October: Pumpkins, Projects, and Piles of Leaves

October: Pumpkins, Projects, and Piles of Leaves

Posted on October 3, 2017 by Ladybug Child Care Center

october pumpkinsOctober is here, and with it comes pumpkins, costumes, and learning about the changes happening between summer and winter.

We’ll be celebrating Halloween day by trick or treating around Ladybug. Feel free to dress up your bug in their favorite costume!


The little ones had so much fun doing September activities like marble painting school supplies, tummy time painting leaves, and footprint art projects. Remember, art projects are displayed in the classroom and then sent home at end of month.

This month, we’ll work on sensory skills including seeing, touching, smelling and tasting carrots, gourds, pumpkins, and apples.

Parent advice: Want to dress up your little bug but think it’s too early for trick or treating? Consider getting them into their costume and passing out candy at home so everyone can enjoy the holiday.


kids leaf leaves piles playingOur kids will be able to learn about leaves and pumpkins all month long! We’ll do things like crunch leaves, roll pumpkins, and create fun fall art.


Toddler A

Our Toddler A group will dive in to learning about leaf piles and pumpkin patches. We’ll use this time to learn our oval and circle shapes and create fun fall art projects using brown, orange, yellow, and red.

Some of us will also be making pumpkins out of paper plates, orange squish bags, and jack-o-lantern headbands.

Toddler B

kids arts and craftsOur Toddler B bugs will be painting, gluing, cutting, and cooking Halloween projects all month long. We’ll learn to identify the color orange, different circles, and learn and remember the names of our arms, hands, and fingers.

A few of us will work on fine motor skills by cutting and stringing beads, and we’ll even get to try pumpkin pie!


October will be all about the pumpkin patch. Our proddlers will be making pumpkin art projects involving spider webs, pumpkins, and skeletons, and learning songs and rhymes about the seasons.

We’ll also get to carve a pumpkin to play with the guts, plant seeds, and make roasted pumpkin seeds. No pumpkin spice lattes, unfortunately!


fall autumn vegetables cornOur month will start out with a corn and vegetable theme. We’ll learn about pumpkins, corn, and even get to make a delicious and healthy vegetable soup.

We’ll work on counting from one to ten, proper reading skills, singing games and our growing motor skills by running, jumping, hopping, throwing a ball, and skipping.

Adventure Centre

In the Adventure Centre, our month will focus on learning about summer turning into fall, animal hibernation, fall cooking, and nature.

Our room will be decorated with all of our Halloween art projects, and we’ll spend time traveling around the world…in our imaginations! No passport necessary.

Filed Under: AdventureCentre, Infant, Preschool, Toddler