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.

Fall Art Project: A Pumpkin Patch

This pumpkin project can be as simple as finger painting with orange paint, tearing and decorating the paper plate with orange paper, or it can be as detailed as tearing paper to create a jack-o-lantern face. Whatever the procedure, the result is a cute harvest decoration for any age.

Kindergarten Apple Taste Test and Experience

Automatically, most children think of apples as being sweet and red. By doing this food experience taste test, using an assortment of different types of apples, children will learn to identify their favorites. This project will also introduce them to the process of voting and establishing a graph.