March is arriving soon and the opportunities for educators are endless! March is full of exciting themes that can bring creativity and exploration in the classroom. This month 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 March preschool themes.
Preschool Themes to Teach in March
At this time of year, the world comes alive with color and texture as flowers begin to bloom and animals stir from their winter rest.
March is a unique month for teaching.
Make this March a season of discovery for our little learners! With engaging activities focused around themes such as the seasons, holidays, stories and animals, young minds can explore their world with fun learning experiences.
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 activities while teaching them valuable lessons at the same time! And we are doing more than just St. Patrick’s Day and spring activities, too!
Try some of these new and creative, (and maybe unusual) preschool themes for March.
FAQ About Teaching Themes for March
The possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing a theme for a preschool unit. Dinosaurs, spring, and seasons themes are always popular, but you might be surprised at how much your preschoolers will love seeds, transportation, or robots, too.
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.
March is full of clever teaching ideas. It’s the perfect month to delve deep into the different aspects of a traditional spring theme, like growing plants, insects, rainbows and weather. March preschool themes can also include ideas like all about me, community helpers, robots, dinosaurs or around the world preschool theme.
Cross-curricular connections are one of many benefits of thematic teaching. Planning preschool activities that are all theme based are also good for learning because of the following advantages.
~ Making connections to the real world.
~ Builds upon prior knowledge.
~ Students stay active in the learning process.
~ They have choices in what they learn.
~ Cross curricular connections allows children to see the “bigger picture”.
~ More vocabulary development.
Probably most importantly, thematic teaching in preschool allows children to demonstrate their knowledge in multiple ways.
Themes to Teach in Your March Preschool Lesson Plans
March preschool themes don’t have to be limited to St. Patrick’s Day, rainbows and springtime. (Although I do love those themes and what they teach!) This is the ultimate list of March themes for preschool, but they are great for toddlers and kindergarteners, 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
An All About Me preschool theme is a great March theme. Our preschoolers are all unique and special, with their own talents, likes, dislikes and struggles. Teaching them to accept each other’s differences and to see those differences as strengths lays the foundation for strong relationships that promote an inclusive learning environment – this gives children opportunities to open up conversations about themselves in a safe space!
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Animals Preschool Theme
Explore the amazing animals of our world with these ready-made preschool lesson plans! Take your young learners on an exciting adventure through different habitats, learning to move like their favorite creature and listening for animal noises. Help them discover all that nature has to offer—from “pawsome” gross motor moves to wildlife sounds just waiting beyond reach – there are plenty of enriching ways each day can be a thrilling journey into the wilds!
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Bees Preschool Theme
We are a ‘buzz’ with fun ideas and activities for your bee preschool theme! In our free bee-themed preschool lesson plans, we have compiled over fifteen different bee-themed activities including book recommendations, art and sensory exploration, plus math, science (bee life cycle), and social-emotional learning. 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
Make March a buzz with bug-filled fun for preschoolers! No March early childhood lesson plans would be complete without a butterflies theme! From butterflies to beetles, the kids will be enthralled by themed activities designed especially for them. Spark young imaginations as they explore their buggy world this spring season and uncover new facts about these curious critters.
Colors Preschool Theme
Identifying colors, exploring and comparing colors, and learning color names are all important concepts for preschoolers and toddlers. There are so many ways to teach your preschooler colors. This set of free preschool lesson plans includes over 16 color activities for preschoolers.
Day and Night Preschool Theme
Day or night, we’ve got you covered! We’ve collected loads of ideas for a day and night preschool theme, including book ideas, crafts and sensory investigation, and math and science fun. These lesson-planning ideas make it so much fun to learn about the magic that happens when the Earth moves around the sun. You’ll find these free day and night preschool lesson plans in a free download at the end of the post.
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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Earth Day Preschool Theme
Although it’s only March, let’s not wait another moment to show our admiration for planet Earth and share the invaluable lesson of stewardship with new generations. Let us teach our preschoolers that every day is a chance to care for this world we call home! 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
Guess what’s hoppin’ into your home this Easter? These Learn At Home Preschool Lesson Plans are a cute bundle of fun for preschoolers! Get ready to engage in exciting activities and create strong family bonds with weekly sets of free, adorable lesson plans. It’ll be an egg-cellent way to foster their love for learning early on!
