April Themes and Resources

The sun is shining more, spring bulbs are blooming, and the kids and adults alike are ready to get outside. It is undeniable that spring is in the air!  It is a great time to observe the changes in  nature, but weather can still be unpredictable–April showers do bring May flowers after all. Our nature study, liturgical living, food, books, and learning ideas will get you started for a month of family learning fun.

Nature Study In April

Animals that we have not seen all winter are out of hibernation and birds are migrating, what animals can you put in your nature journal? Don’t forget the animals inside your home, observe your pets too.  It is also time to get out into the garden, just be sure to check your zone to see if it time to plant where you live.

Faith Themes In The Month of April

Most years Holy Week and Easter fall in the month of April.

Food And Family Themes In April

There are lots of food related days this month, here are just a few. If your kids are like mine, they will likely be full of sugar from Easter candy, so we’ll be having burritos.  Of course, there is always room for tea…

  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (2)
  • National Burrito Day (7) – Make and eat your family’s favorite burritos.
  • National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (12) – Make and eat grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • National Animal Cracker Day (18) – Learn some fun facts about animal crackers, make your own, or simply grab some at the grocery store for a snack.
  • National Banana Day (20) – Learn about how bananas grow.  Have a banana or make a banana dessert like banana bread or banana pudding.
  • National Tea Day (21) have a tea party! Explore how here.
  • National Jelly Bean Day (22) Do some jelly bean math!

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Books Perfect For April Learning

It’s the perfect time to cozy up with a good read. Enjoy these selections that celebrate the nature and holidays of this month.

The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional FolktaleThe Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional FolktaleTeammatesTeammatesAnimal Strike at the Zoo. It's True!Animal Strike at the Zoo. It’s True!Home Run: The Story of Babe RuthHome Run: The Story of Babe RuthCasey at the Bat (Dover Children's Classics)Casey at the Bat (Dover Children’s Classics)The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12)The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12)From Seed to Sunflower (Start to Finish, Second Series)From Seed to Sunflower (Start to Finish, Second Series)My GardenMy GardenMisty of ChincoteagueMisty of ChincoteagueAn Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and many more classic storiesAn Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and many more classic storiesHow Many Jelly Beans?How Many Jelly Beans?Me on the MapMe on the MapJ Is for Jazz: A Roaring Twenties Alphabet (BabyLit)J Is for Jazz: A Roaring Twenties Alphabet (BabyLit)Beezus and Ramona Movie Tie-in Edition (Ramona, 1)Beezus and Ramona Movie Tie-in Edition (Ramona, 1)

April Field Trips For Your Homeschool Study

Lovely spring temperatures are here! Get outside and enjoy the local park or zoo.

  • Visit your local zoo. April 8 is National Zoo Lovers Day!
  • Go to watch a local baseball game.  It doesn’t to be a professional game, even the Little Leagues will appreciate your support.
  • Go to the park. Take a day to just enjoy the lovely spring weather.

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Crafts And Activities For April Learning

It’s a big month of birthdays and celebrations this month. Let us help you with some fun ideas.

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