92 Preschool Themes with over 3,225 activities for all your Interest Learning Centers!
Preschool themes are fun, interesting topics that draw young children into learning. They are the basis of the activities you create for art, science, math, dramatic play, reading, writing, circle time and more!
Preschool teachers use traditional and not so traditional topics to develop thier curriculum. There is a list of themes below for you to check out.
But first, let's talk about themes for a minute!
A Transportation theme, for example, is traditional in preschool. Preschoolers love learning about and playing with cars, trucks, airplanes and more. This topic is part of their everyday lives. They drive or walk to school, have seen or ridden on a bus or taken an airplane to go on vacation. This natural interest in something they experience in their lives brings life to the theme.
What about a theme called Sticky? This is not quite a tradition theme! However, it became very compelling for the students of one classroom!
A preschool teacher and her coworker observed that their students seemed extremely curious about how things stuck together from magnets, to bristle blocks to paper.
The teachers brainstormed together about how to take this new found interest of their preschoolers and develop it into a unit filled with activities the children learn and grow from.
Both of these examples lend to learning. Activities are provided that promote and support the preschooler's growth and development through a theme that they are naturally interested in.
Ericka, a PreK teacher from Texas, shared with me a quote that her former principal used to say,
"Great teachers aren't made; they're borrowed from the teacher next door!"
So share your knowledge!
This page is an ever growing list of Preschool Themes for you to choose from. I am organizing and listing a minimum of 2 themes per month to this page. I have 50+ themes to add! So please check back often!
Is there a theme that you need and do not see it listed below? Click on the CONTACT ME button on the left hand side of this page and if I have the theme, I'll do my best to get it posted soon for you!
Each preschool theme includes a week's worth of age appropriate ideas for your Interest Learning Centers including art, science, math, dramatic play, writing, reading/library, easel, cooking and more!
Click the theme below for your lesson plans!
All About Me
Back To School
Bread NEW! Added March, 2013
Bugs and Insects
Caterpillars and Butterflies
Chinese New Year
Cinco de Mayo
Circus New! Added March, 2013
Construction Workers-Community Helpers
Easter-General NEW! Added March, 2013
Exercise & Fitness
Fall Theme (general)
Food Groups (This link brings you to the Nutrition Theme, where Food Group activities can be found)
4th Of July
Fruits and Vegetables
Giant Teeny Tiny Theme!
Ground Hog Day
Ice Cream NEW! Added April, 2013
Kite Activities and Wind Theme
Librarian-Community Helpers Theme
Mad Preschool Science Theme NEW! Added March, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Mothers Day Activities
National Day of Prayer (May Theme)
Happy New Year!
Noisy-Crash, Bang, Boom Theme!
Nurse- Community Helpers Theme
Olympics NEW! Added April, 2013
Police Officer- Community Helpers
Rain Forest Layers
Recycling (This link brings you to the Earth Day Theme page where Recycling activities can be found)
St Patricks Day Activities
Teacher- Community Helpers
Tornadoes NEW! Added March, 2013
Future Preschool Themes To Come
100 Days of School
Author Themes (i.e. Eric Carle)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Countries (Italy, Ireland, etc.)
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