Friday, January 20, 2017

Children's Gardening Resources for Your Homeschool

When I first saw this series of unit studies (Lessons From the Homestead by Carol J. Alexander) , I was in love as they are just the style we use in our classroom. Because I appreciate this kind of real life learning, I am going to do a giveaway on my favorite unit study from her set (giveaway has ended and has been removed from this post).

Lessons from the Homestead by Carol J. Alexander

"Lessons from the Homestead is a series of unit studies written for homeschooling or involved parents who want something that turns everyday life into learning lessons. Each unit study includes lessons for math, language, science, geography, home economics, art and more for each grade level. Each study includes a reading list for further study, literature suggestions and vocabulary words."

These are all wonderful unit studies based on farm life but my favorite is "Lessons from the Seed Catalog". I can imagine the fun of cutting and pasting up those cute catalogs for a fun crafting hour too! The lessons are arranged according to age—elementary, middle, or high school. They are grouped according to subject and there is much room for flexibility with more than 50 lesson plans using your seed catalogs... for math, language, science and more (how economical is that)! The best part is that it is a SIMPLE study to do that will not overwhelm mother.

Along the same lines, I have prepared some additional goodies to supplement these homestead-like studies (or use alone for fun). First of all, there is this "Children in the Garden ~ Coloring and Activity Book" that might be helpful to inspire your children to dig in the dirt this spring!  ~ Find your free printable HERE! They are featuring the old-fashioned regency images that I adore! 

I am also sharing a vintage "seed envelope" template that can be used in many ways to inspire a love for gardening. You will find the free printable HERE! Start crafting some envelopes now to use in the summer! 

-- Other posts we shared which also compliment these studies is our Garden Unit Study, Pumpkin Seed Packet Printables, Peter Rabbit Seed Packets and this Gardening with Peter Rabbit round up. Happy homeschooling! Love, JES
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  1. Would dearly love to use this study - especially as we are studying botany this year! :)

  2. The Proverbial Homemaker Planner would be awesome!

  3. I am a subscriber to Molly Green, and like the magazine and all bonuses they offer very much. From your selection, I am interested especially in If it does not grow say no, as our girl is beginning to turn to be picky eater.

  4. I would love to use the book "Prepared Kids" with my children. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. I've actually been wanting to buy those homeschool "Lessons from" unit studies, for a while, now! :-)

  6. These resources all look excellent! I feel like preparedness is a lost art in our society thesedays.

  7. Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance. Cindy from Alabama

  8. Just got my bundle! So excited to start looking through it all. :)

    1. I hope you enjoy it! There are a lot of goodies in there! Also, I will be posting 1 final post later today -- "5 Things to Know if You Purchased the Back to Basics Bundle" that may be helpful for you to get the most out of your bundle! :) Happy learning!


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