These November Preschool Themes with Lesson Plans and Activities are full of hands-on activities to do this fall and winter. Whether you homeschool preschool, enjoy adding monthly theme activities, or you are a teacher you’ve come to the right place. These preschool themes are perfect for November! Pick one theme that you love or do several, your children will be learning and exploring all season. Children of all ages can enjoy these fun fall themes with activities and printables.
Preschool Themes for November
18+ November Preschool Themes with Lesson Plans and Activities
This November Preschool Themes Page is full of activities for Thanksgiving, fall ideas, math, science, crafts, history, with hands-on activities, language, writing, and more. We hope you enjoy all of the ideas you find here.
There are lots of exciting November preschool themes you can explore with your little ones this Fall! I’ve gathered several lesson plans, activities, and printables for you to enjoy this month with your preschoolers.
These activities are perfect for homeschool unit studies or delight-directed lessons. They’re also great for teachers to use in preschool classrooms this November. Just looking for some fun themed learning activities to enjoy this month? You’ve come to the right place.
Whether you pick a single November preschool theme activity or enjoy several, your kids are going to have so much fun with these exciting November learning activities! These activities are designed with preschool learners in mind, but they’re still a lot of fun for kids of all ages.
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Fall Preschool Themes
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- Make a bird feeder together with your preschoolers and enjoy learning about bird habitats and local birds for an entertaining November STEM activity.
- Birdseed ornaments are another fun way you can explore how and what birds eat while observing the birds in your very own backyard. There are several different cute birdseed ornament ideas available for you to explore with your preschoolers this Fall.
- Scoop up some Backyard Bird printables! These Montessori inspired bird printables are perfect for sorting, exploring, and learning about local birds together with your little ones this Autumn
- We like to celebrate book week with a day spent at the local library. There are usually fun activities in the children’s section. Plus, there’s something magical and inspiring about walking into a room filled with colorful stories that can take you anywhere. Or we make a pretend Library at our house and the children check out piles of books and spend the day reading with special treats.
- The weather is getting cooler, the pumpkin spice is out, and it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with a really great book! Why not start a read-aloud with your little ones? Try a longer book. Snuggle up with cocoa, have your preschoolers close their eyes and imagine the magical world in these themed picture books.
- Corn crafts are so fun this time of year! Have you ever painted with corn? Check out these corn paintings for a really cute preschool art project you’ll all have fun with.
- Make popcorn together! Snack time is the perfect opportunity to reinforce all the fun lessons you’re learning with your preschoolers. A fun themed snack will help them remember everything they’ve learned about corn this November! Plus, who doesn’t love popcorn? It’s delicious!
- Want more sensory fun? Try some popcorn slime! The recipe is really easy and it’s a lot of fun for preschoolers and bigger kids too!
Preschool Activities for November
- This November, families all over the nation will be gathering together in their own ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect time to talk about families with your preschooler. You can help them prepare for a variety of situations and develop an understanding that love and family come in all shapes and sizes. Use Shelley Rotner’s book Families to help you get started.
- Make s’mores! If your preschooler is an experienced s’more maker, he might enjoy creating his own recipe! Try using chocolate chip cookies instead of graham crackers, explore using white chocolate or flavored marshmallows, consider adding sprinkles too.
- Check out the fun fall themed activities in this printable learning pack. It’s a great way to incorporate s’more fun on a rainy day.
- Try a Turkey themed art project with your preschool learners. Explore creating turkeys with puffy paint for a fun sensory art project with your preschoolers this Fall.
- Turkey Salt Painting is a science experiment and art project in one! Preschoolers will have fun watching the colors spread across this salt painting project like magic.
- November is the perfect time to learn about pilgrims with your preschool group. You can make your own pilgrim hats with construction paper. Then, host your very own “First Thanksgiving” role-play activity with real snacks or pretend food. It’s the perfect way to learn about the history of the holiday and practice table manners too.
- Check out this list of 23 adorable Thanksgiving-themed stories you can enjoy with your preschool learners this November.
- November is the time we say “thank you,” so it’s a great time to explore gratitude with your preschoolers and try some fun random acts of kindness in your own home.
- Check out this “I am thankful” paper plate craft with your preschool learners this Fall. It’s a really cute and crafty way to explore being thankful with your little learners this Autumn.
