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October 2018 Printable Calendar

October holidays and events printable crafts, themes, activities, lesson plans and coloring pages suitable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten.
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Holidays, Events and Observances Suggested Activities

Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

Dog theme

Child Health Month
Child Health Day - First Monday in October

Themes > Nutrition and Health - Safety

Crime Prevention Month

* Community Helper > The Police Officer
 * Be Careful with Strangers > Little Red Riding Hood Activities

International Dinosaur Month

Dinosaurs theme

International School Library Month [info.]

Explore one of these picture books @ your library
Community helper: The Librarian

Family History Month

Autumn Family Landscape lesson plan

World Farm Animals Day - October 2nd
Farmer's Day - October 12th

* Farm theme
* Community Helper > The Farmer

World Teachers' Day [info.] - October 5th

Community Helper > The Teacher

World Space Week [info.] October 4th - 10th

Outer space theme

Fire Prevention Week - October 7th - 13th
Since 1922, observed during the Sunday through Saturday week in which October 9th falls

Community Helper > The Firefighter

Happy Thanksgiving Canada - October 8th
Observed 2nd Monday in October

* Maple Leaf Turkey
* Maple Leaves Stand-up Turkey
* Thanksgiving theme

Columbus Day - October 8th
Observed 2nd Monday in October
Land was sighted on October 12, 1492

Columbus Day activities

World Egg Day - October 12th [info.]
Observed 2nd Friday in October

Egg theme

World Food Day [info.] - October 16th

Nutrition theme

National Character Counts Week [info.] - October 21st - 27th
3rd full week

Character education activities

National School bus Safety Week [info.]
October 22nd - 26th

3rd full week M-F

School bus theme

Reptile Awareness Day - October 21st

Reptiles theme

United Nations Day - October 24th

Character Education theme

Pablo Picasso's Birthday - October 25th

Collage technique lesson plan

The Statue of Liberty's Birthday - October 28th

Visit this online puzzle and coloring page to get the children acquainted with one of our most beloved monuments.
Help your child assemble this Statue of Liberty paper model.

National Candy Corn Day - October 30th

Candy corn theme

Halloween - October 31st

Halloween theme