Fall Resources for Prek and Kindergarten Learners

Fall is such an exciting time in the early childhood classroom. The students are (finally!) settled into a decent classroom routine. The leaves are changing colors, the weather is getting cooler, and everything is available in pumpkin flavor. It's the perfect season!
Fall is a busy time, but these print and go resources are just the thing you need to make planning a breeze. Check this post out for ready to go preK activities.
If you're like me, you're always on the lookout for fun, easy and free printables to enrich your classroom lessons. The search stops here! I've rounded up a ton of fantastic free activities that are developmentally appropriate for our youngest students. Enjoy!

Apple Play Dough Mats

These mats provide the sensory experience that young children crave while they practice important skills. (from Playdough to Plato)

If you're looking for the perfect play dough to make with these apple mats, check out this apple cinnamon dough recipe. It smells soooo good!!

Fall Word Wall

Word walls are critical to our young students' writing development. Post these fall words on a pocket chart, on your word wall, or on rings for easy reference. (from Pocketful of Centers)

Sweet Visual Discrimination

Visual Discrimination is a pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-math skill. Look for similarities and differences while finding the perfect match with this candy folder game. (from Play to Learn Preschool)

Candy Corn Printables

Grab a bag of candy corn and use the pieces to create letters and practice simple counting. Who can pass up a candy corn center?! (from This Reading Mama)

5 Little Pumpkins Bag Topper

We love to sing the "5 Little Pumpkins" rhyme in class and this year we will also read the new Pete the Cat version of the poem! As a special treat, print off these bag toppers and send home 5 little pumpkins with each student. Have them retell the poem before enjoying the treat! (from BalancingHome.com)

Apple Baskets Numbers

Practice counting and number identification to 12 with this easy printable folder game. (from Play to Learn Preschool)

Fall Emergent Readers

Print these little books to help your children develop concept of word and learn new sight words. (from The Measured Mom)

Colors of Fall

Here's another printable book that will help young children learn the color words, in addition to a few basic sight words. (from Mrs. Jones' Creation Station)

Five Red Apples

Farmer Brown has Five Red Apples, and you can have these free printables to use with the song! (from Stay at Home Educator)

Leaf Matching Game

Print these matching cards (with real photos) to use as a concentration game or at the science center. (from PreKinders)

Trick or Treat Color by Number

Perfect for that last week of October when Halloween is the only thing our little ones can think about! (from KinderCraze)

Halloween Fruit Snacks

Target carries "spooky shapes" fruit snacks that are perfect for graphing, sorting and adding. Print your free activities to use with them. (from Crayons and Cuties in Kindergarten)

Enjoy the season and please pop over to visit me at Play to Learn Preschool.

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