March Preschool Themes and Ideas
March Preschool Activities
March is such a wonderful month as flowers start to bloom and the weather gets warmer, spring is right around the corner. It's a great month that provides an element of natural exploration for our young learners. They get to explore rainbows, flowers, weather, shamrocks, and might even get a chance to hunt for that sneaky leprechaun! And, March is full of fun holidays that you can celebrate with your preschoolers.
Clouds, Wind, and Rain
March is a great month to explore the weather especially as it gets warmer and we start to see snow melt and flowers begin to bloom. With all those changes comes more clouds, wind, and rain. Spring is often a rainy season! It's a great time to plan some activities for your students to learn more aboutclouds, wind, and rain. Some of my favoritebooks are all about clouds!
Clouds Wind and Rain Science
Science experiments are one of my favorite ways to teach preschoolers about complex topics. To preschoolers clouds look like big fluffy pillows in the sky but by using science experiments we can help them understand their importance and what they do. Check out this post for some fun cloud, wind, and rain science activities for your preschooler.
Rainbows are one of my absolute favorite topics to explore with preschoolers! They are fascinated by all the different colors and there are so many fun rainbow projects we can do. Below are a few of my favorites.
Rainbow Straw Painting
Fruit Loop Rainbows
Rainbow Dancing Ribbons
St. Patrick's Day
Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your preschoolers? St. Patrick's Day is a fun day to explore the color green, learn more about Ireland, count gold, and, and try to catch the sneaky leprechaun.
Pot O' Gold Sensory Bin
Sensory bins are a great way to incorporate a holiday theme into your preschool classroom. Create a St. Patricks's Day themed bin with all different textures and fun themed items. Try it out using green rice, use dried green peas. Include plastic gold coins, buckets, scoopers, shamrock erasers, or tongs. Let your students dump, pour, and sort.
Spring is the perfect time to declutter, organize, and prepare for the warm weather! A Spring Cleaning Theme is perfect for March! Preschoolers see cleaning happening at home and in their classrooms. Spring is a great time to introduce activities and vocabulary that are centered around cleaning. And, cleaning follows you through life, (unfortunately)!
Sponge Painting Process Art
Spring Cleaning Dramatic Play
Head to the Dollar Store and pick up some cleaning supplies to include in your dramatic play center. Mops, brooms, buckets, and sponges all make the perfect addition. Observe your preschoolers as they use works like dust, sweep, and chores. I bet they will take a few tips back to their homes.
Caterpillars and Butterflies
Caterpillars and Butterfly is a great spring topic as we are beginning to see the bugs, animals, and plants all begin to appear as the weather gets warmer. This topic is a great way to introduce life-cycles, and helping kids understanding how bugs evolve. Check out a few of our favorite books for this theme.
One of the best ways to teach preschoolers is through hands-on exploration. Bring a butterfly kit into your classrooms and let your preschoolers watch the lifecycle in action. And, take a class trip outdoors to let the butterflies fly.
Read Across America
3/1 is Read Across America is a day where we celebrate the importance of reading and an opportunity to foster a love of learning in kids of all ages. Below are three of my favorite books that would be great to include on March 1st.
Dragons Love Tacos
The Day the Crayons Quit
Celebrate Your Name
March 7th is a day to celebrate your name. We all were given our name which is a reason in itself to celebrate our unique qualities and differences. This day is a great day to do name activities with your students. It's all the perfect opportunity to read The Name Jar which is a story of a young girl who learns the importance behind in name and celebrates it with her classmates. Check out some of our fun ways you can teach preschoolers to recognize their name!
National Bubble Week
National Bubble Week begins on 3/14, and it's a week to celebrate the start of spring. Because who doesn't love bubbles?!? Are you ready for lots of fun play and learning with different bubble activities? Bubbles allow preschoolers to have fun, learn, and explore science. Try making your own bubble solution with your preschoolers.
Johnny Appleseed Day
3/11 is Johnny Appleseed Day and it is a day we remember a man who made apple trees bloom across the nation! Johnny Appleseed was a famous apple tree planter. While an apple theme is a great fall activity, we can also pull out some of our favorite apple activities during March in honor of Johnny Appleseed.
Plant a Flower Day
3/12 is Plant a Flower Day, just in time for spring. The flowers and plants are blooming which means you and your preschoolers can enjoy some fresh air and plant flowers together. This is also a great time to include a flower theme in your classroom.
National Preschoolers Day
3/12 is National Preschooler Day. I might be a little bias but this is probably the best holiday to celebrate this month. A day to honor and celebrate the preschoolers who bring so much joy into your lives.
National Pi Day
3/14 National Pi Day and while it's a day to celebrate mathematics...who says we can't eat pie, too! Turn your dramatic play center into a pie stand to celebrate this holiday.
First Day of Spring
3/20 is the official start of spring! The season we've all been waiting for after a long winter. Kick off the season with fun spring science experiments and discoveries. I also love celebrating spring with a bird theme!
3/23 is National Meteorology Day. This is a great time to incorporate weather activities into your classroom and teach your preschoolers all about the important job of a meteorologist. If you do jobs in your classroom, I am sure many of your preschoolers love when they get to talk about the weather. Now, they can call themselves meteorologists when it's their turn to report on the weather. Turn your dramatic play center into a news station on this holiday!
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