Frog Unit Study and Lapbook

FREE Frog Unit Study

You can start planning your frog unit with Homeschool Share’s FREE Frog Unit Study & Lapbook.

FREE Frog Unit Study & Lapbook from Homeschool Share

Book Basket

All About Frogs by Jim Arnosky

Frogs by Gail Gibbons

Frogs, Toads, and Turtles by Diane Burns

Growing Frogs by Vivian French

Watch Me Grow Frog by DK Publishing

Art Ideas

Royal Frogs

by Very Mom

Paint and tissue paper collide in this bright royal frog art project.

Royal Frogs by Very Mom

Texture Frogs

from Art with Mrs. Seitz

Texture Frogs from Art with Mrs. Seitz

Frogs with Woven Eyes

by That Artist Woman

Frogs with Woven Eyes by That Artist Woman

Rizzi Frogs

From Art with Mrs. Seitz

Frogs in the style of famous artist, James Rizzi.

Rizzi Frogs from Art with Mrs. Seitz

Craft Projects

Paper Plate Frog Mask

from My Little 3 and Me

Paper Plate Frog Mask from My Little 3 and Me

Jumping Frogs

from Free Kids Crafts

Jumping Frogs from Free Kids Crafts

 

Food Fun

Frog Sandwiches

from The Chaos and the Clutter

Fun Frog Sandwiches from The Chaos and the Clutter

Grape and Apple Frogs

from Clean and Scentsible

Apple Frogs from Clean and Scentsible

Pin Board

Find even MORE Froggy Fun on our Frog School Pinterest Board!

Frog Theme Pinterest Board

Younger Student Hopping Along?

Try our Frog Frolic Kindergarten Kit

Frog Frolic Kindergarten Kit from Homeschool Share

Homes for Birds

This week is Homes for Birds Week (February 7-13)–a great reason to explore these learning opportunities with your students!

The second week of February is National Homes for Birds Week. Craft, build, book, play, and cook with these wonderful bird home activities! from Homeschool Share

Create a Bird Notebook

Start your Bird Study with Homeschool Share’s Backyard Bird Notebook.

FREE Backyard Birds Notebook Pages and Lapbook Templates from Homeschool Share

This FREE resource includes 21 printables pages of mini-books you can pick and choose from as you study the birds in your neighborhood.

Homes for Birds Play

You can invite your children to build, pretend, and play with bird’s nests!

Invitation to Build a Bird Nest from Munchkins and Moms
Invitation to Build a Bird Nest from Munchkins and Moms
Building Nests: Six Creative Pretend Play Ideas
from Craftulate
Building Play Nests from Craftulate
Play-doh Bird’s Nest from Fantastic Fun and LearningBird Nest Playdoh Invitation from Fanastic Fun and Learning

Homes for Birds Crafts & Cooking

Try some of these fun crafts & cooking projects.

Simple Paper Plate Nests from Mum in the Madhouse
Simple Paper Plate Nest from Mum in the Mad House
Easy Bird House Craft from Artsy Momma

Wooden Bird House Craft for Kids from Artsy Momma
Chocolate Cornflake Nests from Mum in the Madhouse

Chocolate Cornflake Nest from Mum in the Madhouse

Help the Birds

During Homes for Birds Week, you can do something really special for the birds! Build a bird house or help the birds by providing nesting material.

DIY Build a Bird Nest with these plans from Planet Smarty Pants
DIY Build a Birdhouse for Kids from Planet Smarty Pants
Build a Birdhouse (buy a kit) Build a Bird HouseBird Nesting Material Activity from Craftulate
If you don’t have the energy or resources to build a bird house, you can still help the birds by giving them materials to build a nest.
Bird Nesting Material Activity from Craftulate
Help the Birds Build Their Nests from What Do We Do All Day?
Help the Birds Build Their Nests from What Do We Do All Day?
Looking for more bird ideas? Follow our Bird School board on Pinterest.

 

The second week of February is National Homes for Birds Week. Craft, build, book, play, and cook with these wonderful bird home activities! from Homeschool Share

Dog Unit Study and Lapbook

Raise your hand if you have an animal loving kid!

I sure do.

And September 20-26 is National Dog Week for 2015, so it’s the perfect time to learn more about these furry friends.

Free Dog Unit Studies and lapbooks at Homeschool Share

Homeschool Share has 12 unit studies and lapbooks with a dog theme. Blank dog lapbook templates are also available for those who want to do their own thing.

You can find all of our dog unit studies, lapbooks, and printables on our Dogs Connections Page.

Dogs Connections Page at Homeschool Share

 

Just pick a study and add some of the fun extras here: books, art activities, and cooking fun; you will have a full learning adventure!

Book Basket

Preschool Books

Doggies by Sandra Boynton
The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Angus Lost by Marjorie Flack
Angus and the Cats by Marjorie Flack
Angus and the Ducks by Marjorie Flack
If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff
How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? by Iza Trapani
Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone by Iza Trapani

Elementary Books

Pretzel by Margaret Rey
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
Five True Dog Stories by Margaret Davidson
Why Is Blue Dog Blue? by George Rodrigue
National Geographic Kids Everything Dogs by Becky Baines
How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language by Aline Alexander Newman

Read Alouds & Chapter Books

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

Art & Craft Projects

Blue Dog Art Lesson from Deep Space Sparkle

Learn about famous artist George Rodrigue while you draw and paint a blue dog.

