Are you looking for fresh and frosty ideas for your January preschool themes and lesson plans? If so, then you are in luck! Let’s dive into the coolest (pun intended) January themes for preschool.
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A List of January Preschool Themes
New Year Celebrations
Let’s ring in the New Year! Have a mini countdown with party hats, and noise makers. Discuss the concept of time, the changing of the calendar, and the excitement of new beginnings.
Winter wouldn’t be complete without snowflakes. Create paper snowflakes or even coffee filter snowflakes. If weather permits, head outside and play in the snow! Try to catch a snowflake and really take a look at it. This will get your little learners oohing and ahhing!
There are many great books about snow out there. Here are some great ones:
Here is a January preschool theme preschoolers will enjoy! There is nothing like a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter day. Bring the deliciousness to your classroom by making hot cocoa together. Don’t forget the marshmallows 😉
Animals in Winter
Bears hibernating, squirrels gathering nuts, and birds flying south – there’s so much to discover about how animals adapt to the winter season. Dive into a world of furry and feathered friends with stories, and crafts.
Another great preschool January theme is hibernation! Kids can learn about animals that hibernate during the winter. Talk about the different animals that hibernate and why and how they do. Check out these kid-friendly books about hibernation:
Snowmen are a perfect theme for January. There are a bunch of ways to include snowman fun in your learning activities. If you get snow in your area, head outside and build a snowman! Work those gross motor skills, and get some fresh air! Try this snowman counting activity to practice counting from 1 to 10.
Here are a few snowman books to read with your little learners: