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Free Mega List of Themes and Skills for Pre-K and Kindergarten Lesson Plans


Mapping out your year is super important because you have to make sure you will be able to hit all of the skills your students are required to learn. Do you find yourself wondering what themes, skills, and activities you will teach during the year? How about when is the best time to teach what? I know it’s a lot to consider, so I have something for you that I think will help with your Pre-K and Kindergarten lesson plans!

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Grab our free, clickable Mega List of Themes and Skills for Pre-K & Kindergarten Lesson Plans to see what themes/skills I cover in my classroom all year!

Themes and Skills for Pre-K and Kindergarten Lesson Plans

I know that some teachers are told exactly what to teach and when to teach it by their districts. Others are left to create their own schedule and map everything out on their own. That can be stressful! It can be hard to know when we should introduce new skills. We also need to consider how long to cover each skill to provide adequate practice for our students.

On top of the skills that need to be taught, what about all of the themes that we need to cover (Labor Day, bats, spring, community helpers, emotions, etc.) in Pre-K and Kindergarten? The list goes on and on.

Some themes lend themselves to specific months, right? We know that a bat or spider theme lends itself well to being taught in October. Flowers and seeds are more of a spring month theme. But others are more general and could really be covered at any time. 

Over the years, I figured out how to get everything covered in a way that makes sense to me. I couldn’t wait to share it with you. I have compiled a Mega List of Themes and Skills for each month. From August to June, I have listed exactly what themes and skills I cover in my classroom with my students!

I have compiled a Mega List of Themes and Skills to teach for each month from August to June.

It’s Linked to Activities!

Once you have everything planned out, it can still be tricky to find activities that are appropriately themed for the time of year AND the skill you need to cover. So I have searched through the vast Kindergarten Connection resource bank for you and linked the themes and skills listed for each month of the year to a resource, article, or activity that you can use in the classroom!

Obviously, you will need more than one activity to teach each skill. Don’t worry! We have A TON of additional activities you could use any time of year with your students.

Grab Your FREE Clickable Copy

Are you ready to get your free copy of this Mega List of Themes and Skills? Grab this amazing resource and you’ll be able to click on each theme or skill for quick access to relevant activities! Just select the large, yellow download button below to grab your clickable copy!

Click Here to Download Your Printable

14 Responses

    1. Hi Shari,

      We don’t have a July version but if you check May/June you will find lots of summer resources including a list of patriotic activities perfect for the 4th! 🙂 Have a great day!

  1. Thank You So Very Much for sharing all of these amazing printables! And you’ve even added links for each to help with resources for new ideas to help! And best of all its FREE can’t Thank You enough!

    1. Bertha,

      You’re so welcome! It is our goal to help our fellow teachers to save time and stress less. Have a great day! 🙂

    1. Hi Diane,

      You can grab our free Mega List of Themes and Skills by clicking the large, yellow “download printable here” button at the end of the post. 🙂

  2. What a great resource for free! I hit the links and they are perfect for kindergarten! Thank you!

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