October is just a few days away and I wanted to share several fun October Preschool Themes and activities! I am busy planning our next set of activities and preparing for school. I cannot wait to teach my Dutch kiddos about Halloween, to chat about different types of pumpkins, and explore the fall!

Fall is really one of my favorite seasons. I love how the children observe the changes in seasons, and how the leaves change color! There are just so many interesting things to discuss. This is why I wanted to put together a thorough list of ideas for topics you can explore in October with curious, young children.

There are many ideas here, ranging from spider unit studies to exploring the changing colors of leaves to studying the life cycle of an acorn. From counting to reading ideas and even a little bit of slime fun, here’s a detailed look at many different types of activities that you can incorporate into your October activities!

October Preschool Themes

Age: 4+
Pinterest Board: Fall Pinterest Board
Recommended Book: See our full list of fall book picks here 

Pumpkin Theme

Pumpkin Life Cycle

Types of Pumpkins

Use these pumpkin 3 part cards to create amazing hands-on learning activities with a pumpkin theme! Perfect for kindergarten or Montessori classrooms!

Make a pumpkin breakfast

Wash a pumpkin by Living Montessori Now

Pumpkin Hammering by Living Montessori Now

Pumpkin Sensory Play by Mama’s Happy Hive

Beautiful October monthly pack from I Believe in Montessori

Pumpkin and apple logic and sequencing cards from I Believe in Montessori

Pumpkin Measuring by Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes

Pumpkin Hand Print Keep Sake by Teach Me Mommy

Marbled Pumpkins by Simple Fun for Kids

Pumpkin Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands

Pumpkin Play Dough by Growing a Jeweled Rose

Window Pumpkin Patch by Fun Learning for Kids

Halloween Theme

Halloween Shapes Activities

Halloween Sensory Bins by Every Star is Different

Preschool Unit from Pinay Homeschooler

Haunted House Math by No Time for Flash Cards

Friendly Ghost Activities by Pre K and Sharing

Halloween Slime 3 Ways by Best Ideas for Kids

Halloween Printables Bundle

Make Some Halloween Treats

Try making this delicious mummy bark with your kids! This is one of our favorite Halloween recipes for kids! They'll be excited to make these cute snacks!

Halloween Play Dough Mats by Gift of Curiosity

Halloween Play Dough Invitation by Pickle Bums

Glow in the Dark Paint by A Little Pinch of Perfect

Halloween Hand Writing Printables by A Little Pinch of Perfect

Halloween Themed Activities

Montessori Halloween Activities and Printables #MontessoriActivities #HalloweenActivities

Human Body

Human body systems and organs 3 part cards

Assorted Skeleton Activities by Living Montessori Now

Dental Unit from Every Star is Different

Dental Unit from Pinay Homeschooler

Skeleton 3 part cards

Spiders, creepy crawlies, insects and more!

Spider Life Cycle

Types of Spiders 3 Part Cards

Spider Play Dough by Fantastic Fun and Learning

Spider Counting Book by Fun a Day

Spider Math Activities by Living Montessori Now

Tarantula Printables by Living Montessori Now

Spider Preschool Songs by Growing Book by Book

Types of Insects Cards

Insect Magnifying Glass Cards

Insect Themed Activities for Kids

Giant Spider Web and Spider Activities by Kara Carrero

Types of Bats

Montessori Halloween Activities Types of Bats Printables 3 Part Cards. Learn how to use this material and get your own copy here! #montessorirpintables #montessoriactiviteis

Bat Life Cycle


Autumn and Leaves

Autumn in Paintings from I Believe in Montessori

Fall Nature Gifts from I Believe in Montessori

Autumn Shadow Matching from I Believe in Montessori

Fall Objects 3 Part Cards

Life Cycle of an Acorn

Cones and Needles 3 Part Cards

Montessori 3 Part Cards: Types of Cones and Needles

Shades of Leaves Activity

Fall Writing Tray

Leaves Scissor Strips

Leaves Themed Activities

Leaves Preschool Activities

More Awesome Fall Activities