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.
Themes for Preschool and Kindergarten
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.
Free Preschool Weekly Themes
Preschool Lesson Plans
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
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.
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.
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.
Kids in the Kitchen
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
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:
Chinese New Year
Scarecrows & Squirrels
St. Patrick’s Day
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.
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:
My Place in the World
Under the Sea
Sports Preschool Themes
Got a future athlete in your preschool room? You’ll be the star of the team with these exciting athletic themes:
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:
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
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:
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Queen for a Day
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
These preschool activities will bring a smile to any child’s face, and provide them with wonderful hands-on activities and learning fun.
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