Inside: Looking for the best preschool themes you can do in your classroom or at home? This collection is filled with playful learning activities for year-round fun. Free printable list included!
Are you like I was, searching for themes that will work with preschoolers? Do you have stacks of notes with ideas but not sure where to go next? Take a deep breath. I am hoping to help you with this collection of 25 favorite preschool learning themes.
I have searched for the “perfect” preschool themes. I’ve redone our curriculum so many times during the 15+ years I’ve taught 3 year olds. Remember I had the same issue with our preschool classroom schedule? It’s HARD. But, dear teachers, I bet you know this. That’s why you are searching.
The collection of preschool curriculum ideas I’m about to share has been used for several years now, and we love it. You could move some of the themes around a bit and it will still be effective. Or, if there’s a particular theme you really want to use that’s not in this list, just substitute one of my suggestions for that one.
Under some of the themes I’ve also included links to ready-made lesson plans that you can purchase.
Bonus! I’ve created a printable list of themes as a handy resource. Scroll down towards the bottom of this post to find it!
Note: I am often asked how long each of my themes are. It really depends on the theme and the children’s interests, but each theme averages 2 weeks. We do not do all of these themes in one school year. I pick and choose which ones I feel my current group of children will enjoy.
25+ of the Best Preschool Themes
Video tours! I’ve created videos of my classroom set ups for each theme, because visuals are always better, right? You can see them all here.
In September we start with just getting to know the classroom and our routine. We then move into “All About Me”. This is why you only see one theme this month.
What about themes for toddlers?
For those of you wondering about our toddler themes, we pretty much use these same themes but make sure they are age appropriate.
👉 Download this free list of themes as a handy resource:
You can find more teacher posts in this collection:
Planning your themes for the year? We’ve done the work for you!
I am so excited to be a co-author in each of these 20 themed unit lesson plans!
20 lesson plan units – each with its own theme.
In each unit you will get:
24 preschool learning activities for your spring theme, including literacy, math, science, art, fine motor, and more! A great resource for teachers and homeschoolers.
24 preschool learning activities that cover:
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