Lesson Plans for Pre-K and K
Find hundreds of free lesson plans for fun, hands-on, creative learning in your pre-kindergarten or kindergarten classroom. Experienced teachers and education professionals share their favorite ways to teach their young students new concepts, including circle time and group activities, craft projects, seasonal and thematic units, and more.
Most lesson plans come with step-by-step instructions on how to pull together the materials and present the activities to students in a way that is sure to engage their young minds as they discover and explore new topics and subjects. You are sure to find some fun and unique ideas for teaching socialization, vocabulary, reading, writing, early math, science and much, much more. And, many of the activities may also indicate that they work equally well for first or second grade, depending on the unit you are studying and the pace of your class. Have a question? Post it in the comments section, and start a conversation with other elementary education teachers who regularly visit Bright Hub Education.
- What’s the Matter? A Kindergarten Science Lesson Plan
Imagine having a physical science lesson in kindergarten! Students will learn about matter, materials and mass all with hands-on activities. Homework included.
- Learning With a Ball and a Ramp: A Kindergarten Science Lesson Plan
Simple machines make work easier and they are fun to build and investigate. What happens when you roll a football down a steep ramp? How can you make it roll faster or slower? What a fun way to learn!
- Amazing Landforms: A Kindergarten Lesson Plan
Do we live close to the mountains or the beach? Is there land for farming close by? This lesson will help your students learn about landforms on the Earth and discover what important landforms are in their neighborhoods.
- What Happens Next? Predicting Outcomes: A Kindergarten Lesson Plan
Children love playing guessing games and we want them to learn how to make educated guesses. Arm them with the skills they need to predict outcomes when reading or listening to books and then reinforce these techniques all year.
- Marvelous Maps: A Kindergarten Lesson Plan
Is a compass rose a flower? Can a map key unlock a door? Students will learn basic facts about maps and then have fun creating a map of the classroom.
- Graphs Galore: A Three-Day Kindergarten Lesson Plan
Begin the year by teaching your students about the many ways to present the data they have collected. Then continue using the information throughout the year by adding a question of the day in your morning routine. Here you will find some great graphing ideas!
- Every Day Should Be Earth Day: A Five-Day Lesson Plan for Kindergarten
Save power! Turn off the television and play a game instead. Save water! Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. Use short lessons each day during the week of April 22nd and students will learn that they can make a difference in the world.
- Where Is It? A Kindergarten Lesson Plan on Directional Words
Are my keys here or over there? Could they be under the pillow or in my pocket? Directional prepositions are used a great deal in our everyday conversations. Here’s a lesson plan that will reinforce these words with your students.
- Who Wants to Be First? A Kindergarten Lesson Plan on Ordinal Numbers
That’s the fourth time you’ve asked me! The player is on third base. Ordinal numbers are part of our vocabulary more than we realize. Your students will quickly learn this concept by listening to a related book and doing some fun follow-up activities.