Around The World Unit

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Read, Create, Explore, Discover
24 Interactive thematic lesson plans for young children

“Pack your {pretend} bags and get ready to go on a world adventure. From stringing patterned necklaces to making apple pie, children will get a glimpse at some different places around the world.”

Get ready for fun and learning with preschool unit lesson plans for Around The World. This thematic unit is packed with literature based activities that are easy to prepare and fun to implement.

- Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities!
- Build vocabulary and early literacy skills with songs and games!
- Get learners ready for school with printable pages!

Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.

This unit includes activities for
literacy math sensory exploration crafts science social studies gross motor social and emotional well being

World, cultures

Recommended Reading:
• How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
• Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley
• Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
• Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema
• What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World by Maya Ajmera

Activities at a glance:
• Letters in Names
• R is for Rice Craft
• Ladder Letters
• Beaded Necklaces
• Counting Apples
• Apple Counting Cards
• Rice Cooking Experiment
• Well Water Play
• Festive Masks
• Hand Print Chinese Dragon Craft
• Spice Painting
Social studies:
• Playdough Continents
• Fly the World
• Color the World Map
Fine motor:
• Apple Pie Play Dough
• Chopstick Transfer
• Serving Rice Sensory Bin
• Rainforest Sensory Bin
Gross motor:
• Pretend Ladder Climbing
• Musical Rice Shakers Activity
Circle Time:
• Apple Pie Sequencing Pocket Chart Activity
• Birth Order Graph
Social / Emotional:
• Dramatic Play Around the World
• World Market

Developed by a team of talented teachers and parents, these activities range from whole group circle time ideas to active learning games. All lesson plans have been carefully crafted and kid tested!

Whether you are a new teacher developing an entire preschool curriculum, a veteran teacher searching for new inspiration, or a parent homeschooling your preschooler, you'll find everything you need in these Preschool Unit Lesson Plans.

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