Preschool Lesson Plans

Preschool Lesson Plans

Farm Animals Lesson Plan

Dinosaur Lesson Plan

Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

Building your Preschool Lesson Plan

Circle Time

Opening Event

Start every week with an opening event during your circle. Introduce the theme of the week Use lots of visuals to get a conversation going. This will be the anchor from which you will build on to highlight this theme for the rest of the week. 

It a great way to find out which part of this subject most interest that particular group.  Group dynamics and interests differ from one year to the next. For example, if  you introduce the farm animal theme and you find that during the discussion the children seem to be interested more in  horses then simply add more pictures, books and songs 

Elephant Coloring Page

Dinosaur Coloring Page

Coloring Activity Sheets


Basic skills are acquired and improved through coloring pages. Coloring will develop the child's eye-hand coordination and color relationship. This can include mazes, line tracing, and  dots-to-dots activity sheets. Coloring also helps children develop reading readiness skills. 


Games include physical games  that kids can play indoors and outdoors. Fine Motor skill developing games as well as building blocks, crafts, and science activities. Learning games such as computer games, math games pre reading, and pre science. Cognitive such as bead stringing, and peg games.

Preschool Games

Dinosaur Games

Playdough Recipes

Cutting playdough is a great way to help them strengthen the hand muscles and movements needed in the cutting.

Cut Out Activities

Cutting activities should be included in your program at least once a week. Cutting is not easy for children. It's a required skill that develops with practice.  Don't fret about following a line! That will come with practice. If they are too stressed trying to follow the line when they are first learning to cut, there is a good chance that cutting activities for them will become a stressful activity. 

Closing Event

End the week by asking the children what was their favorite activity from the theme of the week. Friday  is a good day to add a special activity to the closing event  to emphasize the theme It can be activities such as a trip to the zoo, museum, invite a special guest (fireman...) 

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