Fall Theme Kindergarten Literature Unit

Count Down to Fall Kindergarten Literature Unit

We have a brand new seasonal Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack which is expanded to include more activities than our units in the past! Celebrate fall with this new set based on the book Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk!

Looking for our other Kindergarten Literature Units? See them all here!

Set the stage for your FALL theme by gathering all of your fall toys and books! It helps to draw your child in and get her/him excited about your learning time together.

Don’t have a lot of fall toys and books? Ask friends, go to the library, or buy some things you think might be a good long term investment for your homeschool!

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Be sure to purchase the book Count Down to Fall or check it out from your library. In addition to the main book, I recommend adding in all sorts of fun fall theme books to bring the theme alive!

Fall Books for Kids

Here is a downloadable library checklist for fall books!

Fall Books Editable Book Checklist

Add a fall theme sensory bin to your fun!

Fall Sensory Bin


For this unit, I selected several Kindergarten Math and Literacy Goals to focus on.

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There are over 20 activities to keep your Kindergartener engaged for quite awhile! Many tots, preschoolers and even 1st graders will enjoy this set! The main focus is Kindergarten but that isn’t exclusive! Below you can see a collage of all the printables included! Click each image to enlarge!

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This is such a beautiful book with SO many fun skills to focus on. The printables were created to go along with all of the animals and leaves featured in the story as you will see in the photos below! Connecting your activities to a book is such a great way to weave a literacy rich learning environment into your homeschool in such a natural and fun way! 

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Below you’ll see a sampling of how the printables go along with the story! Not all printables are included in the photos below. For the full list see the charts above! 

For each leaf you’ll find a 3-part card as well as cards that go along with the sequence of the story. Additional printables like the leaf coloring activity are also included!

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You’ll find a photo card to go along with each animal from the story as well as q-tip painting printables focusing on the animals and a set focusing on color words.

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A full set of leaf alphabet flashcards are included, which can be used in SO many different ways!

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Add in some fun science learning as you explore the parts of a pine tree and the life cycle of a pine tree.

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The learning opportunities are endless with this book!

Kindergarten Literature Unit Count Down to Fall

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Pond Life Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

Scoot Pond Theme Kindergarten Literature Unit

It has been years since I have released a new Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack but finally, we have a new one!

I based this new set off of the book SCOOT by, Cathryn Falwell, featuring a fun pond theme!

Set the stage for your POND theme by gathering all of your pond toys and books! It helps to draw your child in and get her/him excited about your learning time together.

Don’t have a lot of pond toys and books? Ask friends, go to the library, or buy some things you think might be a good long term investment for your homeschool!

Pond Life Toys for Kids

Be sure to purchase the book SCOOT or check it out from your library. In addition to the main book, I recommend adding in all sorts of fun pond theme books to bring the theme alive!

Pond Life Books for Kids

Here is a downloadable library checklist for pond books!

Pond Life Books Editable Book Checklist

Add a pond theme sensory bin to your fun!

Pond Life Sensory Bin


For each unit, I select Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose ordinal numbers, counting by 10s, coin identification, and 100s Chart Mystery Picture.

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Lots of literacy activities; rhyming, counting syllables, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, matching words, and beginning sound – letter P and 2 part cards.

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The science activities: label parts of a frog, and frog life cycle.

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A new addition to our packs – photo cards! I chose real life photos of all of the plants and animals featured in the book. These can be printed and laminated for use in all sorts of ways! Play memory {print 2 sets}, find the animals in the book, practice writing the names of the animals.

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Another fun new addition focuses on listening skills while also brining in some literacy and math skills!

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Create your own activity with this blank chart! Write in whatever your child is working on – letters, numbers, shapes, colors, etc.

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The character connection is focused taking turns and our Bible verse is about the wonderful creatures God made!

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Coloring page just for fun!

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I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.

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Scroll down and look for the Scoot section and click on “free printables”



Kindergarten Literature Based Unit Studies

I will be homeschooling my daughter for Kindergarten, and not using any formal curriculum.  With the boys we loosely followed Calvert, but with her I am doing my own thing and enjoying this final year of glorious early childhood freedom and fun. I am in NO rush to hurry her academically.

As I prayed about what to center our learning around I struggled a bit but then had a light bulb moment. When PacMan was in Kindergarten we did tons of unit studies based around his interests and made Lapbooks together.  I am not in a season of life where I really want to do Lapbooks again, but the unit study idea appealed to me. Literature based curriculum also appealed to me but I did not want to follow a purchased program. So I am inventing my own wheel again!

We will be using Literature based unit studies for the backbone of our Kindergarten. I am certainly not the first to do this, there are wonderful curriculums based around this idea and there are awesome free literature based unit study printables out there too {Homeschool Share is my favorite source}. I will be using many printables from Homeschool Share {thanks Ami!} but I also wanted to choose HER favorite books and develop our own unit studies around those.  Below you can see some of the books we have in our stack so far.

Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

To prepare for this, I made my list of her favorites, and had her help me collect her favorite books.  Some on our list wouldn’t be my first choice for a unit study, but I am honoring her favorites and following her lead! Here are the books we have on our list so far…

{linked books are done and you can click to see printables}



In developing the unit studies, I am keeping our own personal Kindergarten math and literacy goals in mind. I will be sharing these in more detail in separate posts soon. I actually am working behind the scenes on the first book I chose for her, “Hi! Mr. Pizza Man!” and have had so much fun developing this.  I miss my Kindergarten teaching days and am so excited for this year with my last Kindergartner.

I will be sharing our unit study printables for free, as I develop them.  I am also open to book suggestions.  I have not finished compiling our list, and would love to introduce her to new favorites. She is very picky and I will be focusing my time developing units we will be using personally.

See our units in action by clicking on the graphics below!

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