October is a pretty exciting time of year. I get to decorate my house (and my classroom) with pumpkins and everything fall and Halloween. I get to eat and drink pumpkin spice-flavored treats. And I may even get to put on a sweater if this Texas weather cooperates and cools off a bit. The only people who love October more than me? My students! As we’re looking to nurture young minds throughout this month, I like to use these Pre-K Math and Literacy Centers. They combine the joy of the season with exciting learning.
I don’t know about you, but something about the anticipation of wearing costumes and getting candy keeps my kids at a level ten of excitement all month long. Instead of fighting it, I choose to play into it. I fill my classroom with October-themed games, fall crafts, and Halloween books to make our learning fun.
I teach about pumpkins with this explore a pumpkin activity and use easy activities like this jack o’lantern memory game to practice whatever skills my kids need to review. I shelve my own fear of spiders to teach my kids all about them with this exciting spider science unit. I even use spaghetti to make this spider sensory bin. We decorate the classroom with these super fun bats to get my students really excited about learning in October!
Another trick I have up my sleeve during October is making every learning activity we do either fall or Halloween-themed. That’s where these Pre-k Math and Literacy Centers for October come in. These centers give me so many options to make learning fun for my students while also fitting in with my theme for the month. These October learning activities will give your students a chance to show what they know this fall!
Pre-k Math and Literacy Centers for October
These Pre-k Math and Literacy Centers for October come with 40 pre-k math and literacy centers to use with your students. You’ll get 20 literacy centers and 20 math centers, all themed with fall and Halloween clipart. There are a lot of centers to choose from, but luckily, many of them work as whole-class activities as well in case your centers fill up quickly. With easy-to-understand directions, your pre-k students will be having so much fun with these centers that they won’t even realize they’re learning.
Included in the October Pre-k Math and Literacy Stations
4 weeks of Pre-k October Math Activities:
- Write the Room Centers
- Write & Wipe Centers
- Puzzles and Match-Ups
- Dice Games
- Partner Games
4 Weeks of October-themed Literacy Activities:
- Writing Centers
- Poetry Centers
- Write the Room Activities
- Write & Wipe and Puzzles
- Match-Ups and Pocket Chart Activities
Pre-k Skills Covered in the October Math Centers
- Graphing, Number Sense, Colors, Patterns, Subtraction, Days of the Week, 2D Shapes, Counting, Subitizing…and more!
Pre-k Skills Covered in the October Literacy Centers
- Writing, Poetry, Sequencing, Sight Words, Beginning Sounds, Letter ID, Compound Words, Prewriting Strokes, Letter Formation…and more!
Using the Pre-k Math and Literacy Centers for October
After you purchase and download the October-focused math and literacy activities for pre-k, look through the digital folders to see everything that you now own! You’ll find that each subject has different categories, and each category has four different centers, or sets of materials. All of the centers come in both color and black & white, and we offer multiple options for many of the activities to make differentiating based on your students’ needs easier.
We always suggest making lists and then piles of what needs to be printed, copied, laminated, and cut. We highly recommend laminating as much as possible so that you can reuse the materials next October, too.
When it comes to using the pre-k math and literacy centers for October, there is no rule book. You can introduce one of each type to your students per week or show them a chunk of them at the beginning of the month. You can use some of the materials in centers, some in small groups, some as whole group activities, or you can even stash some away for sub plans. Many teachers use some of the categories as morning work or early finisher work too.
No matter how you choose to utilize the centers in your classroom, just make sure to teach and model each center to your students as explicitly as possible to ensure they can eventually complete them independently. Setting clear and concise expectations around each type of center will make it easier for students to understand and give you more of a chance to work with small groups, or whatever it is you choose to do while your students are busy in their centers.
Pre-k October Math Activities
The October math centers for pre-k include write the room centers, write and wipe centers, puzzles and match-ups, dice games, and partner games. You’ll love how easy it is to use these pre-k October math activities in your classroom this fall.
Write the Room Centers
The four math write the room centers for October will help your pre-k students practice counting, number ID, and identifying patterns. These centers are great for getting your students moving around the room while keeping them focused on their learning.
Write & Wipe Centers
Write and wipe activities are fun for all ages! The four October math write and wipe activities will help your students practice subitizing, identifying what doesn’t belong, recognizing colors, writing numbers, and representing a number with a picture. These are meant to be laminated or put in a page protector but also come with black & white versions if you want to use them as consumable printables.
Puzzles and Match-Ups
Of course, it wouldn’t be a set of Halloween math activities for pre-k without some puzzles! The two puzzles for the month of October will help your little ones practice subtraction and patterns. On top of that, you’ll also receive two match-up activities that review colors and work with the words “today,” “tomorrow,” and “yesterday” and the days of the week. These fun centers can be used as morning work or early finisher work too!
If you’re like me, you can never have too many fall math games for pre-k. Especially if those math games are pumpkin-themed! With a roll and cover/color, color by number, a roll and graph, and a roll-a-monster activity, your students will have a spooky good time playing these fun games with only dice!
The partner games section of the October centers include a 2D shapes card game, a race to the top counting game, a climb and slide board game, and a counting spin and cover game. Your students will love playing these games with their classmates this October.
Pre-k October Literacy Activities
The literacy section of this center bundle includes 20 October-themed literacy activities, including poetry centers, writing centers, write and wipe activities, match-ups, puzzles, and write the room activities.
The October literacy centers come with four sets of writing cards. Each set covers a different theme. The four themes for October are: fire safety words, farm words, Halloween words, and transportation words. The centers also come with writing center materials like alphabet charts and differentiated writing page options.
With three original poems and one familiar nursery rhyme, you’ll love having age-appropriate poetry to use with your students this fall. Each poem comes with pocket chart materials, a poetry notebook, and a poetry journal, all ready to be used with your little ones. They’ll love hearing and retelling poems about Halloween, pumpkins, haunted houses, and more.
Write the Room Activities
The four October literacy write the room activities cover skills including beginning sounds, compound words, identifying the letters in your name, and writing uppercase letters. These activities will give your students a chance to learn while moving around the classroom!
Write & Wipe and Puzzles
The October literacy centers come with two write and wipe activities and two puzzles. The two write and wipe activities will help your students practice pre-writing strokes and writing uppercase letters. The two puzzles review beginning sounds and compound words. You can even make them self-checking for your little learners by adding colored dots to the back of the puzzle pieces.
Match-Ups and Pocket Chart Activities
Within the October math and literacy centers for pre-k, you’ll get two literacy match-up activities and two pocket chart activities. All four of the activities are made to be done in pocket charts or on a table, on the floor, or somewhere where students can spread out the pieces. The two pocket chart activities include a sequencing activity, where students can retell the steps of carving a pumpkin, and a sentence scramble activity, where they can work with October sentences that include sight words, Halloween words, and number words. Both of these activities come with writing components too. The two match-ups include a beginning sound match-up and an editable sight word hide and seek game that can be used for sight words, number ID, letter ID, or really anything that you want your students to work on during the month of October.
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