Kindergarten Worksheets > Kindergarten Themes
Throughout the kindergarten year, teachers introduce children to a variety of topics outside of the eight developmental areas. These topics are often called themes and can incorporate anything from a one-day activity to a week-long discussion to field trips outside of the classroom. This collection of worksheets will be devoted to highlighting some common kindergarten themes such as the days of the week, holidays, telling time, seasons, farm animals, and many others. I encourage you to use these worksheets with your child as a way of initiating a conversation on a particular theme. Then use related books from the library, games, or trips to local places like the museum or zoo to supplement your child's learning.
Days of the week
8 worksheets available
Cut apart the eight activity squares. Then read aloud the day of the week and direct your child to paste four activities that he does or would like to do on that day.
Emotions and feelings
10 worksheets available
Encourage your child to properly identify each emotion and discuss times he felt that emotion.
6 worksheets available
Learn to identify the most common farm animals and practice spelling and reading their names. Review the role each animal plays on the farm.
First day of school
1 worksheet available
Help your child hone important school readiness skills and discuss the emotions associated with starting school.
Common kindergarten classroom themes
Kindergarten themes provide ways for young children to explore a variety of subjects. In kindergarten classrooms, themes are often explored for several weeks, with activities and worksheets tied together by that theme.
The worksheets in this section provide opportunities for skill development built around a common theme.
Developing Kindergarten Themes at Home
Themes can be developed at home in a number of ways. Picture books that deal with the theme can be a wonderful introduction for children. Librarians can be helpful in directing you to appropriate books. After reading several of these books, you might ask your child what all of the books have in common. In addition to picture books, some themes may also be enhanced by non-fiction books that are written for young children. Often photographs, as well as illustrations, accompany factual information about the topic.
Other vehicles for exploring themes includes movies or television shows. Children’s programming can provide excellent resources for investigating themes. Watching alongside your child and discussing the information presented in the program can enhance learning.
Museums also can be a resource for exploring kindergarten themes. Often special exhibits highlight some popular themes that are especially interesting for young children.
Finally, the worksheets in this section are a wonderful way for children to explore themes while practicing skills. Discuss the illustrations on the worksheets to help your child identify the theme that this being highlighted.