September – October


  • Apples
  • Math introduction, pre-counting
  • Land, air, water unit
  • Colors


  • Autumn leaves
  • Community helpers
  • Human anatomy
  • Halloween / harvest


For Preschoolers, the theme/unit will can be modified to “Apple Life Cycle” 


Recycled toilet paper tubes with wood grain contact paper added, foam and sticky velcro dots for the top.









Miniature apple erasers from Target Dollar Spot with coordinating game sheet I created for pattern matching!

Free Download:  Mini Eraser Matching Game





Ten Apples Up On Top

This is a great toddler board book – I particularly like it because of it’s small size.  It makes an excellent gross motor game when paired with ten flour/rice-filled red balloons (always supervise young children around balloons)! Can you count how many you can stack before they topple over?

Math introduction, pre-counting

Caterpillar Counting (template printed by MomsTotsSchool): Used for snacks, clay, and pom poms.

Printable Ladybug and Leaf Matching folder game by MommaAMommaB.

Land, air, water unit

Foam shape puzzle with land, air, and water transportation vehicles

Free Downloads:

(Silhouettes) – Land Air Water File Folder Game pt. 1

(Animals) – Land Air Water File Folder Game pt. 2






Bean Bag Sorting / Tossing Game: Use blank felt circles inside large 6-section muffin tin and try to sort or toss the coordinating rice-weighted bean bag into place!







Interactive Felt Board:

Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the _______ house?

Watch on Youtube









Interactive Felt Board:

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes








Taste-Safe Flour Paints

Get the Recipe


Watch the Tutorial on Youtube











paintmatchgamePaint Chip Matching Game by MommaAMommaB: Paint Chip Folder Game – Sheet1 (1)





Halloween Eyeball Scoop and Transfer (All items from the Dollar Tree!)






Autumn Leaves



Recycled baby food pouch lids, Dollar Tree leaves (2 packs), shovel and transfer bucket (lids may prevent a choking hazard for small children – use with caution).

Community Helpers

Doctor’s Kit: Child colors the first-aid cross red and adheres bandage on the inside of the kit. Adult helps cut/paste items into place.


Laminated recycling pieces


Card-stock boards with 48 stickers from the Dollar Tree – laminated with Velcro dots added for a fun and reusable sorting activity!




Human Anatomy




Cotton Swab Dry Erase Letter Tracing

Harvest / Halloween 




Free Printable: Autumn Gross Motor by MommaAMommaB



Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
First one said “Oh my, it’s getting late!”
Second one said “There are witches in the air,”
Third one said “but we don’t care!”
Fourth one said “Let’s run and run and run.”
Fifth one said “I’m ready for some fun!”
Ooo ooo went the wind, and out went the lights,
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.




I've got a Little Pumpkin

Followed to the tune of LittleStoryBug on YouTube 







Book List:


Ten Apples Up On Top – Dr. Seuss

The Apple Pie Tree – Zoe Hall

Apples – Gail Gibbons

Pete The Cat: I love my White Shoes – James Dean, Eric Litwin

Pete The Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons – James Dean, Eric Litwin

Let it Fall – Scholastic Reader

The Little Yellow Leaf – Carin Berger

Kitten’s Autumn – Eugenie Fernandez

Calendar – Myra Gohn Livingston

Anatomy for Babies – Johnathan Litton

The Pumpkin Fair Problem – Scholastic Reader

Pin these images to your own Pinterest board – or follow our September-October board for all these ideas in one spot!

More free .PDF downloads by MommaAMommaB at Teachers Pay Teachers