You can head over HERE to read my first post about our summer preschool program. Today I will be talking about choosing themes (or units).
I decided to incorporate three themes into our summer activities – one for each month. The themes help to focus our vocabulary words, art projects and learning activities. We are doing:
- All About Me
The Plant Theme will be based around our little home garden and some flowers we are growing on the front porch. We have seen the vegetable plants emerge from seeds already and are anxiously watering and watching them grow. I also found an amazing free set of garden theme preschool printables HERE (see photo above). For field trips, we will be visiting a local garden center and farmers market.
During this theme, I am introducing colors, shapes, letters and numbers that have to do with our corresponding garden activities. We can count flower pedals, learn the color green and select letters like “G” for garden and “P” for plant.
The All About Me unit is designed to teach body parts and names of clothing, along with improving his ability to draw a person. I am still seeking out resources for this, but I have incorporated a few things like Potato Head, Create A Face activities, mirror games and some fun art projects.
The Animal unit. Self explanatory, yes? We have a zoo field trip planned along with lots of books and fun crafty activities.
Homeschool Creations has several free printable preschool packs if you’re looking for theme ideas. Tomorrow I’ll share my printable planning sheet and more details on activities we are doing.