Preschool Themes

Preschool Themes can aide in teaching and learning in a preschool setting. Using themes can help a teacher to plan out a year and cover holidays and events within the school calendar. Themes can help children to learn as well. Children who are exposed to thematic units in preschool are more likely to make connections in their learning. Making connections helps children to transfer their knowledge. For instance, children may learn about colors in one unit. In the next unit, children may be studying about zoo animals but they can continue to study colors as they talk about the different colors of animals they see at the zoo. Themes also help children to move from large generalizations to more specific thinking. After completing a zoo theme and a beach theme, children will be able to classify the animals that belong in water and on land. This involves more complex thinking than simply labeling an animal. Themes are useful in classroom for teaching and for learning.
I have 2 preschool boys and we've used a lot of themes in our preschool learning at home. I've rounded up some of our favorite hands on activities for the themes we have used. I've built crafts, sensory play, motor skills, music, activities, and more into our thematic units. I use a lot of books in our theme studies. I've collected all of our book lists below. I also have several printable thematic units available in my teachers pay teachers store. These units are completely prepared and save a lot of time for a classroom teacher. You can simply print the hands on activities, crafts, book lists, and worksheets to use in your classroom.

Preschool Themes

Apple Unit
Zoo activities for preschool
Preschool Beach Unit
Shapes
Colors

Book Lists by Theme

Zoo
Beach and Ocean
Apples
Shapes
Colors


Printable Preschool Themes


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