I'm a little behind with this series of posts sharing unit studies we've done. Early last year Zeah's learning theme was Insects. It followed Australia, which was a very broad theme to study. Insects was a fun unit with an abundance of resources available for a six year old, and despite studying insects with the kids for over two decades, I still learned a lot too!
Twinkl was our go-to for printables again - with a variety of activities for Zeah to choose from. My Creative Box provided our craft items, most of which Zeah did with her Nanny while I was at work.
We collected books from our own shelves and the library, and the most popular were those with close-up photographs of various minibeasts. We also gathered some toys and games - some we already had, and a few new items.
When preparing resources for themed learning, first I gather what we already own, then I search online for ideas. We use the library, borrowed items, secondhand items, and will sometimes buy new things. We also always try to include outings and adventures which relate to our learning. Soon, I'll share about our adventures into Outer Space, followed by a Human Body unit study.
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