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31 Days of Halloween Activities for Preschoolers

Hello, October! I welcome you and your pumpkins with open arms.

If Halloween is your jam, I have got the post for you. I searched the web (so you don’t have to) for this complete collection of Halloween fun.

I also wanted to make your days quick and easy with a PDF Halloween idea list located at the bottom of this post.

But don’t worry! if 31 ideas for Halloween aren’t for you, print out the list and circle five activities to keep in your back pocket. You won’t be disappointed!

So without further ado…here are your next 31 days of Halloween activities to try with your preschooler.

50+ Autumn Activities for Toddlers

Depending on where you live, autumn is starting to creep into the air.

Over here in the south, it’s creeping at a snails pace, but we are welcoming the occasional zip up at the bus stop.

Morning walks before 9 that are not 90 degrees.

…and do I dare say it? - Planning this year’s Halloween costume. Here we were last year on our Instagram account. Nothing says DIY like these robot costumes. 😆

So what better way to welcome the new season, than the best autumn activities for toddlers!

I categorized these activities just the way I would picture you searching for Autumn ideas. Skip the endless GOOGLE search, and come directly here. I have found it all!

  • Autumn Sensory Play

  • Autumn Breakfast Invitations - Wait, what? Start Here.

  • Autumn STEAM ideas

  • Autumn story book retell ideas

  • Autumn books to read aloud

The Best Kid Activities for Valentines!

Hello, February!

I don’t know about you, but January seemed to zip right past me. Needless to say, January came and went.

So bring it on February! We are ready for all things Valentines, hearts, and pink.

Since Valentine’s Day can sometimes sneak up on us all, I wanted to make a Valentine Round-up for your every need.

Inside you will find Valentine games, Valentine sensory play, Valentine crafts, Valentine cards, and Valentine Treats. Phew! Something for every Valentine need.

Have a favorite? Leave it in the comments below!

Rainbow Valentine Hearts

Ready for a fun Valentine Breakfast Invitation?

Try this Rainbow Valentine Heart activity and create a handful more for classmates!

“Who wants to come play a game with hearts and rainbows?”

Rainbows and hearts. I had them at hello.

Once my boys, 3.5 and 5, heard rainbows and hearts they both came running. Bummer, I thought. I should have made more. Not a bad problem to have because you can whip this up in minutes!

Gingerbread Man Sticker Match - a fun winter activity

Looking to introduce some key math concepts?

You know me. I am always thinking of ways to introduce those Common Core Math Standards now so when we all enter Kindergarten, it is a lot more head nodding than confusion.

I’ve been there. I’ve taught these standards. I assure you, they move FAST.

Here, I know that Kindergarteners will be asked to understand the terms match and pair. They are also asked to, directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common.

“You have a pair of socks. They are both the same.”

“These two stickers are alike because they both have 2 candy canes and a snowflake.”

“These objects are different because one of them roll and the other will stack. They are not the same.”

We can begin to introduce Kindergarten topics in an age appropriate way that is enjoyable.

The Best Ideas for Thanksgiving

I see you over there searching your Pinterest looking for the best activities for kids on Thanksgiving.

What will we put on the Thanksgiving table?

What can the kids work on as we prepare this enormous meal?

How can we show our kids how to give and understand thanks?

Dont worry!

I’ve got you. I’ve done the Pinterest searching for you and have asked some of my best blogging friends for their great ideas.

Here it is in one wonderful Thanksgiving Roundup divided into 3 main categories.

  • Thanksgiving Games

  • Thanksgiving Art

  • Thanksgiving Ideas to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Breakfast Invitation for Kids

Move over spiders. Turkeys are finding their way into our play.

And who doesn’t need some turkey in our lives? Even us vegetarians can make room.

So let’s spice up with this super quick and easy Turkey Trot Breakfast Invitation.

There are SO MANY important math skills being introduced here:

By Kindergarten, children will be asked to understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted.

I know this sounds like a simple concept. But this is something that must be taught and most importantly; practiced.

WHY?

Because number sense difficulty increases rapidly! Spend the first four years on numbers 1-10.

Check out our Peanut-free, Preschool Halloween Party

It can be confusing to know how to prepare for a nut-free class party. Inside are allergy friendly snacks, along with non food treat ideas.

Ah, Halloween.

Your Reeces Peanut Butter Cups and Snicker Bars used to tempt me every time. Like every. single. time. 

But not anymore.

The site of a peanut makes my heart skip a beat and the thought of hidden peanut content sends me on high alert due to our preschooler's peanut allergy.

Did you know that 1 in every 13 children have a food allergy and a grain of sand amount of peanut could put some children into anaphylactic shock?

The statistics are frightening. 

ADIOIS peanut products.

Cheers to a reinvented, stylish, peanut-free, Preschool party that will entertain your preschooler so well that they will go home and nap. - I made that last part up. But we can all hope...

A FUN Breakfast Invitation

We are grabbing October by the skeleton bones.

Apparently, mom needed a change of seasons to recharge creativity.

This fall we have created pumpkin faces, counted ghost eyes, stuck sticky squares on a pumpkin, and grasped little erasers . We even created a memory game using little pumpkins. The best part of all of these activities is that they can all be tossed into a giant bin to make the Ultimate Halloween sensory exploration.

October, you have been anything but boring.

So now, let’s time to take out all the Halloween stickers (thank you Target Dollar spot and Amazon) for a simple, yet SUPER engaging Breakfast Invitation.

Breakfast Invitation to Begin Counting

Something interesting has happened since my oldest started preschool.

What happened, is that my middle guy (three-years-old) has come out of his shell and is beginning to take risks with his learning at home.

You see, my 4.5-year-old means EVERYTHING to my three-year-old. According to him, he’s the coolest, smartest best friend a brother can have.

But something happens when the two of them are learning together.

My oldest takes the lead and my middle guy follows along not ready to take chances with his learning. He doesn’t want to get it wrong in front of his biggest idol.

So where multi-age learning is important, it is also important for me to check in with my three-year-old and create simple set-ups that we can do together to reinforce some basic skills for Kindergarten Readiness.

Pumpkin Ideas for Kids

Ready for some pumpkin fun? Make this fall Breakfast Invitation!

Guess what? Breakfast Invitations do not have to take hours to set up.

In fact, this fun pumpkin prep took exactly 7 minutes. (Yes, I time them so I can tell you exactly what to expect.)

And you know why it took 7 minutes to set up?

Here’s the secret. - You don’t have to cut perfect pumpkins. Cut quickly. Cut two at a time. Your preschooler will still adore this Breakfast Invitation. Read how here.