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Preschool

Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Lesson Plan
Students will learn to identify the four stages of a butterfly's life cycle.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/276.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2

Winter open in new window  pop
Lesson Plan
Preschool learning activities and ideas, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, art activities, and a few melting experiments for young scientists.
http://preschoolrainbow.org/preschool-winter.htm
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Activity Idea Place: Science open in new window
Lesson Plan
150 quick ideas for teaching little ones about science.
http://www.123child.com/UBB/showthread.php?t=6342
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Animals - The Little Red Barn open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Take a field trip to a farm; dramatic play
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=48
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Animals That Fly or Do Not Fly
Lesson Plan
Children classify animals according to if they can or cannot fly.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/191.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K

Animals-A-Hunting We Will Go open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Go on an imaginary animal hunt; also includes art & language ideas
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=38
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Animals-Born or Hatched? open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Classify animals
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=56
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Art-Sun Prints open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Students use the sun's fading ability on construction paper to create
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=81
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Birds-Dazzling Quetzal Bird open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - color a quetzal bird, includes poem
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=117
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Birds-For the Birds open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - childre study nests and create their own; includes more ideas for science & movement, poem
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=107
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Bodies-Skin Match open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Match animal coverings to the appropriate animal
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=123
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Colors-Color Collage open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Uses Hailstones & Halibut Bones - explore colors, create year-long displays for colors
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=139
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Colors-Mix It Up Again open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Make color paddles to mix colors; includes poem
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=154
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Colors-Squish Bags of Color open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Mix & experiment with colors; also includes art idea & song
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=133
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Creating the Four Seasons open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - create posters to depict the four seasons
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=432
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Crystal Pops open in new window
Lesson Plan
Children observe popcicles as they freeze to discover crystals and make predictions.
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=10015&page=29
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Dinofours My Seeds Won't Grow
Lesson Plan
Students will be able to identify what plants need to grow.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/210.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2

Dinosaurs - Pteradon Mobile open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Children make a mobile for flying pteranodons!
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=185
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Eggs Filled With Sound-Five Senses
Lesson Plan
Plastic eggs will be filled with various objects and children will need to use their sense of hearing to figure out what is inside.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/4106.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2

Environment - Clean Water open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Experiment shows how filtered water is cleaner than non-filtered water.
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=202
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Ever y Year There Are Four Seasons open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Children sort items by season; includes art ideas
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=336
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Experimenting with Colors
Lesson Plan
A fun activity that allows children to experiment and mix colors
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/213.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K

Fall - An Observation Walk in Autumn open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Go on a nature walk, sort objects by fall colors
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=209
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Fishing open in new window
Lesson Plan
Go fishing with bottle caps and a magnet
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=43
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Food - The Fruity Tooty Riddle Game open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Students test their knowledge of fruits
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=224
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Gardening- Plant a Bulb open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Plant a bulb & grow a flower!
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=253
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Hatching Eggs: A Step by Step Guide open in new window
Lesson Plan
Lots of great tips and information for hatching chicks from eggs!
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/life20.html
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2, 3-5

Hotchy Potchy open in new window
Lesson Plan
Make an instrument to experiment with sound
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=112
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Insects - Hive Homes open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Learn about bees, make a beehive; also includes art & cooking ideas, poem
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=299
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Magnets - Pulling Power open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Experiment with magnets
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=317
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Measurement - How Heavy Is It? open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Students guess weights of objects
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=329
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Mold Terrarium open in new window
Lesson Plan
Watch tiny blue, green, and white plants grow all over food. (aka mold)
http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/mold.html
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2, 3-5

Music- Sounds Like the Slide open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Children must use auditory discrimination to match sounds associated with in area in the room.
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=349
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Nature Sort open in new window
Lesson Plan
AGes 3-6 - Children look for items on a nature walk to match items previously gathered.
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=362
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Ocean in a Bottle open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Make an ocean in a bottle with oil, water, and food coloring, then simulate waves!
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=386
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Our Five Senses open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Have a day for each sense to discuss and create projects
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=369
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Science Process Skills- How Does It Work? open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Children study unusual gadgets and brainstorm about how they might work.
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=415
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Senses - Seed-n-Feed open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - sensory table activity
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=436
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Senses - Smelling Bee open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Children guess what scent is in each container.
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=443
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Senses - The Touching Game open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Children identify objects by touching
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=451
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Shadow Play open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Go on a walk on a sunny day to discover and learn about shadows
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=98
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Sink or Float
Lesson Plan
Students discover which items sink and which items float.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/417.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Space - Make a Constellation
Lesson Plan
Young children can experiment with star stickers, chalk and construction paper while developing fine motor skills.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/286.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Special Days- Earth Paper Weights open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - children make their own models of the Earth out of dough
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=477
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Spiders- Spiders Don't Get Stuck open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Learn how spiders keep from getting caught in their own webs.
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=487
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Teddy Bear Train open in new window
Lesson Plan
Ages 3-6 - Go for a train ride with a teddy bear
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=64
Grade Level(s): Preschool

The Big Melt Down open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students work in pairs to disover which melts more snow - the salt solution or plain water?
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=10015&page=111
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K

Things That Fly
Lesson Plan
Students will learn what things fly and what animals fly, and realize what things need to fly (such as wind or wings).
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/443.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool

Water Flows Downhill
Lesson Plan
Children will experiment with different containers to see if water flows up or down.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/515.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K

Weather - Snowmen in May open in new window
Lesson Plan
After reading Snowballs by Lois Ehlert, the students do this activity to discover why snowmen and snow don't survive in May.
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=531
Grade Level(s): Preschool

What Do Salt Trucks Do? open in new window
Lesson Plan
Use this experiment to show that salt makes snow & ice melt more quickly. I used this experiment, and the kids really enjoyed it.
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=557
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2


 


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