Free June Unit Studies and Lessons
Planning lessons around holidays, historical events, and seasonal themes can be a fun way to homeschool. It’s an excellent way for kids to learn about the world around them, including topics that aren’t usually covered in a textbook. Our family has enjoyed occasionally adding seasonal and holiday-themed lessons to our homeschool routine.
Below is a list of free unit studies, lesson plans, and activities for June. All of the holiday dates given are for 2022. Because the dates of some holidays vary, I will update this post each year. For other months, see this page.
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National Camping Month (all June)
National Camping Month is a fun time to enjoy this fun outdoor activity with family and friends. Additionally, the last full week of June is National Camping Week.
National Safety Month (all June)
National Safety Month is a time for people to focus on safety in their homes, workplaces, and communities. This could include eliminating potential hazards, first aid training, fire drills, etc.
- Freedom Homeschooling– first aid learning resources
- New York City Fire Department– fire safety activity book
- Ready Set Prepare– disaster preparedness workbook
- American Red Cross– water safety videos and activities
National Zoo and Aquarium Month (all June)
National Zoo and Aquarium Month honors the role that zoos and aquariums play in the conservation and research of animal and fish species. Celebrate with a trip to your local zoo or aquarium.
- Homeschool Share– zoo lapbook
- 123 Homeschool 4 Me– zoo scavenger hunt printable
- Teachers Pay Teachers– aquarium field trip printable
- Freedom Homeschooling– virtual field trips, including several zoos and aquariums
National Dairy Month (all June)
National Dairy Month began as National Milk Month in 1937 to promote drinking milk. It was initially created to stabilize dairy demand when production was at a surplus but is now an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions of the dairy industry. Additionally, June 1st is World Milk Day.
- National Agriculture in the Classroom– lesson on comparing milk to milk substitutes
- Utah Education Network– milk unit study
- Young Minds Inspired– dairy farming lesson plans
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month (all June)
During National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, skip the canned and frozen aisles and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from your local grocery store, farmers market, or family garden.
- Learn Bright– fruits and vegetables lesson plan
- Family Consumer Sciences– fruit and vegetables lesson plan
- Allrecipes– vegetable recipes for kids
- Jessica Gavin– fruit popsicle recipes
National Rose Month (all June)
National Rose Month celebrates the beauty and symbolism of the popular flower. This month has been observed since 1959.
- Alabama Cooperative Extension System– information about growing roses
- K12 Reader– “A Red, Red Rose” poetry worksheet
- Easy Crafts for Kids– paper rose craft
Turkey Lovers Month (all June)
Turkey Lovers Month is a great time to try a new turkey recipe. The month encourages us to eat turkey throughout the year, not just on Thanksgiving.
Summer Break (varies)
Many homeschoolers choose to take a summer break during June and July, like public schools in the U.S.
Kentucky’s Statehood (June 1st)
Kentucky became a state on June 1, 1792.
Tennessee’s Statehood (June 1st)
Tennessee was admitted into the Union on June 1, 1796.
National Doughnut Day (June 3rd)
National Doughnut Day was created by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to honor their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday is observed on the first Friday of June. Many doughnut shops offer free doughnuts or discounts on this day.
National Fishing and Boating Week (June 4th to 12th)
National Fishing and Boating Week was initiated by Take Me Fishing, a branch of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, to encourage seasoned anglers to share their love and knowledge of fishing with others and increase participation in recreational fishing and boating. The week is the first full week of June.
- TakeMeFishing.org– ideas for the week
- Homeschool Share– fishing lapbook
- American Red Cross– water safety videos and activities
Daniel Boone Day (June 7th)
Daniel Boone Day is observed on June 7 because on this day, in 1769, frontiersman Daniel Boone was the first American to see the valleys and forests of present-day Kentucky.
Anne Frank’s Birthday (June 12th)
Annelies “Anne” Frank was born on June 12, 1929. She was a Jewish girl who hid from the Nazis with her family during the occupation of the Netherlands. After two years, they were discovered. Anne died in 1945 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Anne is well-known for the diary she kept while in hiding, later published as The Diary of a Young Girl.
Flag Day (June 14th)
Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
- The Homeschool Mom– lesson plans, activities, and information
- Teachers Pay Teachers– printable mini-book
- Teachers Pay Teachers– reading comprehension worksheets
National Pop Goes the Weasel Day (June 14th)
National Pop Goes the Weasel Day celebrates the famous nursery rhyme children have been singing since the 1700s.
Arkansas’s Statehood (June 15th)
Arkansas became a state on June 15, 1836.
National Fudge Day (June 16th)
National Fudge Day is a time to enjoy the delicious confectionery. Popular fudge flavors include chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, and maple.
Eat Your Vegetables Day (June 17th)
Eat Your Vegetables Day is a day set aside for focusing on eating more vegetables and learning about the nutritional importance of vegetables.
World Juggling Day (June 18th)
World Juggler’s Day celebrates the art of juggling. The International Jugglers’ Association was founded on June 17, 1947. As a result, World Juggling Day is observed on the Saturday closest to the 17th each year.
International Picnic Day (June 18th)
International Picnic Day is a time to enjoy a meal outdoors with family or friends.
- Kids Activities– picnic ideas
- Taste of Home– kid-friendly picnic food recipes
- Teachers Pay Teachers– printable emergent reader
Father’s Day (June 19th)
Father’s Day is a day set aside to celebrate fathers and fatherhood. In the United States, the holiday is observed on the third Sunday of June. The holiday is also celebrated on different dates in other countries around the world.
Juneteenth (June 19th)
Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed. This occurred two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
West Virginia’s Statehood (June 20th)
West Virginia was admitted into the Union on June 20, 1863.
American Eagle Day (June 20th)
American Eagle Day commemorates the anniversary of the bald eagle’s selection as our national bird on June 20, 1782.
- Homeschool Share– bald eagle lapbook
- Teachers Pay Teachers– research project comparing the bald eagle to the California condor
National Ice Cream Soda Day (June 20th)
National Ice Cream Soda Day is a great time to cool off with this sweet treat.
First Day of Summer / Summer Solstice (June 21st)
The summer solstice marks the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and is the longest day of the year. This occurs when the Earth’s north pole reaches its maximum tilt towards the sun.
- Teachers Pay Teachers– summer solstice unit study
- Teachers Pay Teachers– template for creating solstice and equinox visual aid
New Hampshire’s Statehood (June 21st)
New Hampshire became a state on June 21, 1788.
Virginia’s Statehood (June 25th)
Virginia was admitted into the Union on June 25, 1788.
Eric Carle’s Birthday (June 25th)
Eric Carle, a children’s book author and illustrator, was born on June 25, 1929. He is best known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Helen Keller’s Birthday (June 27th)
Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880. Keller became blind and deaf at 19 months old. The inspiring story of how she overcame her disabilities and learned to communicate has been widely told in books, plays, and films. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Paul Bunyan Day (June 28th)
Paul Bunyan Day is dedicated to one of America’s most famous folklore heroes. Stories about Paul Bunyan, a giant lumberjack accompanied by a blue ox, first began circulating in the 18th century among lumberjacks in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada.
National Meteor Day (June 30th)
National Meteor Day is a time for people to learn more about meteors and watch the night sky for these “shooting stars.”
Have fun learning this June! I will add more unit studies and lessons next year. Be sure to pin this post so you can find it next June.
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