There's no right or wrong way to create the perfect unit study ideas for your family. It's all about what your child wants to learn!
However, coming up with unit studies can be extremely difficult when your child isn't really sure what they want to learn! My children came out of public school and expected me to tell them what to learn. While we don't follow any strict curriculum or state standards, I have a few non-negotiable subjects and skills they have to learn. But we only practice these for a few minutes each day. The rest of the time we spend our days immersed in fun unit studies!
I searched high and low for fun unit study ideas, and I had the most difficult time. Everything was "boring," or we just weren't that into it. So, I've been compiling a list to share!
Here are some FREE unit study ideas for your kiddos!
Forensic Science - This is a favorite in our household!
learn about fingerprints
dust for prints in your house
create a crime scene and search for evidence
learn how to collect evidence without contaminating it
compare fingerprints under a microscope
connect the dots of a crime scene
write a detailed report on your findings
learn essential animal body parts
compare animal body parts to human body parts
learn to apply first aid to an animal
visit a real vet
pretend play with stuffed animals
learn each planet and their fun facts
design models of the planets and their moons
research weather patterns for other planets
pretend play as astronauts
research the schooling options for future careers in aerospace
learn astrology and how people think it connects to human behavior
learn the moon phases and its impact on human behavior
research how the planets were used in history
create models to demonstrate how the body works
build a skeleton with household materials
apply first aid on baby dolls or household member
perform surgery with play-doh
learn about human behavior and emotions
go shopping for the best foods for human bodies
compare diets throughout history
research different disorders and diseases
try to design cures for different ailments
Here are some other favorites!
Cryptology (secret spy codes)
Animals and their habitats