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Preschool Unit Study

Here are some instructions and activity ideas for 36 weeks of preschool unit study:

Recommended Age: 3-4 years old

Week 1: Colors

  • Introduce primary and secondary colors
  • Explore mixing colors to create new ones
  • Engage in color-sorting activities and crafts

Week 2: Shapes

  • Identify and name basic shapes such as circle, square, triangle, and rectangle
  • Create shapes with various materials (e.g., blocks, playdough)
  • Look for shapes in the environment (e.g., stop sign, clock)

Week 3: Numbers

  • Introduce numbers 1-10
  • Count objects and practice one-to-one correspondence
  • Engage in number recognition activities and crafts

Week 4: Letters

  • Introduce letters A-Z
  • Practice letter recognition and formation through sensory activities (e.g., tracing letters in sand)
  • Engage in letter-themed crafts and games

Week 5: Animals

  • Learn about different types of animals (e.g., farm animals, wild animals, pets)
  • Identify animal characteristics and habitats
  • Engage in animal-themed crafts and sensory activities

Week 6: Plants

  • Learn about different types of plants (e.g., flowers, trees, vegetables)
  • Identify plant parts and their functions
  • Engage in planting and gardening activities

Week 7: Community Helpers

  • Learn about different community helpers (e.g., police officers, firefighters, doctors)
  • Identify their roles and responsibilities
  • Engage in role-playing and crafts related to community helpers

Week 8: Transportation

  • Learn about different modes of transportation (e.g., cars, trains, airplanes)
  • Identify transportation routes and safety rules
  • Engage in transportation-themed crafts and activities

Week 9: Weather

  • Learn about different types of weather (e.g., sunny, rainy, snowy)
  • Identify whether tools and their uses (e.g., thermometer, rain gauge)
  • Engage in weather-themed crafts and sensory activities

Week 10: Food

  • Learn about different types of food groups (e.g., fruits, vegetables, proteins)
  • Identify healthy food choices and the importance of balanced meals
  • Engage in food-related crafts and cooking activities

Week 11: Seasons

  • Learn about the different seasons (e.g., spring, summer, fall, winter)
  • Identify seasonal changes and weather patterns
  • Engage in seasonal-themed crafts and activities

Week 12: Holidays

  • Learn about different holidays (e.g., Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah)
  • Identify holiday traditions and customs
  • Engage in holiday-themed crafts and activities

Week 13: Music

  • Learn about different types of music (e.g., classical, pop, rock)
  • Identify musical instruments and their sounds
  • Engage in music-themed crafts and activities

Week 14: Art

  • Learn about different types of art (e.g., painting, drawing, sculpture)
  • Identify famous artists and their works
  • Engage in art-themed crafts and activities

Week 15: Space

  • Learn about space and the solar system
  • Identify planets and their characteristics
  • Explore the phases of the moon
  • Engage in space-themed crafts and sensory activities

Week 16: Insects

  • Learn about different types of insects (e.g., butterflies, bees, ants)
  • Identify insect parts and their functions
  • Engage in insect-themed crafts and sensory activities

Week 17: Ocean

  • Learn about the ocean and marine life
  • Identify different types of sea creatures and their habitats
  • Engage in ocean-themed crafts and sensory activities

Week 18: Farm

  • Learn about life on the farm
  • Identify different types of farm animals and their roles
  • Engage in farm-themed crafts and sensory activities

Week 19: Emotions

  • Learn about different emotions (e.g., happy, sad, angry)
  • Identify strategies for expressing and managing emotions
  • Engage in emotion-themed crafts and activities

Week 20: Family

  • Learn about different family structures and traditions
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of family members
  • Engage in family-themed crafts and activities

Week 21: Fairy Tales

  • Learn about classic fairy tales (e.g., Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood)
  • Identify story elements and characters
  • Engage in fairy tale-themed crafts and activities

Week 22: Sports

  • Learn about different sports (e.g., soccer, basketball, baseball)
  • Identify sports equipment and rules
  • Engage in sports-themed crafts and activities

Week 23: Community

  • Learn about the local community and its landmarks
  • Identify community resources (e.g., library, park, hospital)
  • Engage in community-themed crafts and activities

Week 24: Recycling

  • Learn about the importance of recycling and reducing waste
  • Identify recyclable materials and their uses
  • Engage in recycling-themed crafts and activities

Week 25: Dinosaurs

  • Learn about different types of dinosaurs
  • Identify dinosaur characteristics and habitats
  • Engage in dinosaur-themed crafts and sensory activities

Week 26: Technology

  • Learn about technology and its uses
  • Identify different types of technology (e.g., computers, phones, tablets)
  • Engage in technology-themed crafts and activities

Week 27: Community Helpers (Part 2)

  • Learn about different community helpers (e.g., librarians, crossing guards, mail carriers)
  • Identify their roles and responsibilities
  • Engage in role-playing and crafts related to community helpers

Week 28: Fairy Tales (Part 2)

  • Learn about classic fairy tales (e.g., Snow White, Rapunzel)
  • Identify story elements and characters
  • Engage in fairy tale-themed crafts and activities

Week 29: Art (Part 2)

  • Learn about different types of art (e.g., printmaking, collage, photography)
  • Identify famous artists and their works
  • Engage in art-themed crafts and activities

Week 30: Music (Part 2)

  • Learn about different types of music (e.g., jazz, country, rap)
  • Identify musical instruments and their sounds
  • Engage in music-themed crafts and activities, such as making homemade instruments

Week 31: Transportation

  • Learn about different modes of transportation (e.g., cars, trains, planes)
  • Identify transportation safety rules
  • Engage in transportation-themed crafts and activities

Week 32: Weather

  • Learn about different types of weather (e.g., sunny, rainy, snowy)
  • Identify weather patterns and their effects
  • Engage in weather-themed crafts and sensory activities

Week 33: Nutrition

  • Learn about healthy eating habits and the food pyramid
  • Identify different types of food and their nutritional benefits
  • Engage in nutrition-themed crafts and activities, such as making healthy snacks

Week 34: Fairy Tales (Part 3)

  • Learn about classic fairy tales (e.g., Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast)
  • Identify story elements and characters
  • Engage in fairy tale-themed crafts and activities

Week 35: Community Helpers (Part 3)

  • Learn about different community helpers (e.g., firefighters, police officers, doctors)
  • Identify their roles and responsibilities
  • Engage in role-playing and crafts related to community helpers

Week 36: End-of-Year Celebration

  • Celebrate the end of the preschool year with fun activities and crafts
  • Reflect on all the topics learned throughout the year
  • Share memories and accomplishments with family and friends

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