It is so important to teach our preschoolers that there is a great big world beyond their home and backyard. Traveling to other countries with preschoolers can be challenging, so the next best thing is to bring other countries to our preschoolers. These All Around the World Preschool Theme Lesson Plans make teaching about other countries, cultures, and customs super simple and fun.

Kids will love participating in the world around us preschool activities, learning about new cultures, and sharing customs and traditions they have in their own homes.

Whether you are a preschool or kindergarten classroom teacher, a homeschooling parent, or just searching for some fun around the world activities for preschoolers to do with your child, these lesson plans will be the perfect resource for you!

The best thing about these world theme activities for preschoolers is that you are provided with fully detailed, comprehensive lesson plans that are already written for you.

Another added bonus is that they require minimal prep work and just a few simple materials you probably already have lying around your house.  You are instantly set up for success!

Simply download the lesson plans and print the accompanying activities to get started. No need to print the entire lesson plan book unless you really want to. (Some teachers LOVE putting the lesson plans into a binder for easy offline access!)

What’s Included In These Around The World Preschool Lesson Plans: 

This around the world lesson plan preschool unit includes over 20 lesson plans for you to use in your home or classroom.  The downloadable unit contains a detailed overview of how to use the lesson plan book, as well as around the world books for preschool, song ideas, and suggested concepts for the theme of around the world.

Within each individual lesson plan you will find:

  • A colorful picture of the activity to give you an idea of what it will look like.
  • Book suggestions for a literacy connection to the activity.
  • List of targeted skills
  • Materials list
  • A detailed “How To” section including instructions for preparing the activity, as well as how to use it with your children.
  • A section of extra ideas, modifications, and ways to adapt the activity.

Reasons You Will Love These Around The World Preschool Theme Ideas and Lesson Plans:

Hands On Activities:

From around the world preschool art activities to fine motor skill activities, these lesson plans are full of hands on kids learning projects! 

Children learn best when they are active in their learning activities. With each lesson plan there are plenty of examples of how you can get your child involved in the learning.

While they are busy working on around the world crafts for preschool, engaging in fun dramatic play games, and investigating different countries and cultures, your kids will be having so much fun they will never even realize how much they are learning!

Overhead view of the all around the world rice sensory bin.

Multidisciplinary Activities:

These lesson plans contain science activities, around the world craft ideas for preschoolers, math activities, and so much more!

A book suggestion for each lesson makes tying activities in with literacy super simple.  There are endless opportunities to practice vocabulary words and work on developing literacy skills.

Sensory bins and gross motor activities will help your child develop their fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, and gross motor skills.

Social studies around the world ideas for preschoolers incorporate learning map skills with vocabulary development and other reading skills.

Around the world games for preschoolers make practicing math concepts like counting fun and interactive.

A child wearing a mask from the all around the world masks activity.

Activities For All Learning Styles:

As parents and educators we know that when it comes to teaching kids, there is no cookie cutter approach that will work with all children. 

With over 20 lesson plans full of fun crafts and a variety of different learning activities you will be able to choose the plans that will work the best for your child. 

Whether you have an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner, these lessons will bring learning to life for them.

A map learning activity from the around the world preschool lesson plans.

Flexible Activities:

All of the activities can be easily adapted or modified to meet whatever your needs are.  Whether you are searching for an activity for circle time, a learning center, small group instruction, or independent practice, these lesson plans are full of options!

A variety of lesson plans full of kids crafts, fun games, and interactive learning activities gives you the flexibility to keep your learning in the walls of your preschool classroom, or take the learning outdoors for some fresh air.

A play dough form of the continent South American from the Play Dough Continents activity.

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Planning for an Around the World Theme? We’ve done all the work for you!

We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your AROUND THE WORLD THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below:

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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