These November preschool themes are a great way to keep your preschoolers engaged and learning during one of the most fun months of the year! It is just one preschool theme from our ultimate list of preschool themes.
We have some fall themes for lesson plan ideas if you want to focus more on just the fall concepts. Check out:
- Fall Theme
- Farm Theme
- Leaves Theme
- Pumpkins Theme
- Spiders Theme
We also have some themes that are great to use anytime! Don’t miss:
- All About Me Theme
- Dinosaurs Theme
- Fantasy and Fairy Tales Theme
- Mindfulness Theme
For a huge list of themes to use the whole year, I’ve made a free printable preschool themes list to help with all your planning! Just enter your information in the box below and we’ll send it right over.
November Preschool Themes
All About Me Theme
All About Me allows students to talk about themselves, their interests, and learn what they share in common with others. Make it easy with done-for-you all about me lesson plans! We also have whole lists of all about me activities, all about me books, and all about me songs that are perfect for circle time. This catchy book, I Like Myself, is a great read for encouraging differences and self-love.
Grab the free All About Me poster below to guide your preschoolers as they share how truly unique they are!
An animal theme is so much fun for children of all ages. Make sure to use some lively animal songs that kids will love! We also love reading many of the animal books on our list, including Wild Animal Babies: An Alphabet Book, written by our very own creator of Preschool Inspirations.
We also have many lists of fun animal facts for kids that are sure to delight! Check out the compilations:
- Bear facts for kids
- Butterfly facts for kids
- Giraffe facts for kids
- Ladybug facts for kids
- Narwhal facts for kids
- Spider facts for kids
- Sloth facts for kids
We’ve got you fully covered for a Dino-vember! Dinosaurs are a beloved preschool theme that kids naturally adore learning about. Here’s a great list of dinosaur lesson plans. Check out these amazing dinosaur songs, and don’t miss the dinosaur books! You can also snag our dinosaur 10-frame counting mats, perfect for a prehistoric math center. Grab them for free below!
Fall is a great November theme for anyone in the Northern Hemisphere! We’ve got you covered with:
- Fall lesson plans
- Fall books
- Fall songs
- Fall science activities
- Fall sensory bottles
- Fall fine motor practice
- Fall ten frame counting mats
Fantasy and Fairy Tales Theme
This theme is one of my favorites that I did either as a Halloween alternative or after Halloween. After kids go trick or treating, they want to talk about it and keep doing it, so I just went with it. Cue the dramatic play! We bring in all of their costumes they want to share and keep going with their interests. See this fairy tale lesson plan from Preschool Teacher 101 to make your theme even more magical!
A farm theme is one of the most beloved November preschool themes! Farms are great for sensory activities and learning about animals through farm books and farm songs. You can even use the animals as a gateway to math with our farm animal ten-frames and these farm counting mats!
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This theme is one that I love doing in February, but it’s also a great theme heading into Thanksgiving. Help children navigate through the important foundations of friendship and learn to be a better friend themselves. Sending friendship letters is a great tie-in to this theme, as well as a wonderful way to practice writing and name recognition. We also love to read kindness books. Snag an entire friendship theme lesson plan to get even more great ideas.
Fruits and Vegetables Theme
Want a preschool theme that’s more than just apples? Talk about all the fruits and vegetables! What makes them different, how to grow them, how they taste, and why they are good for us. Try out this fun color-sorting activity with fruits and vegetables. This time of year, you could even focus on root vegetables and different kinds of squash.
For more ideas, here is a vegetable theme lesson plan from our friends at Preschool Teacher 101.
Each year in November I love to read some of our favorite gingerbread books, The Gingerbread Baby and The Gingerbread Man, and we turn this entire study into a theme. This is a great time to make some gingerbread slime for some sensory learning or to create a gingerbread ornament.
We’d love you to have a free set of our gingerbread counting mats! They teach number sense up to 10, or we have a set that goes up to 20 in the shop. But fill out the form below to grab the free set!
