Many early childhood educators like to plan their monthly curriculum plans ahead of time. They feel more organized, and even if an interest emerges in the group while using the prepared lesson plans, they can refer to the themes they have prepared and grab ideas and activities to expand the new interest. During my many years of teaching early learners, I developed a sequence of monthly themes that seemed to fit intuitively into the seasons and sequence of the year.
Summer "themes for a day" ideas
Sunny days and blue skies - bring on summer! Here are some summer theme activities, centers, printables and games to make and use when planning lessons and curriculum for preschool, pre-K and Kindergarten children.
3 summer theme color by number printables: 5 summer themed items, a kid digging in the sand under a palm tree, and 2 children enjoying a summer picnic.
Summer numbers flashcards 1 -30. Use for recognition, matching numerals, associating with sets etc. Bees sets/groups 0-15 counting, sequencing and comparing more, less and equal.Create a matching game with the sunflower numbers.
Here's a page of words that can be used with a SUMMER theme, for sight reading, story ideas, picture/word linking, and other literacy activities. This is a summary from the full activity pack "SUMMER Vocabulary Center and Group Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten"
Summer themed large numbers 0-20. Use for flashcards, making games and centers, and room decor.
Color, cut and paste the summer clothes for the girl and the boy.
A few SUMMER differentiated activity packs from the KidSparkz store...
This BIG (over 700 pages!) bundle includes 15 of my Pre-K Theme packs, all related to themes that could be studied during the month of January. With all the ideas, activities and centers that I provide in these theme packs, this bundle could definitely extend for the full month of January, and have enough left over for next year!
Click on the images to check out the individual packs in the January theme bundle ...
And here is a complete 49 page COOKIES Theme Pack for you to download and try out with your class or child. It's from the Pre-K Themes series. Let me know how it works for you.
Dot markers, bingo daubers, do-a-dot painting - a fun and popular activity whatever you want to call it!
• Dab on the spots with a circle /dot marker, bingo dauber, or similar.
• You could also use garage sale stickers, pasted collage material, or a finger dipped in paint etc.
• Useful for several developmental levels.
• Encourages development of hand-eye coordination, small muscle control, counting, vocabulary, circle recognition, and it’s fun!
Here are some FREE pages to download to add to your fall or autumn lesson plans.
If you liked these 5 activity pages, you might like 101 of them - all related to themes you might be using in your curriculum this year. Who doesn't like do-a-dot stamping?
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