Category Archives for Themed Activities

Sheep Unit Study

 PLUS Members: Click here for an outline of unit studies for an ENTIRE year of preschool Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb.. Mary had a little lamb; it’s fleece was white as snow…It followed her to.. oh wait! Mary is homeschooled, so they didn’t break the rules and instead the sheep played […]

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Unit Study for Kids

 PLUS Members: Click here for an outline of unit studies for an ENTIRE year of preschool I have always loved the story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow! And being that my 4 year old has taken after mom and enjoys the spooky things, I am dedicating a week to talk and learn about Sleepy Hollow. […]

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Pumpkin Unit Study for Kids

 PLUS Members: Click here for an outline of unit studies for an ENTIRE year of preschool Pumpkins! Pumpkins everywhere! It’s that lovely time of year when we see signs of Autumn and we look forward to the approaching holidays.  The first colorful sign we see here in Southern California are pumpkins.  We love those bright […]

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Skeleton Unit Study for Preschool (FREE printables and instructions)

 PLUS Members: Click here for an outline of unit studies for an ENTIRE year of preschool We are continuing with our Halloween theme for October, and next week we are studying SKELETONS!This is an outline of my Skeleton unit study:PICTURE BOOKS:- Skeleton Hiccups  – The Skeleton Inside You- Skelly the Skeleton Girl- The Skeleton in […]

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Spider Unit Study for Preschool (FREE printables and instructions)

 PLUS Members: Click HERE for An Entire Year Outline of Unit Studies for Preschool How can we let Halloween approach without having a SPIDER WEEK?!  I have been so excited for Spider Week since it is a great way to wrap up Charlotte’s Web, which we finished reading a few days ago. Below is a […]

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Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

     Snow White was the first full length animated film, and appropriately has held a prominent place in our hearts. This classic is filled with beauty and elegance.  And the concepts within the plot can easily lead into several educational directions. LIFE SKILLS      An obvious topic for Snow White is apples! We talked about […]

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Happiest Place on Earth (FREE Printable ABCs Scavenger Hunt)

     DID YOU KNOW that the Matterhorn bobsled ride is based on the Matterhorn Peak in the Pennine Alps between Switzerland and Italy?             DID YOU KNOW that Walt Disney was fascinated with Abraham Lincoln, which is why he decided to open “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” where audio-animatronics allows […]

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Building a Thematic Unit: Learning Through Gardening

This live presentation will air on:Tuesday – September 20th – 3pm Pacific timeThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for live access!In this session, you will hear how we tackled our first thematic unit! During our second year of homeschooling, we were all ready to step away from […]

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How to use Unit Studies to Make Learning Fun!

This live presentation will air on:Monday – September 12th – 11am Pacific timeThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Not Back to School Summit – REGISTER HERE for live access!Do you feel like school is becoming stale? Are your kids just not looking forward to school? Well, unit studies may be just what you need! Unit […]

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Fishing for Facts at the Aquarium

Fishing for Facts at the AquariumBy Jen Holmstrom Dive into another world at the aquarium! The aquarium is one of the most popular destinations for educational field trips. Kids of all ages find sea life fascinating and a trip to the aquarium will feed interest, curiosity, and spark many questions.The aquarium is overflowing with interesting […]

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