Looking for some fun October Kindergarten Activities? These centers will help you differentiate activities with your students in kindergarten or first grade.
The best part about these activities is that they can be used with students who are learning ESL.
These centers will engage your students throughout the month of October! Read on and don’t forget to sign up to receive your free pack!
As a kindergarten teacher, I absolutely love the month of October!
The fall season is the perfect time to incorporate a fall theme into our lesson plans and engage our little learners in fun activities that help them develop their fine motor skills, letter recognition, number sense, and math skills.
In this blog post, I want to share with you some of my favorite fall activities that are sure to bring much fun and excitement to your classroom.
You will also get this super fun fall acorn sight word craft within the post. They are free!
The activities shown below are from the full October ESL Literacy and Math Centers. You will get two free literacy and two free math centers from the activity pack in this blog post!
ESL students particularly struggle with their letter sounds and grammar.
These centers has a specific focus on letter sounds, formation and identification.
One of the best parts of the fall season is the beautiful fall tree with its colorful leaves.
A great way to incorporate this into your lesson plans is by having your students create their own fall tree using paper plates and tissue paper.
This fun craft not only helps develop their fine motor skills but also allows them to explore the changing seasons and fall colors.
Favorite Fall Activities
So you will find that these centers will help reinforce letter identification with mainstream students as well.
The activity above, students will roll the ‘bat’ die created for this activity and they will identify the letter shown on the die, find the picture that matches it and then color it in!
Real and Nonsense Bat Facts
We then sorted through some real and nonsense bat facts.
ABC Order Bat Activity
I got my ESL students to work on their ABC order by cutting and pasting the bat pictures in order on their recording sheets.
Fall Sensory Bin Activity
Another fun activity that I love doing with my students is creating sensory bins filled with pumpkin seeds, fall leaves, and other fall-themed items.
Sensory bins are a great way for little hands to explore different textures and develop their sensory skills.
You can also use these sensory bins as a way to teach your students about community helpers by adding small figurines of firefighters, police officers, and other community helpers.
Sight Word Fall Craft
Fall crafts are always a hit with my students! One of my favorite fall crafts is creating a bulletin board filled with pictures of our favorite fall books.
This sight word fall acorn craft is a fun way to get kids working on recognising and writing their sight words.
Just print out the template, have them write or trace the sight words and then glue to build their acorn craft.
This not only helps promote literacy but also adds a fun fall theme to our classroom.
>>> Please note that this craft is only available free for a limited time only!! <<<
Another fun craft is creating tissue paper pumpkins which help develop fine motor skills while also adding a festive touch to our classroom.
Beginning Sounds Acorns
For literacy centers, I like to create a list of fall activities that include sight words and lowercase letters.
This helps my students develop their letter recognition skills while also learning new words associated with the fall season.
I also like to incorporate uppercase letters by having my students create their own monsters using different letters.
We then rolled a die and identified the beginning sound, then the students traced the letters on their sheets.
Sentence Building October Activity
My students loved this sentence sort, there are three levels in the center with the first one being the easiest (made for ESL students), they sort the words according to the picture on the card.
They then re-arrange the words to make sentences.
The students then record their sentences on the recording sheet provided.
B and D Reversal Activity
The fun bat letters ‘b’ and ‘d’ activity below, students will choose a card identify the name of the picture on the card and then find a bat with the initial sound letter and then trace it.
This activity is free, so download the Kindergarten October Centers Printable pack here.
The students also worked on their letter ‘c’ and ‘s’ sounds. Find this activity in the bundle of October Centers here.
The activity below got ESL students to spin the spinner and then write it in the columns to make a chart. This is included in the freebie with this post so grab it below!
There are so many more activities included in the activity October bundle of centers.
Alphabet letter Spin and Race
Kids will spin the spinner, and then write the letter they landed on and race to the top.
Alphabet Letter Find and Trace
Another super fun activity, kids will pick a card, then find the letter to trace on the recording sheet.
Math Count and Color October Activity
Math centers are another great way to incorporate fall themes into your lesson plans.
This activity below is super cute for working on number and counting skills.
You can create a number line using colorful leaves or have your students count pumpkin seeds as a way to develop their number sense.
You can also create math centers using affiliate links for fun fall activities such as pumpkin patch bingo or leaf counting games.
October Centers for Kindergarten
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There are so many fun fall activities that you can do with your kindergarten students during the month of October.
From developing fine motor skills through sensory bins and crafts to promoting literacy through sight words and letter recognition, there are endless possibilities for engaging your little learners in fun activities that help them learn and grow. So why not try some of these great ideas today?
Your students will thank you for it!
Finally, one of the best parts of October is Halloween! A great activity for Halloween is having your students create their own monsters using different materials such as pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and construction paper.
This not only allows them to be creative but also helps develop their fine motor skills.
In conclusion, October is a wonderful time of year for kindergarten activities.
From pumpkin decorating to apple cider making, there are so many fun and engaging ways to incorporate the season into our daily routine.
By using hands-on activities, seasonal books, and creative projects, we can help our students develop important skills while also having fun.
So why not try some of these activities in your own classroom? Your students will thank you!