Free one year old lesson plans to get a head start for Pre-K

If you are like me, it’s always on your mind – am I teaching my child enough? Am I giving him enough attention? Should I be doing more to help him learn? Could I be a better mom??

The mom guilt is REAL and it’s totally normal.

We always feel like we could be doing more for our children: feeding them better, teaching them more, being more patient. 

When it comes to teaching and doing activities at home, Pinterest is full crafts but nothing really tells you what to teach and what they are learning. All educational material is usually for older pre-school kids and nothing for one year old. 

Get these one year old lesson plans free and start learning and teaching basic pre-k readiness skills at home

Give them that advantage of knowledge before they start pre-k with fun activities during playtime with these free lesson plans.

Free One Year Old Lesson Plans

I love to create resources that will help you teach at home. This is why I created the WHAT TO TEACH workbook for when you only have 15 minutes a day to teach, or My First School: One Year Old Curriculum with over 30 quick and easy themed lessons you can do at home.

If you are looking for free lesson plans to get a sense of what it is to homeschool your little one, or to add more learning through playtime at home here are 8 lesson ideas that I worked on last year with my son. Some required a bit of set up but they are surely full of sensory exploration and fun! If you want two free lessons of the new curriculum plan head over the shop and download your free copy.

The areas of learning and development we will focus on these 8 lessons are:

  • Fine motor skills,
  • Gross motor skills
  • Music appreciation
  • Art & crafts
  • Language development
  • Critical thinking
  • Pre-k readiness


Select the lesson plan you want to access. Each lesson plan has 3-4 activities to do at home.

GET MORE with the WHAT TO TEACH Products designed specifically for little learners that are One Year Old

After hours of research, purchasing products and later finding out they were NOT suitable for a one year old, I gave up and the teacher in me had to come out. I developed a workbook and a full curriculum to teach our little ones what they should know at one year old. This was all tweaked and tested my multiple moms before it was launched.

Either you want something quick with low set up like the Toddler Workbook for busy Moms or you want more hands-on sensory activities like the ones included in the My First School: One Year Old Curriculum you will finally spend more time playing with your little one that searching for activities to do with him/her.

I love the idea of having my toddler at home with me every day, and I want to maximize my time with him and practice skills that will help him succeed in pre-k as he works on each developmental milestone. Before I know it he will be starting pre-k and I want to make sure I prepare him well for that.

Amanda Novello

I worked with speech developers, teachers, and other moms who have done teaching at home and took all their recommendations plus my research on what to teach them at this age and combined it with my passion for making teaching fun and creative. I spent hundreds of hours on Pinterest to search and tweak (to suit a one year old) activities to make the most fun one-year-old curriculum out there! I used it myself, and I get told a lot of compliments about my son’s speech and development.

Be that mom you want to be, the one that gives all the tools to your little one to succeed through this important year of his life.

Get One free-Week sample quick and easy lessons to do at home from the MY FIRST SCHOOL CURRICULUM