Here's our full October preschool schedule! My approach to home-preschooling my 4 and 2 year old (he's really just a tag-a-long) is one small activity a day, and lots of books to help explore our learning areas. My boys' attention spans just aren't that long right now, so one small thing a day is what works for us. You can also follow us on Instagram where I document our preschooling adventures!
You can check out my preschool printables in my printables library. I also have 8 preschool binder planning printables over there as well.
Theme: Fall Fun
Things to explore: Fire Safety Prevention Week (4th-10th), Domestic Violence Awareness Month (talk about kindness, ways to handle anger, etc)
Celebrate: Wear purple day (DV awareness), Halloween
Numbers: 3, 4
Letters: P (pumpkin, purple), J (jack-o'-lantern)
Week 1 - Fire Safety Prevention Week
Monday: Fire Safety Hot/Cold Classification
Tuesday: Fire Safety Scavenger Hunt | At a Fire printable
Wednesday: Stop, Drop, & Roll | Watch fire safety videos
Thursday: Bilingual Number Tracing for the numbers 3 and 4
Friday: The Color Orange printable
Books to read: No Dragons for Tea (Fire Safety for Kids), The Fire Engine Book
Week 2 - Pumpkins
Monday: The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Worksheet and this cute video that goes perfectly with it
Tuesday: Pumpkin Coloring Pages
Wednesday: Make pumpkin sugar cookies
Thursday: P is for Pumpkin Worksheet
Friday: Five Little Pumpkins Poem
Books to read: Apples and Pumpkins
Week 3 - Domestic Violence Awareness (Kindness)
Some may find it strange that I'm adding domestic violence awareness to our preschool "areas to explore", but I really just saw it as a perfect opportunity to focus on being kind to one another and talking about handling our emotions in a safe and healthy way!
Monday: Spanish Color Matching Cards printable
Tuesday: Letters J and P mini-book coloring pages
Wednesday: Sing Spanish songs (Buenos Dias) & (Dias de la Semana) | Square Owl craft | Hang this printable of a square on the fridge
Thursday: Hands are for Helping craft (make purple flowers for #PurpleThursday DV awareness)
Friday: Build a Robot square craft
Books to read: Hands Are Not for Hitting (2-3 years), Hands Are Not for Hitting (4-7 years), Voices Are Not For Yelling, Words Are Not for Hurting (2-3 years), Words Are Not for Hurting (4-7 years), Cool Down and Work Through Anger, Respect: Dare to Care, Share, and Be Fair, Manners Time (Toddler Tools)
Week 4 - Halloween
Monday: Easy Pumpkin craft for scissor skills
Tuesday: Easy Spider Paper Plate Craft
Wednesday: Witches Hats
Thursday: Footprint Ghosts
Friday: Paper Plate Ghost
Books to read: Mouse's First Halloween, The Night Before Halloween, Bats at the Library
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
What a lovely month you have planned!
How did September go? Are you liking your new schedule/program?
You have a nice variety of activities too - directing at fun (pumpkins, Halloween) and important (Fire Safety, kindness) themes.
Thanks for sharing!
Wishing you a lovely day.
September is going well! Doing one thing a day is working soooo much better than trying to pull of a traditional preschool day. I'm even enjoying it myself, unlike last time lol. Thanks for your feedback on my little schedule here, it's encouraging 🙂
Thanks for commenting Jennifer! xo
Chelsea @ Life With My Littles
Once again, LOVE THIS! I am definitely saving this for my little man!
Thanks Chelsea!! I hope you find some things you like!
Tiffany @ A Touch of Grace
I love that you're teaching them about kindness and handling there emotions Jessica. So important!
Great month you have planned!
Yes, I agree! Never too early to start teaching them about those things 🙂 Thanks for commenting Tiffany! xo
You have made life easy peasy for the rest of us! Thank you so much.
Great and fun lessons and things for your boys to do. I bet they enjoy it. Keep posting pics of the things that you guys make. It's fun to see. Also, I'm all about those Pumpkin Sugar Cookies. You can post a pic of those too!! ha! 😉