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Pre-K | November Activities

Month-by-Month Literacy Activities to Get Ready for Kindergarten!

Get your child ready for literacy in Kindergarten through simple everyday activities and play!

Kids can learn valuable skills through small, teachable moments during a normal day. This means no grueling work sessions with flash cards, buying expensive educational toys or completing tedious worksheets!

These free Pre-K reading activities for November can help your child get an early start on reading!

Print Knowledge

It’s Fall! Find books at the library about the changing colors of leaves.

  • Red Leaf Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert,
  • We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger,
  • Why Do Leaves Change Color? By Betsy Maestro
  • Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber
  • Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson
  • Watching the Seasons by Edana Eckart
  • The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons

Phonemic Awareness

Fall is often a time for watching football and eating yummy foods at Thanksgiving.

  • Rhyming Fun

As you play ball outside with your child, try giving them a word that they must rhyme each time they throw or kick you the ball. For example, say “sit”, then have them say the next word, “pit”. Whoever can think of the last rhyming word wins!

  • Yummy Rhymes

Make it a habit to ask your child what sound a food starts with each time you eat dinner together. For example: “What sound does mmmmmacaroni start with?” You want them to imitate and say the sound “mmmm”. If they can also tell you the letter, that’s even better!

Letter Knowledge

Letters: o, g

  • O, o is for octopus
    • Read
      • How to Hide an Octopus by Ruth Heller
      • Over in the Ocean by Marianne Berkes
      • Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andraede
    • Talk about the short and long O sounds (octopus/ocean) as you read the stories
    • Writing: Put oatmeal on a plate and have your child write the letter O and review the other letters that he knows.
  • G, g is for goat, girl, gorilla
    • Read
      • Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
      • Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall
      • Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathman
    • Writing: Use pipe cleaners to shape letters.


  • Put some oatmeal on a plate and have your child write the letter O, then G. Have them review the letters they’ve learned before, too.
  • Using long socks, have them create the letter shapes for O and G.
  • Remember to show them an example of how the letters are written, so they can copy the shape.
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