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200+ Best Preschool Themes and Lesson Plans

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Here are 200+ of the best preschool themes, lesson plans, activities, and printables. Perfect for weekly or monthly themed learning or unit studies. 

The preschool years are so much fun. Children are so excited about everything at this age and love exploring new things. I feel like I was lucky to teach preschool for several years and really enjoyed putting together themed learning units.

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200+ of the Best Preschool Themes and Preschool Lesson Plans

Perfect for toddlers and kindergarten too.

Preschoolers are a ton of fun! At this age, your little learners are so excited about learning and exploring new things. Teaching preschool learners with themed lessons has lots of advantages. You can get creative coming up with your own unique themes, or check out some of the preschool themes I’ve compiled for you below. 

Themed units provide an easy way for parents and teachers to help preschool learners focus and engage in lessons and activities. Using a theme is also an easy way to combine lots of different subjects. Teaching with themes is effective and appealing for preschool learners. 

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I really like creating fun preschool themes for lessons here at home. There are so many different possibilities! For fun, let your preschooler get involved. You might be pleasantly surprised by the themes they choose. 

Need ideas? I’ve combined over 200 preschool lessons into exciting themes for your little learners. Check out some of the themes below including animals, places, seasons, and holidays. These preschool themes include activities, book suggestions, snack ideas, and arts and crafts. These lessons combine core subjects as well as art, sensory play, and drama to provide a well-rounded experience for your preschool learners. 

Preschool Theme Ideas

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Click on the links below for Preschool lesson plans and themes with activities for language, art, science, math, sensory play, dramatic play, reading, writing and so much more.

Find over 200 of The Best Preschool Themes and Preschool Lesson Plans, Whether you need ideas for alphabet activities, 100th Day of School. All About Me, Apples,  Transportation Theme, Beach theme, Fall Theme, Spring themes, Fall Leaves. Farm, Feelings. Use thematic unit studies to engage children in learning. Themes for Preschool and Kindergarten, Tons of Pre-K activities and Preschool Topics

Animal Themes

If your preschooler loves animals, you’ll definitely want to try some of these fun animal themed lessons.

There’s everything from alligators to dolphins and horses to sharks. If you’re teaching a future zoologist, they’re going to love learning with these creative animal preschool themes.

Alligator

Animals

Ants

Bears

Bees

Birds

Bugs

Bunnies

Butterflies

Dinosaurs

Dogs

Dolphins

Ducks

Elephants

Fish

Forest Animals

Frogs

Honeybee

Horses

Insects

Ladybugs

Land Animals

Marine Life

Monkeys

Ocean Life

Owls

Penguins

Pets

Polar Animals

Reptiles

Sea Life

Sharks

Snails

Squirrels

Turtles

Unicorn

Whales

Winter Animals

Woodland Animals

Worms

Find over 200 of The Best Preschool Themes and Preschool Lesson Plans, Whether you need ideas for alphabet activities, 100th Day of School. All About Me, Apples,  Transportation Theme, Beach theme, Fall Theme, Spring themes, Fall Leaves. Farm, Feelings. Use thematic unit studies to engage children in learning. Themes for Preschool and Kindergarten, Tons of Pre-K activities and Preschool Topics

Science Themes

Wanna be a mad scientist? Science experiments are tons of fun for kids of all ages. Science isn’t all about creating baking soda volcanoes and chemical reactions though.

You can help your preschool learners develop a love of science by studying anatomy, dentistry, fare safety, the solar system, and lots of other fun science themes together.

 Try a science focused preschool theme.

Anatomy

Animal Adaptation

Babies

Body

Botany

Classify Animals Omnivore, Herbivore, Carnivore

Clouds

Dental

Dirt

Eggs

Fire Safety

Five Senses

Flowers

Germs

Health

Hibernation

Icicles

Kids in the Kitchen

Migration

Moon

Nature

Nutrition

Plant Cells

Plants

Rainbows

Recycling

Robots

Rocks

Science

Senses

Snow

Solar System

Tools

Trees

Veterinary

Volcano

Water

Weather

What Floats

X-Ray

Find over 200 of The Best Preschool Themes and Preschool Lesson Plans, Whether you need ideas for alphabet activities, 100th Day of School. All About Me, Apples,  Transportation Theme, Beach theme, Fall Theme, Spring themes, Fall Leaves. Farm, Feelings. Use thematic unit studies to engage children in learning. Themes for Preschool and Kindergarten, Tons of Pre-K activities and Preschool Topics

Math Themes

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Preschool learners usually aren’t ready for complex equations, but practicing early math skills can be a lot of fun when you’ve got the right theme. Why not celebrate 100 days of school with an engaging preschool theme for the occasion? Preschool is the perfect time to study important early math concepts like shapes, calendars, and magnets too.

Try one of these math focused preschool themes:

100 Days of School

Big and Little

Blocks

Calendar

Colors

I Spy

Magnets

Numbers

Shapes

Find over 200 of The Best Preschool Themes and Preschool Lesson Plans, Whether you need ideas for alphabet activities, 100th Day of School. All About Me, Apples,  Transportation Theme, Beach theme, Fall Theme, Spring themes, Fall Leaves. Farm, Feelings. Use thematic unit studies to engage children in learning. Themes for Preschool and Kindergarten, Tons of Pre-K activities and Preschool Topics

Holiday & Seasonal Themes

Who doesn’t love a good holiday theme? Theming your preschool lessons based on the season or an upcoming holiday is an exciting way to get kids ready to celebrate and help them focus on important concepts. Check out these holiday themes:

Advent

Chanukkah

Chinese New Year

Christmas

Earth Day

Fall

Father’s Day

Graduation

Groundhog Day

Halloween

Harvest

Holiday

Leaves

Memorial Day

Mother’s Day

Pumpkins

Scarecrows & Squirrels

Seasons

Spring

St. Patrick’s Day

Summer

Thanksgiving

Vacation

Valentine’s Day

Winter

Find over 200 of The Best Preschool Themes and Preschool Lesson Plans, Whether you need ideas for alphabet activities, 100th Day of School. All About Me, Apples,  Transportation Theme, Beach theme, Fall Theme, Spring themes, Fall Leaves. Farm, Feelings. Use thematic unit studies to engage children in learning. Themes for Preschool and Kindergarten, Tons of Pre-K activities and Preschool Topics

Food and Nutrition Preschool Themes

Themed snacks are always a fun way to reinforce early learning concepts with preschoolers, but studying foods and using food related learning themes can be really entertaining too. Why not try a gingerbread themed lesson?

