Free Homeschool Preschool Curriculum (Orange Theme)

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In this lesson plan (one of 45 weekly themed lesson plans I created for my daughter Lexi for age 2 and 3), you'll find a complete, organized, easy to read and easy to implement homeschool preschool age 2 and 3 (24-48 months) curriculum to teach with the theme ORANGE.

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Materials This Week (Find, Make, Substitute or Buy)

  • Weekly themed bulletin board and your cutouts (see below suggestions)
  • Book selections for the week
  • Coloring pages for the week (see suggestions here)
  • G&H Letter tubs (or other G & H teaching material like flashcards, sandpaper letters, or various things collected around the house that start with these letters)
  • Orange figurines and animals for the theme shelf
  • Velcro dressing frame
  • Counting Cans learning toy or other counting activity
  • Supplies for Monarch butterfly “mirror image” craft. Modify this one here from Kid World Citizen.
  • Orange streamers
  • Bean bags / cones

Suggested Cutouts This Week

(Make these cutouts for your weekly themed “bulletin board”. You’ll use these visual aids throughout the week. Find these on the web, print & laminate them (recommended). Store them for use in creating future bulletin boards! Currently I keep mine in a gallon sized plastic bag but eventually I will store them in an A-Z accordion file. These will be reused so often so make your collection as you go!
  • Tiger
  • Orange
  • Sun or Sunset
  • Pumpkin (a helpful cutout you'll reuse for your October bulletin boards)
  • Monarch butterfly
  • Carrot
  • Goldfish (you'll use this one in the Fish theme too)
  • Etc.

Our Circle Time Sequence

  • One song or fingerplay to quiet / focus the little one(s)
  • What is today? (date, weather labels) (For age two this is rather quick as they don't really understand this yet but still nice for routine's sake)
  • Today's message
  • Review one letter (usually using the letter tubs, a sandpaper letter, flashcard or similar)
  • Review one number (count to it)
  • Songs - a few for fun
  • Story time - using the week's theme selections

Suggested Daily Message:

  • [Tigers, oranges, butterflies, carrots etc] are orange.

Language and Story Time Suggestions

Book Basket (Bin 1) (Search library or use these here).

  • The Pumpkin Patch Parable, Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Orange (Color Books), Sarah L. Schuette
  • The Big Orange Splot, D. Manus Pinkwater
  • No David!, David Shannon
  • The Busy Little Squirrel, Nancy Tafuri
  • One Fine Day, Nonny Hogrogiano
  • A Monarch Butterfly’s Life, John Himmelman

Song Time

  • The Orange Song (see YouTube video here)

Language Bin (Bin 2)

Sensorial (2 bins & 1 sensory tub to update weekly)

  • Sensorial Bin (Bin 3): Orange toys from around the house. Fall leaves if available.
  • Sensorial Bin (Bin 4): Monarch butterfly figurines (see options in the supplies link above)
  • Sensory Tub (Bin 5 - Large): Small pumpkins, leaves, oranges, etc).

Theme Shelf

  • Orange stuffed animals, like lions, snakes, etc. Orange balls, etc.


Practical Life

  • Practical Life Bin (Bin 9): Introduce velcro dressing frame like this one.
  • Cooking: Oranges orange juice, mac & cheddar cheese etc.


  • Math Bin (Bin 10):Learning Resources “counting cans” - the fifth can has five mandarin oranges. (Supervise - smallish pieces).

Gross Motor

  • Orange streamers - dance to your favorite music after circle time
  • Orange bean bags and cones - set up an obstacle course or tossing game.


•Other: __________
•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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