With the apples blushing red and the pumpkins glowing orange, fall is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the outdoors and teach your preschoolers about math. There are many fall math activities that you can do with your little ones. Check out these six printable fall math activities for preschoolers; all featuring apples and pumpkins.
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Printable Math Activities for Fall
Fall is a great time to get kids interested in math. There are so many fun fall math activities for preschoolers! You can turn just about any fall themed activity into one about math, and these all feature apples and pumpkins.
Apples and pumpkins are so iconic of fall!
Fall isn’t just a time for apple picking and hay rides, it’s also the time where teachers are gauging how much their new preschool class already knows in math. There are five disciplines in math:
On the outset, these disciplines don’t look age appropriate, but early childhood experts are consistently emphasizing their importance in preschool.
These fall math activities are printable so you can add to your fall preschool centers, and best of all, the six printables also cover all five disciplines of math in a fun, engaging, and age appropriate way.
6 Preschool Math Activities for Fall to Print Now
With all the planning we put into making our fall preschool theme magical, we don’t need to spend extra time worrying about our math and literacy centers. These six printable math activities use our favorite fall icons and make learning math fun for preschoolers.
Pumpkin Towers Counting Mats (Number Sense)
This is a fun pumpkin counting game for preschoolers. Draw a ten frame card and identify the number, then build a tower of the matching quantity. Then, place the tower on the corresponding pumpkin on the fall counting mat.
Apple Shapes Playdough Mats (Geometry)
These apple shape cards will need to go into a dry erase pocket or they will need to be laminated for lasting use. Preschoolers will use playdough to smoosh, roll, pat, or press playdough onto the apple on the card while learning all about shapes. It’s fine motor and a shape activity in one!
Included are the following shapes: rectangle, circle, square, oval, triangle, octagon, rhombus, and pentagon.
Apple Pattern Cards (Algebra)
Patterning is an important skill in early childhood. Here, preschoolers can practice patterning skills. There are 15 pattern cards featuring AB patterns, ABC patterns, and AABB patterns. The apple shapes all look the same, but the colors vary (red, orange, and green apples), so preschoolers can practice sorting apple colors as they work.
Pumpkin Measurement Cards (Measurement)
These pumpkin measurement cards are straight from the pumpkin patch. With towers of toppling pumpkins, preschoolers use non-standard tools to measure the height of each stack of pumpkins. Preschoolers also practice counting in the math center, too.
Apple Picking Board Game (Data Analysis)
This is one of the most fun and easy ways to teach preschoolers about data analysis! AKA graphing skills. Preschoolers play this simple board game and “collect”apple colors while playing, adding them to the game scorecard. The game ends when one color of apple reaches ten.
Pumpkin Seed 1 More, 1 Less Counting Activity
Even at the beginning of the school year, preschoolers are capable of learning basic addition and subtraction skills. This takes the form of one more, one less activities. With these cards, preschoolers practice making sets of one more and one less, all in a pumpkin theme!
Fun Learning Manipulatives for Apples and Pumpkins Activities
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I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.