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10 Fun and Enriching Fall Curriculum Theme Ideas!

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.

If your home daycare does not have centers, I suggest that you discover how to create centers in the Family Home Child Care Empowerment Club! The first week is free and introduces you to centers. Join now!

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:

1. Apples

2. My School

3. Fall

4. School bus

5.Turkeys

6. Pumpkins

7. Fire-fighters (October)

8. Thanksgiving

9. Scare crows

10. Spiders

11. Grandparents (September)

12. Owls

Here is a list of online resources for fall theme ideas:

Fall Themes on Pinterest

A-to-Z Teacher Stuff

Education Place

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,

Shiketa

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Do you Incorporate Woodworking Into your Preschool Lesson Plans?

According to Cathy Abraham, author of The Learning Foundations Curriculum, just the mere word ” Wood Working” strikes fear in the heart of many of the most competent of caregivers, and conjures up images of a child approaching us, crying, with a bleeding finger, or a child hitting another in the head with a hammer.
Children can be taught to utilize the woodworking area appropriately and learn to respect tools – just as in any other area in the classroom.

For children ages 4 years and older, the benefits and the learning associated with this activity far outweigh the potential for problems, if implemented and supervised correctly.

Read Cathy’s entire article (Click Here) ——> Introducing_Woodworking

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