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June may be the official start of Summer break for many, but for those that either homeschool year round or work in daycares that continue through these warmer months, this list of June preschool themes should help you kick the Summer learning season off right!
June Preschool Themes
Of course, you’ll want to cover the basics like Father’s Day and camping, but don’t be afraid to throw a few fun, out of the box ones in there too!
It just wouldn’t be June if we didn’t add this one in there. The hotter weather, the thunderstorms, the swimming… There is so much learning that can take place in a Summer theme unit.
Whether you’re pretending to camp in your own backyard or taking a trip to set up the tent elsewhere, a camping theme unit is a great way to work on a few life skills while encouraging your children to explore nature and their environment.
With National Fishing and Boating Week starting the first full weekend in June, it’s the perfect time to teach your little ones to fish! If you can work in a little math and literacy with a full fish theme unit while you’re at it, even better!
Have a kiddo that’s interested in desert dwellers? This month is the perfect time to incorporate them into your daily learning. With this generally being one of the hottest times of the year, it’s easy to discuss the hot, arid climates that these creatures call home with your preschooler.
Enhance your science studies this Summer with a river theme unit. Learn all about the river habitat and the animals that call it home. You could easily work in a little geography by learning about the local rivers in your area.
The official treat of Summer. Well, maybe not official, but it’s as close as it gets. This sweet treat is the perfect way to welcome in the Summer months and there are so many ways that you can incorporate them into your learning. From counting to fine motor skill practice, the possibilities are endless.
Of course, this one would make the list of June preschool themes! Crafts, activities, books, you name it. There are so many ways to spend a little time celebrating dad with a Father’s Day preschool theme.
Not only do flags have their own National Flag Day on June 14th, they actually have an entire week dedicated solely to them (the week of June 14th). It’s the perfect time to learn not only about the U.S. flag but also your state flag and flags from countries around the world. You could even make one of your very own to really get your preschooler excited about the theme.
With Eric Carle’s birthday falling on June 25th, the final week of the month is a fantastic time to learn all about this incredible author. Whether you’re using Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? to learn all about colors or practicing the days of the week with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, your preschoolers are going to love an Eric Carle theme unit.
Construction and Construction Workers
Every building, every structure has to start somewhere and that starting point is usually with the people that are responsible for building them. Teach your preschooler all about these valuable community helpers by getting them involved in a little building of their own. Whether that is with building blocks, Popsicle sticks, or even toothpicks and play dough, there are so many ways to incorporate a ton of early learning into a construction theme.