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All Early years learning themes and topics There is a huge selection of over 90 themes and topics contained in this section of the forum ~ use the ideas in your Preschool, Library sessions, Educational workshops, Schools and Homes... Enjoy them and please continue adding to them ...

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An 'everyday' collection of themes that compliment all educational curriculum planning and adds excitement and enthusiasm to home and play activities.
10-23-2014 10:40 PM Go to last post
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A forum full of activities to support the theme of myself, ourselves, my life, growing up, my name, body, friends, family, likes and dislikes
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Farms, wild or captive, domestic - what other activities have you done to cover this subject?
01-29-2013 03:24 PM Go to last post
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From changing leaf colours to the shortening of daylight - how do you all plan for this topic?
10-16-2014 01:25 AM Go to last post
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Are you planning a topic on artists/painters or sculptors? Let us all know who … why and how :D
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If or Have you ever built a topic around a book title? Let everyone share your questions, answers & experiences .....
10-08-2014 06:16 PM Go to last post
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All things feathery ... add flight, talons and species to your topic activities ...
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Environmental ideas on recycling, in general and activities that help show how to make a difference - enjoying the world around us ..
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What we wear, how we wear it and when....... How did you include 'clothes' as part of your planning? Fashion and trends - have your say on these issues.
02-07-2008 11:46 AM Go to last post
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A rare sight nowadays - but jugglers, trapeze artists, clowns and other performing arts are a fantastic visual display to present to our children - how have you explained this colourful way of life to your groups?
03-27-2013 08:16 PM Go to last post
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We have grouped these topics together to help show how one activity can reflect onto another..... please share your past and future ideas with us all.
10-23-2014 10:40 PM Go to last post
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If you have knowledge of a Country and the traditions associated with it -festivals, dress, celebrations and events - please post and help others take part ..
08-16-2009 07:13 PM Go to last post
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From fairies and elves, pixies - Imps, Gnomes, goblins....... To Unicorns, cyclops, giants, griffins & dragons..... Or if you read about witches and wizards, prophecies and predicitions pop them in here for us all to share...
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Sadness, happiness, tears & smiles..... the huge range of emotions and their effects can be a very interesting theme - what have you done to explore these aspects...
09-05-2013 12:23 PM Go to last post
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Plants - their meanings, uses and historical relevance - which counties & countries use plants or flowers in their symbols? Does a particular flower evoke an associated festival - rose petals for weddings & may day celebrations. Plant care and the tools techniques needed....
08-29-2012 02:28 PM Go to last post
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Whats your favourite fruit & Veg ~ from Cherries to Turnips ~ how did you introduce them to the Children and what resources did you use ? Please share your tips and planning ideas in here ..
07-20-2014 10:34 PM Go to last post
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Location, type of home and learning an address - what tips have you got to help the planning of this theme?
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Eras of time - The victorians, Iron age, Tudors? Have you ever or are considering planning for these subjects? Let us all share your questions and experiences...
11-07-2007 04:25 PM Go to last post
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Computers - kettles! Electronic toys, communicational appliances, braille, hearing loops, aids, teletypes, the area of ICT is huge how have you planned for it?
10-09-2011 04:39 PM Go to last post
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Activity ideas that explore issues of inclusion, anti discrimination, equality, disability, cultural background and age.
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The Plant, butterfly, chicken, frog and Us !!! what other lifecycles have you covered or thinking of approaching?
04-04-2014 09:52 AM Go to last post
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links and ideas to support children, young people and adults in their language and communication skills
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Wood, glass, rocks, gems, plastics, fabrics - How have/could you use these textures to explore their possibilities.
06-15-2011 05:38 PM Go to last post
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Music (1 Viewing)
From new & historic instuments to composers, sheet music and simple songs....... post all your music related information here.
