In October, the excitement that comes with back-to-school activities has come to an end, but the changing seasons brings a new level of anticipation. Halloween is at the end of the month, and we're getting closer to the holiday season. This is a festive time of year, and your October activities in Kindergarten can reflect the fun. Here are a few ideas you can use in your classroom to celebrate this month.
Set Up Themed Morning Tubs
Your young learners stay engaged when you keep your morning tubs fresh. Incorporating fall-themed activities in your morning tubs make them even more fun and engaging. Using images with candy corn, pumpkins, and scarecrows are sure to keep their little minds focused while they are learning with fun literacy and math activities.
Include Book-Based Craft and Writing Activities
No doubt that you are incorporating a lot of fall-themed read alouds in your October activities in Kindergarten. Providing opportunities for students to be creative while working on their literacy skills is a win-win. You can send home the crafts or use them to decorate your classroom.
Provide STEM Challenges
It's no secret that STEM activities help our students work on their problem-solving skills, but students also enjoy these hands-on challenges so much that they don't feel like work. Incorporating a variety of problems with fall themes keeps them focused on the tasks.
I hope these October activities for Kindergarten give you a few ideas to use during this season. As with any time of the year, incorporating themed activities in your lesson plan helps to keep your students focused on learning while having a little fun, too.