Tweaking an Activity
Sometimes you can take an activity that you already do and supplies that you already have on hand and adapt them to fit your theme really easily instead of reinventing the wheel!
This activity is one of those times that I took a preexisting activity that someone else had purchased and tweaked it to fit my theme and be a lot more fun!
This is a set of patterning manipulatives that I threw into a tub of fall colored water beads.
They are still doing the same activity of putting the little animals into patterns using the pattern cards that came with them, but now they have a fun sensory experience at the same time.
Take what you have and think about how you can make it work with what you are already doing with your theme.