- Host a gratitude challenge for your family or preschool classroom. It’s a good way to get kids excited about showing gratitude in a variety of ways. In the end, your preschoolers will be experts at being kind and thinking of others first.
- Make cranberry sauce together this November. Time spent together in the kitchen helps kids learn to try new foods, make healthy eating choices, develop fine motor skills, and learn more about math and chemistry. Children can explore fractions with measuring cups, practice scooping and pouring, and learn about chemical reactions in the kitchen. In the end, they’ll be really excited to try the delicious cranberry sauce they have created this Thanksgiving season.
- Cranberry slime gives kids the opportunity to explore the feel of cranberries and their scent in an exciting sensory play activity.
- Learn to draw cranberries together with this fun drawing challenge. It’s also the perfect opportunity to practice fine motor skills like pencil grip and control. You can help preschoolers practice shape recognition too by talking about how cranberries are circular.
- Cranberry playdough is another fun sensory experience that’s easy to enjoy with your preschool learners on a chilly or rainy day this Fall. Plus, it smells amazing too!
- Here are more than 20 super cute Thanksgiving picture books to get you started celebrating the Thanksgiving season with your preschoolers this Fall. Some of our favorites include God Gave Us Thankful Hearts by Lisa Tawn Bergren and Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende Devlin.
- Check out my collection of 20+ Thanksgiving activities including an adorable handprint craft to display for the family this November.
- I’ve also collected more than 60 learning printables with adorable Thanksgiving themes your preschoolers are going to love. The packs include dot marker activities, handwriting practice, and a Thanksgiving themed I-spy printable, plus lots more.
- Try some Thanksgiving themed preschool puzzles made from popsicle sticks with your little learners this season. These cute puzzles include Pilgrims, Native Americans, and turkeys too.
- This build a Mayflower STEM activity will really get your preschoolers thinking as they have fun trying to build their own Pilgrim boat
- Enjoy a fun Thanksgiving themed snacks mix with candy corn and mallow pumpkins this November. It’s the perfect way to end a Thanksgiving preschool theme or unit study.
- First, explain what a veteran is to your preschool learners. Then, have them write thank you cards to local veterans. Preschoolers who can’t write yet can draw pictures for veterans instead.
- Read The Poppy Lady: Moina Bell Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans by Barbara E. Walsh to teach your preschoolers about the significance of the tiny poppy flowers seen everywhere on Veteran’s Day. The art in this book is phenomenal too.
- Then, try creating your very own paper poppies with your preschoolers. Craft projects like this are a great way to practice coloring, cutting, and pasting skills with young children.
- November is the perfect time to explore the history of colonial America with your preschoolers. Learn patriotic children’s songs about American history this Fall with Wee Sing America.
Extra Preschool Themes
- Cinnamon is an iconic Fall scent. Make cinnamon-scented playdough with your preschoolers this November for an easy sensory activity that’s sure to capture their 5 senses for hours!
- Bake a pie together! Memories made in the kitchen last a lifetime. There are tons of fun learning tasks involved in baking with your preschooler! Also, you’ll definitely want to snap a selfie with your little learner in her apron.
- Read How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman to your preschoolers. This charming book will send you on a journey around the world gathering important ingredients for the perfect pie.
- Gourds are such a fun way to celebrate the Autumn season! We like to make a trip to the local farmer’s market and scoop up a good variety. Preschoolers can have fun choosing their own gourds. We glue googly eyes to them and set them up around the house. My son always names his “Gourdy,” but your little learners can have fun naming their own gourds.
- Turn it into writing practice! After choosing a gourd and giving it a super cool name, have your preschooler make up a story about his gourd. Then, write it down or tell it to others. It’s a great way to practice narration skills and handwriting with your preschoolers.
November is a magical time of year with so many significant events. We celebrate Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day, book week, our families, and our history. There are so many wonderful things to learn, see, and do for our preschoolers this month.
What will you study with your little learners this Fall? I’d love to read about your own theme ideas and lesson plans in the comment section, so don’t forget to share.
Most teachers and homeschoolers agree that themes for preschool provide one of the best methods for teaching young children and combining lots of different areas of learning.
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These ideas for preschool activities will give your children lots of hands-on learning. What do you think about these fall themes? If you have a favorite theme for November, please share it with us in the comments section below.
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