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Thursday, November 8, 2018

250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Homeschool Year

250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year // In Our Pond

After way too many Christmas posts, I'm finally back to writing about homeschool stuff (although you shouldn't assume Christmas posts are done).  I think all the list making last month has got me in a list-making mood.  Today's article is a list of 250 ideas you can use for your homeschool theme units.  Since homeschoolers learn all year long, there are lists for every month.  If you have more to add, leave a comment!


20 Theme Ideas for January as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
JANUARY
1- Penguins
2- Polar Bears
3- Snow Life Cycle
4- Human Blood (donor month)
5- Antarctica Continent
6- Narnia
7- Snow Adaptive Animals
8- Manners (hot tea month)
9- Rocks
10- Yeast
11- Fitness
12- Italy (Jan 4 is spaghetti day)
13- Little House in the Big Woods
14- Nursery Rhymes
15- Constellations
16- Winnie the Pooh (Jan 18 is his day)
17- Wound Care
18- Winter Survival
19- Sequences
20- Marine Birds



20 Theme Ideas for February as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
FEBRUARY
1- Love
2- Family
3- World Geography
4- Black History
5- Biological Hearts
6- Baking (it's Bake for Family month)
7- Dental Health
8- African Continent
9- Perfume Making
10- Martin Luther King/Civil Rights
11- Chocolate
12- Blood Types
13- Tooth Fairy
14- Candy
15- DNA
16- Teeth
17- History of Super Bowl
18- Gemstones
19- Animal Teeth
20- Gold and Metals



20 Theme Ideas for March as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
MARCH
1- St. Patrick's Day
2- Catholic Saints
3- Ireland
4- Circles (3-14 is Pi Day)
5- Seeds
6- Human Brain
7- Nutrition
8- Water Cycle
9- Women's History (March is women's month)
10- Music Theory
11- Dr. Seuss (March is his month)
12- Plant Life Cycle
13- The Day the Crayons Quit (March 31 is crayon day)
14- Irish Myths
15- History of Cereal (March 7 is cereal day)
16- Ellis Island
17- Rainbows
18- History of Barbie (March 9 is her day)
19- Elizabeth I
20- Irish Migration to US



20 Theme Ideas for April as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
APRIL
1- Easter
2- Bug Life Cycles
3- Unicorns (April 9 is unicorn day)
4- Chickens
5- Bunnies/Rabbits
6- Butterfly Life Cycle
7- Color Theory
8- Guitars (April is guitar month)
9- Jazz History
10- Superheros (April 28 is superhero day)
11- Passover
12- Autism (April is autism month)
13- Practical Jokes
14- Inventions (April is invention month)
15- Frog Life Cycle
16- Baseball
17- Zoo (April 8 is "zoo lovers" day)
18- Poetry
19- Pets
20- Immigration (April 17 is "Ellis Island family history' day)



20 Theme Ideas for May as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
MAY
1- Moms
2- Memorial Day
3- Asparagus
4- Foster Care/Orphans
5- Parts of a Bicycle
6- Asian American history
7- Pandas
8- The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
9- Asian Continent
10- The Military
11- Landforms
12- Fairy Tales
13- Types of Rice
14- Cars
15- Flowers
16- Star Life Cycle
17- Community Helpers
18- First Aid
19- Flags and Meanings
20- Star Wars (May the Fourth)



20 Theme Ideas for June as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
JUNE
1- Mail System
2- Fractured Fairy Tales
3- Doctor Office
4- Aquariums (June is aquarium month)
5- Solar System
6- How Marshmallows are Made
7- The Ozark Trail
8- Milk (June is dairy month)
9- History of Graham Crackers
10- Water Safety
11- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
12- Camping
13- History of Disney
14- Oregon Trail
15- Donuts (1st Friday in June)
16- Sewing
17- Freshwater Fish
18- Dams
19- Black Bears vs Grizzlies
20- Strawberries



20 Theme Ideas for July as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
JULY
1- America
2- North American Animals
3- Eagles
4- Civil War
5- The Sun
6- Beavers
7- Fireworks
8- How to Watercolor
9- Best Lemonades
10- History of Hot Dogs
11- County Fair
12- Ice Cream
13- Postage Stamps
14- Classic Cars
15- Drive-In Movies
16- History of McDonalds (July 24 is drive through day)
17- Amelia Earhart
18- Pioneers
19- History of the Ferris Wheel
20- Blueberries with Sal



20 Theme Ideas for August as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
AUGUST
1- Beach
2- Ocean Animals
3- Marine Mammals
4- Ocean Invertebrates
5- Tide Pool Animals
6- Ocean Food Chain
7- Volcanoes
8- Human Eye
9- School vs Homeschool
10- Hurricanes
11- The United Nations
12- Seashells
13- Eye Doctor
14- Watermelon (Aug 3)
15- Lighthouses
16- Bees and Honey
17- Peach Life Cycle
18- Route 66
19- How a Lawn Mower Works
20- Fire



20 Theme Ideas for September as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
SEPTEMBER
1- Apple Life Cycle
2- Farm Animals
3- Squirrels
4- Seeds We Eat
5- Football
6- John Deere
7- Knitting
8- Latin America
9- Classic Music
10- How Foods Grow
11- Square Dancing
12- Newspapers
13- Spanish (Sept is Hispanic Heritage month)
14- How a Piano Works
15- Peanuts
16- Wild West
17- History of the Teddy Bear
18- Pirates (Sept 19)
19- Elephants
20- Hobbits (Sept 22)



20 Theme Ideas for October as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
OCTOBER
1- Halloween
2- Pumpkin Life Cycle
3- Why Leaves Change
4- The Moon
5- Bats
6- Spiders
7- Animal Migration
8- About Me (Oct is "I'm Just Me" month)
9- Genetics
10- Groceries (Oct is "eat better" month)
11- Food Pyramid
12- Cooking
13- Downs Syndrome (Oct is DS month)
14- Nocturnal Animals
15- 5 Senses (Oct is "sensory awareness" month)
16- European Continent
17- Emotions (Oct is "emotional wellness" month)
18- Owls
19- Monster Trucks
20- Money (Oct is "financial planning" month)



20 Theme Ideas for November as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
NOVEMBER
1- Turkeys
2- Native Americans (Nov is Native American History month)
3- Pilgrims
4- Thankfulness
5- Hibernation
6- Adoption (Nov is adoption month)
7- Family History
8- North American Continent
9- Veterans
10- The Mitten story
11- Aviation (Nov is aviation history month)
12- Germs and Sickness
13- The Mayflower
14- Diabetes (Nov is diabetes month)
15- Bear Says Thanks book
16- Kindness (Nov has World Kindness Day)
17- Light
18- Mickey Mouse (Nov 18 is his birthday)
19- Electricity
20- Macy's Parade



20 Theme Ideas for December as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
DECEMBER
1- Christmas
2- Microwaves (Dec. 6)
3- Nutcracker Ballet
4- Gingerbread Man
5- Nativity
6- The Grinch
7- Christmas Cookies
8- Babies/Mammals
9- World Holidays
10- Needs vs Wants
11- Hanukkah
12- Hot Chocolate
13- Pearl Harbor and WW2
14- Christmas Around the World
15- Gingerbread Pirates
16- Winter Solstice
17- Candle Making
18- Snowmen
19- Advent
20- A Christmas Carol



20 Theme Ideas for Bonus as part of the 250 Theme Unit Ideas for Your Entire Homeschool Year blog post // In Our Pond
BONUS
1- Fungus
2- Sharks
3- Trains
4- Gold Rush
5- Natural Cleaning Chemicals
6- Computers
7- Immunizations
8- How __ is Made
9- Mold
10- Transcontinental Railroad
11- Chinese Americans
12- Interment Camps
13- American Bison
14- Robots
15- Warbird Airplanes
16- The Industrial Revolution
17- American Prisons
18- Protestant Reformation
19- Lego
20- The Printing Press








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