Are You Blue Dog's Friend- Art Lesson from Deep Space Sparkle

Newspaper Dog Collages from Doodlebugs Teaching Blog

Find even more inspiration for this project at the Paste website.

Newspaper Dogs from Doodlebugs Teaching

 

Dog Art Lesson from Deep Space Sparkle

Deep Space Sparkle Lesson on Drawing and Painting Dogs

Paper Dog Origami

Arlo Needs Glasses Art Lesson from Deep Space Sparkle

Arlo Needs Glasses ~ Art Lesson from Deep Space Sparkle

Cooking Fun

Adorable Chocolate Puppy Cupcakes from Cupcakepedia

Adorable Chocolate Puppy Cupcakes by CupcakePedia

Dog Bone Pretzels

This was a featured recipe from Cook with Books. Turn your kids into chefs with this fun recipe.

Dog Bone Pretzels

DIY Dog Treats!

Three recipes for your little chefs found at Kids Cooking Activities

Dog Treat Recipes Kids Can Make

Are you looking for more ideas? No problem!

Dog Unit Study Board on Pinterest

 

Zoo Unit Study and Lapbook

Free Zoo Unit Study & Lapbook

School will be back in session soon, and the afternoon is usually a great, low-traffic time for homeschoolers to visit the zoo! You can spend an entire week (or more!) learning about the zoo with Homeschool Share’s unit study and lapbook.

FREE Zoo Unit Study and Lapbook

Here are some optional extras to add even more educational opportunities for you!

Book Basket

My Visit to the Zoo by Aliki
If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo by Mary Jean Hendrick
Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo by Karma Wilson
Zany Zoo by William Wise
Zoo by Gail Gibbons

Arts and Crafts

Paper Elephant Craft

Draw a Zany Zoo from Art for Small Hands

This is a fantastic art lesson where students combine three (or more) different animals to create a new animal.

Zany Zoo Animal from Art for Small Hands

Whimsical Giraffes and Zebras from Deep Space Sparkle

Zebra and Giraffe Art from Deep Space Sparkle

Create a Zoo Map from Let’s Explore

Create a Zoo Map from Let's Explore

Zoo Animal Art Project (inspired by Yuko Lau) by Kids and Glitter

At the Zoo Project from Kids and Glitter

Food Fun

Zoo Craft Snack by All My Little Gems

Zoo Craft & Snack from My Little Gems

Website

The San Diego Zoo has an amazing website that includes animal cams, animal sounds, fun facts, and more! Be sure to explore it during your zoo adventures!

Would you like more great zoo ideas? Follow on Pinterest!

Follow Homeschool Share’s board HSS ~ Zoo! on Pinterest.

Coral Reef Unit and Lapbook

Coral Reef Unit Study and Lapbook from Homeschool Share

Have you vacationed yet this summer? Are you dreaming of the beach or an ocean adventure? Maybe you won’t make it that far, but you can experience some amazing summer learning with our Coral Reefs Unit Study and Lapbook. Explore the deep blue from your home with these books, lessons, lapbook, art activities, and snack.

Lapbook

Start your study with Homeschool Share’s free Coral Reef Lapbook (includes lessons).

Free Coral Reef Study and Lapbook

Book Basket

Nonfiction Books

One Small Square Coral Reef by Donald Silver and Patricia Wynne
Coral Reefs by Gail Gibbons
DK Publishing 24 Hours Coral Reef
Life in a Coral Reef by Wendy Pfeffer

Art & Craft Projects

Clay Sea Rocks

complete lesson on K-6 Art

Clay Sea Rocks Lesson from K-6 Art

Colored Chalk Coral Reefs

lesson found at Crayola.com

Oceans Scenes and Coral Reefs from Crayola.com

Clownfish Art Project

free lesson from Home Art Studio‘s 5th Grade Curriculum

Polymer Clay Coral Reefs

from Megh Callie’s Art Blog

Polymer Clay Coral Reefs

Cardboard Coral Reef Sculpture

by Elementary Art Fun

Coral Reef Cardboard Sculpture by Elementary Art Fun

Sea Snack

Gone Fishing Snack

by Blue Skies Ahead

Gone Fishing Snack from Blue Skies Ahead

Rabbit Unit Study and Lapbook

FREE Rabbit Unit Study

Spring is coming, and it’s the perfect time to plan a rabbit unit study! You can start with Homeschool Share’s free unit study and lapbook. Simply pick and choose the lessons and printables you would like for your student to complete.

rabbit-lapbook

Book Basket

Next, you should add in a dose of good literature from your library. Here are my top picks!

Rabbit Unit Study Library List

Fiction Books:

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Nonfiction Books:

Rabbits, Rabbits, and More Rabbits by Gail Gibbons
Rabbits, Squirrels, and Chipmunks: Take-Along Guide by Mel Boring

Read Aloud Books:

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

 

Arts and Crafts

You can also pick and choose some fun projects to add to your study.

Rabbit Painting

(Eric Carle collage style) found at Crafty Morning

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Origami Rabbit

Painted Bunny Art Lesson

from Deep Space Sparkle

Painted Bunnies from Deep Space Sparkle

Food Fun

Hard Boiled Bunny

from Five Heart Home

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Funny Bunny Cracker

from Little Food Junction

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Rabbit Cupcake

from Creations by Kara

Bunny Cupcake from Creations by Kara

More Unit Studies and Printables!

rabbits

Looking for more? You can find nine rabbit themed unit studies at Homeschool Share. If you are looking for something for your preschooler or upper elementary student, we have it!