Around the World Preschool Lesson Plans

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24 Interactive thematic lesson plans for young children

Pack your {pretend} bags and get ready to go on a world adventure. From stringing patterned necklaces to making apple pie, children will get a glimpse at some different places around the world.



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

These Around the World Preschool Lesson Plans are digital downloads that you will receive immediately after purchase. No need to wait for anything in the mail. 

Each theme contains a PDF lesson plan book and printable activity set.  

Download these lesson plans today to:

- Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities!

- Build vocabulary and early literacy 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.

Every theme is comes with recommended reading lists, songs, material lists and more.

This unit includes activities for:

Literacy | Math | Sensory Exploration | Crafts | Science | Social Studies | Gross Motor | Social and Emotional Well Being


World, cultures

Recommended Reading:

• How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

• Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley

• Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel

• Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema

• What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World by Maya Ajmera

Activities at a glance:


• Letters in Names

• R is for Rice Craft

• Ladder Letters


• Beaded Necklaces

• Counting Apples

• Apple Counting Cards


• Rice Cooking Experiment

• Well Water Play


• Festive Masks

• Hand Print Chinese Dragon Craft

• Spice Painting

Social studies:

• Play dough Continents

• Fly the World

• Color the World Map

Fine motor:

• Apple Pie Play Dough

• Chopstick Transfer


• Serving Rice Sensory Bin

• Rainforest Sensory Bin

Gross motor:

• Pretend Ladder Climbing


• Musical Rice Shakers Activity

Circle Time:

• Apple Pie Sequencing Pocket Chart Activity

• Birth Order Graph

Social / Emotional:

• Dramatic Play Around the World

• World Market

Developed by a team of talented teachers and parents, these activities range from whole group circle time ideas to active learning games. All lesson plans have been carefully crafted and kid tested!

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