I made pumpkin themed days of the week and months of the year strips that can be used in pocket charts or in your calendar centers. We also do sequencing and matching with them. Just print ... cut ... and laminate. You can find the patterns here.
I have posted October's Number Tracing Calendar and Calendar Numbers along with other October items to my free printables page (if you do not see them at the bottom of the page please refresh your browser).
The free membership printable this week is fall leaves number match which is a great activity for number recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and cut them out. I then laminated all pieces and separated the leaves from the baskets.
I laid the number baskets out on the table and put the leaves in a pile next to the baskets. I do not put the baskets in any particular order but it is up to you how you want to set them up for your early learners.
In this activity children pick a number leaf from the pile and place it on top of the basket with a same number. Play continues until all the leaves and baskets have been matched. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday September 27th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is where the fall leaves alphabet match is also located.
In a couple of days it will officially be fall ... my favorite season!! There is just something magical about seeing the leaves change color and taking hay rides to pick pumpkins at the pumpkin patch.
It's also a great time to do activities outside with your early learners as the temperatures are not too hot or too cold (at least here in Wisconsin). We go on scavenger hunts ... long walks ... gather leaves and acorns for art projects ... do math and lit centers and even have circle time outside.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite fall outdoor activities are to do with your early learners!!
We are doing a lot of work with color recognition and fine motor development and we love using match and clip cards because they work on both of these skills. I printed two setsthe patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I put the color cards and twelve clothespins in a basket and set them out. The children picked a card and then found the matching card and clipped them together with a clothespin. Play continued until all colors cards had been matched.
You can also set this up as a floor or table game by laying one set of the color cards out and having the children put the matching card on top of the color cards.
You can grab the patterns here and watch a video of this activity below:
The free membership printable this week is chicka chicka boom boom alphabet match which is a great activity for letter recognition and review. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them. I also put self-adhesive magnets on the back of the letter circles to raise them up off the surface which makes it easier for the children to pick up and move the pieces.
The mats and letter circles come with both uppercase and lowercase letters so you can choose what kind of a match you want your early learners to work on. You can even glue the mats inside a file folder to make a file folder game.
In this activity children put the loose letter circles on the matching letters on the mat. Play continues until all letters have been covered. You can do an upper to upper ... upper to lower ... and lower to lower match. You can grab the patterns for free until Sunday September 20th ... after that they will only be available in the member's section which is where the chicka chicka boom boom number match is also located.
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