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21+ January Preschool Themes with Lesson Plans and Activities

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January Preschool Themes with Lesson Plans and Activities are full of hands-on activities to enjoy this winter. These preschool themes are perfect for the Winter. Pick your favorite preschool activity or do several, your children will be learning and exploring all season long. Children of all ages can enjoy these wonderful winter themes with activities and printables. Whether you are a homeschool mom, adding monthly theme activities to your week, or you are a classroom teacher you’ve come to the right place.

Preschool Themes

January Preschool Themes with Lesson Plans and Preschool Activities, These Fun January Preschool Activities explore winter, BEARS, Winter Animals, Nature, Penguins, Snow and so much more. Preschoolers will enjoy these fun hands on activities with monthly winter themes that include List of Themes for Preschool, January Holidays, Preschool Activities, and Preschool Lesson Plans for the Year

January Preschool Themes with Lesson Plans and Activities

This January Preschool Themes Page is full of activities for winter fun and learning. You’ll find science, nature, sensory, crafts, geography, holidays, hands-on activities, language, writing and more. We hope you enjoy all of the ideas you find here

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Winter Preschool Themes

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Antarctica

Check out my amazing Antarctica unit study for lesson plans and preschool theme ideas your little learners will love. The Montessori puzzles and three part cards were a big hit at our house.

Arctic

Study animal tracks in the Arctic with this frozen foam dough recipe that looks just like snow!

Bears

Practice early math skills with your preschoolers using adorable bear manipulatives from Montessori by Mom Toolbox. Then, explore bear caves with cave sensory play ideas.

Clouds

Learn about the weather with your preschoolers, beginning with this cool rain cloud in a jar experiment.

Hibernation & Migration

Preschool is the perfect time to begin teaching your kids about hibernation, migration, and how they’re different. You can use these adorable winter animal worksheets to help your preschoolers begin to understand how animals hibernate and migrate in Winter.

Hot Chocolate

January is the perfect time for a really cute hot chocolate theme. Make this hot chocolate slime with your preschoolers for a sensory learning activity they won’t forget.

Ice

You can use this project to teach your preschoolers about important concepts like global warming and melting ice in the Arctic. This endangered ocean animals sensory play will engage your preschoolers for hours while teaching important lessons too.

Mittens

These easy mitten themed activities are perfect for preschoolers or toddlers this Winter. Practice sorting, matching, and lacing with printable mitten templates and concrete objects.

Owls

Learn about owls at home with your preschool learners or toddlers in this exciting Winter sensory bin activity.

Pinecones

You can bring nature inside for your preschoolers to explore while it’s cold outside as you learn about pinecones, evergreen trees, and nature in the Winter.

Snow

Engage all 5 senses with this fluffy snow slime recipe that’s perfect for a Winter themed preschool sensory play experience.

Snowflake

This Winter science experiment for preschoolers is the perfect way to begin learning about snowflakes as you create your own crystal snowflake ornaments with borax and pipe cleaners.

Snowman

Help your preschoolers build emotional awareness with printable snowman activities this Winter.

Winter Animals

Learn all about penguins with the best preschool penguin activity printables and lesson plans including book suggestions, movement activities, and 3 part Montessori winter animal cards.


Letter of The Week Crafts 

January Preschool Themes with Lesson Plans and Preschool Activities, These Fun January Preschool Activities explore winter, BEARS, Winter Animals, Nature, Penguins, Snow and so much more. Preschoolers will enjoy these fun hands on activities with monthly winter themes that include List of Themes for Preschool, January Holidays, Preschool Activities, and Preschool Lesson Plans for the Year

January Themes and Holidays

New Year’s Day 

Celebrate with a “Noon Year’s Eve” kickoff your preschoolers will love! Balloon drops, confetti poppers, DIY noise makers, freeze dance, and sweet treats will have all your preschoolers excited about ringing in the New Year. 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Read I Am Brave: A Little Book about Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer with your preschoolers this year.

National Spaghetti Day

You can have a lot of fun celebrating National Spaghetti day with your preschoolers this year. Make spaghetti for lunch and learn to sing On Top of Spaghetti

National Bird Day

Celebrate National Bird Day with your preschoolers by making a DIY birdfeeder together to help the birds in your backyard this Winter.

Winnie the Pooh Day for The Birthday of author A.A. Milne (January 18th)

Celebrate with more than 40 Winnie the Pooh themed activities and crafts that are perfect for the holiday including sensory bin ideas and cupcake recipes.

Penguin Awareness Day

Learn all about these amazing creatures with these preschool penguin activities.

National Pie Day

Make pumpkin pie playdough for sensory play or work together in the kitchen to create a sweet dessert for the holiday.

Preschool Activities

Homemade Bird Feeders

Preschool Weekly Themes and Activities for January

January Preschool Themes with Lesson Plans and Preschool Activities, These Fun January Preschool Activities explore winter, BEARS, Winter Animals, Nature, Penguins, Snow and so much more. Preschoolers will enjoy these fun hands on activities with monthly winter themes that include List of Themes for Preschool, January Holidays, Preschool Activities, and Preschool Lesson Plans for the Year

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Winter Books for Preschoolers

The MittenSnow (Sunburst Books)The Polar Bear Wish (A Wish Book)Curious About Snow (Smithsonian)The Snowy NapWinter Wonderland (Picture the Seasons)Over and Under the SnowBear Snores On (The Bear Books)

Visual Schedule Printables Picture Cards 

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January Preschool Themes with Lesson Plans and Preschool Activities, These Fun January Preschool Activities explore winter, BEARS, Winter Animals, Nature, Penguins, Snow and so much more. Preschoolers will enjoy these fun hands on activities with monthly winter themes that include List of Themes for Preschool, January Holidays, Preschool Activities, and Preschool Lesson Plans for the Year

35+ Winter Preschool Themes and Lesson Plans

January Preschool Themes with Lesson Plans and Preschool Activities, Preschoolers will enjoy these fun hands on activities with monthly winter themes that include activities and printables, List of Themes for Preschool, January Holidays, Preschool Activities, Preschool Lesson Plans for the Year

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