October Holidays and Events
Preschool Activities and Crafts

October 2023 Printable Calendar

October holidays and events printable crafts, themes, activities, lesson plans and coloring pages suitable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten.

Holidays, Events and Observances

National Children's Health Month &
2nd: Child Health Day - First Monday

Crime Prevention Month:
* Community Helper > The Police Officer
 * Be Careful with Strangers > Little Red Riding Hood

International School Library Month [info.]:
* Explore picture books @ your library
* Community helper: The Librarian

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

5th: World Teachers' Day [info.]

8th-14th: Fire Prevention Week
Sun. through Sat. week in which Oct. 9th falls

9th: World Post Day [info.]

9th: Thanksgiving Canada - 2nd Monday:
* Maple Leaf Turkey
* Maple Leaves Stand-up Turkey
* Thanksgiving theme

9th: Columbus Day - 2nd Monday
Land was sighted on October 12, 1492

12th: National Farmer's Day [info.]

15th: Global Handwashing Day [info.]

16th: World Food Day [info.]

15th-21st: National Character Counts Week [info.]
3rd full week

16th-20th: National School bus Safety Week
[info.] [printables] [video]
3rd full week M-F

24th: United Nations Day: Character Education

25th: Pablo Picasso's Birthday:
* Collage technique lesson plan

28th: The Statue of Liberty's Birthday:
* Online jigsaw puzzle & coloring page
* Craft: Statue of Liberty paper model

30th: National Candy Corn Day

31st: Halloween

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Animals - Pets & Environment Observances

Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month
National Pet Wellness month
International Dinosaur Month
Last Friday: World Lemur Day
Last week Mon-Sun: Bat Week [info]
First Monday: World Habitat Day
2nd Wed: National Fossil Day [info.]
2nd Fri: World Egg Day
2nd: World Farm Animals Day

8th: World Octopus Day
21st: Reptile Awareness Day
29th: National Cat Day

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