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Flowers Preschool Theme
Every ‘daisy’ is better with flowers! A flower theme is perfect any time of year, but especially in the spring time! We’ve put together this post full of free flower preschool lesson plans, including book recommendations, art and sensory fun, plus math and science learning. You’ll find the whole bundle of ideas at the end of this post in a FREE download of preschool lesson plans.
Gardening Preschool Theme
These garden theme preschool lesson plans feature sixteen creative ways to teach gardening to preschoolers, even if you don’t have access to a garden! All the ideas in these lesson plans can be done at home, which also means they are easily implemented in the classroom, too.
Human Body Preschool Theme
Hip-hip-hooray! We’ve gathered the best preschool learning ideas for a human body preschool theme, including literacy, arts and crafts, sensory exploration, and math and science fun. You’ll find the whole bundle of ideas at the end of this post in our free human body preschool lesson plans. Trust us, you’ll “knee”d these ideas for your human body theme!
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 set of free insect preschool lesson plans where you’ll find loads of ideas for an insect preschool theme, including book ideas, art, and sensory exploration, 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
It’s raining, it’s pouring…you might even hear the wind roaring! This fun rain and clouds preschool theme is a fantastic introduction to springtime and will perfectly compliment your weather activities for preschool.
Here you’ll find loads of ideas for a rain and clouds preschool theme, including book ideas, art and sensory exploration, and math and science fun. You’ll find the whole bundle of ideas at the end of this post in a free download of preschool lesson plans.
Rainbow Preschool Theme
Bright and colorful, rainbows are a fun preschool theme for any time of year. We’ve put together lots of ideas for a rainbow preschool theme, including book ideas, social-emotional activities, plus art and/or sensory exploration, and even math and science fun. All this and more included in a free rainbow preschool lesson plans download.
Rocks Preschool Theme
This theme ‘rocks’! We’ve gathered fun and interesting of ideas for a rocks preschool theme, including literacy ideas, art and sensory exploration, plus math and science fun. You’ll find the whole bundle of ideas at the end of this post in a download containing our free rocks preschool lesson plans.
Robots Preschool Theme
Beep. Beep. Boop. That’s robot language for you’ve got to see these amazing activity ideas in our free robot preschool lesson plans! Your robot preschool theme is going to be all charged up with picture book suggestions, arts and crafts, plus math and science fun. Find the whole bundle of ideas at the end of this post in a free download of preschool lesson plans. You’ll like it a ‘bot’, we promise.
Seasons Preschool Theme
Spring, summer, fall, and winter, no matter your favorite, we’ve got you covered! In this post, you’ll find plenty of ideas for a season’s preschool theme, including free seasons’ preschool lesson plans. We’ve included art and sensory exploration activities, math and science fun, plus book ideas and social-emotional learning.
Seeds Preschool Theme
Have you tried a nuts and seeds preschool theme? Usually a seed preschool theme is reserved for fall, but really – when are farmers planting their seeds? Spring! Seeds are perfect for a March preschool theme because it pairs so well with gardening. Try these free printable lesson plans for preschool where all the activities are centered around nuts and seeds!
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.
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.
St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Theme
Get ready for some mischievous fun this St. Patrick’s Day! Little ones will love these preschool activities – follow rainbows, spot unseen leprechauns and outsmart them as they try to steal away pots of gold! Time to start shaking those shamrocks with these free St. Patrick’s Day preschool lesson plans.
Tools & Machines Preschool Theme
Welcome to your free tools and machines preschool lesson plans! We’ve put together loads of ideas for a Tools & Machines preschool theme, including literacy ideas, art and sensory exploration, plus playful learning and STEM ideas. Read on and check out these awesome tools and machine learning ideas…you’ll find the free download at the end of this post!
Transportation Preschool Theme
Beep, honk, zoom! These transportation preschool lesson plans will have your preschooler zipping through their learning activities in the preschool classroom. They are that good! Add this transportation theme to your March preschool activities. I like to offer this theme right before spring break when our preschool families go on vacation.
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 March
Finish up your March activity calendar with these March 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.