Summer is a perfect time to get in some relaxed themed learning with unit studies. Kids of all ages can have fun learning with topics they will be eager to study. You can make them hands-on with outdoor activities or beat the heat with a trip to an air-conditioned library to pick out the books you’ll need. Start with this ultimate list of A to Z Summer Homeschool Unit Study Ideas and let your imaginations run wild!
Summer Themed Unit Study Topics
Apples. You can grab my Apples Unit Study and Lapbook.
Archaeology. You can grab my free What is History and What is Archaeology minibook here.
Birds. You can grab my free American Robin Unit Study and Lapbook here.
Camping (National Parks or outdoor survival)
Frogs. You can grab my free Loads of Toads and Frogs Unit Study and Lapbook here.
Fire (how to build, science behind it). Look at Lewis and Clark: Hands-on History. Make a Char Cloth.
You’ll also want to check out the free curriculum and programs that Homeschool Buyers Co-op has just for summer. It’s a great way to see if you like a curriculum and they have so many free and fun things to try.
Garden studies. You can grab my free Feasting and Foraging Unit Study and Lapbook here.
Something else fun is easy backyard science. Don’t make learning science in the summer more complicated than it needs to be. We love this book Backyard Science.
Insects. You can grab my free Amber Unit Study and Lapbook here.
Juice, jelly, and jam making
At the lake
Mountains. Look at How Does the Power of Ice Shape Mountains here.
Night study (astronomy)
Ocean studies. You can grab my free Ocean Unit Study and Lapbook here.
Outdoor movie theater
Picasso. Grab free Art Study Curriculum and Notebooking pages here.
Queens in history. Grab my free Famous Pharaohs and Queens lapbook here.
Rainforest. Grab my free Amazon Rain Forest Unit Study and Lapbooks here.
And we always love nature walks anytime of the year and love this series of nature books!
Turtles vs tortoises. Grab my free From Egg to Sea Turtle Unit Study and Lapbook here.
Underneath the ground
You’ll love these other ideas:
- 30 Summer Activities for Middle School Kids
- Free Ocean Unit Study and Lapbook
- Easy and Fun Nature Study: Beautiful Birds
I hope this list of 100 ideas will get you thinking about hands-on A to Z summer unit study fun!
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