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From quick and easy tricks to elaborate showmanship, this forum holds links and activity ideas to intrigue and engage children's interest
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Origins & meanings. Post your techniques on how to encourage the children to learn their own name. Do you have information on family crests that you could use in your planning?
by Toni
01-25-2007 10:37 PM Go to last post
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What do you know about this topic? If you have some ideas & suggestions we could all share - drop a post in here.
by Patsy
09-24-2007 07:50 PM Go to last post
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Crossstitch, knitting, crotchet or plain sewing - if you have any favourites, tips and ideas on this ... please let us all know.
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Traditional Nursery rhymes or original, please post your own contributions and any resource ideas, links that you'd like to recommend.
10-04-2011 01:13 PM Go to last post
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Librarians, shop keepers, opticians, Police, Fire brigade, automobile resuers, electricians, plumbers ......... great role play opportunities in this topic.... and also for people who are Famous / infamous, Royalty or notorious !
09-10-2011 01:45 PM Go to last post
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A great topic to spark off the imagination - treasure hunts, digging in the sand, parrots and peg legs......
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Science - Magnets, heat, wind, water, electric, gravity what other processes of force have you covered?
by Mrsb
08-27-2007 10:54 AM Go to last post
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Cooking and mixing ideas for eating and sensory play ...
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Ever wondered what lies beyond our skies....... planets, stars, rockets, comets, aliens!! ? Post all space planning ideas in this forum.
03-09-2012 04:22 PM Go to last post
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Summer sun & clear cloudless days.... what activities have you done with the children in the summer time?
06-25-2014 07:09 PM Go to last post
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From watching new born lambs to preparing for the launch of chocolate eggs...... fluffy chicks, daffodils and crocus... what else
03-25-2008 02:07 PM Go to last post
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Different sports, equipment, game ideas, rules of play - balls, goals, racquets & bats.. Traditional playground games and new ones... please add ideas and suggestions here...
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How have you explained aspects of science to the children?... Bees and honey, body, invention .. please feel free to post ideas, asks and experiences in this forum.
by cabin
08-05-2007 11:14 PM Go to last post
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01-27-2013 12:26 AM Go to last post
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How we get around - 'To be transported' .... cars, bikes, lorries, caravans, prams, pushchairs, trolleys - escalators & conveyors .... what other transport can you think up activities for....
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Sight, Smell, Touch, Taste and Hearing. How have you planned for all these topics?
by tutu
03-28-2010 12:59 PM Go to last post
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Every day we use a multitude of tools to help us complete tasks.... what implements will you bring into your planning topics to show how our jobs are made easier by them?
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Moving, separation, birthdays, new people, places and job activities to help enjoy children and famillies' transitional times.
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Drink it , wash in it - water your garden or conserve it...... how have you covered the topic of water ?
02-23-2010 03:36 PM Go to last post
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Sun, rain, fog, mist, drizzle, snow, ice, wind...... what other elements have you covered ?
05-13-2009 01:25 PM Go to last post
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Winter (1 Viewing)
A time for turning up the heating or throwing a bigger log on the fire...... Chilly winter mornings and frost covered lawns - What do you all do in the winter time?
11-14-2010 11:21 AM Go to last post
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Entire ecosystems revolve around location and sustasinability..... these following topics are a great way to explore particular conditions of living.
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Golden or silver sands, buckets & spades. Donkey rides and icecreams - which beaches do you visit?
06-11-2010 04:53 PM Go to last post
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How we keep and look after pets in the home or classroom. Cages, aviaries, fish ponds or bowls, runs, pens & kennels...
02-01-2008 02:42 PM Go to last post
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A brilliant topic for invention..... how have you planned activities for this theme?
07-05-2011 07:04 PM Go to last post
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Farming, show breeds, pets, crops and working the land.
02-18-2010 12:06 AM Go to last post
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Endangered gorillas, panda bears, gigantic plants and tree life.....
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Under rocks, leaves or a damp log, enjoy a range of activity ideas that supports knowledge of insects and bug life
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Spreading heather, rampaging gorse bushes? This personal favourite conjures up images of shaggy moorland ponies heading to lower ground for the winter time....
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Fields, valleys, meadows, paddocks - what lives on these and who cares for them? Woodland, copses, forests and thickets usually join an open expanse of land how would the two living environments be used?
