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Now, I know what you’re thinking. February preschool themes? In December?!
It might seem strange, but really now is the perfect time to start planning out these theme units!
We originally posted a few ideas for the month of January last year and they were such a huge hit that we decided to go ahead and continue them for the rest of the year.
Up first, February preschool themes!
February Preschool Themes
Whether you’re looking for themes to use around Valentine’s Day or something a little more versatile, this list of theme units is sure to give you some great ideas!
February is the perfect time to put together a theme unit all about family. Between all of the talk of hearts and love and with National Take Your Family to School Week being mid-February, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to work it in.
Just like family, friendship is a fantastic theme to incorporate during the month of February and this list of books about being a good friend is a fantastic place to start planning your theme unit. It fits perfectly with National Make a Friend Day on February 11th or you could easily make it work with Random Acts of Kindness Week which is the second full week of the month.
If your kids are anything like mine at all, they love taking trips to the local library and with February being National Library Lover’s Month, it makes perfect sense to learn all about the wonderful people that keep these places running.
Who doesn’t love a good story? Whether you’re recounting a few of your all-time favorite fairy tales or making up a few of your own, the week surrounding National Tell a Fairy Tale Day (February 26) is the perfect time for a happily ever after kind of theme unit.
Arguably the most famous of the February holidays, there are so many fun ways to incorporate a little learning into your Valentine’s Day celebrations. Shapes and colors are just the beginning!
With this holiday always falling on the third Monday of the month, it makes it easy to kick off a week-long theme unit surrounding our founding fathers.
Will Punxsutawney Phil predict an early spring or six more weeks of winter? We may not have the answer yet, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy some fun groundhog themed activities while you wait! In fact, this would be the perfect time to start learning about light and shadow.
We love having the kids in the kitchen! What better way to enjoy a little hands-on learning than to spend some time making a few of their favorite foods. Not only is February the Gream American Pie Month, it also happens to be National Bake for Family Month so the timing couldn’t be better.
After all of the sweets that inevitably come with Valentine’s Day, the end of February would be the perfect time to teach your preschool all about dental hygiene and the community helpers that help them keep their mouths healthy.
These fun little rhymes and stories fit very nicely with fairy tales if you choose to include that in your theme list for the month and they are a fantastic way to introduce your preschooler to the concept of rhyming words.
Did you know that here in the U.S. we have an entire day dedicated to this favorite food? Well, now you do!
With National Pizza Day falling on February 9, you could easily use this tasty treat to create a few activities to work on cooking skills, shapes, colors, and so much more!
Are your preschoolers fascinated by animals? Spend a week or two this month learning all about the animals that come out only after everyone else is in bed for the night.
Not feeling the fairy tale theme? Put a little spin on that classic unit study by throwing some dragons into the mix!
The colors, the masks… The possibilities are endless. Learn about the colorful celebration of Mardi Gras as it approaches on February 13.
100th Day of School
Now, this one is a bit tricky as the timing will depend on your schedule and will vary for everyone, but for most, this fall sometime in February and there are so many fun ways to celebrate while working in a little extra counting practice.