Happy Fall, all! September is here and has brought with it lots of opportunities for learning fun. As we move from summer into fall, you’ll find the free printable Ways to Play Every Day September Activity Calendar for Preschoolers has great themes suited for your classroom or home learning. This month’s activities are centered around apples, squirrels and acorns, forest animals, and welcoming in the season of fall.

Free Printable Ways to Play in September Activity Calendar for Preschoolers

Ways to Play Every Day: September Activity Calendar for Preschoolers

This daily activity calendar for preschoolers offers prompts for daily learning, exploration, and creativity. This free September activity printable is suited for preschool teachers for their classrooms or for parents to use in the home. Follow the calendar each day for activities that correspond with the book list or choose activities at random to inspire play. Below you’ll find each calendar activity, as well as links to printables, activity instructions, and book lists that you can use to supplement each one.

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Week One: Ways to Play with Apples Activities for Preschoolers

  • Taste test different types of apples.
  • Play an apple math game.
  • Create fizzing apple art.
  • Weigh and compare apples with other items.
  • Practice writing the alphabet in applesauce.
  • Make apple pie playdough and try pre-writing with apple-spiced playdough.
  • Go apple picking.

Books for this week’s activities:

apple books for preschoolers

Fall Apples: Crisp and Juicy

Ten Red Apples

Apples, Apples, Apples

The Biggest Apple Ever


Apple Pie ABC

Up Up Up! It’s Apple Picking Time

Week Two: Ways to Play with Acorns and Squirrels Activities for Preschoolers

  • Arrange paper acorns by size.
  • Do an acorn art craft.
  • Practice matching upper/lowercase letters with this free acorn printable.
  • Make a squirrel feeder.
  • Go on a search for acorns.
  • Play in an acorn sensory bin.
  • Practice counting with playdough acorn mats.
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Books for this week’s activities:

Acorn and Squirrel Books for Preschoolers

Little Acorn

Tales from Nature: Squirrel

Because of an Acorn

Nuts to You!

The Acorn and the Oak Tree

Acorns Everywhere!

One More Acorn

Week Three: Ways to Play with Forest Animals Activities for Preschoolers

  • Practice counting with these forest themed clip cards.
  • Create tree bark rubbing art.
  • Look for animal tracks in a local wooded area.
  • Play in a forest animal sensory bin.
  • Do nocturnal forest animal yoga.
  • Build an owl nest out of playdough and sticks.
  • Have fun with a forest animal i-spy game.

Books for this week’s activities:

Books about Forest Animals for Preschoolers

in the Forest

Busy Tree

Tracks, Little Tracks

Busy Little Squirrel

Fox in the Dark

Owl’s Night

Looking for a Moose

Week Four: Ways to Play with FUN Fall Activities for Preschoolers

  • Examine leaves with a magnifying glass.
  • Practice counting numbers 1-20 with leaves.
  • Play in a fall sensory bin.
  • Make fall leaf suncatchers.
  • Go on a walk and look for trees changing color.
  • Sort leaves by color or size.
  • Create fall tree shaving cream art.

Books for this week’s activities:

Awesome Autumn

Counting on Fall

By the Light of the Harvest Moon

Hello, Fall!: A Picture Book

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Yellow Time


Free September Activity Calendar for Preschoolers

Let this calendar inspire you to play every day with these fun, easy preschool
activities for September!

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