I was having a hard time keeping up with having kindergarten activities and “work” planned for Tobi, so I decided to try doing monthly theme units instead. So far, this has been so much easier! I can find tons of worksheets and craft ideas online, it’s easy to find topic related books at the library (or have them ordered for us) and I’m not feeling so overwhelmed with planning.
March was our first month doing this, and we did all work revolved around Castles and Knights Theme. Tobi love it! He kept asking to browse through the Castles books we borrowed from the library and several mornings he told me, “Mom, we didn’t do castle school yet!” before I’d even gotten ready for the day.
Tobi and I put a lot of his work into a lapbook so that he can look at it later. We did math, reading, Bible verse, writing, geography, and history lessons revolving around the castles theme. Of course, Tobi’s favourite part was learning about the weapons!
We used worksheets and ideas from many sites, included 1+1+1=1, Homeschool Creations, Make Learning Fun, and dltk-bible. I found some images from public domain clip art sites, and we also used pages from workbooks I happened to have at home.
You can find some of the ideas I used on my Castles Pinterest Board. This month our unit theme is Spring!
Have you tried using Theme Units for younger children? What is your family learning about lately?