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Literature based unit studies are my favorite way to teach young children!  I use a children’s picture book as a base then add fun, hands-on activities to make comprehensive unit study.  Read here why unit studies are a highly effective way to homeschool.

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Literature-Based Unit Studies


One of my most popular mini units based on the children's book APPLE FARMER ANNIE!

A Week with Apples Thematic Unit

A Week with Apples Unit Study

A week-long unit study on the Apples for preschool and kindergarten, packed full of activities and worksheets!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Literature Based Unit Studies


An engaging mini unit on the book CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM!

Letter U Unicorn Literature Based Unit Studies

Letter U is for Unicorn Summer Fun Unit

Lots of messy, hands-on activities will have your children begging for more while doing this week-long unit based on the Letter U and Unicorns!

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Your children will enjoy this mini unit on the book THE APPLE PIE TREE!

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A literature-based mini unit about the book TOO MANY PUMPKINS for kindergarteners!

Other Resources

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Tell Me More...St. Patrick's Day Preschool Pack

26 pages packed full of St. Patrick's Day activities for early learners!

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Pin the Horn on the Unicorn Games Alphabet Letter Recognition Activity

A fun take on the classic game! Pin the Horn on the Unicorn will help children practice letter recognition.

Final Consonant Sound Worksheet Bundle

Find the Final Consonant Sound

.Color and black-and-white worksheets to practice finding the final consonant sound with single ending consonants. Some of the consonants practiced are: S, T, L, N, X, P, F, K, D, G and R.

Apple Theme Math Activities and Worksheets

57-pages of apple-themed math activities and math worksheets!

Counting Gingerbread Cookies Clip Cards

Counting Gingerbread Cookies Clip Cards for numbers 1-15

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Alphabet Letter Hunt

Using dot markers or circling, your children will hunt for different capital and lowercase letters.

Large Motor Activities for Preschool Unicorns & Rainbows Indoor or Outdoor

A fun way to get some exercise in! These cute cards practice large motor skills.

Alphabet Matching Beginning Sounds Puzzles

62 alphabet puzzles! 2-piece puzzles perfect for early learners to learn beginning sounds

Apple Theme Worksheets for PreK and Kindergarten: Math Phonics Reading Writing

20 different sets of worksheets with an apple theme! 39 pages total!

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Pumpkin Number Word Match and Count the Seeds plus Number Poster

2 different pumpkin-theme activities including Number Word Match and Pumpkin Seed Count PLUS a cute number word poster!

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Pumpkin Math Activities for Kindergarten

40 pages of colorful, fun math activities for kindergarteners!

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Bundle of Preschool Kindergarten Math Ten Frames Number Hunt Puzzles

26 pages packed full of St. Patrick's Day activities for early learners!

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Pumpkin Life Cycle Activities - Cut and Glue, Fill in the Blank, Tracing, Color

20-pages of different types of activities to learn about the pumpkin life cycle!

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Unicorn Ten Frames and Counters

A fun way to learn math with unicorn and rainbow themed ten frames and counters!

Gingerbread Letter Sort Activity

Gingerbread Men Letter Sort | Capitals and LowercaseL

Sort all of the letters by capital and lowercase!

What's included in my literature-based unit studies?

What’s included in all of my literature-based unit studies and mini units?  Mini units will all include the following:

  • Math & Literacy Activities

    These math and literacy independent activities can be used as centers, morning bins, or one-on-one learning time.

  • Science Activities

    These science activities can either be done independently or as a group.

  • Fine Motor Skills or Sensory Bin Activity

    Young children need to practice their fine motor skills as much as they can. Also, sensory bins allow children to explore freely and creatively.

  • Supplemental Worksheets

    Math, phonics, reading, and writing worksheets are always included.

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Fun alphabet practice that we used for unicorn day!
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Wonderful graphics and students were engaged!