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.

 

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

 

SEPTEMBER

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

OCTOBER

Apples

Apple Theme for Preschoolers
Pumpkins

pumpkin theme activities for preschoolers
Squirrels

Farm

Farm Activities for Preschoolers

 

NOVEMBER

Family
Leaves
Thanksgiving

thanksgiving craft ideas

 

DECEMBER

Gingerbread

Gingerbread Dramatic Play Ideas - Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Christmas

Easy Christmas Ideas for Little Kids

 

JANUARY

Ice and Snow


Hibernating Animals

Hibernation Theme Ideas
Day and Night

 

FEBRUARY

Post Office

post office dramatic play
Valentines

valentines learning activities
Community Helpers

 

MARCH

Dr. Seuss

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

St Patrick's Day Ideas
Easter

Easter Ideas for Kids

 

APRIL

Bugs
Caterpillars and Butterflies
Gardening

Gardening Ideas for Kids - Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

 

MAY

Mother’s Day

mother's day ideas
Ocean

Ocean Theme Activities
Water

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.

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! Click on the photo for more information:

Printable-Center-Signs


Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds