I love unit studies and am always hunting for or creating free unit studies. I love how you can use them to really spice up homeschooling. Kids can choose a topic they love and then delve deeply into it.
I have gathered some fantastic free unit studies from some amazing homeschool bloggers. Please make sure to also show them some love on their social media platforms.
I also have a number of other unit study post. I have one with 52 unit study ideas and engaging and fun unit study ideas for inquisitive little minds. If you want to plan your own unit study, this post will help you.
If you have any free unit studies you would like to add to the list, please scroll to the bottom and fill in the quick form.
This butterfly unit study is perfect for elementary-aged kids. It includes a number of language arts skills and will take a day or two to work through, depending on how many hours you homeschool a day.
This dinosaur unit study is perfect for dino-mad elementary kids. It covers skills like geography, language arts and science. Depending on your homeschooling schedule, it can take up to 3 days to get through.
This planet unit study will have kids looking at the night skies with stars in their eyes. It’s great for kids in elementary grades and can take about 2 days to complete.
The Scarecrow unit study is perfect for grades k – 8. Learn and explore as a whole family! This unit study should take a day or two to complete. Perfect for Halloween or harvest seasons.
This Helen Keller unit study is geared towards upper elementary and middle school kids and focuses on the accomplishments of Helen Keller. Complete the unit study in 2-5 days.
Have you ever used a poem as a jumping off point for further study? You can explore books related to the topic, pursue hands-on activities, create an art project, and more! “The Eagle,” by Alfred Lord Tennyson, pairs beautifully with a miniature, multi-age homeschool unit study on eagles and other birds of prey!
Here are some fun activities to incorporate into your week, as you read A Color of his Own.
And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street is perfect for a Unit Study of whimsical activities and some good old fashioned nonsense.
This is a fun unit study that will teach elementary-age children how to plan a tea party, as well as practical life skills, poetry, fine arts, history, language arts, and math activities. There are about a week’s worth of activities and suggested reading.
Learn all about John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed, with these resources and activities. Take a few days to go through the recommended reading list and activities, easily adjustable for kids from preK through elementary.
Want to learn about the science of snow? You can learn all about snowflakes, animal tracks, and more with these fun ideas and printables for a snowy unit study.
This unit study was written for elementary students, and is best suited for 3rd-5th grades. You can pick and choose lessons and use it for as long as you like.
Grades 2 through 4 will benefit most from this Knights Unit Study & Lapbook. Complete the unit study in 1 to 2 weeks, if you pick and choose from the lessons.
First to fourth graders will enjoy This Time of Wonder unit study. We recommend using for 1-2 weeks.
This Pirates Unit Study & Lapbook was created with K-2nd grade in mind. We recommend picking and choosing enough lessons to spend 1-2 weeks on this unit study.
The Viking Adventure Unit Study is based on the chapter book by the same name. You may need to plan 3-4 weeks for this unit study and lapbook. It was written for elementary students.
Use this Earthworms Lapbook as a unit study. It’s best suited for 2nd-5th grades, but you can adapt it as needed for older and younger students. We recommend using it for 1-2 weeks.
This Cats Lapbook can be used just like a unit study. It can be used with any elementary student who wants to learn more about cats, and we recommend spending 1-2 weeks with this study.
This Praying Mantis Lapbook can be used just like a unit study. We recommend using it for 1-2 weeks.
We recommend spending 1-2 weeks on this preschool unit study.
Learn about different types of stars and more with this unit study! Designed for children mid-elementary to middle school age who can read and navigate the Internet on their own (younger children can participate with assistance). Kids can work through it at their own pace and this study can be completed in a week or less.
Have fun with your kids in the garden with this unit study, full of resources and an easy to do science experiment for your kids. It can easily give you 2 – 3 weeks of homeschooling with this unit study. And it has been recently updated, this year.
If you have any free unit studies, please feel free to add them in the form below. I would love to add them to the list.