With spring in the air and nature blooming all around, now’s a great time to let your preschoolers explore and learn through engaging activities that are designed with the April preschool themes of growth and new beginnings.
Whether it’s planting vegetable seeds, studying the parts of a flower or learning about how to care for our Earth – April brings more than just showers. These theme-based ideas for preschool will keep kids engaged as they gain valuable knowledge in science, math, language development, and more!
Preschool Themes to Teach in April
Spring has sprung and we’ve got the perfect educational lineup for your little ones! Our April preschool themes include a fun mix of learning activities, outdoor exploration, and seasonal delights. If you’re looking to expand their minds even further this month, be sure to check out our ultimate list of preschool theme ideas.
Don’t let the phrase “April showers” bring you down. April is a special month for teaching preschoolers. It’s overflowing with learning opportunities that are hard to complete in other months of the year.
Preschoolers can unearth rocks to find creepy crawlies awakening. They can go puddle jumping and spy baby birds cheeping for their mothers. They can even plant a garden and watch their plants grow through the end of the school year.
Yes, April might bring lots of rain that keeps us indoors, but this month also brings us new and exciting teaching ideas. This post is loaded with all sorts of themes for your April preschool lesson plans!
FAQ About Teaching Themes for April
The possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing a theme for a preschool unit. Rainbows, flowers, spring, and seasons themes are always popular, but you might be surprised at how much your preschoolers will love transportation, seeds, or rocks.
The best preschool themes for teaching will be those that are high interest or that challenge the interests of the children through engaging, hands-on activities.
April is the month to get creative when it comes to choosing a teaching theme in preschool. Try choosing a broad theme, like springtime, and then break it down into smaller unit studies like:
~ baby animals
~ life cycles
~ plants and gardening
~ rain and clouds
Springtime is a season of joy, renewal and new hope – just like little ones! With the sun shining longer each day, why not capture some of that excitement by bringing new life to our little ones? This makes it an ideal opportunity to inspire young minds through outdoor activities.
Themes to Teach in Your April Preschool Lesson Plans
April is a time of magical transformation, when the world around us comes alive as flowers bloom and grass sprouts. As preschool teachers start to plan their lessons for this month, it’s important to capture that same sense of wonder with age-appropriate teaching themes! Here are some inspiring ideas specifically designed for preschoolers (but perfect for toddlers or kindergartners too!).
Establishing structure and incorporating creative activities into your preschool lesson plans will keep them organized, engaged, and motivated during their development. Let the little ones explore new ideas this month to get their minds going in exciting directions!
All About Me Preschool Theme
As teachers, we want to help preschoolers recognize their own incredible uniqueness and appreciate that same quality in those around them. This All About Me preschool theme will give every child an opportunity for self-expression and positive connection with each other – creating a safe learning space where everyone feels included regardless of differences. It’s time to get creative as these littles discover more about themselves!
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Bees Preschool Theme
Get your preschool buzzing with our exciting bee-themed activities! We’ve got the perfect set of interactive, educational and creative fun for you. From books to art projects – or even exploring the life cycle of bees – dive into over 16 different ideas that are sure to spark a love for learning in all young minds. You’ll find the whole bundle of ideas at the end of this post in a FREE download of preschool lesson plans.
Bug & Butterflies Preschool Theme
Transform your classroom into a buzz of activity this April with our bug-filled fun for preschoolers! Kids will love learning about colorful butterflies and other fascinating beetles through special activities created especially for them. Help jumpstart their curiosity as they explore the buggy world full of amazing facts, giving them plenty to discover this spring season.
Colors Preschool Theme
April is the time for getting colorful after a long winter hibernation! Introduce your preschooler to all of the exciting colors that exist in our world with these fun, free color lesson plans specifically designed just for them. From identifying and comparing different colors to learning their names, it’s never too early to begin exploring the amazing rainbow we get around us every day.
Day and Night Preschool Theme
From sunup to sundown, we offer loads of ideas for an exciting day and night preschool theme. Look no further — our free lesson plans are packed with book activities, crafts that spark creativity and intriguing science investigations! Shine some light on the Earth’s rotation as you explore all sorts of fun learning opportunities – download your day and night adventure today!
Earth Day Preschool Theme
Our list of April preschool themes wouldn’t be complete without Earth Day theme activities! It’s important to show preschoolers our admiration for planet Earth and share the invaluable lesson of stewardship with new generations. Let’s inspire our littlest learners to nurture and love the planet we share. These free preschool lesson plans feature 16 activities for preschoolers to learn all about how they can lend a helping hand in taking care of our precious earth.
