples
  • Camping
  • Candy Corn
  • Colors
  • Construction
  • Cookies (Cookie Month)
  • Drums (International Drum Month)
  • Fall/Autumn
  • Farm
  • Fire Safety (Week 2 is Fire Prevention Week)
  • Harvest
  • Leaves
  • Monsters
  • Pastors/Clergy (Clergy Appreciation Month and Week 3 is Pastoral Care Week)
  • Pizza (National Pizza Month)
  • Pumpkins
  • Scarecrows
  • Space
  • Spiders
  • Trees

Special Days In October

  • 5th – World Teachers Day
  • 9th – Fire Prevention Day
  • 29th – National Cat Day
  • 30th – National Candy Corn Day
  • 31st – Halloween
  • 2nd Monday – Canadian Thanksgiving
  • 2nd Monday – Indigenous People Day

Our Favorite Craft Supplies

When creating these cute fall-themed activities, you are probably going to want to stock up on some supplies.

These simple materials are perfect for crafting with young kids. While not each of them is used in the crafts below, they are all staples in our craft bin. If you don’t have any on hand, that might be ok. Take a look at the craft first to see whether or not you need them.

  • Construction Paper – One of our favorite craft supplies.
  • Cardboard – Perfect for using up all those boxes you get in the mail!
  • Craft Sticks or popsicle sticks – A classic staple, use them in your craft or to mix paint.
  • Kid-Friendly paint – Kids love to get messy! Check out our favorite tips for painting with young children.
  • Googly Eyes – You can literally add them to any project and it instantly becomes cuter.
  • Tissue Paper – We always have this on hand. Buy it new or use or save it from birthday parties and holidays.
  • Toilet Paper Rolls/Paper Towel Rolls – A great way to recycle your paper tubes is to use them in crafts!
  • Paper Plates – Grab this party supply to create fun crafts.
  • Contact Paper – We use this a lot to create suncatcher crafts
  • Pipe Cleaners – Their bendy and hold their shape, which makes for some fun creating!
  • Coffee Filters – This inexpensive item is fun to create with.
  • Pom Poms – Fluffy and always fun.
  • Egg Cartons – Recycle these into fantastic crafts!
  • Puffy Paint – Makes great snow!!
  • Cotton Balls – Perfect for fuzzy tails.

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October Crafts and Activities

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