Friday, August 12, 2016


52 Preschool Themes (& FREE 2016-2017 Preschool Theme Calendar!)

My favorite way to organize preschool is to focus our activities around preschool themes!

You can choose themes based on holidays, your preschoolers' interests, or just fun topics! Using a theme groups learning activities together into a more cohesive format so your children remember new things better. Click here to learn more about how young children's brains work.

Sometimes it's just helpful to have theme ideas when you're planning, so today I am sharing 52 fun preschool themes and weeks that they could correspond with for the 2016-2017 school year! They are the same themes that I feature in my new preschool curriculum (more on that at the end of this post)!

I'm also sharing a FREE theme planning page for this school year (2016-2017). I'll put the link for that after the theme list!

UPDATE: I'm linking preschool themes I've published to the topics below! The activities are different than in HEEP, but they're still AWESOME!

So, here you go...
52 FUN preschool themes:

August 1-5: Apples & Princesses
August 8-12: All About Me
August 15-19: Cookies
August 22-26: Colors, Groups, & Bullies
August 29-2: Trucks

September 5-9: Busses
September 12-16: Leaves & Trees
September 19-23: Alligators
September 26-30: Sticks

October 3-7: Bats
October 10-14: Spiders
October 17-21: Pumpkins
October 24-28: Bones
October 31-4: Seasons

November 7-11: Dinosaurs
November 14-18: Harvest
November 21-25: Thanksgiving
November 28-2: Mittens

December 5-9: Elephants
December 12-16: Quilts
December 19-23: Gingerbread
December 26-30: Christmas

January 2-6: Penguins
January 9-13: Bears & Hibernation
January 16-20: MLKJ & Multiculturalism
January 23-27: Arctic Animals
January 30-3: Winter (or Snow)

February 6-10: Firefighters
February 13-17: Valentine's, Friendship, & Slugs
February 20-24: Teeth & Dentist
February 27-3: Dr. Seuss & Cats

March 6-10: Baby Animals
March 13-17: Rain & Umbrellas
March 20-24: Rainbows
March 27-3: Creating & Building

April 3-7: Cows
April 10-14: Farm
April 17-21: Ladybugs & Butterflies
April 24-28: Insects & Camping

May 1-5: Flowers & Seeds
May 8-12: Dots & Circles
May 15-19: Africa
May 22-26: Family **********
May 29-2: Where the Wild Things Are

June 5-9: Volcanoes
June 12-16: Windows
June 19-23: Kites
June 26-30: Nests & Birds

July 3-7: Patriotic
July 10-14: Ocean
July 17-21: Zoo
July 24-28: Watermelon
July 31-4: Space

Bonus Theme: Problem Solving

To get your own FREE theme planning page, just click here! I included two pages: one with these themes and one blank one if you'd rather just fill in your own plans!

Have you seen HEEP? It is a preschool homeschool curriculum! Learn more here!

And to learn more about my brand new, hands-on curriculum, click here! I have book-based activities for each of the themes above...everything from math and science to reading, letters, emotions, and so much more!!

To see a collection of preschool themes organized alphabetically, click here!

And today I'm joining with a wonderful group of kid bloggers to bring you all sorts of Back-to-School ideas! Check out these other great resources:

The Best {Back To School} Books For Kids from Play Dough & Popsicles
Back to School Interview for Kids from CraftCreateCalm
Back to School Party Ideas from Schooling a Monkey
Not Back to School Picnic from Tales of Education at Home
Back to School Hand Washing Water Play from Play & Learn Every Day
Books for Kids About Starting Middle School from Planet Smarty Pants

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Great articles. Thanks for sharing.

All About Me said...

I love your 52 theme ideas for kids. What i like even more is how you have them spread out over the 52 weeks in a year with a different theme for each week. That is great! I suppose that is a really great way to stay prepared and organized. I will definitelt have t oconsider doing something similar! Great post ! thank you!