01-07-2008 06:39 PM Go to last post
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Whether this is a small well kept pond or a large self maintaining pond have you ever looked closely at the activity that goes on in and around this living environment? What did you find?
by Doodah
04-19-2010 05:53 PM Go to last post
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The buzzing life of a market place ~ stalls & their vendors....Or museums and tourist attractions real and recreated role play areas ...... what and how have you explored these places ?
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Side winder snakes and camels, oasis mirages - amazing pyramids !
by Mini
05-27-2009 11:23 PM Go to last post
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Above and below our ocean waves - fishermans boats & lobster pots - Whales, dolphins, seals and coral!!
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from hot air balloons to Jets….. Hummingbirds & emperor butterflies what ideas have you used or need to help in planning for this...
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Sub zero temperatures and white ground for as far as you can see! North and South poles…. Penguins, arctic foxes Inuits or Eskimos…. The cold of the arctic is a way of life in need of exploration….
02-17-2006 12:31 AM Go to last post
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From otters and voles, kingfishers and rainbow trout to Water wheel houses and fishing licences......
by Jo_B
08-02-2007 04:45 PM Go to last post
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Out in the garden ~ winter, summer, trees & Flowers for games and activity ideas pop in here ...
12-17-2010 11:32 PM Go to last post
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How have you approached these themes ...
02-17-2006 12:32 AM Go to last post
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10-27-2014 12:59 AM Go to last post
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From candles & safety songs! to cake and parties. What do you do to celebrate these occassions with the children or adults!?
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Firework pictures and the safety code - what plans do you have to celebrate this event?
09-28-2011 03:28 PM Go to last post
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Tinsel, glitter and lights - gift giving and enjoying the festive spirit of the season ...
12-30-2012 05:28 PM Go to last post
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A Colourful festival with many activity possibilities - what do you all do?
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Hindu - Festival of lights.
10-19-2008 03:28 PM Go to last post
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Celebrating new life...... Chocolate eggs, fluffy chicks and the Easter rabbit.... what fun & games do you get up to at this time of year?
02-27-2013 01:21 PM Go to last post
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ENjoy a sensible, risk aware approach to the very many activities and ideas that can be provided to make this a day filled with learning and opportunities for play. Plan spooky words, crafts and themed art. Projects for tactile involvement, recipes for all the senses and dress up experiences. Place importance on communications with children, staff, parents, carers and other stakeholders and .... have a wonderful preschool early years Halloween ...
10-27-2014 12:59 AM Go to last post
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A celebration of the harvest - a time to share and enjoy... what are you going to do the celebrate this?
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Jewish - Festival of lights
03-25-2008 04:20 PM Go to last post
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Hindu - Festival of colours
08-21-2008 09:48 AM Go to last post
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We should all be thankful for what we have - what activities do you do to celebrate this ?
03-25-2008 04:30 PM Go to last post
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Brides and grooms, confetti shapes and all the other activities that go into planning and making a wedding happen!
11-24-2006 02:19 PM Go to last post
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There are an enormous collection of individual celebratory days. We have included the most popular and well known ones - but if you know of more or want to begin one!! - then please drop us a line :D
01-05-2014 02:26 AM Go to last post
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Patron saint of Ireland. March 17th.
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January 26th
03-25-2008 04:06 PM Go to last post
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Celebrated on April 1st. This customary day is dedicated to the 'pulling of' jokes tricks and creating surprises! What gentle, traditions do you have to enjoy some fun and games with the children on this day?
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03-25-2008 04:24 PM Go to last post
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July 4th
07-04-2007 02:55 PM Go to last post
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31st January - 15th June and 31st October are the UK's three national awareness raising days for head lice. Discover activities and information to help eradicate these mini beast!
01-05-2014 02:26 AM Go to last post
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May 1st.
04-10-2006 06:54 PM Go to last post
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USA - This great event is celebrated on the first Tuesday in the first full week in May.
03-25-2008 04:15 PM Go to last post
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Februaury 14th.
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