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.
- October is Apple Month: Apple Theme Classroom Ideas
October is Apple Month and time to celebrate a child’s most popular fruit. Bite into any of these hand-picked apple theme classroom ideas to stimulate interest for your little learners.
- Let’s Join Hands: A Theme About Hand Function
Put your hands together to celebrate the hand – these incredible machines that enable us to do a multitude of things. Teachers can use these activities across the curriculum to educate young children about this useful body part.
- All About Squares: Fun Activities With This Shape
Learn all about squares with fun and games as you celebrate this traditional shape.
- Patriotic Crafts: Salute to the Stars and Stripes
Celebrate the spirit of America and honor the “stars and stripes.” Make it a red, white, and blue day as you pay tribute to our country with simple patriotic crafts. Here are a few ideas that can be used to celebrate Flag Day (June), Independence Day (July), and patriotism in general.
- A Medley of May Activities for the Kindergarten Class
It’s the merry month of May and full of marvelous activities to celebrate. Here are a few activities to get your students into the spring spirit and introduce them to a few events that take place this month.
- Use Baseball as a Theme to Promote Spring/Summer Reading
Has spring fever attacked your classroom? Are the kids getting restless as the end of school is near? Why not use a baseball theme to challenge your students to read – a wonderful way to wind up the year!
- Welcome Spring With 3 STEAM Projects That Emphasize Holidays
When crafting with STEAM, students use recycled and simple materials to solve a problem and proceed in open-ended exploration. The STEAM approach allows for a variety of answers and conclusions – they are not always successful, but the process is important to understanding.
- Patriotic Crafts for Kindergarten: Celebrating America with Red, White, and Blue
Celebrate the spirit of America with red, white and blue projects. Invite your young patriotic students to make crafts that can be used during any of America’s celebrations, such as Flag Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.
- 3 Tree-mendous Crafts for Kindergarten
Whether you are celebrating Earth Day, Arbor Day or just the four seasons, trees can be the center of attention for a theme unit. Trees play a vital role on this earth, as they all serve an important purpose. Here are three fun crafts about trees for your class to make.