I love a Harvest festival! It’s a great way to celebrate the season without focusing on either Halloween or Thanksgiving. Harvest is a reminder of all we have to be thankful for, a time to be with friends, and a way to appreciate the abundance of the autumn season. Preschoolers particularly can start learning about the importance of the harvest, both today and historically, and can enjoy activities with apples, pumpkins, squash, and corn. Tie this theme into your discussion of Thanksgiving, or use it as a stand-alone November preschool theme.
Leaves are a great idea for a November preschool theme! During the fall months, colored leaves are absolutely magical. Don’t forget to read the classic book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert and encourage your preschoolers to make some leaf art of their own. And check out the many leaf science experiments your class can do!
Preschool Teacher 101 has a leaves lesson plan that you’ll fall for!
Math is a perfect theme for any time during the year! Expand your daily math activities into an entire theme using:
Our favorite teachers at Preschool Teacher 101 have a great set of math centers that you can grab by clicking the image below!
Mindfulness is perfect to add to your November preschool themes – it’s 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!
If you’ve already got the FREE animal yoga pack and still want more, you can grab these yoga cards in our store!
Nocturnal Animals Theme
Bats, owls, hedgehogs, cats, and other animals are nocturnal. This is a fun November preschool theme that allows you to explore and learn more about these fascinating creatures. Read Stellaluna and use this time to enjoy some fun art.
Preschool Teacher 101 has a fun bats lesson plan that’s perfect for this theme.
We’ve got everything you need for a pumpkin theme, including a whole list of pumpkin activities for preschool! Additionally, don’t miss:
- Pumpkin songs for kids (it’s the first section of our Halloween songs post)
- Pumpkin math and literacy center activities
- Pumpkin books
- Pumpkin writing center
- Pumpkin suncatchers
- Pumpkin art projects
- Pumpkin book characters
Or get this entire pumpkin lesson plan from Preschool Teacher 101.
Spiders can be spooky, with their many eyes and legs, but they can also be so cute (see the pet spider craft!) Learn more about these interesting arachnids with these great spider facts. Add some spiders in the sensory table for some fun and eerie exploration.
Crawl over to Preschool Teacher 101 and snag the fun spider lesson plans.
Thanksgiving is a holiday full of history, and one of the most popular November preschool themes! We’ve got your theme covered with a whole list of Thanksgiving activities for kids. You also won’t want to miss:
- Books about gratitude and thankfulness
- Thanksgiving songs
- Thanksgiving color and number match activity
This is also a great time to touch on historical facts, or help teach children about thankfulness and sharing.
See the Thanksgiving lesson plans from our friends at Preschool Teacher 101.
If you live in the right part of the world, you might be lucky enough to get an entire season of snow. It is beautiful and so fun to play in, as well as a great learning tool for science and sensory exploration! Even without snow, you can make these winter STEAM snowflakes and an adorable snowman craft.
Add a bit more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with an entire STEM theme! We love weeks with STEM activities. Get lots of great ideas in this STEM Challenges Bundle from Preschool Teacher 101.
Veteran’s Day Theme
One of the most important parts of preschool themes is using events and relevant topics. If you have students who have families who are in the military or who are veterans, you may want to tie this in. Even though Veteran’s Day isn’t a theme I would do for an entire week, it is something I would touch on if you have families with veterans in them to honor them. They could decorate a thank you note or make a class flag or read a book about it.
Winter is full of excitement with snow, artic animals, fun holidays and winter sports. We’ve got this theme planned for you with whole lists of winter themes, winter lesson plans, and winter learning activities for you to try! And you can sprinkle in:
- Winter books
- Winter songs
- Winter writing center
- Winter nature observation
- Winter ten frame counting cards
While the month can sometimes seem cold and gray, a well-planned November preschool theme, with engaging activities for your preschoolers, can make the day seem much brighter!
For even more themes and ideas, visit The Ultimate List of Preschool Themes. Or see the full list of monthly and seasonal themes below!
Themes by the Month
- December Preschool Themes
- January Preschool Themes
- February Preschool Themes
- March Preschool Themes
- April Preschool Themes
- May Preschool Themes
- June Preschool Themes
- July Preschool Themes
- August Preschool Themes
- September Preschool Themes
- October Preschool Themes