October’s box is here! Orchard Harvest is such a great theme for fall / October. It covers fruit, trees, orchard animals and experiencing the textures of fruit skins and shells. Here are some orchard fall preschool activities we’ve done in the past. Try this hands-on science activity that’s perfect for fall as you clean out the garden: Pounding Colors. Be sure to explore seeds in preschool this fall too. This is What’s in the Box: Orchard Harvest.
About Orchard Harvest
This month, science comes to life as your child discovers the wonder of orchards. He will get to know the parts of a tree and investigate the fruit and seeds that grow from them. Next, he will identify the animals that call an orchard home. He will sneak like a raccoon and polka with a porcupine. Get ready for an exciting month of peeling bananas, mashing avocados, painting with a pokey chestnut and cracking a bumpy walnut!
What’s in the Box: Orchard Harvest
Four Weekly Themes
The Orchard Harvest theme consists of these four weekly themes: Tree Life Cycle, Fruit Trees, Animals in the Orchard and Skins and Shells. I love how complete Mother Goose Time is! The weekly themes cover all the aspects of the orchard and makes it interesting for kids.
October’s Calendar, Family Newsletter and My Creative Mind sheets
Letter Builders Loose Parts / Letter Cards – my group is responding well to the loose parts letter builders.
Trunks and Bear Waits book, shape manipulative and Square Song card. The shape songs and display cards are an excellent addition this year!
Branches – how do you like the letter booklets? We love them!
Leaves – also incorporating nature and loose parts. Love it!
Apples & new Forest Friend “Bear” along with the patience character trait. The manipulative mats are beautiful! And another great book.
Cherries – I love the big crayon colors!
Lemons – it looks like sign language cards are back!
Did you notice this card with directions for mixing the color orange? I like it! Easy for kids to follow.
Birds – Love the magnet sets that coordinate with the book and puzzle and encourage literacy skills.
Chestnuts – do you have chestnuts in your area? I don’t think we do, I’ve never seen them here. Interesting to learn about though. We’ve made the pears before and the kids love them.
October Book List
So that’s What’s in