As a teacher, you are constantly on the lookout for fun and educational activities to engage your preschoolers. February is filled with fun learning opportunities that can keep your little ones engaged and help them progress through their development milestones. Try some of these February preschool themes.
Themes to Teach in February
February marks the start of a new month and it is an exciting time for both teachers and preschoolers!
This February, let’s help our young learners explore their world with fun themes that will allow them to learn about seasons, holidays, books, animals and much more. With these learning activities for preschoolers crafted around these different February themes, we can make sure that our little ones get the most out of this amazing season.
From creative sensory activities and craft projects to math and literacy activities, there are so many ways to engage your students in meaningful play-based learning activities while teaching them valuable lessons at the same time! And we are doing more than just kindness and friendship activities, too!
FAQ About Teaching Preschool Themes for February
There are some obvious themes preschool teachers gravitate toward during February, like kindness and friendship, and for good reason. These themes are classics (and so important), and we will cover all of them in this post! During the month of February, you can some of these traditional themes:
~ Valentine’s Day
~ feelings & emotions
~ dental health
Above are some classic themes for February, but if you’re looking for some good themes that are a little lesson common, try some of those below. And of course, we’ll cover all of them (and even more) in this post.
~ nursery rhymes
~ all about me
~ five senses
Don’t forget about preschool holidays to celebrate in February. Valentine’s Day is a given and so is Ground Hog’s Day. Other holidays include: Chinese Lantern Festival, President’s Day, and Mardi Gras.
February is also an important time to teach preschoolers about Black History Month. It may not be developmentally appropriate to go into deep detail about black history in the US, however February is a wonderful time to teach preschoolers about powerful black peoples and influences of black culture.
Themes to Teach in Your February Preschool Lesson Plans
February preschool themes don’t have to be limited to friendship, feelings & emotions. (Although those themes are awesome and important!) This is the ultimate list of February themes for preschool, but they are great for toddlers and kindergarteners, too.
Establishing a structured learning atmosphere is crucial to ensuring both you and your preschoolers stay organized, motivated, and productive. Keep an environment of playfulness when teaching by integrating February themes into your lesson plans for the little ones; it’ll help move their minds in new directions!
All About Me Preschool Theme
An All About Me preschool theme is a great February theme – especially if you have a culturally diverse classroom! We have included literacy ideas, math and science fun, arts and crafts, and even social-emotional support.
Our children are all amazing in their own way, and teaching them to appreciate the differences between each other is key for creating strong relationships. By opening up conversations about likes, dislikes, talents and struggles, we give preschoolers a chance to build connections with one another – helping create an inclusive learning environment.
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Animals Preschool Theme
Unlock the wondrous world of animals with these ready-made preschool lesson plans! Your little learners can take a journey to exciting places by pretending they’re walking like their favorite creature, engaging with unique habitats, and listening for animal noises in phonological awareness games.
Discover all that nature has to offer—from “pawsome” gross motor moves to wildlife sounds waiting just beyond your reach. With so many options available little adventurers are never lacking for enriching ways to discover more about the amazing creatures around us.
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Classic Books Preschool Theme
There’s nothing like snuggling up with a good book in February! Learning with books is a truly magical experience – and it’s especially so when done through children’s literature!
With every page of these high-interest picture books come endless educational opportunities for little minds, from developing an appreciation for language to broadening their vocabulary. And best yet, there are plenty of ways to get creative with these stories throughout the year.
Cooking & Baking Preschool Theme
Lots of February activities for preschool surround cooking and baking. Why not spend a week trying out each cooking and baking ideas for preschoolers and toddlers. These preschool activity ideas are not just tasty, but full of math and literacy activities, too!
Community Helpers Preschool Theme
With curious minds and big imaginations, preschoolers love discovering all the different people who make their community unique! Our engaging activities give them exciting ways to learn about our helpful heroes – from doctors enhancing health care to engineers creating structures that stand for generations.
