Ten Unit Studies Your Preschooler Will Love

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Ten Unit Studies (and lapbooks) Your Preschooler Will Love! Find these free downloads at Homeschool Share
It seems like 1.4 katrillion resources are housed at Homeschool Share. Maybe you are overwhelmed by the volume of goodness, and you don’t know where to start. I get it. Maybe I can help.

I decided to take a peek at the behind-the-scenes stat stuff to see which units and lapbooks were favorites for preschoolers in 2015. Here are the Top Ten Most Popular Preschool Units of 2015. Browse the list, and I am sure you will find a few gems to try with your tot!

10. Owl Babies
Sweet little story about owl babies who are waiting on Mama Owl to return from a hunt.

Note: You may want to preview this book if you have a sensitive child or a child who has had early trauma/abandonment issues. You can read reviews here.

9. Going to the Grocery Store Unit Study
Learn shapes, colors, healthy eating habits and more while practicing fine motor skills and enjoying pretend play!

8. Hello Ocean
Learn all about the ocean–tide pools, seagulls, buoyancy, and more. Play a fun shell matching game, learn to count by 10s, and have fun fishing! It’s no wonder this unit made the top ten list.

7. The Mitten
Based on a Jan Brett classic, this unit study provides ample opportunities for your young student to learn: story sequencing, drama, geography, counting, comparing, matching, and woodland animals. A perfect choice for winter.

6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This favorite Eric Carle book is a delight for preschoolers. The lessons in the free lapbook focus on days of the week, counting, life cycle of a butterfly, opposites, sequencing, and healthy eating habits.

5. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Download this free lapbook and enjoy learning about mice, story telling, circles, cookies, nursery rhymes, and more!

4. The Grouchy Ladybug
This irritable insect will provide a good story and an introduction to telling time, counting by 5s as well as making patterns. Your little student will also enjoy the science of ladybugs and whales.

3. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Learn colors, make patterns, create your own book, enjoy finger plays, and have fun with all the printables found in one of our MOST popular units of 2015.

2. Alphabet Notebook
If you haven’t seen this, please take a minute. Pin it. Share it. Let people know that this resource is FREE. Six homeschool moms put their noggins and talents together to create this. It’s big. It’s great. It could last your preschooler an entire year as a Letter of the Week Program!

And now, I feel that we should insert some dramatic music. Or pause. Or drum roll. Something? What was the #1 preschool resource in 2015?

1. My Body Unit Study
Measure, sing, rhyme, move! Learn about germs, arms, exercise, bones, and your brain. This unit is a fantastic way to teach science to your young students. Have fun!

Have you used any of our Top Ten 2015 Preschool Units? Which ones? Do you have plans to use more? We would love to hear from you!

Grocery Store Pretend Play Printables

FREE Grocery Store Pretend Play Printables from Homeschool Share

Have you tried our Going to the Grocery Store Lapbook yet? It is packed with learning fun for your preschooler!

Here are a few grocery store  pretend play printables to add to your Grocery Store Theme:

  • Open for Business Sign
  • Sorry We’re Closed Sign
  • Name Badges
  • Store Hours Sign

If you laminate the name badges and the store hours sign, your student can use a dry-erase marker to add her name to her badge and hours to the store hours sign.

You can grab the downloads here:

Download Grocery Name Badges

Download Grocery Store Pretend Play Signs

Follow Homeschool Share’s board Grocery Store Theme for Preschool on Pinterest.

 Follow our Grocery Store Theme Pinterest Board for more learning activities!

Apple Matching Math for Preschool

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Apple Matching Math for Preschool from Homeschool Share

Here is another apple math activity for your youngest student.


1. Download the Apple Math Matching File Folder Game.

Apple Matching Math for Preschoolers from Homeschool Share

2. Cut out the pockets. Glue them to a file folder.

3. Cut out cards. Laminate the cards.

4. Show your student how to add the correct cards to each pocket: “This pocket needs one red apple and one green apple.”

5. Let your student sort until all the cards are in pockets.

6. Celebrate with a hand in the air and big proud smile! Hooray!

Apple Matching Math

If you are looking for more Apple Fun, visit our Apple Connections Page at Homeschool Share

Apple Connections Page at Homeschool Share includes apple themed lapbooks, unit studies, printables, and more!

ABC Fishing Preschool Activity Bag

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ABC Fishing Game Preschool Activity Bag

This ABC Fishing Printable is so fun! Simon and I played with this preschool busy bag frequently when he was just a little guy. A big thanks to Joli Rumrill for contributing this alphabet learning game to Homeschool Share. Download the game using the link below.

Alphabet Fishing Game Preschool Busy Bag

Find More Preschool Busy Bag Activities on the Homeschool Share Pinterest Board!

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