Teaching special events and topics for October 2019

Take the stress out of the autumn term and keep your pupils fully engaged with these teaching events and topics for October 2020. At Busy Things for Schools, we’ve got an extensive selection of games and resources, including World Space Week and National Poetry Day that you can use to create seasonal lesson plans across a huge range of different subjects. Kids will really love drawing their own spooky monsters as part of our Halloween activities!


Try out all these resources in your classroom and lots more...



Walk to school month

1st - 31st October 2020

 Tally how your class get to school and make a graph on Busy Things.

The Big Draw

1st - 31st October 2020

Busy Things is packed with creative tools, perfect to get children excited about drawing and art from a young age.


World Smile Day

2nd October 2020

Spread smiles around your classroom on World Smile Day! 

Use Busy Things resources to get creative, have a look at the teeth behind the smile and think about emotional literacy.



2nd - 9th October 2020

Use our writing templates to write about the festival of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles.


National Poetry Day

3rd October 2020

Why not use Busy Things on National Poetry day? 


World Animal Day

4th October 2020

World animal day activities on Busy Things include an all about My Pet writing template with ready-made clip art, photographs, paint and writing tools and a graph template for the class to collect date on favourite animals and pets.


World Space Week

4th - 10th October 2020

There are plenty of World Space Week school activities on Busy Things. Ask your class to design a spaceship, write about a planet or label the solar system!


Shemini Atzeret and Simchat

9th - 11th October 2020

Use our templates to write about the Jewish festivals for Shemini Atzerat and Simchat Torah.


World Food Day

16th October 2020

Busy Things is packed full of World Food Day activities! Whether it's labelling fruit and vegetables, creating favourite food graphs or exploring where coco beans are grown around the world - there's plenty to choose from on Busy Things!



31st October 2020

Ask your class to design a monster or try out our ready made templates and art and text tools to create some spooky topic work!


Busy Things also includes wicked witch colouring, pumpkin carving and a monster cup cake recipe!


Autumn activities

Sept 23rd - Dec 22nd 2020

Why not write about Autumn as part of a weather project?


Busy Things includes plenty of activities to create a topic exploring the weather and the seasons.