The Monthly Toolkits
Provide Practical Help
These digital downloads include printable pages, activities to highlight the season, art lessons, and more! Designed by real homeschoolers, for real homeschoolers—bringing back the fun in your homeschool!
What is Included in Each Toolkit
Designed with the idea that learning should be interactive and fun for the whole family, this toolkits have something for everyone.
All About Calendars. Help your younger learners learn all about calendars— including the days of the week, months of the year, and interesting facts.
Popcorn Explosion. Make learning POP with this fun exploration of one of America's favorite snacks. January 19 is National Popcorn Day and this study is a great way to celebrate!
Mary, Martha, and Me. This five-day Bible study and devotional takes a look at the story of Mary, Martha, and their interactions with Jesus. Whether you tend to identify more with Mary or Martha, this fresh look at the Scriptures will help you think about homeschooling in a different light.
Clouds. How do clouds form? What are the different types of clouds? Find the answers to these questions and more as you keep your "head in the clouds."
The Bare Limbs of Winter. Nature study, art, and poetry— you'll find it all as you explore the stark beauty of winter trees.
Celebrating Easter. Enjoy the following excerpt from Easter by Amanda Bennett and UnitStudy.com. In it you'll learn about some of the first people to see Jesus after His resurrection!
The Nature of Bees. Tricia Hodges of Homeschool Nature Study brings you a study of bees using The Handbook of Nature and includes an outdoor challenge for your family.
Spring is in the Air: All the Buzz About Honeybees! This companion to our Great Books gives you teaching ideas, a list of websites and videos to learn more, activity sheets, and puzzles.
Invent. Michelle Moody of The Homeschool Scientist gives you notebooking pages for learning about various inventions and steps for helping your kids come up with their own.
Marvelous Mishaps. This companion to our Great Books column gives you discussion ideas, a list of videos to learn more, activity sheets, and more.
Spring Weather. Read, learn, draw, and write your way to spring-like weather. (You'll even make your own rain gauge!)
Homeschool Boldly Podcast Companion. We're so excited to bring you our new podcast! We know you are busy... that's why we keep them short. Whether you're in the car running an errand or cooking supper, you can strengthen your resolve to homeschool boldly as you do life. This month you'll also get a devotional set from Ashley!
Perseverance Pays Off. This companion to our Great Books column gives you discussion ideas, a list of resources to learn about the topics, activity sheets, and more.
Tornadoes. Tornadoes and other wild weather can be both fascinating and scary for kids. By understanding these powerful storms, kids can be empowered to respect the power of nature!
The Spectacular Strawberry. Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month? Yes, spring's first fruit has a whole month dedicated to it! Red, ripe, and juicy—the perfect addition to spring learning.
A Family Adventure. This companion to our Great Books column gives you discussion questions, a list of resources to learn about the topics, activity sheets, and more.
Summer Issue Printables. Perfect for slipping in your planner or hanging on the refrigerator door, these printables will help you implement suggestions in some of our articles. Companion articles for Encouragement for Your Soul, Real Life Homeschooling, Lessons from Miss Mason, and The Art of Nature Study.
Sensational Summer Experiments. It's the perfect time of year to experiment with water. Hands-on activities—in addition to the ones in Backyard Science—with soap, bubbles, and ice will make a splash with your kids!
Choosing Kindness. This companion to our Great Books column gives you discussion questions, a list of resources to learn about the topics, activity sheets, and more.
Done-in-a-Day Unit Study: Ice Cream. Whether you already love doing unit studies or are curious about how they work, UnitStudy.com wants to give you a taste of the fun possibilities. Done-in-a-Day unit studies allow you to celebrate the fun and silly and fascinating and delicious things in life.
Summer Night Sky. Tricia Hodges, our The Art of Nature Study columnist shares a summer night sky chalk pastel the whole family can enjoy. It goes perfectly with our Great Books picture book selection for this month, The Night Walk!
Enjoying Art While Exploring Feelings. This companion to our Great Books column gives you discussion questions, a list of resources to learn about the topics, activity sheets, and more.
Hurricanes. Our weather series continues this month. Kids (and adults) have always been fascinated with wild weather—and hurricanes definitely fit that description!
Spiritual Journaling: Respond. Designed for you or your teens, this guide will help you to study and meditate on God's Word through journaling. It's a great way for teens to write for a purpose!
I’ll Catch You. This companion to our Great Books column gives you discussion questions, a list of resources to learn about the topics, activity sheets, and more.
Nature Study Journaling Notebook. Read about how to take photos for nature study in Backyard Science. Then, find nature photos and journaling prompts in this activity. It includes research questions and a place to make up a story centered around each photograph.
Autumn Issue Printables. Find Printables to go with Encouragement for Your Soul and In This Issue, Cultivating Little Learners, and The Art of Nature Study.
Standing Strong. This companion to our Great Books column gives you discussion questions, activity sheets, and more.
Pumpkin Investigation. Enjoy a hands-on activity that will help your kids hone their observation skills as they dissect a pumpkin.
My Seasons Journal. We teamed up with UnitStudy.com to bring your children a journal they can add to throughout the year. (And don’t miss the offer at the end of the printable!)
Tell your kids just how thankful you are for them! What unique qualities do you see in each of your kids? How do they make your family better? Now’s the time to tell your children!
Learn about the pilgrims and play Pilgrim Bingo. Our friends at geomatters.com are sharing this educational and fun resource. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving Day activity!
Spend the next eight days giving thanks. These devotional readings will help you focus on what we all have to be thankful for that goes far beyond the things we have or the circumstances around us.
My Christmas Journal. Making memories is an important part of the holiday season. With My Christmas Journal, your kids can complete the pre-made pages in this pack, add their own creations and keepsakes, and anything else they want! Make it a fun project for the month of December and finish it off with a family photo on Christmas Day!
Christmas Activities for Little Learners. Your littlest learners can “do school” while having fun with these colorful activity sheets. They’ll reinforce math and language arts skills as they complete seasonal activity sheets and practice matching, drawing, and coloring skills.
The Story of Christmas. One of the best ways to learn something is to teach it to someone else. Using cut-out pictures of the people, animals, and objects of the nativity, your children can share the story of Christmas with family and friends.