The preschool age is such an exciting time! They are like sponges, soaking up so much information and changing by the day. I love teaching this age because there is a lot you can do! So much learning goes on during play activities and the children are eager to learn about so many topics.
A preschool curriculum can revolves around themes. Children have a lot of questions and teaching by themes is a great way to answer questions as well as cover core subjects, such as literacy and math.
Today I’m sharing with you a preschool themes printable, which is a giant list of ideas for your preschool classroom or homeschool curriculum.
Why teaching by themes is important:
- It makes learning fun! Children get so excited to learn about subjects they are interested in.
- Great for building upon prior knowledge and making connections to the real world.
- Allows teachers to be creative and teach in a variety of ways.
Teaching through themes is a great way to teach core subjects in a fun way! This results in more students engaged and excited about learning.
I’ve created a printable that has nearly 80 ideas for thematic units. This is designed to help give you ideas for planning. I’m hoping that for new teachers, homeschoolers, and veteran teachers, this will be helpful. Sometimes it’s nice to just have a big ol’ list handy. (Scroll to the bottom of this post to download this printable.)
Here are some ideas for preschool themes:
If the words are colored, you can click on it to take you to a post where you can find ideas for that theme.
- all about me
- my family
- farms & harvest time
- community helpers
- fire safety
- winter weather
- gingerbread men
- arctic animals
- New Years
- Groundhog Day
- Chinese New Year
- Valentine’s Day
- President’s Day
- rain and clouds
- bugs and insects
- life cycles
- pond life
- St. Patrick’s Day
- Earth Day
- Mother’s Day
- Memorial Day
- ocean animals
- ice cream
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- 100th day of school
- around the world
- dental health
- Dr. Seuss
- fairy tales
- five senses
- my body
- nursery rhymes
- outer space
To download the free printable, click here –> Preschool Themes Printable
Do you have any themes to add to this list?
Very helpful & well though out themes.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CREATIVE HELP!
My pre-school class is a very busy one, aren’t they all..lol, these ideas will help them stay engaged.
I’m always looking for new ideas & you’ve done a FANTABULOUS job and more! Themes help make planning so much easier. I’ve based my lessons on themes for years because kids connect their learning through many core subjects. Assessments are addressed as well.
THANK YOU AGAIN!
Christy in KC, MO
Angela Thayer says
Thank you so much for your support and kind words!
Vickie Ogden says
Angela! Thank you so much for sharing these fun, well though out themes for keeping busy toddlers excited to learn! Your thematic units touch upon so many relevant topics and certainly lay the groundwork for kindergarten readiness! Also, I notice that your graphics are adorable 😍! Imagine the vocabulary expansion these units will provide our babies! Thank you for sharing your creativity, resourcefulness and love for teaching with us!
I am a new teacher and this helped me a lot. Thank you so much for sharing your hard work with us 🙂
Wilma Kleyn says
Very helpful, you have Great ideas, Thanks a lot.
Tracy Howard says
Very helpful. Thank you!
Veronica Reagan says
I love all of the great ideas that I get from your site! I definitely appreciate all the hard work that you put in to your site it really helps with preparing my lesson plans weekly I’ve been a teacher for 17 years and it’s refreshing to get new fun ideas at the tip of my fingers . Please keep up the great work that you do have a wonderful day .