Preschool At the Pond Theme Ideas

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Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

A new month means a brand-spankin’-new theme. And this time around it’s all about life at the pond. I’m so excited. I did a similar theme when I was teaching in the toddler room a while back, but I had to plan everything by myself. Actually, we even read a few of the same books that we’ll be reading again this month. Seriously though, I spent hours on Pinterest.

preschooler sliding down playground slide
Since we’ve been using Mother Goose Time, it’s been so long and farewell to creating lesson plans. Every little yellow school bus box comes with twenty daily discovery bags, a Teacher Guide, and lots of other awesome stuff too. And it’s all ready to go.

These days, it literally only takes a few minutes. Probably the most time-consuming thing is picking out a few books to add to our library. You know, because down the rabbit hole and all. Lol…

I ended up with a few for each week between what was on the suggested book list, what we already had in our library, and of course the other stuff that I found too.

Weekly Investigations

Week 1 – What animals live around the pond?
Turtle Splash, Pond Circle, and One Duck Stuck.

Week 2 – What plants grow in the pond?
At the Pond, Near One Cattail and Would You Rather Be a Pollywog?

Week 3 – What insects live at the pond?
It’s Mine.

Week 4 – What lives in the pond?
The Biggest House in the World, An Extraordinary Egg, and Fish is Fish.

We also have Butternut Hollow Pond, Growing Frogs, In the Pond, and I Don’t Want to be a Frog.

stack of pond picture books for preschoolers
There are a few things in life that you can never have too many of and books are definitely on that list. I’m willing to bet that most homeschool mamas probably agree.

I also looked at the theme web and the Teacher Guide for the month and made a few notes of activities that I’d like to add. For example, not too long ago we did this frog pond sensory activity. The little guy had lots of fun and it would work really well with the Day 3-4 topics.

preschooler playing with frog life cycle figurines in a bowl of water
Mother Goose Time makes creating lesson plans so quick + easy. The entire framework is right there, so all you have to do is make it work for you.

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