Calendar Unit Studies are a fun and easy way to utilize the unit study method without a big time commitment. During the Month of March you can participate in mini studies based upon the National Awareness Days celebrated this month. From the silly to the serious, there is a lot to explore this month with your children.
Celebrated the entire month of March
National Frozen Food Month
National Nutrition Month
Play the Blast off Game
Women’s History Month
Read a biography about a famous woman in history
Play Flight to Freedom based on Lucy King, a fourteen year old slave in Kentucky
National Craft Month
Celebrate national Craft Month by trying out a new Craft Technique this month. Always wanted to learn how to knit? Try it with your kids this month.
Explore the great craft ideas on Pinterest and make a Craft each day during the month of March
Make a Noodle Monster and celebrate National Craft Month along with National Noodle Month!
National Noodle Month
Choose a healthy noodle recipe to prepare together and you’ll be combining the celebration of National Noodle Month with National Nutrition Month (and practicing important life skills & using real world math).
National Umbrella Month
National Kite Month
Fly a kite
Learn about 5 people who flew kites and changed history
Read The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen
National Days celebrated in March
March 1st: National Pig Day
Visit a pig farm
Learn the parts of a pig
View the Pork Cut Chart to learn about the various cuts of Pork
Discuss your favorite literary pig characters
March 2nd: Children’s Author & Illustrator Week
Children’s Author and Illustrator week was established as a day to honor those who author and illustrate books for children. This is the perfect time to learn more about the authors and illustrators of your children’s favorite picture books.
68 Spectacular Author & Illustrator Websites
March 3rd- National Anthem Day
Study the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner
March 4- Dentists Day
Dentist Preschool Unit for preschoolers
March 5- National Shoe Week
Measure rooms in your house using shoes (non-standard measurement)Donate your old shoes
March 6- Purim
Read Esther 2:19-9:32
Visit a Kosher bakery and sample some traditional Purim food.
March 7- Art Week
March 11- National Paper Day
How to make paper
Learn about paper recycling
March 12- Plant a flower day
Visit a plant nursery and bring home a new plant for your garden
Study the parts of a flower by dissecting a flower
March 14- National Potato Chip Day
Learn how potato chips are made (video)
Sample new flavors of potato chips
Learn how to make your own potato chips
March 15- Incredible Kid Day
Incredible kid Day is a National letter writing campaign designed to build self esteem in our youth. Participate by writing a letter to the incredible kid(s) in your life and let them read them on March 15th.
March 17- Saint Patrick’s Day
Learn about Saint Patrick’s Day on History.com
Make a Shamrock craft
Read Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola
Download St. Patrick’s Day Coloring pages for your preschooler
More ideas & activities are on the St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest Board
March 18- National Rubber Band Day
Make a Rubber Band Ball
March 19- National Bubble Week
March 20- Earth Day
March 21- World Poetry Day
Explore Acrostic Poems
Request a free National Poetry Month Poster
Write and illustrate a poem
March 22- International Day of the Seal
Study the different type of seals
Visit an aquarium
March 25- Feast of the Annunciation
Read and discuss the Annunciation
March 28- No Homework Day
Since most homeschoolers don’t have homework, why not declare National No homework Day a day of no homeschool?
March 30- Doctors Day
Make a card for your child’s Pediatrician
Make a Doctor’s Bag (craft) and discuss the tools that Doctors use
March 31- Eiffel Tower Day
Learn about Gustave Eiffel, the man who built the Eiffel Tower
Visit the library and teach your children how to find books about the Eiffel Tower
Make an Eiffel Tower (craft).
Karin writes about her homeschooling adventures at Passport Academy.