Free 3-Year-Old Preschool Curriculum - perfect for intentional preschool when you want something small to do each day.

Three Year Old Preschool

As the first year of homeschooling (grade 1) dawned for my daughter I realized I really wanted something in place for my 3 year old son. I knew I didn’t want a full curriculum, after all, he’d be around for a lot of her learning but I wanted to do one intentional thing with him each day and that’s where this list was born!

Each week has a Bible story which is actually from the Ambleside Year 1 program,  since I want both my kids together for the Bible story. What I plan on doing for Bible is to read the story each day of the week from a different Bible each day (when possible). My favorite children’s Bible is The Jesus Storybook Bible but we will also be using a variety of others.

I’ve tried to keep each activity to a time limit of 10 minutes for parental involvement, some days the parent needs to be involved in the whole activity and some days you can just show them how it works and they can continue on their own (while you work with your other children or get your own work done).

You can always switch activities around and if one doesn’t work for you, you can always substitute it with some of our family favorites like puzzles, Play Dough, wooden blocks, Lego, magnets or one of the previous activities that can be used over again.

Right now I only have the schedule out for the first month but I hope to have a couple more months up soon as well as optional holiday weeks, be sure to PIN this post and check back often! I’d love it if you use the hashtag #intentionalpreschooling on Instagram and tag me (@chantelklassen) so I can see what you are all up to!

P.S. I only ended up sharing a few weeks of our 3-year-old preschool here, I may come back and fill the rest in at a later date, in the meantime you can view our entire 4-year-old preschool curriculum here.

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P.S. I am kind of tempted to write out our grade 1 curriculum in this way as well, if that would be helpful for you let me know!

Free 3-Year-Old Preschool Curriculum - perfect for intentional preschool when you want something small to do each day.

BOOK LIST

Here’s a quick overview of the books we will be reading for weeks 1-8):

Tag: Three Year Old Preschool
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Green Eggs and Ham
Little Blue Truck
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site
The Story of Ferdinand
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Runaway Bunny
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

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WEEK ONE

BIBLE

Creation & Adam & Eve (Genesis 1, 2:7, 20-25, 3:1-24)

MONDAY

Read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Optional activities:

TUESDAY

Snack Math

Materials Needed:

  • small snack, such as Cheerios or fruit snacks
  • snack math printables (free in link or you could draw your own)

WEDNESDAY

Tracing Practice

THURSDAY

Pouring Station

Materials Needed:

  • large tub
  • water
  • variety of cups

FRIDAY

Frog & Lilypad Uppercase and Lowercase Match (we will be taking it slow and only working on A, B, C, D & E this week)

WEEK TWO

BIBLE

The Flood (Genesis 6:5-8, 13-22, 7:13-18, 8:13-22)

MONDAY

Read Green Eggs and Ham

Optional Activities:

TUESDAY

Car Parking Numbers Game

Materials Needed:

  • 10-20 Matchbox cars (up to the number you want them to learn)
  • small pieces of paper
  • tape
  • cardboard box (or an empty cereal box opened up)
  • black marker

WEDNESDAY

Nursery Rhymes: Humpty Dumpty, Hey Diddle Diddle & Old Mother Hubbard

THURSDAY

Counting Beads on Pipe Cleaners

Materials Needed:

  • pipe cleaners
  • paper
  • pen
  • glue
  • beads

FRIDAY

Play Hi-Ho Cherry-O!

WEEK THREE

BIBLE

Abraham & Isaac (Genesis 22:1-19)

MONDAY

Read Little Blue Truck

Optional Activities:

  • Alphabet Match (the site says to laminate paper and place velcro dots on, we are just going to slip the paper into a page protector, use contact paper to “laminate” the letters and then use sticky tack to match them up)
  • Farm Animal Bowling

TUESDAY

Ice Cube Tray Patterns

Materials Needed:

  • ice cube tray
  • objects in 2 colors (2 sets of buttons, lego pieces, whatever you can find!)

WEDNESDAY

Seven Days are in a Week song

THURSDAY

Spell Name Activity (feel free to adjust to your child, we probably won’t be gluing our papers down)

FRIDAY

Frog & Lilypad Uppercase and Lowercase Match (we will be adding in F, G, H, I & J this week)

WEEK FOUR

BIBLE

Sale of Birthright (Genesis 25:27-34)

MONDAY

Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Optional Activities:

TUESDAY

Fingerprint Counting

Materials Needed:

  • washable paint
  • printables (free in link)

WEDNESDAY

Name Writing Practice with Highlighter Letters

THURSDAY

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

Materials Needed:

  • toilet paper roll
  • string/twine
  • popsicle sticks
  • peanut butter
  • bird seed

FRIDAY

Color Sorting Activity

Materials Needed:

  • Medium sized tub
  • Fruit Loops or other colorful cereal
  • Small Cups

WEEK FIVE

BIBLE

The Ladder that Reached to Heaven (Gen. 28:10-22)

MONDAY

Read: Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site

Optional Activities:

TUESDAY

Coin Sorting

Materials Needed:

  • different coins
  • 1 larger container
  • smaller containers – 1 for each type of coin

WEDNESDAY

Memory using a deck of cards (if it is their first time playing start with just a couple pairs of cards and slowly add more in)

THURSDAY

Construction Sensory Bin

Materials Needed:

  • large plastic bin
  • rocks (or pasta or beans)
  • small construction vehicles
  • optional: alphabet rocks

FRIDAY

Leaf Rubbing

WEEK SIX

BIBLE

The Coat of Many Colors (Gen. 37:1-4, 11, 28b)

MONDAY

Read: The Story of Ferdinand

TUESDAY

Shape Hunt

WEDNESDAY

Simple Journal – stickers over one letter (I’m choosing to do the first letter in his name)

THURSDAY

Scissor Cutting Practice – either draw your own shapes and lines or use the printables via the link

FRIDAY

Melting Ice Activity – pick one from the link or create your own, it will be a little messy but it’s just water and going to be a lot of fun

WEEK SEVEN

BIBLE

The Dreams of a King (Gen. 41:15-49, 53-57)

MONDAY

Read: The Tale of Peter Rabbit

TUESDAY

Sorting, Graphing and Counting Cars

WEDNESDAY

Stamping – can also add this to their preschool journal

Materials Needed:

  • stamps
  • stamp pad
  • paper or journal (aka composition notebook)

THURSDAY

Letter BINGO

Materials Needed:

  • letter cards (just DIY your own)
  • items for bingo markers (such as Lego bricks)

FRIDAY

Sticky Spider Web

Materials Needed:

  • painters tape
  • paper (from the recycling bin!)

WEEK EIGHT

BIBLE

Moses: The Child Found in the River (Exod. 2:1-10)

MONDAY

Read: The Runaway Bunny

TUESDAY

Watermelon Math

WEDNESDAY

Stencil Tracing – can also add this to their preschool journal

Materials Needed:

  • stencils
  • pencil or markers
  • paper or journal

THURSDAY

Pipe Cleaner Snakes

Materials Needed:

  • pipe cleaner
  • beads
  • googly eyes
  • hot glue gun

FRIDAY

Deck of Cards Matching (a deck of cards you are willing to cut up!)

WEEK NINE

 

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