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Bee Unit Study

Well, I am FINALLY getting better! The crud is nearly gone and the fibro flare is trying to wind down. SHEW!!!!! Now I am busy planning and working on my look for the first sew along challenge of Project Run & Play’s All Stars Season. ¬†YAY!!!!! And that means I should have a new tutorial coming soon!

On to the unit study! ūüėČ

As always, I try to incorporate resources for all ages and most of those resources are either free or cheap. The books can all be found at your local library, on Paperback Swap or on Amazon.





















Honey Bee Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Bee Lapbook – Squidoo

Bee Paper Crafts, Coloring Pages and Worksheets – DLTK-Kids

Bee Life Cycle Printables – Teacher Resources Galore

The First Book of Bees

Bee Worksheets –

Bee Printables – First-School

Bee Anatomy – A Kid’s Heart

Bee Preschool Unit – 2 Teaching Mommies

Bee Notebooking  РHS Launch Рscroll down

Bee Worksheets –

Honeybee Lapbook – Hands of a Child – $6

Bees & Wasps Study Starter – Currclick – 50 Cents

Simple Schooling All About Bees – Currclick – 99 Cents

Honeybees Notebooking – Currclick – $1.99

Bees! A Fun Study – Currclick – $1

Bees – Speedy Lapbook – Currclick – $1






Make a Honeycomb – Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

Bee Unit Study – Lesson Tutor

Bee Info – Bee Magic

Bee Info – San Diego Zoo

Bee Anatomy РHow Stuff Works

All About Bees – Buzz About Bees

The Importance of Bees – CC Pollen

Bee Preschool Unit – Squidoo

Bees & Wasps Unit Study – Squidoo

Bee Types – Squidoo

Bubble Wrap Beehive – All Kids Network

Honeybees – National Geographic

Killer Bee Video – National Geographic

Silence of the Bees – PBS Video




Honeybees Life Cycle




Honeybees Drinking Water in Slow Motion






Bear Unit Study


Our next animal study will be about bears!! They look soooo cute and cuddly, don’t they? LOL

I will never forget the first time Colin saw the taxidermy bears at Bass Pro. He wanted NOTHING to do with them! LOL





Watch Me Grow – Bear



Bears – Usborne Beginners



A Bed for the Winter – DK Readers



Bears: Polar Bears, Black Bears and Grizzly Bears



Bear-ology: Fascinating Bear Facts, Tales and Trivia



The Magic School Bus – Polar Bear Patrol




The Magic School Bus – Sleeps for the Winter



Bear Snores On – (There are a lot more books in this series.)







Bear 5-Pack of eBooks! Learn About Bears While Learning To Read - Bear Photos And Facts Make It Easy! (Over 240+ Photos of Bears)

Bears 5-Pack  Рfree for Prime members



Bears! Learn About Bears and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Learning Fun! (50+ Photos of Bears)

Bears РKids Look and Learn Рfree for Prime members



Bear Facts & Pictures (Fun Animal Photo Books for Children)

Bear Facts & Pictures – Free for Prime



Bears: Amazing Photos & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series)

Bears РOur Amazing World Series РFREE for Prime



Amazing Series for Kids: Discover Bear Picture Book

Amazing Series for Kids – Bears – FREE for Prime



Grizzly Bears! Learn About Grizzly Bears and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Look and Learn! (50+ Photos of Grizzly Bears)

Grizzlies – Kids Look and Learn – FREE for Prime



Bears - The wonderful world of the Bears - Touch Screen for Kids (ANIMALS)

The Wonderful World of Bears – FREE for Prime





Zoobooks – Bears

Zoobooks – Polar Bears

Your Big Backyard – Dec/Jan 2011

National Geographic Kids – April 2012




Bears Unit Study and Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Giant Panda Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Bear Printable Activities and Crafts – DLTK-Kids

Bear Activity Sheets – School Express

Bear Coloring Pages –

Bear Worksheets –

Montessori Printables (animal tracks, animal families) – Montessori for Everyone

All About Bears – Unit Study – Currclick – $6.95

Polar Bears – A Fun Study – Currclick – $1

Bears of North America – Simple Days Unit Study – Currclick – 99 cents







Bear Activities and Facts – Kid Zone (lots of printables here, too)

Polar Bear Animal Study – Squidoo

How to Draw a Grizzly Bear – Art Projects for Kids

Brown Bear Facts  РNat Geo Kids

Bears – Kids Konnect

The American Bear Association

Learn About Bears – Squidoo

Bear Pictures – Nat Geo

Facts About Bears –

Bear Lesson Plans – Discovery

Bear Theme – Lesson Tutor

List of Bear Movies for Kids – Common Sense Media

Bears – Animal Planet

Planet Earth  and Living Planet are both great series that have several bear parts.

Jeff Corwin watches a bear.



I have to admit, there weren’t as many bear things easily found as I thought there would be. :/ Most of the stuff seems to be geared toward the very young (teddy bears).

If you want to do a specific bear, you could probably find more things.



Coming up tomorrow, a SEWING tutorial!! YAY!! LOL





Electricity Study Theme


An upcoming science unit for us will be electricity! Here is list of resources that I have pulled together. I hope they help you out!


Books –


DK Eyewitness Books: Electricity


DK Eyewitness Electricity – Yes, another DK Eyewitness book. LOL We LOVE those!



The Usborne Young Scientist Electricity

Usborne Young Scientist Electricity



The Magic School Bus And The Electric Field Trip

The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip (another favorite series in my house)



Reader's Digest ~ How Science Works

Reader’s Digest How Science Works



What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?



Eureka!: Great Inventions and How They Happened

Eureka! Great Inventions and How They Happened



The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – read free on We Give Books



Learn About Electricity! (Discover Your World Series)

Learn About Electricity РIt was free, now $2.99  for Kindle




How to Teach About Electricity for Ages 8-13 (How To Teaching Guides)

How to Teach About Electricity for Ages 8 – 13 – $2.99 for Kindle




Electricity for Boys

Electricity for Boys – Free for Kindle



Teaching Electricity‚ÄĒYes You Can!

Teaching Electricity: Yes, You Can! – Scholastic




School Express – Electricity


I was lucky enough to grab this ¬†Schoolhouse Rock Science and Social Studies Bundle while it was still on Currclick. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be on there anymore. :/

Ben Franklin page from Color Me Physics

Ben Franklin School Express

First School Years – Electricity Worksheets

Electricity Lapbook – Homeschool Helper Online – FREE

Electricity Lapbook РHands of a Child Р ON SALE NOW!!!




Online Activities and Resources








Squidoo – Electricity Lesson Plan

neoK12 – Electricity games, videos, puzzles

Science With Me – Learn About Electricity

Exploring Electricity – Piwi Princess

Electricity Interactive Fun for Kids

Virtual Field Trip – CalEnergy

Discovery of Electricity Timeline

Energy Kids

How Stuff Works – Electricity

Study Jams – Electricity


To Buy

Magic School Bus Science Kit – Jumping into Electricity





Viking Study Theme

Viking Norseman Mascot Stabbing with Sword and Shield Image Stock Photo - 10780334



Our next history unit will be VIKINGS!!! Fun!!
Here is a list of resources that I have come up with.




Viking (DK Eyewitness Books)

DK Eyewitness Viking

Leif the Lucky

Leif the Lucky



Viking It and Liking It (The Time Warp Trio Book 12)


Viking It and Liking It РTime Warp Trio 




Vicious Vikings (Horrible Histories TV Tie in)

Vicious Vikings – Horrible Histories



Viking Ships At Sunrise (Magic Tree House, No. 15)

Viking Ships at Sunrise РMagic Tree House 



Who Were the Vikings? (Usborne Starting Point History)

Who Were the Vikings?



Eye Wonder: Viking

DK Eye Wonder Viking – read for free at We Give Books




Viking Lapbook – Dynamic 2 Moms

Viking Coloring Pages –

Viking Crafts and Coloring Pages – DLTK-Kids

Early Explorers Pre K Pack – Living Life Intentionally

Viking Notebooking Pages РHomeschool Helper Online (you have to scroll down a bit)

Viking Notebooking – Twinkl (free sign up)

Viking Multi-book Theme Unit – Homeschool Share

The Vikings Project Pack – In The Hands of a Child



Online Resources

History of Vikings for Kids – Squidoo Lens

Learn About Viking Longships – Squidoo Lens

Viking Unit Study – Just Mommies

Viking Craft and Lesson Plan – Crayola

A to Z Hands on History Day 5 – Adventures in Mommydom

Horrible Histories: Literally – The Viking Song – YouTube (older kids)

Norwegian Viking Music – YouTube

Viking It and Liking It РTime Warp Trio РPart 1 РYouTube (also found on Discovery Streaming)

How to Draw a Viking Ship

NOVA РVikings (lots of hands on)




Learning About the Presidents

Here are some of the resources that we use in our Presidents studies.

I keep a binder with all the printouts in it that we have done so far.


The Everything Kids’ Presidents Book¬†

The Little Giant Book of American Presidents

The Little Giant Book of American Presidents

Presidents (Eyewitness Books)

DK Eyewitness Presidents

Sometimes a certain president will have LOTS of book about them. Here are a few series that are very helpful.

Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

The Who Was Series 

. . . If You Grew Up with George Washington

If You Grew Up With ……..

George Washington: Young Leader (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Childhood of Famous Americans Series

George Washington (Heroes of America)

Heroes of America Series

American Presidents Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)

American Presidents Coloring Book




US Presidents Coloring Pages 

President’s Day Activities

Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Presidents Notebooking Pages

Crayola Presidents Coloring Pages

Presidents Lapbook – Squidoo

President Notebooking – Notebooking Fairy

Printable Presidents Game – 30 Handmade Days



Online Resources

The Homeschool Mom – Presidents of the United States

Info Please – U.S. Presidents

People & Places of the US – A to Z Kids Stuff

President’s Day Andy Warhol Style – Toddler Approved¬†

American Presidents

Slide Show and Bio of Presidents 

Teaching Kids about the Presidents – Learnist








I hope this helps!!! ūüôā






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