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.
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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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.
Study animal tracks in the Arctic with this frozen foam dough recipe that looks just like snow!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about owls at home with your preschool learners or toddlers in this exciting Winter sensory bin activity.
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.
Engage all 5 senses with this fluffy snow slime recipe that’s perfect for a Winter themed preschool sensory play experience.
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.
Help your preschoolers build emotional awareness with printable snowman activities this Winter.
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.
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.
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