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Easter Preschool Theme
Get ready for an egg-cellent time with our free and adorable Learn At Home Preschool Lesson Plans for an Easter theme. Preschoolers will learn about bunnies, have some fun with sweets, and of course make colorful Easter eggs crafts and sensory bins. So get crackin’ because it’s gonna be an egg-cellent adventure that’ll stay close to heart long after Easter has gone by.
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Flowers Preschool Theme
Who doesn’t love daisies and flowers? A flower theme is the perfect way to welcome springtime! We’ve put together a post full of fun (and free!) preschool lesson plans, with lots of inspiring ideas – like captivating books, creative art activities and engaging fine motor activities, plus some exciting math & science learning opportunities. (Ever dissected a flower?) Get it all in one convenient place with our downloadable pdf.
Gardening Preschool Theme
Plant the seeds of a love for gardening early, with these sixteen fun and creative ways to teach preschoolers all about nature! Whether you have access to an outdoor garden or not, your little ones can explore their green thumbs indoors at home or in the classroom. Get ready to get the growing season started in style – right inside your classroom (or living room)! Try these gardening preschool lesson plans!
Insects Preschool Theme
Whether you are a bug lover or not, it’s likely that your preschoolers are fascinated with crawly insects. We’ve put together a setf of free insect preschool lesson plans where you’ll find loads of ideas for an insect preschool theme, including book ideas, art, and sensory play, and math and science fun. You’ll find the whole bundle of buggy ideas at the end of this post in a free download of preschool lesson plans.
Rain and Clouds Preschool Theme
Get your little ones ready for a weather-wonderland! Our rain and clouds theme is the perfect way to welcome spring with lots of fun activities. From pouring down rain, to roaring winds, let their curious minds explore all that Mother Nature has in store.
Rainbow Preschool Theme
Bring a smile to little ones with bright and cheerful rainbows! We have all the makings of a wonderful preschool theme full of rainbow-inspired fun. With our free download, your classroom will be filled with book ideas and social-emotional activities that entertain while they learn—plus fantastic art projects, sensory exploration, math games, science lessons…you name it! Get ready for smiles galore as you bring sunshine into their day via the wonders of the rainbow.
Rocks Preschool Theme
If you’re looking for rockin’ fun, look no further- we’ve put together an awesome bundle of ideas to shake up your preschoolers lesson plans. Join us in exploring the world through art and science as we take a closer look at rocks with our free download filled full of creativity! Pair these lesson plans with your Earth Day preschool theme.
Robots Preschool Theme
Get your circuits buzzing with an electrifying robot-themed preschool activities! Robots are all the rage right now, and when you check out our free robot preschool lesson plans, you’re gonna love what activities they have in store! Little ones love our innovative robot activities. Come give it a try – you’re sure to be positively energized by the experience!
Seasons Preschool Theme
April’s shifting weather brings the perfect opportunity to explore all of nature’s beauty! Whether you like Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter best – we’ve got something for everyone in our free seasons preschool lesson plans. Now is your chance to discover what amazing activities take place in our skies as seasons change!
Seeds Preschool Theme
Have you heard of a ‘sprouting’ April preschool theme? Get your little learners ready to watch the wonders of nature with fun-filled activities centered around nuts and seeds! Investigate which plants need water, sunshine – or both. Plus, these free printable lesson plans make it easy for any teacher to get started on their gardening journey this spring.
Shapes Preschool Theme
Ready to take your preschooler’s geometry skills up a notch? We’ve got the perfect shape-themed activities that will go beyond just memorizing! Our fun and engaging shapes lesson plans are sure to spice up any preschool theme. Get ready for some high quality learning–it’s time to explore the world of shapes!Try these shapes preschool lesson plans.
Spring Preschool Theme
With the arrival of spring, our preschoolers enthusiasm is blooming! These exciting lesson plans will bring this season to life with topics like buzzing bees, unpredictable weather, and miracles of sprouting greenery. Get ready for some fun-filled learning about all things Spring in these free lesson plans.
Tools & Machines Preschool Theme
Try these heavy-duty tools and machines preschool lesson plans! We’ve put together loads of ideas for a Tools & Machines preschool theme that will have your preschooler thinking like an engineer. From the tool belt to heavy machine operators, these lesson plans have it all. Pair these lesson plans with a rocks preschool theme, too!
Transportation Preschool Theme
Is your preschooler ready to rev up their learning? These transportation-themed activities are guaranteed to get them zooming through April! With these engaging lesson plans, they’ll be sure to make the most of this month before jetting off into spring with all kinds of new knowledge.
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 April
Finish up your April activity calendar with these April 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.