March preschool themes make it easy to dive into the beauty of springtime and make teaching a breeze! Popular themes like bugs, butterflies, farm, and flowers are perfect for March and are just a small selection from our ultimate list of preschool themes.
March naturally lends itself to learning about beautiful weather and the invitation of spring and sunshine. Several of our March preschool themes focus on teaching children about spring, weather, and living things, such as:
- Bear Theme
- Bugs, Butterflies, and Insects Theme
- Flowers Theme
- Garden Theme
- Spring Theme
But of course, there are other things happening in March, too! We’re including a ton of other themes that you can use year-round, like:
- All About Me Theme
- Colors Theme
- Mindfulness Theme
- Nursery Rhymes Theme
- Seasons Theme
You could always have the next theme idea at your fingertips! I’ve made a free printable preschool theme list to help with all your planning. Just fill out the form below and I’ll send it straight to your inbox.
March Preschool Themes
All About Me Theme
Children, much like adults, love to talk about themselves! Children can learn about their own features and attributes, as well as their community. Make it easy with:
- All About Me Lesson Plans
- All About Me Activities
- All About Me Books
- All About Me Songs
- Name Writing Practice
- Simple Name Craft
Grab the free All About Me poster below to guide your preschoolers as they share how truly unique they are!
Preschool is all about becoming more familiar with the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. A preschool alphabet theme is the perfect reason to read Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom, sing alphabet songs, and do activities like practicing the letters of their name. Don’t forget about the alphabet posters too! We also have them available with ASL signs.
Preschool Teacher 101 has thought of everything so grab this amazing Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom lesson plan!
When do bears wake up from hibernation? That’s a great question to talk about this month!
Kids absolutely adore all things bears…teddy bears, the book Brown Bear, What Do You See?, and bear-themed activities! Bears are found everywhere, so you can use them to incorporate everything from geography to colors to counting, and learn some interesting bear facts along the way. One of our favorite activities is going on a bear hunt!
Our clever friends at Preschool Teacher 101 have a super fun bear-themed lesson plan that’s sure to be a hit.
Bugs, Butterflies, and Insects Theme
We know that kids are fascinated by bugs and insects, but do they know how the two differ? It’s time to break out the magnifying glass and start observing! For more spring time learning, you can use:
- Butterfly Facts for Kids
- Butterfly Sensory Bin
- Butterfly Printables
- Butterfly Alphabet Cards
- Symmetry Activity
- Bug Games
- Bug Dominoes
- DIY Bug Collection
A color theme is one of the best-loved! Help your preschoolers identify and match colors, learn about primary and secondary, and discover color magic when we mix colors! This color sensory bottle is mesmerizing as we watch colors mix to form new colors!
This is a perfect time to mix up a color-changing volcano, too! Giggle along with the crayons in, The Day the Crayons Quit, and learn about how the world is a better place when we have color and joy. Or sing these color songs that children absolutely love!
See our color lesson plans in our store for even more ideas!
With all the books and songs devoted to farm life, this theme is a major hit with young kids! Preschoolers love learning about farm animals, exploring farm equipment, and discovering how crops grow. We’ve got:
Infuse farm animals in your math lesson with this farm ten-frame activity. Grab your free copy of the numbers 1-10 below!
A flower theme is a perfect tie-in to the magic of spring rain and the beauty of this next season! Learn about different types of flowers and get crafty with this colorful cupcake flower art or paper flower art.
This nature theme is a perfect excuse to go on an outdoor scavenger hunt or to play with flowers in the water table. You can make a flower sensory bottle too!
Looking for more flower ideas? Head to our early childhood store for an entire flower-themed lesson plan.
Gardening is a must-have theme. There is something magical and mesmerizing about planting seeds, adding a little water and sunshine, and watching it grow right before your eyes!
Even if you don’t have a garden or a greenhouse, you can plant seeds in cups or even in windowsills.
Make a rain cloud craft as you talk about how the rain affects the garden. This theme is perfect for teaching about the life cycle, the importance of eating plenty of healthy fruits and vegetables, and the value of connecting with nature.
