Free Homeschool Preschool Curriculum (Purple Theme)

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In this lesson plan (one of 45 weekly lesson plans I created for my daughter Lexi for age 2 & 3), you'll find a complete, organized, easy to read and easy to implement homeschool toddler and preschool age curriculum to teach with the theme PURPLE.


Materials Needed (Make, Find, Substitute or Buy)

  • Books for the theme (see suggestions)
  • Letters G & H sensory tubs
  • Purple objects from around the house
  • Geometric shapes
  • Coloring pages for the theme (see suggestions)
  • Sensory Tub: A "media" for your sensory bin or sand/water table (purple colored rice or purple gift bag stuffing,etc), various purple items (an amethyst rock would be nice, if you have a girl, perhaps a Sofia the First figurine, etc).
  • Tissue flowers: Purple tissue paper, few pipe cleaners (preferably green, but any color is fine) and a few beads
  • Grocery Store: Grapes, purple flowers (if you don't purchase the flowers, you can talk about them when you walk by with your little one)
  • Purple balloons
  • Bubbles

Suggested Daily Messages

  • Grapes are purple.
  • The iris flower (or African Violet, etc) is purple.
  • An amethyst is purple.

Story Time Suggestions (find at library or order here)

  • What Shape is a Grape? Christy Webster
  • The Giggling Grapes, Nancy Parent
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson
  • Up, Up, Up a Purple Hill (Children's Shapes, Colors, and Numbers Book), C. Jamian Yves
  • Purple (Colors Books), Sarah L. Schuette
  • Ollie the Purple Elephant, Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Purple Hair, I Don’t Care”, Dianne Young

Song Time

  • I’m a Little Purple Grape song sung to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot (see lyrics from Preschool Express here)


Weekly Centers (10 bins and 2 shelves to refresh w/ “new” material weekly)

Language Centers (2 bins & sensory tub updated weekly)

  • Theme Book Bin (Bin 1 - Medium Size): Gather the theme books for use at Circle Time. After circle time, make the books accessible for independent perusal.
  • Language Bin (Bin 2 - Smaller Size): Letters G & H sensory tubs (make them or purchase here. These are an investment but are such an incredible tool - my little one positively loves these! Consider as a Christmas or Birthday gift.)

Sensorial


Theme Shelf

  • Random smattering of purple toys, purple items, purple stuffed animals, etc. Be creative! An amethyst and a Sofia the First doll are ideas.

Art

  • Coloring Bin (Bin 6, Teacher Access Only): Print these coloring pages: Grapes, iris, princess dress
  • Arts & Crafts Bins (Bins 7 & 8, Teacher Access Only): Supplies for purple tissue paper flowers (see example here)

Practical Life

  • Practical Life Bin (Bin 9): Thread Cheerios onto purple pipe cleaners.
  • Cooking: Try grape popsicles, and grapes

Math

  • Math Bin (Bin 10): Count grapes as you eat them together. Use grapes as a counter in a clean ice cube tray - or do a Montessori tong exercise with the grapes (see example of concept here).
  • Read Up, Up, Up a Purple Hill counting book.


Permanent Bins / Shelves

Gross Motor (1 permanent bin or basket)

  • Purple balloon from the grocery store - play volleyball together (you can sometimes get the plain balloons free from the grocery store, at least at ours!)
  • Blowing bubbles outside.

Other

Tidy up your permanent toy “exhibit” areas, for example, the “library” center, and other general shelves and toy boxes, etc. 

Social

Get out of the house several times a week for the following:
  • Library or bookstore
  • Museum
  • Zoo
  • Park
  • Playdate
  • Other: __________

Check out Lexi's other Age 2 unit studies!

UNIT 1 - Colors


UNIT 2 - Shapes

  • Circles
  • Squares
  • Triangles - coming soon!
  • Rectangles - coming soon!
  • Ovals - coming soon!
  • Diamonds - coming soon!
  • Stars - coming soon!
  • Crescents - coming soon!
  • Hearts - coming soon!

UNIT 3 - Animals

  • Dogs - coming soon!
  • Cats - coming soon!
  • Birds - coming soon!
  • Fish - coming soon!
  • Bunnies - coming soon!
  • Cows - coming soon!
  • Chickens - coming soon!
  • Horses - coming soon!
  • Pigs - coming soon!

UNIT 4 - All About Me

  • Eyes - coming soon!
  • Nose - coming soon!
  • Ears - coming soon!
  • Mouth - coming soon!
  • Legs & Feet - coming soon!
  • Fingers & Hands - coming soon!
  • Meal Time - coming soon!
  • My Family - coming soon!
  • Bath Time (and Hand Washing) - coming soon!

UNIT 5 - Seasonal (intersperse throughout your calendar year)

  • Penguins (January) - coming soon!
  • Friends (February) - coming soon!
  • Flowers (March) - coming soon!
  • Easter Eggs (April) - coming soon!
  • Beach (June, July or August) - coming soon!
  • Harvest (September) - coming soon!
  • Pumpkins (October) - coming soon!
  • Turkeys (November) - coming soon!
  • Santa / Christmas Theme (December) - coming soon!


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