Many preschool families have pets so a pet theme for PreK is a great choice for a lesson plan that will interest your students. I am including a file with my lesson plan for the week to help you with your pet theme plans.
Pet Math Centers
In the photo above you can see some of my Pet math activities that I use during this pet theme week. My students used their fine motor and counting skills with count and clip cards, roll and graph, and a measurement activity with linking cubes. The count and clip cards I chose to use have fingers on them to count, but my set also has dice and numerals cards as well. Below you can find affiliate links for some of the items I used along with my Pet math activities.
Pet Easel and Play Dough Ideas
I also found some ideas online from other creative teachers for my pet theme. My students sorted pets into their homes on a small table top pocket chart. They also used their play dough with some pet themed play dough mats from Sparklebox. For my large easel I put contact paper sticky side out on top of some pattern block pages from PreKinders and provided my students with foam pattern blocks to build pets. Especially with younger students and at the beginning of the school year students often get frustrated with pattern blocks moving when trying to build on a table top. By using the contact paper to stick the pieces in place the students have less frustration and they are also gaining muscle control while working on a vertical surface.
Pet Writing Center
I recently added some writing paper to my Pet Word Wall. I printed my pet word wall cards two pages to a page to make them smaller for the writing center. I then printed a bunch of the pet themed writing paper in various colors to place in this center. Students could find the pet they wanted to draw or write about. You could also put alphabet stamps in this center if you wanted.
Creation Theme Bible Lesson Activities
We also continued to work on our Creation Bible lessons this week with a sensory bin, Creation puzzle and completing our personal Creation books to take home.
For the Creation puzzle I did not cut the puzzle into twenty pieces; instead I made it into eight pieces and provided the gray scale puzzle to glue the pieces onto. One of my students completed this center three times during the week.
For the sensory bin I added things that went with each day of creation a day at a time. Putting the bin away at the end of the week involved remembering where everything gets put away and lots of dividing up the day and night beans.
Pet Theme Book Ideas
There are many books that I enjoy reading during a pet theme. I will share links to some of them below. They are also listed in my lesson plan that you can download as well.
Download my complete plans for a week of pet fun in PreK:
Pet Lesson Plan for PreK