Dig deep into gardening with this garden theme lesson plan from Preschool Teacher 101.
We love ladybugs! They are a symbol of good luck and are such an interesting insect!
Did you know that ladybugs are both male and female? Brush up on your ladybug facts and grab The Very Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle to get your ladybug theme started! Add in these ladybug counting bags for extra numeracy practice.
Searching for more ladybug ideas? Check out Preschool Teacher 101 and their amazing ladybug themed lesson plan!
Mindfulness is perfect to add to your March themes preschool themes – it’s is a great way to help little ones learn strategies to calm, manage energy levels, and relax when they find themselves wound up. This is the perfect theme for introducing yoga, and the easiest way is with our FREE animal yoga pack!
Helping children learn to be more calm, intentional, and aware of their moods is a great transition to emotions and self-care. This is a perfect theme for introducing yoga, whether through yoga books or kid yoga videos. It’s also perfect to use brain breaks to promote gross motor movement and mental clarity! Plus, they can even be used outdoors.
If you’ve already got the FREE animal yoga pack and still want more, you can grab these yoga cards in our store!
Nursery Rhymes Theme
Learning through Nursery Rhymes and rhymes is a tried and true classic with young children. We’ve gathered up some of the best nursery rhyme songs for you! These rhyming stories are also perfect for this theme.
Nursery rhymes are a great way to encourage reading as well as other literacy elements. Using nursery rhymes offers opportunities to learn rhyming, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and musical benefits!
Pond Life Theme
What is so special about the pond? This unique place houses all kinds of animals, insects, fish, birds, and even amphibians! Throw in some engaging felt stories like Blue Goose and 5 Little Ducks to tie into your pond learning.
For even more pond ideas, head over to Preschool Teacher 101 for their pond theme lesson plan.
Ah, the beauty of Spring! We love it so much we have an entire list of Spring Preschool Themes. Or try some of these fun Spring activities:
- Spring Lesson Plans
- Spring Songs
- Spring Counting Mats
- Pine Cone Bird Feeders
- Spring Torn Paper Flowers
- Spring Cupcake Liner Flower Craft
- Spring Discovery Bottle
- Spring Slime
- Glass Gem Suncatchers
- Rain Cloud Suncatcher Crafts
St. Patrick’s Day Theme
St. Patrick’s day is such a fun holiday and one that kids adore! Why not make ooey, gooey leprechaun slime? So much fun and a great sensory opportunity! If you’re looking to infuse some science learning, consider these rainbow science activities! Fill a rainbow discovery bottle, sing rainbow songs, and get colorful with marble art!
Grab some colored stickers for an easy rainbow name activity. This theme just got a lot more fun!
Snatch up more St. Patrick’s Day or rainbow activities in the lesson plans from Preschool Teacher 101.
Seasons are such a relatable topic for children, especially if you are lucky enough to live in an area with all four seasons! Kids experience the changing temperatures and weather and understand how that can impact their daily life and play. Plan a hands-on craft or art project from each season: winter, spring, summer, and fall.
Or grab even more ideas in our season lesson plans.
Where do plants come from? Well, a seed of course! Children love to plant seeds and watch in amazement as they go from seed to sprout to full plant. The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle is a fantastic read!
For some awesome learning activities and ideas, check out these seed lesson plans from Preschool Teacher 101.
Pine, oak, maple… no matter the tree type, they are fascinating and beautiful. They are home to so many animals and insects and provide us with so much! This theme is full of endless learning… how we use trees to make paper and furniture, as well as, the importance of trees for the air we breathe.
Our friends at Preschool Teacher 101 have even more learning ideas in their tree theme lesson plan.
Kids love gross, icky, and slimy things… what icky, slimy creature can you think of? Worms of course! Albeit worms are kind of “yucky” they do a lot for the land and are super interesting!
Check out this worm lesson plan over at Preschool Teacher 101 for all kinds of ideas!
We certainly hope these March preschool themes help you save time and give you some great learning ideas. For even more themes and ideas, visit The Ultimate List of Preschool Themes.