35+ The Best Spring Preschool Themes and Lesson Plans
The preschool years are so exciting to teach. Children are interested in everything at this age and love exploring. I was lucky enough to teach preschool and kindergarten for several years and enjoyed putting together themed learning units. Hopefully, the spring preschool themes and lesson plans I share will make it easier for you. That way you and your children can spend more time having fun and learning.
Here are 35+ of the best Spring Preschool Themes, lesson plans, activities and printables. Perfect for weekly or monthly themed learning or unit studies.
Spring Preschool Themes
35+ The Best Spring Preschool Themes and Lesson Plans
Teaching preschool has always been something I have loved to do. So sharing themed activities, crafts, songs, and other fun things we have done is an excellent way for us to connect with you.
Maybe you love the preschool years or are looking for fun ways to keep your child busy while you work with older children. Either way, I hope you find inspiration and a handful of perfect preschool themes for your kids.
Preschool Spring Themes
Spring is the perfect time to learn more about flowers and how they grow. Introduce your preschoolers to the study of botany with these fun lesson plans and activity ideas.
Use read-alouds and crafts to explore the sun and learn about day and night with your preschoolers this Spring.
Your kids will love exploring animals and life on the farm with this adorable Montessori-inspired preschool lesson that includes early math and literacy activities for preschoolers.
Squeeze in some hands-on sensory exploration and play with your preschoolers this Spring by creating “dirt play dough” using coffee grounds. It smells amazing!
Do your preschoolers love creepy crawlies? Spring is the perfect time for a bug themed lesson plan or preschool unit study. Check out these fun insect TOOB toys that are perfect for your nature table, sensory bin, or just exploring under a magnifying glass.
Read about the “tall tall grass” in Denise Fleming’s classic as you begin this preschool unit study. Then, get outside and explore the way grass feels with your preschoolers. Finally, try growing your own grass in pots. It’s a fun science experiment to teach your preschoolers more about the season.
While exploring botany with your preschoolers this season, get this adorable vegetable seed kit to try growing vegetables with your preschool kiddos at home or in the classroom this year.
Pollinators are important. In this preschool theme, your preschoolers will learn about bees and their essential role in our environment. Then, explore the life cycle of bees with these fun printable life cycle pages.
Seeds Preschool Theme
Your preschoolers will love exploring seeds with this fun craft that teaches them all about the parts of a flower, starting with the all-important seeds.
Frogs are one of my favorite Spring preschool themes! Learn more about their unique life cycle with your preschoolers this spring using these frog life cycle printables and activities. It’s the perfect way to teach preschoolers about metamorphosis.
Why not explore a sunflower maze with your preschoolers this Spring? Then, dive deep into art history with this book about Van Gogh’s sunflowers that teaches kids about the artist, his technique, and the impressionist movement.
Bird Theme for Preschool
Get ready to learn more about our feathered friends in the backyard with these bird-themed lesson plans, printables, and activities. These Montessori-inspired pages will help you explore and learn about birds with your preschoolers this Spring.
Caterpillars and Butterflies Theme
Get ready for more life cycle fun with these butterfly life cycle printables and activity ideas. Don’t forget to read Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar aloud with your preschool learners for even more learning fun.
- Make a butterfly garden.
- Hatch and Release butterflies
- Observe and record the life cycle of a butterfly
- Read books about butterflies
Sheep Ideas for Preschool
Spring is a great time to learn about sheep with preschoolers. You might even be able to find a local farmer shearing sheep who will let your preschool learners watch the process.
This cute book will help you get started with a sheep preschool theme while exposing your preschoolers to foreign languages too.
Get ready for Earth Day with 100+ activities and ideas for celebrating the holiday and learning about the earth with your preschoolers this year.
Rain and Weather Theme
With all the rain this Spring, it’s a great time to learn more about rain, the weather, and the water cycle with your preschoolers. Check out all my book suggestions, activity ideas, and printables to help you teach your preschoolers about rain, clouds, and weather too.
- Make homemade weather instruments.
- Experiment with rain
- Track the temperature and weather patterns
- Read books about the weather
An added idea for your themes is to sign up for Audible, and while the kids are doing activities, have a story playing that relates to your theme.
Ready to fly a kite? Spring is the perfect season for kites! Flying kites with your preschoolers gives you lots of opportunities for early learning. Plus, it’s a great way to practice important gross motor skills with preschoolers too.
I’ve always thought crickets were lucky. Learning about these chirping insects is lots of fun with preschoolers. Get ready to explore crickets with your preschoolers this year with fun “move like a cricket” and “chirp like a cricket” activities.
Lots of animals call the river home. You can learn more about your local river habitat with preschoolers using a fun nature table and many great book suggestions.
Earth Day is the perfect time to learn more about recycling with your preschoolers. Check out these fun recycling ideas and art projects to do with preschoolers at home or in the classroom.
These Montessori inspired pond theme lesson plan ideas and activities are going to be a big hit with your preschoolers this Spring! Be sure to scoop up your printable activities and ideas.
Learning about habitats with your preschoolers is a great way to begin lessons about conservation and environmental responsibility with kids. Check out these animal habitat activities to get started.
Spring Activities for Preschoolers
Here are several more themes for the spring for you to explore.
More Preschool Lesson Plans and Activities
The Ultimate Life Cycle Printables Bundle
it includes 9 Different Life Cycles with activities.
What do you think of these Spring Preschool Themes and Lesson Plans? Can you think of other Fun Spring Themes to add?
I’d love to hear about them; feel free to leave a comment below. Your comments and ideas make my day.
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