PreK 3

If you have a kiddo who is between the ages of 3 and 4 and is working on mastering their letters, shapes, and numbers, this is the place for you! While working with my own 3 then 4 year old, I created, executed, then posted my weekly lesson plans to this page for you to use… oftentimes with edits if things went sideways because…preschoolers! The plans on this page include activities on Christian faith, literacy, math, science, social studies, and art based around a weekly theme. I also posted more art and sensory play activities in the Toddlers section that are great to use with preK 3 students and tie into the same theme (the coordinating toddler post is linked to each preK 3 post.) The lessons are all based on preK and kindergarten standards, as well as what I know about early childhood development from my own education and 9 years of classroom experience. I pull ideas from many sources (including my own head!) and compile them for you so you don’t have to do the work- you just have to prep your activities and have fun doing them with your younger preschooler! (Pro tip: I prep all of my weekly activities and get coordinating library books in advance so I can just grab them and go when we’re ready to learn!) Happy learning!

Back to School

It’s that time of year again- summer is over and it’s time to get back into the swing of things with the official start of school. We did homeschooling all summer this year just because it was nice to have some projects to look forward to each day with staying home all the time, butContinue reading “Back to School”

Color Me Happy

There’s just something about a nice, fresh box of sharp crayons waiting to be opened and used to create- so this week I decided to make those cute little coloring sticks the theme for our learning! Because they easily melt, there are SO many fun activities you can do with crayons other than just coloringContinue reading “Color Me Happy”

Once Upon a Time…

I love a good fairy tale and traditional stories in this genre make for a great theme for young children (provided they have been edited from their original version…did you know in the original Cinderella the stepsisters cut their toes off to try and make the shoe fit?! Yuck!). Going into Kindergarten, I feel likeContinue reading “Once Upon a Time…”

Apples and Cinnamon

Nothing quite says fall like apples (and pumpkins, but I’m saving those for October!) Visiting an orchard and picking apples right from the tree on a crisp fall day is one of my favorite things to do in the fall when we visit up north, and I always dive into some apple themed learning aroundContinue reading “Apples and Cinnamon”

Creepy, Crawly SPIDERS!

Since it’s officially October, I’m jumping feet first into all of the fun “Halloween-esque” themes with my littles, and we’re kicking it off with spiders! Straight up- I don’t like spiders. They are one of the things I’m totally scream your head off and stand on a chair scared of (yes…I’ve literally done that beforeContinue reading “Creepy, Crawly SPIDERS!”

This is Halloween

Even though Halloween is going to look a little different this year (check out my post Pandemic Friendly Halloween Ideas), you better believe we’re still celebrating- the costumes are on their way, the candy is purchased and we’re ready to go! What better way to kick off the festivities than with some fun filled HalloweenContinue reading “This is Halloween”

Future Voters Unite!

Here in the States, election day is rolling our way crazy fast…and with it hopefully some new dignity for our country… which has been in a bit of a mess- to put it lightly (that being said, if you’re over 18- get out there and VOTE!) It’s so important to teach our littles the valuesContinue reading “Future Voters Unite!”

5 Little Pumpkins

I know Halloween is over, but to me, pumpkin season is all the way to Christmas! Bring on the pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin tea- and of course all of the fun pumpkin themed learning activities! Hopefully you can find a few leftover pumpkins on sale at theContinue reading “5 Little Pumpkins”

Give Thanks

I love Thanksgiving! It’s a time of friends, family, and food that ushers in the Christmas season (which is my all time favorite!) and is just so cozy. There’s nothing quite like gathering around a table, breaking bread with those you love, and sharing what you’re thankful for. In a world of increasingly entitled youngContinue reading “Give Thanks”

Merry Merry Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful tiiiiime of the year! Gosh I love Christmas! The gorgeous tree all decorated with tiny baubles, the shining light displays glowing merrily throughout the neighborhood, the wonder in my little’s eyes as they take in the magic- and most of all the birth of the sweet baby boy who would growContinue reading “Merry Merry Christmas!”

We Dig Dinos!

I think at some point almost every little is fascinated with dinosaurs- I know when I was 5 my parents took me to Dinosaur National Monument out in Utah and for a good while after that I wanted to be a paleontologist when I grew up- so I thought dino week was a must-do forContinue reading “We Dig Dinos!”

Seuss on the Loose!

One of my all time favorite early literacy authors is Dr. Seuss! I loved him as a kid, and I love him as a mom and educator. His whimsical characters, catchy rhymes, and cleverly woven lessons make his books fun to read and fun to listen to for kids and grown ups alike! His birthdayContinue reading “Seuss on the Loose!”

Old McDonald Had A Farm

It’s farm week here at the Funk residence, so get ready to dive into learning about cute animals and all things dirt! Don’t forget to take a hay ride on over to my toddler post “E-I-E-I-O!” for some fun art and sensory play activities like making scribble chicks, edible dirt and muddy tractors bath play!Continue reading “Old McDonald Had A Farm”

He Is Risen!

Easter is right around the corner and despite Covid still being rampant (can you believe it’s been over a year!?) it’s certainly not canceled (you can’t cancel Jesus, am I right?!) Here are some fun learning activities that celebrate Christ’s resurrection- and of course Mr. Easter Bunny too- that you can do with your littleContinue reading “He Is Risen!”

Spring has Sprung!

Springtime is here! The days are getting warmer, trees are budding, flowers are starting to bloom, and we’ve all suffered through daylight savings time (can they please just get rid of that? Either my kids wake up an hour early or have a hard time going to bed…every time…it’s brutal! LoL) This week I mostlyContinue reading “Spring has Sprung!”

Be Green

No matter what side of the global warming fence you sit on, the fact remains that we have been given one planet and we need to take care of it. My own personal concern is with the amount of plastic we’re dumping into the landfills and oceans, even despite “recycling” efforts. Last time we wentContinue reading “Be Green”

EveryBODY Get Up!

The human body is such an intricate and fascinating thing- my little is totally enthralled with the immune system and blood and guts so I figured it was time we dove into some cool body science this week for our learning theme! I really wanted to do a system per day, but there are tooContinue reading “EveryBODY Get Up!”

We Dig Learning

My boys are both crazy about all things construction! Give them all the tools, trucks and hard hats and they’ll play for days! LoL My youngest is really into building with blocks too- Magnatiles are his favorite, but I’ll peek in the playroom to find him making roads and towers with regular blocks too…or evenContinue reading “We Dig Learning”

All Aboard!

My boys- especially my youngest- love trains and were so excited when they saw me prepping the lessons for this week! (Am I the only one who can’t keep my little’s paws off the new books and activities until Monday? LoL) Anyway, here are some fun lessons celebrating the mode of transportation that helped goodsContinue reading “All Aboard!”

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