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January Preschool Themes

Your preschoolers will be excited to explore, learn, and enjoy winter with the best of January Preschool Themes. January can be a cold, quiet time of year so keep their learning inside (or outside) with snow, arctic animal friends, cozy cuddly bears, and more!

Best of January Preschool Themes


Here are the top themes for Preschool in January

Snowmen Theme

You don’t have to be as chilly as Frosty the Snowman to incorporate these snow-themed activities into your lesson plans for January. Enjoy sensory tracing activities in whip cream snow or match the color of the snowmen’s buttons to his scarf. Wind down your day with a story about winter and enjoy a freeze dance without getting too cold. 

Preschool Centers - Snowman Theme


Arctic Animal Theme

Incorporating these awesome arctic animals into your January lesson plans is a sure way to get your preschoolers excited about learning. Fishing for matching upper and lower case letters will be a blast. Or practice sight words with help from some polar pals! Don’t forget to add a brain break to your lesson and wrap it all up with the story of The Three Snow Bears.

Arctic Animals Activities


5 Senses Theme

This 5 senses preschool theme is fun for January. Your preschooler can explore and learn a winter wonderland using their eyes, ears, fingers, touch, and taste. Try sorting out different touches and feels of winter-themed things like ice, pine cones, the softness of bear’s fur, and more! Read all about their five senses and sing along with a fun song using their sense of hearing.

5 Senses Theme for Preschool


Bears Theme

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This bear theme for January is a great opportunity for your preschoolers to learn all about bears and incorporate very bear-y fun activities! Practice your matching skills with a try at bear gymnastics or work on recreating shapes using playdough with bears on top. Make sure to add a story All About Bearsto your lesson and sing along to Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Bear Theme Morning Tubs Math and Literacy Activities


Nursery Rhyme Theme

Rhyming and reading are so much fun. No wonder this nursery rhyme theme for January is a preschool favorite. Try building the wall that Humpty Dumpty is sitting on or see how high the itsy bitsy spider can climb before heading back down the spout. And of course, don’t forget to include a few classic nursery rhymes to sing along to! 

Morning Tubs - Nursery Rhymes cover


Fairy Tale Theme

Next, this fun fairy tale theme brings the magic and wonder to life–learning has never been more fun! Incorporate your favorite fairy tales when you practice counting with the princess and the pea or count out what the dragon has been hiding in their treasure chest. A fairy tale lesson wouldn’t be complete without magical storytime and a little something to get their wiggles out with a fan favorite–Frozen!

Fairy Tale Activities for Preschool - Preschool Fairy Tale theme


Dinosaur Theme

Dino’s are a preschooler’s best friend when it comes to this dino-mite dinosaur theme. Practice your sight words while you do the dinosaur stomp or try out these cool fossil frames to take your counting to the next level. After you’re done using this dino theme to learn essential preschool skills, learn more about the stars of the show by reading all about Why Dinosaurs are Extinct and doing The Dinosaur Dance.

Dinosaur Activities for Preschool


Space Theme

What preschooler wouldn’t be excited about some extra fun learning that takes their imagination up up and away? Send rockets into space by practicing letter matching, or work on spelling their name and letter recognition while building up rockets! Make sure to let your kiddos join Mike The Cosmic Space Monkey for a yoga adventure, and then help them settle back down to earth to read all about Me and My Place in Space.

Space Theme Preschool Activities and Printables


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