Budding minds can discover science/STEM concepts through hands-on activities, explore new ideas with art projects or sensory play items – plus pick up important literacy skills at the same time!
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Dental Health Preschool Theme
Keep those pearly whites shining bright with a fun-filled dental health preschool theme! Explore the pages of books to learn about caring for teeth, create artful masterpieces that’ll help kids remember important hygiene tips and participate in innovative science activities – sure to put big grins on little faces. Don’t forget to invite a real dentist to your classroom!
Dinosaurs Preschool Theme
Preschoolers love going on an adventure to explore the wonders of dinosaurs! Use this as a fun opportunity for kids to do dinosaur activities, from dinosaur digs and sensory bins all the way up to dinosaur circle time songs. Allow your students’ imaginations run free with sensory bins, gross motor activities, and of course math and literacy dinosaur activities – let their inner adventurist discover what life was like when giant reptiles ran wild ages ago!
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Fairy Tale Preschool Theme
Preschoolers love listening and learning through fairy tales! My four year old is absolutely enamored with Jack and the Beanstalk, so much so, that we built a beanstalk from a wrapping paper tube and made pipe cleaner leaves to re-enact the story.
These magical tales include so much wonder and interest that preschoolers can’t help but be completely mesmerized. Our preschool fairy tale lesson ideas are going to help make planning this theme such a breeze!
Feelings & Emotions Preschool Theme
Since we’re talking about love, friendship, and kindness this month, February is a great time to teach preschoolers about feelings and emotions and how to manage them. Through a feelings and emotions preschool theme, preschoolers can learn how to recognize and understand their feelings and emotions, as well as practice tools for managing them effectively!
Friendship Preschool Theme
Developing friendships is part of developing healthy and strong social and emotional skills. These skills are an important part of everyday life, and the earlier a child begins to learn these skills, the better. Friendship activities for preschoolers are important for their social growth as well as for learning how to share and get along with others.
Try some of these friendship activities for preschoolers in your friendship preschool theme.
Hibernation Preschool Theme
Learning about hibernation and how animals survive the cold winter months is such a fascinating topic for preschoolers! You can teach about hibernating animals with these creative (and free) hibernation activities for preschoolers.
They fit in well with a winter animals preschool theme and also a snow theme.
Night & Day Preschool Theme
Come explore the wonders of day and night with us! Our preschool lesson plans make learning about the Earth’s movements around the sun an exciting adventure. Enjoy activities like crafting, sensory investigation, math games, science experiments…the possibilities are endless!
Plus – you can access all these free resources in one simple download at no cost to you. So come join us for some educational fun and discover just how much magic exists between sunrise and sunset!
Pets & Family Preschool Theme
Take your little one on an adventure exploring all the wonders that make their family special unique! From beloved pets to treasured heirlooms, there’s so much to discover about what makes each and every household special. Spark a love for discovering what makes their own families so extraordinary!
Shapes Preschool Theme
Learning shapes is the most basic skill within the geometry discipline of math, so it makes sense that we spend some time teaching our preschoolers about shapes. But there’s more to shapes than just their names. These preschool shape activities will take you beyond just memorizing shape names. Try these shapes preschool lesson plans.
Space Preschool Theme
From the dazzling night sky to the incredible wonders of space, preschoolers can explore and learn with this galactic-themed space activities! Whether they’re crafting a rocket ship out of cardboard or creating their own constellations in a starry universe, nothing beats going on an intergalactic space adventure. Get your little one immersed in a universe of possibilities – it’s sure to be an exciting experience that will have them reaching for more stellar fun!
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Weather Preschool Theme
Looking for a fun way to incorporate weather into your little one’s learning? Try creating themed days around different types of weather! From bright and sunny days, to rainy adventures with umbrellas, all the way through snowflakes and cold winter gusts; find everything you need in our preschool or toddler lesson plans.
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Toddler Themes for February
Finish up your February activity calendar with these February activities for kids – specifically toddlers. See all our toddler activity plans here.
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.