Saturday, January 26, 2008

Valentine's Theme Activity

For Valentine's Day my 3 and 4 year olds loved how I set up a color cup game with rubber colored hearts to correspond with the colored cups on one table. On another table I had Big Cardboard Red Hearts cut in half and each child was given one of the 1/2 hearts with a number on it. They then took turns looking to find the missing half of the heart by counting the mini heart stickers on the other half of the hearts and matching them up! I set a timer, 1/2 of the class did one activity and the other 1/2 did the other activity. Once the timer went off (5mins) they switched tables! Kept everyone occupied and happy while learning colors and counting!

More Valentine Theme Activities

"The Mitten" Activity

To add to the mitten/winter time theme. I created a worksheet of mittens with different designs and facing different directions. I cut out other matching mittens-(my kids are only 3) and they glue on the matching mitten next to the one on the worksheet. This is challenging for them and great for matching and visual discrimination. They all have a good time with it at the math center! Lisa Rustad

More Winter Theme Ideas

Literacy Center Activity

I have started using literacy centres with my classes and they are going very well. Each day we have four centres. One is to make the letters out of playdough. One is to paint the target letter. One is to make a tactile letter. One is magnet letters. One is usually a worksheet. More quick and easy ideas about literacy or math centres would be great. Marlene Sutton

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Penguin Theme Activity

We are doing a penguin theme right now. Every morning we "waddle" (point our feet out) to circle time. The children think it's great fun! After cirlce time I layed out a big blue blanket(water) and put pillow on top(ice bergs)and the penguins(children) had to jump from ice berg to ice berg or swim in the water. We had fishy crackers as part of our snack because penguin love to eat snack. by Jennifer

Another Penguin Theme Activity

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Kindergarten and Preschool Themes

Suggested Themes for Each Month of the School Year
Our sister site has suggested themes for each month of the school year and more. The suggested themes for each month are listed in the links below. These links will take you to the pages on our sister site with theme ideas. Ensure you click the back button to return to this page each time as it does not popup into a new window.

Suggested Theme Implementation

Friends Theme - First Day Plans

Colors Theme


Fall Theme

Halloween/Pumpkins Theme

Safety Theme

Family and Pets Theme


All About Me Theme

Numbers Theme

More on Numbers Theme

Community Helpers


Christmas Theme

Christmas Crafts

Five Sense Theme


Winter Theme

Nutrition Theme

Fairy Tales Theme - Look at the sidebar on the homepage of the website


Valentines Theme

Dinosaurs Theme


Ocean Theme

Spring Theme

Transportation Theme


Space and Robots Theme

Weather Theme


Bugs Theme

Plants Theme


Farm Theme

Zoo Theme

The mini themes Nursery Rhymes, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter, Graduation, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day can be found in the links on the homepage

More Kindergarten and Preschool Themes