25 Favorite Preschool Learning Themes

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.

Looking for theme packets that give you activity ideas and more? Scroll down towards the end of this post!

25 Learning Themes for Preschool

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Note: We usually do a different theme every week or every 2 weeks. However, if we see that the preschoolers are really into a particular theme, we will stay with it another week.

Please click on the photo for activities. The themes with no pictures means I have not created posts about them yet. (But, believe me, I’m working on it!)

25 Favorite Preschool Learning Themes



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.

All About Me
All about me theme



Apple Theme for Preschoolers 

pumpkin theme activities for preschoolers


Farm Activities for Preschoolers




thanksgiving craft ideas




Gingerbread Dramatic Play Ideas - Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Easy Christmas Ideas for Little Kids



Ice and Snow

Hibernating Animals

Hibernation Theme Ideas
Day and Night



Post Office

post office dramatic play

valentines learning activities
Community Helpers



Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Activities for Toddlers
St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day Ideas

Easter Ideas for Kids



Caterpillars and Butterflies

Gardening Ideas for Kids - Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds



Mother’s Day

mother's day ideas

Ocean Theme Activities

water activities for preschoolers - teaching 2 and 3 year olds

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.


Looking for more detailed theme activities? Check out these packets!


You can find more teacher posts in this collection:

teachers back to school information


Learning Themes for Preschoolers

Don’t forget to add signs to your learning centers!

preschool centers signs

Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds