In the current worldwide epidemic, schools across the nation have closed, leaving parents suddenly working from home and homeschooling their preschoolers (and older children, too). As a preschool teacher, you might be finding yourself teaching remotely, and lacking resources for your students’ parents. This is where these free homeschool preschool lesson plans come in.
They are designed to be sent home by teachers and taught by parents.
*** This post includes a free printable, so be sure to grab it from the end of this post.***
Free Learn At Home Preschool Lesson Plans
My dear preschool teachers and parents—
I recently sent out an email asking that you take a survey for me. It’s a quick and easy favor that has huge rewards.
“Why?” you ask.
“What’s in it for me,” you ask.
“You think I have the time for this?” you ask.
These are not unreasonable questions, and I am so grateful to those who did take the time to help a gal out. If you haven’t taken the survey, please do. Your answers are informative.
You see, the questions in my survey were not the ones I usually ask. I wasn’t crowdsourcing to see if you wanted me to create a new activity pack. I wasn’t putting my feelers out to see if you might appreciate a sale. No, I put a survey out to you because I needed you to tell me what YOU are in need of right now.
But sometimes when you ask someone, “How can I help?” they stare back at you blankly because they are fearful and in crisis mode and they really don’t know what will help.
So, I put out a survey. Again, if you haven’t taken the survey, I invite you to do so. Your answers will help direct me in the upcoming weeks as we all work together to figure out how to teach through COVID-19.
And based on the answers I have received so far, I am working on solutions.
Which brings me to today’s post.
FREE Learn at Home Preschool!
Learn at Home Preschool is a supplemental preschool program that can be executed at home. It’s a valuable way to increase parent-child engagement through fun and inviting activities that are developmentally appropriate for preschoolers.
There’s some math and some reading, and lots of play-based educational fun. All the activities in the Learn at Home Preschool require minimal supplies and materials, using what we all have around the house, making it easy and painless for parents to execute, as well as inexpensive.
And speaking of which, this supplemental preschool program is FREE!
At some point, I may add it to my preschool curriculum, but as of right now, it is completely free.
This is my response to you.
You see, when I asked,
What has been your biggest struggle regarding your preschoolers since the virus outbreak?
you told me some very important things.
You told me that not only did you miss your preschoolers but that you also were worried about them. You understand that parents already feel overwhelmed by the usual day-to-day and now with COVID-19 life has piled on having to homeschool and work from home, too!
One reader said,
Most of my parents are working from home AND trying to homeschool multiple children at the same time. I am afraid my preschool students will get left behind because they don’t have actual assignments to turn in. I need easy activities that don’t require a lot of extra supplies or prep time from their parents. I need a mix of learning and fun activities to keep my preschoolers busy and learning while their parents work and their siblings complete their school lessons. I teach three-year-olds, so anything they can do independently (or mostly independently) would be a plus!
Another reader said,
Keeping kids occupied and conducting learning activities while also having a million other things to do and little ones running around and trying to work from home all day the same time. I want to do learning stuff with them but I can’t be with them 100% of that time. Reusable independent activities are great! And maybe some activities structured around common children’s books… With libraries closed we’re needing to refresh the books we already have and make them more exciting!
I feel like the kids are not learning more, they are just reviewing now. I am not sure how to get to where we would be if we were in class.
What Are in the Learn at Home Preschool Lesson Plans?
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Weekly Lesson Plans for Preschool Homeschool Include
Each week will feature new activities for preschoolers, but the same basic components will always be included. These components were chosen specifically by your request. In the survey, readers commented that they needed:
- simple activities that require little to no prep
- activities that require no special preschool toys or manipulatives
- indoor activities because the weather is still crummy
- online activities, because let’s face it, kids are going to be getting more screen time
- a mix of play and formal learning activities
Easy Thematic Homeschool Preschool Lesson Plans
Each week’s lessons are just two pages long, so as not to be overwhelming to parents, but include around 12-15 activities to do throughout the week and are centered around a single theme.
The first week is all about bugs and butterflies!
Activities are described in plain language. Some link back to my site, some are just ideas. But all the activities take into consideration one BIG thing: supplies. I have done my best to keep activities easy peasy while still being packed full of learning fun for preschoolers.
Each week of my homeschool preschool lesson plans includes the following activity categories:
- literacy activities
- math and science activities
- sensory, outdoor, and art activities (called Playful Learning)
- indoor activities (called Stuck Inside, for those with bad weather)
- causal fun activities (called Just Plain Fun)
- online activities
All of these categories were requested by readers as they felt they were the most important ways they could help parents homeschool preschool. They are the perfect mix of academics and play. They are developmentally appropriate preschool lesson plans as well as just plain fun!
Readers also said they needed activities that could be completed independently. Many of the activities can be just that, too.
These Free Homeschool Preschool Lesson Plans Make it Easy on Parents
I’ve even included a sample schedule of what homeschool preschool might look like. Every family is different, so the schedule is just a suggestion, but parents can approximate how much time different activities might take.
And it even includes a way to connect as a family, which some preschool professionals might say is THE most important pillar in any preschoolers education, especially in a homeschool preschool environment.
Get Your FREE Homeschool Preschool Lesson Plans Here
Think these preschool lesson plans are something your students’ parents might enjoy? It sure will make preschool at home a whole lot easier, I promise.
Just click the image below to have the pdf sent to your email.
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.