How to create your own perfect homeschool preschool curriculum and activities schedule for your 3-year-old? Try out our super simple and easy to edit Homeschool Preschool Planners!
Homeschooling a preschooler can be so easy and fun! It’s super easy to keep things organised with our best homeschool preschool daily schedules and planners! We created them for our 3-year-old preschooler and it worked great for us with 2-4 hours daily preschool activities.
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But first things first.
What should I be teaching my 3 year old?
If you ask yourself, what should I be teaching my 3 year old? The answer is pretty simple, the basics are
- Letters: Recognition, Sounds, Tracing, Writing
2. Math & Logic:
- Numbers: Recognition, Counting to 20/30, Tracing, Writing, two of the basic mathematical operations adding and subtracting.
- Basic Shapes: Recognition, Tracing, Cutting, Sorting, Classifying
3. Motor and Sensory Skills
- Gross Motor Skills
- Fine Motor Skills
4. Practical Life and Social Skills
Additionally and very important, you should add to your daily routine, easy, daily practical life activities that develop your child’s
- Personal skills
- Social skills
5. Art, Music, Science, Social Studies
And last but not least, try to include fun art, music, science and social studies activities on your daily schedule according to your child’s interests and talents. Use their natural curiosity and just try to answer every single question they ask. Even though at some point it seems that all they want is just asking…
The Best Homeschool Preschool Schedule
Why is this the best homeschool preschool schedule? Very simple. It’s custom made.
We give you a great simple structure and you can modify the content according to your time, child’s needs and talents. So, you make sure it’s a perfect fit for you and your child.
So, how to use it? Let’s get started in 4 simple steps:
First things First: Plan your homeschooling year
To keep things simple, start with the annual planning templates. You don’t need to fill out everything and not at once.
Remember, homeschooling is a learn-as-you-go process. Choose 3-4 resources you and your child like (books, online, educational videos, preschool activities, games, apps) and use their materials as a start.
For example, we use Khan Academy Kids, National Geographic Kids, Pete the Cat Books, Penguin Young Readers and our own activities.
To keep things simple, I planed 36 weekly themes in advance according to the season and what’s happening in the world. For our schedule, I tried to consider important events and celebrations and of course made sure to include special weekly themes for the numbers 1-20.
For example in the Labour Day week, all of our activities are about jobs, work and occupation. We chose an education system theme around the International Teachers Day and will talk about preschool, kindergarten, school and college. Around the World Mental Health Day, we will have an Emotions Theme and learn how to concentrate on positive emotions and deal with negative ones. And so on and so forth.
Follow your daily routine and add every week something new, so that your little learner can easily remember what you have learned together and get excited to learn something new.
KEEP YOUR PLANNING FLEXIBLE AND AGILE ENOUGH TO RESPOND TO CHANGE!
Don’t over-plan and over-schedule. You’ve got this! Relax and have fun!
Homeschool Preschool Goals
As a next step, set your monthly homeschool preschool goals. Add preschool activities continually based on your child’s interests. Learning is only effective when it’s memorable and fun. If an activity is engaging for your child, then great! Add it to your activities list, write down a short activity description, so you can use it easily for your weekly planning.
In order to plan your activities better, you can use the two editable templates – Preschool Activity Description and Preschool Activities List.
The overview helps you to make a short description of each preschool activity – incl. materials needed and instruction. You can also add an image and make some notes.
You can put your favourite activities according to their category on your To-go Activities List. Every time you need an idea, you can simple check our list.
Also, try to observe the learning style of your child first and help them succeed with the right activities. I noticed example that for some areas such math Aiden like many toddlers is a hands-on learner (kinesthetic). He learned to count with his toy cars. He will put them in line and count them. So, I try to choose math activities accordingly.
I try to teach every day with every experience a positive approach to learning: We choose activities that have a beginning and an end, so we try to do them until finished. Respect your childs concentration and let them explore and follow their curiosity. This is especially easy outdoors – beach, playground or nature walks make this possible.
Encourage independent learning, not only because it’s the best way, your little ones learns, but also because independent learning frees up also your time. No need for helicopter parenting!
Choose teaching and self-correcting materials, so your little homeschool preschool can figure it out on their own!
Set your weekly goals and ask your child for their goals for the week.
Then, create your weekly lesson plan and a visual weekly lesson plan for your child.
You can also create a weekly chores chart, so your child can track their own schedule.
Daily Planning The best homeschool preschool daily schedule
Once you have all these planned out, you can plan easily your daily homeschool preschool daily schedule.
Review the evening before your daily schedule and write down your to-do list for the next day. I usually revisit it first thing in the morning. Also, have your activity supplies for the next day ready.
During the day, don’t forget to stay flexible. If your child does not like an activity you planned, move to something they like. Use your time wisely and avoid frustration. At the end of the day, fill out with them their behaviour chart. Ask them how they rate their behaviour. If they have enough stars, give them a thank you card, otherwise encouraging card.
After your day is done, use the Summary of the day template to make a short summary of what happened, what did your child learn. In this way, you easily can see instantly, what you have learnt with your little one each day. For example, we learnt today the letter B, that makes BB sound – B like Bag, Breakfast. How was the weather today? Was it cloudy, rainy, or sunny? Sunny! And do you remember which day is today? It’s Tuesday! That’s right! Which activities your child enjoyed most. And so on and so forth.
Try to keep the learning activities between 2 and 4 hours spread out during the day. The rest should be physical and practical life activities, preferable outdoors.
Homeschool Preschool Circle Time Materials
Indeed, it’s just the two of us mostly, but we still love our cosy learning in cirle time.
It’s our way to start the day and talk about almost everything. We use our over 120 pages of colourful materials to learn reading, writing and practice fine motor, story telling, problem-solving and reasoning skills.
The over 120 Pages of Circle Time Materials include:
- NUMBER OF THE DAY 1-10
- LETTER OF THE DAY A-Z
- SHAPE OF THE DAY
- COLOUR OF THE DAY
- WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE TODAY?
- HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
- DAYS OF THE WEEK
- YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW
Homeschool Preschool Schedule
You can buy this editable printable in our shop and we hope it helps you organize your homeschool preschool easily!