“A Theme idea for every week in the Fall”
Are you in the process of planning your curriculum topics for the fall? Don’t know where to start? Let’s start with selecting your themes!
Having a theme based curriculum is a great way to encourage the children to really get involved in the learning activities. In fact, having a theme helps to make the planning process much easier. Moreover, Fall is approximately 12- weeks long and in this blog post, you will find a theme idea for every week of the fall season.
Moreover, I have implemented a theme based curriculum for about 11 years and I have discovered that children love to have fun while learning, especially if there is a fun educational theme.
Before I share the following theme ideas with you, I want to share this with you……Your Curriculum theme should be visible in your learning environment and this includes the: block, reading, science, dramatic play, music sensory and manipulative areas/centers.
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Center Owners- The themes below are a great way to enhance your curriculum theme and also provide your teachers with some new theme ideas.
Now that we have that covered that, let’s take a look at some great fall theme ideas:
2. My School
4. School bus
7. Fire-fighters (October)
9. Scare crows
11. Grandparents (September)
Here is a list of online resources for fall theme ideas:
Fall Themes on Pinterest
Here are some Fun Fall Event ideas:
- Hold a fall open house and provide the families with fun apple related activities
- Invite the grandparents to eat breakfast with their grandchildren
- Go apple picking
- Go to a Pumpkin Farm
- Host a Thanks Giving Dinner
- Invite the local fire fighters to come to your home or facility to talk to the kids about fire safety
- Give-away candy on Halloween
Heart-to- Heart Child Care Shares…..the following Fall activity ideas:
- Apple stamps
- Leaf rubbing
- Nature walks!
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With Your Curriculum in Mind,