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Best May Themes for Preschool

May is a wonderful time of year! The start of a new season allows you to take some of your learning and activities outdoors to explore. But never worry, all of these activities, worksheets, and May themes for your preschooler can be done indoors or outside!

May Themes for Preschool

Here are the top 8 themes for Preschool in May.

Now that spring is happening all around us, these May themes for preschool will be the perfect fit! Get your little one even more excited by exploring and learning the basics while incorporating their favorite springtime things!

Zoo Theme

Now that warm weather has finally arrived, getting the kids outside will be exciting for them and you. Get your kids excited for a visit with animal counting activities and worksheets. If the weather isn’t cooperating or some of the exhibits you wanted to see aren’t available, explore the Zoo by reading The View At The Zoo or singing and moving to Jack Hartman’s Animals In Action.

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Spring Theme

Spring has officially sprung! Enjoy creating beautiful and bright spring popsicle stick creations or make counting even more fun with spring-themed counting mats. And after taking a moment to read all about Singing In The Rain, don’t forget to get your wiggles out with a springtime dance


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Bug Theme

In May, when nature is in full bloom, your little one will spot all kinds of bugs. So what better what to incorporate them into your learning than by creating unique butterfly wing patterns and learning your shapes at the same time with morning bug tubs. Or practice your alphabet basics and help your lower-case letter bee buzz towards its matching uppercase letter. Learning about all the different Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! is a perfect way to enjoy these bug-themed lessons this May. Pair this book with the What Do You See song for Bugs and Insects to learn all about these spectacular creatures. 


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Honey Bees Theme

May is the month when pollen collection is at its peak, and who better to help out with that than honey bees! Create a real-life experience with honey bee-themed play centers where your kids can learn about the honey bee life cycle, pollination, and much more. You also can incorporate the role honey bees play in getting all the flowers ready for Mother’s Day while you create fingerprint bug flowers for mom while you listen and sing along to The Bees Go Buzzing. And of course, don’t forget to wrap up your day by reading through Explore My World: Honey Bees from National Geographic Kids.


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Construction Theme

In May, we have spring break and the countdown to summer. Use these laminated road work 10’s frames to practice counting up, down, and all around. They can also practice their shapes and let their imagination run wild while they build different loads on the back of the large trucks they might just see on a road trip! Consider taking the lesson on the road and including a new song all about Construction Trucks. Or for a quieter ride, have the kids read Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site


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Pond Theme

Now that we’re in spring and the ponds have thawed you’re likely to find lots of different animals back in their natural habitats. The frogs, fish, birds, and the bees are all out and about. What better way to enjoy their return by doing fun pond-themed activities, like gathering different letter frogs to build sight words on logs. And of course, don’t forget to sing out loud with your kids to the classic, Five Green and Speckled Frogs or read all about In The Small Small Pond.



Weather Theme

Summer, fall, winter, and spring. No matter what your kids’ favorite kind of weather is they can discover all the different seasons with different centers, hands-on activities, or worksheets, like these spring counting mats. Not only can your kiddo learn while using weather-themed activities, but they might also discover a new interest by reading The Meteorologist In Me or singing along to Check Out The Weather!

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Farm Theme

There is no short supply of nursery rhymes to enjoy about time on the farm, but what about learning by pretending you’re living life on the farm? Encourage counting how many little piggies fit in the barn when you use number worksheets or practice tracing piggy tails on these muddy little buddies. Make sure to include Big Red Barn during story time, and get ready to get your body moving along to Farmer in the Dell for the cherry on top of the farm-themed ideas!


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We hope you love these May themes for your preschooler. What did you try that you loved? What was your preschooler’s favorite theme? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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