Toddler Unit Lesson Plans

Get ready for fun and learning with all our toddler unit lesson plans. These thematic units are packed with activities that are easy to prepare and fun to implement.

- Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities!

- Build 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.

Unit includes activities for essential elements such as fine motor skills, colors, alphabet, numbers etc…

What is Toddler Unit Lesson Plans?

It’s themed lesson plans for toddlers that focus on hands-on, multi-sensory, low-prep activities. Each of the 15 themes contains 20 activities designed to help you reach the skills for your toddler throughout the year. We’ve done the activity planning so you don’t have to!

Designed by 4 experienced teachers and a homeschooler Toddler Unit Lesson Plans provides direction for adapting all the activities for different learners. Whether you need ideas to make an activity for a strong learner or a special learner, these toddler lesson plans cover it all!

Make Theme Planning Easy!:

Every theme contains an introduction and a recommended reading list to round out your theme.

Here’s a look at the skills covered in the lesson plans:

  • Counting
  • Pre-writing
  • Literacy
  • Social and Emotional Well Being
  • Shapes
  • Number Sense
  • Music
  • Gross-Motor
  • Fine-Motor 
  • and much more!

What you will find inside:

Skills: a detailed skills list to help you visualize the development in the activity.

Materials: Items to gather before doing the activity

How to: Best read before the activity is prepared to understand how to present it and have toddler engage in the activity.

Extensions: A place to see all the suggestions the teachers have made to take this activity a little further. Or make it simpler.

Modifications: Things that can be added or switched out in the activity.

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| 18 to 35 Months

Need help planning an entire school year of toddler activities? We've got you covered! This bundle covers some of the most popular toddler themes with 20 lessons per theme.

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Rainy days can’t keep you down! These weather-related activities are sure to keep your children actively learning, no matter what the weather!

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All the leaves are falling down! Now is a great time to explore learning with leaves, apples, and pumpkins.

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Blast off into an action-packed learning adventure. From sorting moon rocks to painting stars, young learners will explore space in this unit.

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5 Senses

Investigate your sense of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight with these fun explorations.

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Say hello to sunshine and sweet summer fun with counting, literacy, crafts and more.

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Under the Sea

Bring the ocean indoors with these splash-tastic unit lesson plans.

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Step back in time with dinosaurs.

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Celebrate the beauty of spring flowers, rain showers and sprouting gardens with these playful learning activities.

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Bugs, Butterflies and Insects

Build, measure, paint and read all about bugs and butterflies!

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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! No need to fear teaching an animal unit, we’ve got everything covered here!

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Outside temperature may be low, but the activities in here are hot! There are plenty of indoor activities in here to keep your children learning this season!

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Zoom into learning fun with this hands-on unit featuring some of your favorite vehicles

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Community Helpers

Establish a sense of self while exploring similarities and differences that make us all unique.

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Explore the farm theme in this unit for toddlers.

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All About Me

Establish a sense of self while exploring similarities and differences that make us all unique.

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About the Authors:

All lesson plans have been carefully crafted and kid tested!

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

Themed Units are currently being released.

  • Winter
  • Five Senses
  • Farm
  • All About Me
  • Spring
  • Bugs, Butterflies and Insects
  • Animals / Zoo
  • Under the Sea
  • Transportation
  • Community Helpers
  • Dinosaurs
  • Summer

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you implement this - Weekly? Monthly?

The lesson plans are written as sets of themed activities rather than a day-by-day guide so the activities can fit into your schedule as needed. Each unit could be used for 1 to 3 weeks depending on how you use them and if you use the adaptations and extensions.

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