Unit Study Ideas – Keep your Kids Interested
Unit studies are amazingly versatile and flexible. I think the most important aspects is the fact that you can choose topics that interest your children. My kids are not easily engaged so we decide together what they want to learn. Isn’t it great to include your children in their own learning?
Unit studies are amazing for homeschool. It’s great to have a theme running through the week to give you inspiration and purpose. Numeracy and literacy are easily included and can be super fun. Below are some unit study ideas that have worked for my inquisitive children. My go-to place is obviously Pinterest and I have created some boards to help you with your Kindergarten or First Grade kiddies.
Unit Study Ideas – Sea Turtles
My boys are fascinated with sea turtles. And I found some awesome things to do! As always, I try to include a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, poetry and songs, baking and science. I also like to include origami if I can. This is quite challenging for my boys who struggle with fine motor skills. But I love to do them! And they love the results.
Unit Study Ideas – Bees
My bee unit study was also super successful. The kids loved learning about the parts of bees and how honey is made. And even enjoyed some crafting, which they are usually not very keen on. We read lots of books and sang songs. I even tried a simple Illustrator design tutorial. I wanted to include making honeycomb, but I changed my mind when I realised that it’s pure sugar. Never a good idea with my busy boys.
Unit Study Ideas – Chameleons
Another fantastic unit study is chameleons. You can probably see a trend here. Yes, my kids love animals and insects! Once again, there are loads of fun activities to do. And not to mention great books like Eric Carle’s The Mixed-Up Chameleon. National Geographic has some informative shows and I also learnt so much about these amazing creatures! And so much colour!
Unit Study Ideas – What Works for You?
What unit study ideas have worked for you? I would love to hear! Please drop me an email or comment below. And don’t forget to sign up for my Homeschool Resources Library, also below. I’ll be adding a unit study planner later in the week.