You could even teach your preschooler how to bake a cake during a cake themed preschool week. Does your preschooler love tagging along on a trip to the grocery store? If so, you don’t want to miss these adorable food themes.

Apples

Breakfast

Cake

Cookies

Cupcakes

Fruit

Gingerbread

Grocery Store

Health

Ice Cream

Lemonade

Nutrition

Nuts

Picnics

Seeds

Strawberries

Vegetables

Watermelon

Find over 200 of The Best Preschool Themes and Preschool Lesson Plans, Whether you need ideas for alphabet activities, 100th Day of School. All About Me, Apples,  Transportation Theme, Beach theme, Fall Theme, Spring themes, Fall Leaves. Farm, Feelings. Use thematic unit studies to engage children in learning. Themes for Preschool and Kindergarten, Tons of Pre-K activities and Preschool Topics

Places and Travel Preschool Themes

Are you educating a world traveler? Check out these preschool themes centered around locations like the beach and the farm. Discover your own city with a community themed lesson.

Then, explore the jungle, ocean zones, or a castle with these preschool themes:

Arctic / Antarctica

Beach

Carnivals

Castle

Caves

Community

Farm

Garden

Geography

Habitat

Homes

Igloo

Jungle

Luau

Maps

Multicultural

My Place in the World

Ocean Zones

Ponds

Pools

Puddles

Rainforest

Under the Sea

Western

World

Zoo

Are you looking for free printable activities for kids? These math, science, and literacy printables cover a variety of skills, themes,  and levels of ability. All of your preschool printables and activities can be found here.

Sports Preschool Themes

Got a future athlete in your preschool room? You’ll be the star of the team with these exciting athletic themes: 

Ballet

Baseball

Basketball

Dance

Fishing

Football

Gymnastics

Obstacle Course

Olympics

Soccer

Sports

Find over 200 of The Best Preschool Themes and Preschool Lesson Plans, Whether you need ideas for alphabet activities, 100th Day of School. All About Me, Apples,  Transportation Theme, Beach theme, Fall Theme, Spring themes, Fall Leaves. Farm, Feelings. Use thematic unit studies to engage children in learning. Themes for Preschool and Kindergarten, Tons of Pre-K activities and Preschool Topics

Arts Preschool Themes

Arts and crafts are an easy way to help lessons come to life, but why stop there? You can use one of these easy art focused and favorite author preschool themes.

You can focus on music, books, poetry, or visual art with these creative preschool themed lessons:

Art

Authors

Books

Favorite Author

Fiction Books

Music

Non-Fiction Books

Poetry

Find over 200 of The Best Preschool Themes and Preschool Lesson Plans, Whether you need ideas for alphabet activities, 100th Day of School. All About Me, Apples,  Transportation Theme, Beach theme, Fall Theme, Spring themes, Fall Leaves. Farm, Feelings. Use thematic unit studies to engage children in learning. Themes for Preschool and Kindergarten, Tons of Pre-K activities and Preschool Topics

Character Building Themes

If you’re working on building character, preschool themes can really help get the message across. Whether you’re teaching your kids about friendship or feelings, easy to use preschool activity themes can help kids develop a deeper understanding of these important concepts.

Try a character building preschool theme with your little one:

All About Me

Emotions

Feelings

Friendship

Kindness

Love

Peace

Find over 200 of The Best Preschool Themes and Preschool Lesson Plans, Whether you need ideas for alphabet activities, 100th Day of School. All About Me, Apples,  Transportation Theme, Beach theme, Fall Theme, Spring themes, Fall Leaves. Farm, Feelings. Use thematic unit studies to engage children in learning. Themes for Preschool and Kindergarten, Tons of Pre-K activities and Preschool Topics

More Fun Preschool Themes 

There are so many fun preschool themes you can explore on your learning journey together. Remember to spend quality time exploring a variety of topics at your own pace. I hope these engaging and creative themes make it easy to have fun and learn a lot with your little ones. Want more themed lessons?

Check out these miscellaneous preschool themes your little learners are sure to love exploring:

Alphabet

Balloons

Camping

Cars

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Clowns

Community Helpers

Cowboys

Dolls

Dr. Seuss

Fairies

Fairy Tales

Kites

Monsters

Pirates

Princess

Queen for a Day

Reading

Rhyming

Shells

Snakes

Tea Party

Teddy Bears

Trains

Transportation

Trucks

Yellow

Preschool Activities

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Preschool Theme Ideas

Whatever theme you chose to fill your days with, you’ll find awesome ideas here.

Do you have ideas for a preschool theme I didn’t include?

I’m creating new themes all the time! I’d love to check out your suggestions and ideas in the comments, so don’t forget to share.

Theme Lesson Plans for Preschool and Kindergarten

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These preschool activities will bring a smile to any child’s face, and provide them with wonderful hands-on activities and learning fun.

Preschool Themes Printable List

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