Play & Learn Preschool Curriculum

Play and Learn Preschool Curriculum is a play based curriculum for preschoolers. With 41 themes to choose from, your kids will have fun playing and learning as they prepare to begin kindergarten.

Welcome to the Play & Learn Preschool Curriculum. It is packed full of hands-on, simple, play based activities and ideas for your preschoolers to do, both at home and in the classroom. As a former teacher and current homeschool mama, I wanted a way to have a little more structure in our days all while playing and having fun. Play & Learn Preschool accomplishes just that.

This thematic preschool curriculum is an engaging preschool curriculum for early learner.

What is Play & Learn Preschool

Play & Learn Preschool is a 44 theme hands-on curriculum geared for toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarteners. While this was created out of a need for playing and learning with my own toddler and preschooler, the curriculum can also be used in a traditional classroom setting and can easily be adapted for younger toddlers and older preschoolers/kindergartners as well. Grab this one curriculum and use it with your kids until they head off to kindergarten. Throughout this curriculum you will be playing your way through many of the early learning skills that will help prepare your child for kindergarten. I have poured over so many different preschool standards and have created activities that will hit upon each of those standards in fun, developmentally appropriate play based ways. My vision for this curriculum was to have simple, fun, hands-on and engaging activities that touch on a variety of topics and I am extremely excited to finally share it with all of you.

What's included in the curriculum?

The base curriculum consists of 26 themed units, one unit for each letter of the alphabet. In addition, there are 10 holidays and seasonal units plus an additional 8 themes included that you can add in throughout the year. Each unit consists of 4 days of learning activities with the 5th day being devoted to journal activities. Each unit has been created to stand alone so you can do them in any order that you would like.

Each Theme Includes:
  • Skill Overview Page
  • Book Suggestions & Family Day/Field Trip Ideas
  • Materials List
  • Unit Calendar
  • Daily Lesson Directions (4 day plan with culminating journal/narration activity on day 5)
  • printable activities
  • activities in action (these will be to each file upon completion of the activities with my son)
Each Week Includes:
  • Read Aloud Suggestions
  • 1-4 Themed Sensory Play Activities
  • 4 Letter/Number/Shape/Color Activities
  • 4 Basic Skills/Fine Motor/Gross Motor Activities
  • 4 Number Sense/Counting Activities
  • 4 Art/Science/Other Activities
  • 4 Math Activities
  • 4 Literacy Activities
  • 4 Journal Prompts + 1 Narration Activity

Themes In the Curriculum

ABC THEMES (this is the base curriculum)
  • Apples
  • Butterflies
  • Construction
  • Dinosaurs
  • Earth/Space
  • Farm
  • Goldilocks & the 3 Bears
  • Hibernation
  • Insects
  • J is for Jump (Frogs)
  • Kites
  • Ladybugs
  • Mittens
  • Nest (Birds)
  • Ocean
  • Pets
  • Queen Bee
  • Rhymes
  • Seeds/Plants
  • Transportation
  • Umpire/Sports
  • Vegetables
  • Weather
  • Xray (Body)
  • Yellow (Colors)
  • Zoo
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Valentine's Day
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Easter
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • 5 Senses
  • Blueberries for Sal (Blueberries & Bears)
  • Corduroy (Buttons & Bears)
  • Community Helpers
  • Gingerbread
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Unicorn

Do I have to complete the units in order?

No. The units have been created that you can do them in any order. This graphic below shows how we will be using them and the order, but you can do them in whatever order you would like to.

Do I have to do everything on the calendar every single day?

No. You can certainly pick and choose which activities you do. I have included SOOO much in every single theme to give you ideas and you can use those ideas to do what works best for your children. That is the beauty of homeschool and preschool. You get to play and have fun without the stress of HAVING to get to it all. Pick the activities that you have supplies for. Pick the activities that you think your kids will have the most fun with and HAVE. FUN. PLAYING. AND. LEARNING!!!! Want to spread the activities out over the course of a couple of weeks? Go for it. Does your child want to do the same activity over and over again? Let them!!!

Ready to Jump In?  

Have you read through all of this and thought Yes! This is exactly what I have been looking for to teach my preschoolers? Play & Learn Preschool will prepare your children for kindergarten and they will have fun learning with the engaging hands on activities. Get started today.

Read More 

Throughout the year I will be sharing blog posts for each of the themes included in the curriculum. You will be able to check out all of the preschool theme posts throughout the year to see exactly what we are doing and how we are playing and learning through the curriculum.

What Others Are Saying About Let's Play.Learn.Grow

Heidi does amazing work! I used several of her downloads for Preschool and Tot School this past year and am looking forward to a great year of Preschool with my 3 year old using her latest curriculum! Everything is laid out so clearly and it's so simple to "print and go" on busy days, or spend extra time on an activity that the boys love another day or two. Thank you for all your hard work Heidi! -Wendy
Comprehensive, challenging, and oh-so-cute! These activities are perfect for my 3-year-old who asks for "school games" everyday! Thanks for your hard work :) -Jessica
This is a great resource. I am returning back to work and my dad will be taking care of my boys. 3 years old and 18 months. This curriculum is going to be a wonderful resource to give my dad to work on skills with them while he watches them. Paired with the FB group, this is so wonderful. Thank you for all your hard work. -Pretty Little Lessons

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