for theme here
Animals ... See this page for "You Tube Zoo" which includes 100 videos of animals
from different regions of the world (including lots of those animals listed below).
Animals -- powerpoints and interactive games ... check alphabetical listing of animals on this site
Animal Movie Minutes ... a video series on YouTube
Animals of the World....a video series on YouTube
Animals Black and White ... an interactive book on MeeGenius

All About Me
Animal Adaptations -- body parts, body covering, or behavior that helps an animal survive in its environment
Animal Camouflage
Body Parts
Bugs, Spider, Insects ... bees, butterflies, caterpillars, spiders
Calendar, Days, Months
Community & Neighborhood
Cooperation...Working Together...Helping Others
Cowboys & Cowgirls
Dirt, Soil
Earth, moon, sun, planets, stars, things in the sky
Ecosystems - Biomes ... see also LANDFORMS
Fall ... see also "Seasons"
Famous Americans ... see "Social Studies" page for a 1st grade Vimeo project
Farm ...see also "Farm Animals"
Flowers ... see "Nature"
Food Chains
Fractured Fairy Tales
Gardens ... see "Nature"
Global Awareness ... see also "Animals of the World"
Habitats ... see also "Coral Reefs" ... see also "Life Cycles"
Holidays & Special Days -- American, U.S.A.
Holidays & Special Days -- Other Countries
Home (House)
Insects, Spiders, Bugs
Landforms ... mountains, deserts, oceans, rivers, waterfalls, etc.
Life Cycles
Myths ... King Midas and the Golden Touch
Mysteries ... (reading & writing)
Nature ..........see also "LANDFORMS" ... see also "PLANTS"
  • flowers
  • gardens
  • trees
  • in the yard
  • growing things
Nursery Rhymes
Ocean ... see also "Ocean Animals" ... "Sea Turtles" ... "Coral Reefs" ... "Fish"
Pets ... see also DOGS & DOGS--videos
Planets, Earth, moon, stars, sun, things in the sky
Plants ... see also NATURE
Properties of Matter ... States of Matter ... Solids, Liquids, Gases
Pumpkins ... see also HALLOWEEN and THANKSGIVING
Rain Forest
Rocks & Minerals .. see also SOIL, DIRT
Simple Machines
Soil, Dirt ... see also ROCKS & MINERALS
Solar System - Space ... see Planets, Earth, moon, stars, sun, things in the sky
Solids, Liquids, Gases ... States of Matter ... Properties of Matter
Spiders, Bugs, Insects ... see also SNAILS (in "animals")
Spring... see also SEASONS
States (United States of America)
States of Matter ... Properties of Matter ... Solids, Liquids, Gases
Summer ... see also SEASONS
Tall Tales
United States of America
Water Cycle
Winnie the Pooh...'action' verbs, prepositions, nouns, etc.
Winter ... see also "Seasons"
Zoo Animals

thematic clipart

thematic songs & poems ... Can Teach ... (seasons; special days; animals--insects,
in & around water, birds, pets; vegetation; food; family & friends; language arts; math; at school;
poetry collections; other (from NetTrekker, Readability Level 2)

thematic vocabulary -- word searches...Super Word Search Puzzles
LOGO - super word search puzzles.PNG
use for:
  • word recognition
  • word banks -- writing & speaking
  • explaining, making connections
  • spelling
  • projects
  • etc.


THEMES ... websites...
don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.png ... making_learning_fun_logo.png ...Making Learning Fun
lots and lots of themes with free activities; you can sort by activity or sort by theme; also printables for popular children's books

don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.png ... eThemes -- searchable by topic, alphabet, grade, or calendar ... Univ. of Missouri
eThemes is your source for content-rich, kid-safe online resources that will help enhance your teaching and save you time. eThemes provides free, fast access to over 2,500 collections of websites, on topics ranging from Aerodynamics to Zebras and everything in between!
By researching and creating these resources for you, eThemes will save you the time that you used to spend wading through millions of hits on Google, trying to find a few websites that meet your teaching needs. We do the searching for you, giving you more time to improve your lesson plans and actually teach!
don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.png logo_-_E_is_for_Explore.png ... on the website, see the index on the right for topics and themes
E is for EXPLORE is a one stop resource for teachers and parents. We develop unique learning activities, and search the internet and compile additional great ideas from other sources. Our index helps you find what you need quickly and easily. Where we have posted ideas from other sources we provide easy links to those websites. Please visit those as well to see what else they have to offer. All E is for Explore activities conform to state common core curriculum standards.
Step by Step ... preschool/kindergarten themes
don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.pngOnline Story Time -- Activities & Crafts ...
logo--apples_4_the_teacher.JPG ... Apples 4 the Teacher
Site includes interactive learning games, quizzes, and worksheet generator tools by subject (creative arts, foreign languages, language arts, math, science, social studies), articles, literacy coloring pages, and more.

...Check here for thematic resources...from Education Place (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
... for activities related to 61 topics/themes

PRESCHOOL EXPRESS .... THEME STATION ................May, 2012

The Holiday Zone offers free educational resources for use in early childhood and elementary educational settings. Holiday and seasonal materials include learning games, whole language activities, writing prompts, songs, action rhymes, printable worksheets, printable and interactive puzzles, coloring pages, and children's literature recommendations. This site is child-friendly and does contain some content geared specifically toward children, but is targeted primarily toward educators, child care providers, and parents. The intended audience includes preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, elementary classroom teachers, homeschoolers, parents, grandparents, and others who work with children

The Holiday Zone also offers resources created especially for use in the ESL/EFL classroom. ESL teachers and EFL teachers alike will find information and reproducible materials to help their ELL students gain a better understanding of traditional western holidays. ESL/EFL resources include reading comprehension activities, holiday vocabulary guides, printable illustrated word wall cards, puzzles, worksheets, and discussion topics geared specifically toward English language learners (ELLs). Interactive reading comprehension tasks, interactive quizzes, and interactive puzzles are also being added for the benefit of English language learners who visit this site.