Ellen at Cutting Tiny Bites is working her way through a list of 52-plus different weekly unit study themes for preschoolers, and there already a lot of great stuff there (as I write there are 32 themes), whether you’re working with a single child at home or a small group of kids.
You could even just pick and choose activities to do with kids when you have time. For example the fall unit theme has craft projects like a leaf garland (made with paper towels!), a corn sensory bin, fall playdough, yarn wrapping and a recipe for making applesauce. There’s a link to fall-themed printables, ideas for fall books to read and more.
Other great units for this time of year include
Trees (perfect for when the leaves start changing)
United States (for election time)
Weather (mostly about rain, but it can be rainy in fall, too)
There are lots of other great themes that don’t go with a season and may suit your child’s interests such as space (that’s my kid), dinosaurs, transportation, bugs, our bodies and doctors.
Do you have any great sources for unit studies that you love? I’d love to hear about them.
[Photo via Cutting Tiny Bites.]