Let's Play.Learn.Grow Curriculum



Welcome to the Let's Play.Learn.Grow Toddler and Preschool Curriculum. Let's Play.Learn.Grow is packed full of hands-on, simple, play based activities and ideas for your toddlers and 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. Let's Play.Learn.Grow accomplishes just that. Together you are going to be exploring and learning 42 different themes all while playing and having fun.

Hands on Tot school and preschool learning activities


What is Let's Play.Learn.Grow?

Let's Play.Learn.Grow is a 42 theme hands-on curriculum geared for toddlers and preschoolers. While this was created out of a need I had for playing and learning with my own toddler and preschooler, the curriculum can also be used in the traditional classroom setting and can easily be adapted for ages 2.5-6 years old.


What's Included in the Let's Play Learn Grow Preschool Curriculum


What's included in the curriculum?

The curriculum consists of 42 theme and/or book based units that include four days worth of activities per theme.These activities can be used as laid out on the calendar or spread out over the course of several weeks.

You will find an entire folder full of printable activities that can be used with any theme, both those included in the curriculum and any you may do as an addition to the curriculum.  You will be able to 
use the materials in this additional folder for years to come. 

EACH PRESCHOOL WEEK COMES WITH THE FOLLOWING: 
★Theme Skill Overview Page 
★Bible Learning Ideas
★Field Trip/Family Time Ideas
★Additional Learning Ideas and Resource Links
★Additional Book Suggestions
★Individual Sight Word Learning Ideas
★Thematic Name Activity
★Weekly Supply List
★4 Day Thematic Activity Calendar
★Daily Supply and Activity Direction Pages complete with pictures of each activity
★Journal Pages File
★Activity Pack Printables
★Bible Verse Printable

SKILLS/ACTIVITIES ON CALENDAR 
★Suggested Read Aloud
★Letter Activity
★Number Activity
★Color Activity
★Shape Activity
★Counting Activity
★Other (Science, art, sensory etc.)
★Journal
★Sight Word Activity
★Literacy Skill Activity
★Math Skill Activity


All letters of the alphabet are represented across the 42 weeks with some being represented multiple times. Holiday themed units include: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas. Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter Units are also included. 

Sample of the Corduroy Unit in the Let's Play Learn Grow Preschool Curriculum

COMING SOON: TOT SCHOOL WEEKLY THEMES

EACH TOTSCHOOL WEEK WILL COME WITH THE FOLLOWING:
★Theme Skill Overview Page 
★Bible Learning Ideas
★Additional Book Suggestions
★Weekly Supply List
★4 Day Thematic Activity Calendar
★Daily Supply and Activity Direction Pages complete with pictures of each activity
★Activity Pack Printables
★Bible Verse Printable

SKILLS/ACTIVITIES ON CALENDAR 

★Fine Motor (letters, numbers, shapes, colors)
★Gross Motor (letters, numbers, shapes, colors)
★Art/Science/Other 
★Snack
★Themed Sensory Bin

What themes/book based units are included? 

★Corduroy
★Blueberries for Sal
★The Watermelon Seed
★Apples
★Fall
★Fruit
★Vegetables
★The 3 Little Pigs
★Halloween/Pumpkins
★Construction + Dinosaurs-REVIEW UNIT
★Goldilocks & The Three Bears
Thanksgiving
★Pets
★Christmas
★Farm-MINI REVIEW UNIT
★The Mitten-Woodland Animals
★Hibernation & Animals in Winter
★Winter
★Earth & Space
★If You Give a Mouse A Cookie-REVIEW UNIT    
★Trains & Transportation
★Valentine's Day 
★Colors & Color Mixing
★Human Body
★Insects
★St. Patrick's Day
★Spring
★Frogs
★Kites & Spring
★Butterflies & Caterpillars
★Weather-REVIEW UNIT
★Easter
★Rabbits
★Umbrella/Rainbows
★Birds & Nests
★Plants
★Bees
★Summer/Fireflies
★Ocean
5 Senses
★Zoo
★Community Helpers-REVIEW UNIT       

Let's Play Learn Grow Themes
 


Do I have to complete the units in order?

While the math and literacy skills progress throughout the year and grow in complexity as the themes go on (ie in the beginning you are sorting; whereas, in the end you are adding and subtracting) the units can be completed out of order and you can leave units out. The only thing that would be missed if you skip entire weeks would be the specific letter or number focus for the week and those can be added in or reviewed in other ways throughout the rest of the year.

If you start the curriculum in late August/early September each year, the holiday and seasonal units will line up right around the time they would hit on the calendar, if completed in order.

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

No. I have included SOOO much in every single theme, that realistically you will not get through every single activity, every day, every single week. 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!!!

Do you have a sample that I could check out?

Yes. You can find a sample of the very first unit, Corduroy, by downloading the preview on the Curriculum Bundle in my TPT shop.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Lets-PlayLearnGrow-Preschool-Tot-School-Curriculum-42-Themed-Units-4014297

You can also see an indepth look at each of the activities included in our Corduroy themed unit by clicking on the picture below.

https://www.macntaters.com/2019/07/corduroy-themed-preschool-activities.html

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 toddlers and preschoolers? Let's Play.Learn.Grow will give you years of learning activities with your kids in a fun hands-on, engaging way. Get started now.

Homeschool Preschool Curriculum 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Lets-PlayLearnGrow-Preschool-Tot-School-Curriculum-42-Themed-Units-4014297


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 over on our Preschool Landing page and all of our Tot School theme posts over on our Tot School Landing Page. As posts go up, the page will update with the new links.

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. One of my FAVORITE aspects of Heidi's curriculum is that she incorporates a Bible verse into the lesson plans along with several other books that follow the focus topic. 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

Join Our Preschool Community

Join our wonderful community of parents, caregivers, and educators as we chat all things tot school and preschool and share the things we are doing with our children. This group is a place to ask and answer questions about the curriculum, share and learn from one another, and build a community of amazing ideas and conversations based around early learning. Click on the picture below to join us!!! 

http://bit.ly/MNTFacebookGroup


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