In most areas, March is a time that signals winter is on it’s way out and spring is just around the corner. Use these March themes and other ideas to help you plan your activities preschoolers and toddlers.
March Monthly Themes for Preschool
- Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
- Rainbows & Color Science
- St. Patrick’s Day/Leprechauns
- Women’s History Month
- Baby Farm Animals
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday – March 2nd
This beloved author’s birthday is on March 2nd. It’s a great reason to feature his books in your reading area and do some extension activities to have even more fun with his stories.
FAVORITE SEUSS BOOKS:
- Ten Apples On Top
- Fox in Socks
- The Lorax
- Green Eggs & Ham
- One Fish, Two Fish
Rainbows & Color Theme for March
Where does that sneaky Leprechaun find the pot of gold?
At the end of the rainbow!
What a great time to use all things rainbow to learn about colors. Take those colors and experiment with how they mix together. Go back to the basics with this theme. Kids will love it!
RAINBOW & COLOR SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
- COLOR MIXING FUN WITH COTTON BALLS
- COLOR-CHANGING FLOWERS
- FLUFFY RAINBOW PRINTS
- 3-D RAINBOW ART
- COLOR SCAVENGER HUNT
Spring Theme for March
We often talk a lot about weather in Preschool. One great way to make weather discussions more meaningful, is to get outside and observe the changes as the Earth is transitioning from winter to spring.
- What do the trees look like?
- What color is the grass?
- How much sunshine do we see?
- What types of precipitation (yes, teach them this big word!) do we see happening?
- What kinds of outerwear do we need?
SPRING ACTIVITY IDEAS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
St. Patrick’s Day Theme
May the Luck O’ the Irish be with you! Celebrate this fun holiday with kids by hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party, baking some Irish Bread and staging a HUGE mess left behind by the sneaky leprechaun!
Women’s History Month
Celebrate Women’s History Month by heading to your local library and putting a few books on display in your play space that talk about women from our past who have done courage and wonderful things! Scholastic has written a great article highlighting famous women who have and are making an impact.
I love the book Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole.