October Monthly Activities

Monthly Activities

Websites to Explore

  • H.I.P. Pocket Change - The United States Mint has a website just for kids! Here you can learn all about money and even create your own coin!
  • Toy Theater - At the Toy Theater you can compose music, make art, play Tic Tac Toe, and explore the interactive playset.

Books to Read

  • 1 Big Salad by Juana Medina
  • 1 Zany Zoo by Lori Degman; illustrated by Colin Jack
  • 100 Bugs! A Counting Book by Kate Narita; illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman
  • 123 Dream by Kim Krans
  • 88 Instruments by Chris Barton; illustrated by Louis Thomas
  • Apple Countdown by Joan Holub; illustrated by Jan Smith
  • At the Supermarket by Anne Rockwell
  • The Backwards Birthday Party by Tom Chapin and John Forster; llustrated by Chuck Groenink
  • Bear Counts by Karma Wilson; illustrated by Jane Chapman
  • Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park; illustrated by Ho Baek Lee
  • Billions of Bricks: a counting book about building by Kurt Cyrus
  • Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
  • Busy Builders, Busy Week! by Jean Reidy; illustrated by Leo Timmers
  • Crash! Boom! A Math Tale by Robie Harris; illustrated by Chris Chatterton
  • The Crayons' Book of Numbers by Drew Daywalt; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
  • Dinosaur Dance! by Sandra Boynton
  • Dirt Cheap by Mark Hoffman
  • Fire Chief Fran by Linda Ashman; Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
  • Fire Engines No. 9 by Mike Austin
  • Flora and the Chicks: a counting book by Molly Idle
  • Found Dogs by Erica Sirotich
  • Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre
  • Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming
  • Good Morning Yoga: a pose-by-pose wake up story by Mariam Gates; illustrated by Sarah Jane Hinder
  • The Great and Mighty Nikko by Xavier Garza
  • A Greyhound, a Groundhog by Emily Jenkins; illustrated by Chris Appelhans
  • Hickory Dickory Dock by Keith Baker
  • Hot Rod Hamster: Monster Truck Mania! by Cynthia Lord; pictures by Derek Anderson
  • I Don't Want to be Big by Dev Petty; illustrated by Mike Boldt
  • It's Shoe Time! by Bryan Collier
  • Lemonade in Winter: a book about two kids counting money by Emily Jenkins; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
  • Let's Play! by Hervé Tullet
  • Ling & Ting Share a Birthday by Grace Lin
  • Llama Llama, Nighty-Night by Anna Dewdney
  • Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker & Tom Lichtenheld
  • Monsters Play... Counting by Flavia Z. Drago
  • No Two Alike by Keith Baker
  • One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
  • One Family by George Shannon; pictures by Blanca Gomez
  • One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers by Roseanne Greenfield Thong; illustrated by John Parra
  • One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me! by John Micklos Jr.; illustrated by Clive McFarland
  • Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon
  • Pepper & Poe by Frann Preston-Gannon
  • Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
  • Push! Dig! Scoop!: a construction counting rhyme by Rhonda Gowler Greene; illustrated by Daniel Kirk
  • Sam Sorts (One Hundred Favorite Things) by Marthe Jocelyn
  • Sheep Won’t Sleep by Judy Cox; illustrated by Nina Cuneo
  • Shoe-la-la! by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  • Shout! Shout it Out! by Denise Fleming
  • Sock on the Loose by Conor McGlauflin
  • Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin Jr. & Michael Sampson; illustrated by Brian Won
  • Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani
  • Stanley's Store by William Bee
  • Symphony for a Broken Orchestra by Amy Ignatow; illustrated by Gwen Millward
  • Ten Orange Pumpkins: a counting book by Stephen Savage
  • Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure by Derek Anderson
  • Ten Spooky Pumpkins by Gris Grimly
  • Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
  • Today is Monday by Eric Carle
  • Walk and See 123 by Rosalind Bearnshaw
  • Will Sheep Sleep? by Hilary Leung
  • Zip! Zoom! On a Broom by Teri Sloat; illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet

Read & Rhyme

 Five little pumpkins, sitting on a gate.
The first one says, "Oh my it's getting late!"
The second one says, "There is frost in the air!"
The third one says, "We don't care!"
The fourth one says, "Let's run, run, run!"

The fifth one says, "Are you ready for some fun?"
Then whooooo went the wind and OUT went the lights,
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

(from Abby the Librarian)


Original artwork by Helen Correll