Activities: Suggested theme lesson Plans for 3-6 year olds

Theme: Birds

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans  ideas and suggested activities

Birds Concepts:

  • Structure of a bird
  • Different kinds of birds
  • What do birds eat
  • Kinds of nests
  • Life cycle of a bird
  • Use of birds and feathers
 

Theme:  Caring for our World

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans  ideas and suggested activities

Caring for our world Concepts:

  • What is energy
  • Caring for the environment
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Reduce
  • Carbon footprint

 

Theme:  Christmas

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Christmas Concepts:

  • The meaning of Christmas
  • Christmas decorations
  • Christmas food and Christmas table decorations
  • Christmas gifts
  • Christmas in other countries

 

Theme:  Circus

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas  and suggested activities

  • Circus Concepts:
  • The circus
  • Clowns
  • Circus animals
  • Circus acts
  • Other circus acts

 

Theme:  Clothing

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans  ideas and suggested activities

Clothes Concepts:

  • Clothes – Kinds of and clothes of different family members
  • History of clothes
  • Use of clothing
  • Clothing for different seasons
  • Caring for your clothes
  • How clothes are made. Different clothing material
  • Clothes for specific purposes
  • Hats and shoes

 

Theme:  Colours

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Colours Concepts:

  • Use the sub-headings for each colour you discuss
  • Colour information – colour names, colour mixing, shades
  • Red, pink, orange, yellow, gold (warm colours)
  • –Food
  • –Items
  • –Nature
  • –Messages
  • –Animals
  • –Feelings
  • •Blue, turquoise, purple and violet (cool colours)
  • •Green
  • •Black, grey, brown, white
 

Theme:  Day and Night

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Day and night Concepts:

  • Day and night skies and sounds
  • –Day skies and sounds
  • –Night skies and sounds
  • Day and night routines
  • –Day time routines and activities
  • –Night time routines and activities
  • Ways of seeing at night
  • Day and night cycle
  • People who work at night
  • Night animals

 

Theme:  Dinosaurs

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Dinosaurs Concepts:

  • What are dinosaurs? (Fossils and extinction)
  • General dinosaur information
  • Meat eating dinosaurs – Theropods
  • Plant eating dinosaurs – Sauropods
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex – the most well-known and largest dinosaur

http://www.earlychildhood-takalanisesame.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Theme-Dinosaurs.pdf

 

Theme:  Easter

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Easter Concepts:

  • Meaning of Easter
  • Easter celebrations
  • Easter symbols
  • Easter eggs
  • Easter in different cultures

 

Theme:  Farm Animals

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Farm animals Concepts:

  • Cow
  • Chicken (and other farm birds such as ducks, geese and turkeys)
  • Sheep
  • Pigs
  • The farm, farmer and other farm animals

 

Theme:  Fire

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Fire Concepts:

  • Use of fire
  • Causes of fire
  • Fire using our senses
  • Properties of fire
  • Fire safety
  • What to do in a fire emergency
  • Ways to extinguish a fire
  • Fire fighters

 

Theme:  Fruit

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Fruit Concepts:

  • Names and value of fruit
  • Fruits can be divided into summer and winter fruits
  • Fruit is healthy because:
  • Structure of a fruit
  • Ways of eating fruit
  • Preserving of fruit
  • Packaging of fruit
  • Products and use of fruit

http://www.earlychildhood-takalanisesame.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Theme-Fire.pdf

 

Theme: Garden Visitors

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Garden visitors Concepts:

  • What is an insect?
  • Bees
  • Snails
  • Ants and termites
  • Ladybirds and beetles
  • Butterflies and moths
  • Spiders

 

Theme: Hands

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Hands Concepts:

  • Structure of the hand
  • Use of our hands
  • Care of my hands
  • Hand decorations
  • Communication using hands
  • Hand messages
  • Hand gestures from other cultures and religions
  • Jobs using hands
  • Other hands in our world

 

Theme: Me and my body

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Me and my body Concepts:

  • My face
  • My body
  • Caring for my body
  • I am special
  • I have feelings

 

Theme: My family

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

My family Concepts:

  • What is a family?
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Extended family

 

Theme: My home

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

My home Concepts:

  • Different kinds of homes
  • Around your home
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Living area and dining room

 

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans  ideas and suggested activities

Opposites Concepts:

  • Big and small
  • Up and down
  • Under and over/ above and below
  • Long (tall) and short
  • Hard and soft
  • Rough and smooth
  • Other opposites

 

Theme: Senses

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Five senses Concepts:

  • Sight – Eyes
  • Taste – Mouth
  • Hear – Hearing
  • Smell – Nose
  • Touch – Hands/skin

 

Theme: Pets

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Pets Concepts:

  • Dogs – caring for a dog and different kinds of dogs
  • Cats
  • Birds
  • Fish

 

Theme: Shapes

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Shapes Concepts:

  • Circles
  • Rectangles
  • Square
  • Triangle
  • Other shapes / all shapes

 

Theme: Shopping and Money

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Shopping and Money Concepts:

  • Shopping procedures
  • At the shop
  • Money
  • The supermarket
  • Different kinds of shops (select a few to discuss with the learners)

People who work at shops

 

Theme: Spring

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

pring Concepts:

  • Signs of Spring
  • Weather
  • Flowers
  • Garden visitors
  • Clothing
  • Changes in animals

http://www.earlychildhood-takalanisesame.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Theme-Spring.pdf

 

Theme: Summer

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Summer Concepts:

  • Summer clothes
  • Summer in the garden and summer weather
  • Ways of keeping cool
  • Summer food
  • Summer activities and sun protection

 

Theme: Trees and Wood

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Trees and wood Concepts:

  • Structure of a tree
  • Wood and its uses
  • Value of trees
  • Products of trees
  • Animals and trees
  • Cultural and religious uses of trees and their products
  • Conservation of trees

 

Theme: Vegetable

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Vegetables Concepts:

  • Different kinds of vegetables
  • Parts of the vegetable
  • What part of the vegetable can we eat?
  • Ways of preparing and eating vegetables
  • Value of vegetables
  • Growing vegetables
  • Buying and packaging vegetables

 

Theme: Winter

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Winter Concepts:

  • Winter clothing
  • Ways of keeping warm
  • Winter food
  • Winter outside
  • Animals in winter
 
 
Theme: Teeth and the dentist

Age Group: 3-6 years old

Weekly lesson plans ideas and suggested activities

Teeth and the dentist Concepts:

  • Caring for your teeth
  • Structure of a tooth
  • How to brush your teeth
  • The dentist
  • Visiting the dentist
 
 With permission by:www.preschoolthemes.co.za
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