One of the most well loved American books for children is Little House on the Prairie. I have fond memories of sitting and listening to my mother read the story to me as a small girl. It’s probably why pioneer life has always fascinated me.
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Now as a mom, I have the pleasure of introducing my own children to the Little House books and the Ingalls family. What a joy! And shhhh, don’t tell my kids but I got the first season of the Little House on the Prairie television series to surprise them with during a road trip we’re taking this summer. If I can wait until then, ha!
Little House on the Prairie Unit Study Resources
As we’re reading Little House on the Prairie I thought it would be fun to extend our learning with a unit study in our homeschool. Even if you don’t homeschool, children who are reading or have read the book will enjoy many of these activities. Or these could just be a fun way to learn during summer or other school break.
I’ve gathered almost 40 free resources to share with you for a Little House on the Prairie Unit Study. I’ve also included some supplemental books for your convenience that would make a great addition to your learning. I own quite a few of them and some are on my wish list. I did not include the books that I already suggested in my free Little House on the Prairie book study, so you might want to check out that post for a few other book suggestions as well. Your library probably has many of these titles!
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Lapbooks, Unit Studies, & Learning Resources
Little House on the Prairie Lapbook – Homeschool Share
Little House on the Prairie Lapbook – Marine Corps Nomads
Little House on the Prairie Lesson Plan – School @ Home
Little House on the Prairie Literature Unit Study – Meet Penny
Little House on the Prairie Chapter Guides – Little House Teacher’s Guides
Little House on the Prairie Book Study – Lasting Thumbprints
The One, Twos, Threes of Pioneer Life: A Little House Counting Book – Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Little House on the Prairie Preschool Printables – Little House on the Prairie
Pioneer Themed Learning Printables – 3 Dinosaurs
Little House on the Prairie Writing Prompt Pack – Plants and Pillars
Little House on the Prairie Stamp Coloring Page – Activity Sheets
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Crafts & Recipes
Maple Syrup Snow Candy Recipe – Homeschool Creations
Homemade Butter – Gwen’s Nest
Little House Peg Dolls – Cheerios Underfoot
Homemade Candles – Simple Homeschool
6 Pioneer Crafts for Teens – Education Possible
No Sew Rag Dolls – Restless Risa
Old Fashioned Vinegar Pie Recipe – Money Saving Mom
Pioneer Sunbonnet Tutorial – Pick Up Some Creativity
Pioneer Hunting Bag – Blog, She Wrote
Natural Cloth Dyeing – Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Craft Stick Log Cabin – Instructables
Homemade Taffy – Skip to My Lou
Pioneer Journals – Literacy Loves Company
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Little House Virtual Field Trip – Simple Homeschool
Pioneer Girl Paper Doll – Adventure In A Box
6 Covered Wagon Learning Activities – Education Possible
Outdoor Pioneer Games – Pioneer Experience
Little House on the Prairie Script Dramatization – TeacherVision
Pack A Covered Wagon Activity – Laura’s Prairie House
Little House on the Prairie Online Quiz – Little House Books
Pioneer Writing Prompts – WriteShop
Pioneer Preschool Busy Bags – Every Star is Different
Little House on the Prairie Book Club Dinner – Growing Book by Book
Pioneer Games – Families.com
Little House on the Prairie Party – Life with Moore Babies
Little House on the Prairie Party Ideas – Oh Amanda
Little House on the Prairie WebQuest – Quest Garden
You’ll also find loads of activities, recipes, and more at the Little House on the Prairie website. It has so many wonderful resources for Little House and Laura Ingalls Wilder fans.
I can’t wait to do our Little House on the Prairie Unit Study and dig in a little deeper to the story with my kiddos. I hope you found these resources as helpful as I have! If you’d like to receive more great resources and encouragement as well as exclusive freebies and content, then sign up for my newsletter below. I’d love to do life with you!