Preschool Themes for March

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March begin the advent of spring in most places, and with it the possibilities of all sorts of fun in preschool. Preschool age children are excited and eager to learn and March provides lots of opportunities to do just that!  Whether you are the parent of a preschooler who is looking for some fun activities, or you are a teacher in a preschool class, here are some preschool themes for March-

  • St Patrick’s Day-Kids love the fun of celebrating the “Green”. There are lots of activities and fun ways to introduce this unit to your preschoolers. You can add in St. Patrick’s Day all the way to the 17th, or make these a great day-long celebration.

 

Books to Read

Lets Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

By Peter Roop

Jack and the Leprechaun

By Ivan Robertson

 

4 Leaf Clover Handprint Craft

You will need:

Green Paint

Paint Brush

White Paper

Start by painting the child’s hand with the green paint and have the child place a palm print, remembering to keep the fingers together. Continue to place a palm print with the palms all touching 4 times. Then have the child take a paint brush and paint a simple stem, for a 4 leaf clover.

 

Jell-O Rainbow-Kids love Jell-O and they will be excited to use it to create their own lucky rainbow. Keep in mind however, that this project may take a couple of days, because the Jell-O needs time to set.

You will need:

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple Jell-O

Hot and cold water

Clear plastic cups

Refrigerator

Start by making the red Jell-O according to instructions on the box. Pour a small amount in the bottom of each clear glass (about one sixth of the cup). When the Red Jell-O has set (this may take hours or overnight) repeat using the Orange Jell-O, Yellow Jell-O, Green Jell-O, Blue Jell-O, and Purple Jell-O. Be sure to add the Jell-O in that order, in order to see your rainbow come to life.

  • Craft Recipes theme-Kids this age love nothing more then to dive in and make a craft. You can set up an entire theme based on using craft recipes. This not only gives the kids hands on craft experience, but they can function as a base for working with math, pre reading skills and working with others. This is a wide open theme that allows you to structure the projects to the skills and needs of your preschoolers.

 

Books to Read:

You can introduce the theme by reading from all types of recipe books.

 

Kool-Aid Play Dough

You will need:

2-1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup salt

2 pkg. unsweetened Kool-Aid

2 cups boiling water

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Start by mixing all of the dry ingredients together. Then you will add in the water and oil and mix well. Have the children knead the mixture with their hands, when it is completely cool. This should be stored in an air tight container. This recipe will keep for several months.

 

Giant Bubbles

You will need:

1 cup liquid detergent (or no-tears baby shampoo)

1 cup glycerin (or corn syrup)

3 cups water

Food coloring (optional)

Round bubble blower made of thin wire (6-8 inches in diameter)

Start by mixing all of the ingredients together. Keep in mind that you can add the food coloring for colored bubbles.

 

To make a bubble blower, bend a wire clothes hanger into a circle (an adult’s job). To form the handle, twist the hook opposite the circle. Wrap the handle with electrical tape or yarn. For bigger bubbles, you can wrap the circle with cotton twine. This will help absorb more soap mixture. The rounder the circle, the better it works. Florist wire can be used to make smaller wands with different shapes.



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