Free Downloads & Homeschool Unit Studies

Free downloads, ebooks, homeschool unit studies, and printable conversation starters to help you on your homeschool journey from Sonlight.

Homeschool Unit Studies

Would you like a small taste of what a Sonlight education is like? Our unit studies are patterned after our curriculum—literature-based* with discussion questions, hands-on activities, an easy to use daily schedule, and more.

50 States Unit Study

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Most U.S. states require homeschoolers to complete a study of their state’s history in or around 4th grade. Now you have the option to meet that requirement in true Sonlight style with our brand-new 50 States Unit Study!

Lenten Unit Study

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Lent is a period of about 7 weeks culminating the day before Easter. This unit study on Lent combines scripture discussion, music, and hands-on activities to foster a deeper spiritual awareness and joy in the Resurrection.

The Summer Olympic Games—Tokyo 2020 Unit Study

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The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Take advantage of the thrill of the Olympics to teach your children the geography and history of the host country—Japan. In this FREE Summer Olympics unit study, you and your children will work through an 9-day guide with reading passages (included), printable maps, and notebooking pages.

U.S. Elections Unit Study

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Studying U.S. elections has never been easier! Use this free unit study to introduce your children to the presidential election process in a simple, thorough way.

2018 Winter Olympics Unit Study

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Every four years, a different country gives us a peek into their unique and amazing culture. The Olympic Games are a great opportunity to incorporate Olympic themed activities, crafts and learning in the classroom, homeschool or at home with the entire family.

Advent Unit Studies

During the season of Advent we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ first coming as a baby in Bethlehem.  Get one of our family Advent unit studies each year to help make Advent a true family celebration. Each easy-to-use kit includes 28 days of material; enough to cover from the first day of Advent (the Sunday after Thanksgiving) through Christmas. It is not necessary to have completed any Sonlight Advent Unit Study in a particular order. Get one per year or repeat every year!

Tabitha's Travels

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Includes:

  • Tabitha's Travels by Arnold Ytreeide
  • Daily schedule and notes for each day of Advent including suggested questions to encourage discussion within your family
  • Holiday recipes for family making and baking
  • Weekly craft project with associated supplies
  • Sonlight recipe cards for building your own holiday recipe file
  • Schedules for two bonus Christmas-themed read-alouds (books not included in the package)

Jotham's Journey

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Includes:

  • Jotham’s Journey by Arnold Ytreeide
  • Daily schedule and notes for each day of Advent including suggested questions to encourage discussion within your family
  • Holiday recipes for family making and baking
  • Weekly craft project with associated supplies
  • Bonus craft ideas suited for homemade gift-giving
  • Curated list of holiday literature to enrich your enjoyment of the Christmas season
  • Sonlight recipe cards for building your own holiday recipe file

*While Sonlight curriculum packages do come with all the books you need, the books are not always included in the unit studies. The product page will indicate if the books are included or not. Some unit studies are are digital PDFs that require Adobe Reader to open.

Free Printable Conversation Starters

Attitude of Gratitude: Conversation Starter Cards

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We encourage you to intentionally set aside a few moments with your family to express thankfulness and appreciation for your blessings. Download these free conversation cards to get you started! 

Christmas Conversation Starter Cards

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We encourage your family to intentionally set aside a few moments this holiday season to express joy, hope, and peace. Download these free Christmas conversation prompts to spark meaningful chats between parents and children.

Ebooks & Downloads

Homeschooling 101

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Get answers to the most common questions beginning homeschoolers have, and learn the basics you need to know to start your own homeschooling journey today.

The Benefits of Homeschooling

The Benefits of Homeschooling - Free Download from SonlightThe Benefits of Homeschooling - Free Download from Sonlight

Discover if homeschooling is right for your family! The benefits, challenges and even Sonlight founder Sarita Holzmann she shares some of the biggest benefits that she found homeschooling offered her family.

The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling

The Pros & Cons of Homeschool - Free eBook Download from SonlightThe Pros & Cons of Homeschool - Free eBook Download from Sonlight

This Pros and Cons of Homeschooling eBook includes an overview of the three types of schooling (Public, Private or Home school), plus a guide to help you choose with confidence! You will get a thorough look at the broad educational options available to you.

Summer Reading Challenge Kit

Summer Reading Challenge Kit: Free Printable At-Home Reading Kit and Summer Reading Poster for Summer or Any Time of the YearSummer Reading Challenge Kit: Free Printable At-Home Reading Kit and Summer Reading Poster for Summer or Any Time of the Year

Download the Printable At-Home Reading Kit for Summer or Any Time of the Year. This Summer Reading Kit includes a wide range of free resources—including a free Summer Reading Poster—that’ll keep your child engaged with books all summer long.

It Was Worth It!

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Do you wonder if homeschooling is worth it? Want reassurance that it's the right thing to do for your family? This compilation of inspiring and encouraging stories written by everyday moms, as well as some of the biggest names in the homeschooling community, is a must-read for parents who want to give their children the best education ever.

A Beginner's Blueprint to Language Arts

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Confused about Language Arts? Download this FREE, no-stress guide to teaching Language Arts with purpose and get the confidence you need to teach Language Arts today.

Free Hands-on Project Tutorial

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When your history studies take you to the Holy Roman Empire, add this hands-on project to your homeschool lessons for an added bit of fun and open-ended creativity!

An Introduction to Advent

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From our family to yours, download our free Advent materials and gather together to enjoy a time of preparation and remembrance for the coming Christmas season.

Homeschool High School Transcripts

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This free ebook walks you through what a transcript is, how to prepare one, and what credit you might offer for your children’s high school studies. You won't want to prepare a homeschool high school transcript without this download!

Refuel Your Homeschool

Refuel Your Homeschool - A Guide to Setting Goals and Remembering the Reason You HomeschoolRefuel Your Homeschool - A Guide to Setting Goals and Remembering the Reason You Homeschool

Having your goals, a mission statement and special homeschool memories in one easy to access place will serve as a reminder of why you homeschool and also help you track progress. 

Try a Sonlight Science Experiment!

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Experience a hands-on experiment from Sonlight Science K! Enter your email address below to receive a PDF copy of instructions for Sonlight's science experiment: How is Chocolate Made?

Travel Guides

A Family Travel Guide to Historic Williamsburg

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One ticket. Five parks. Seven days. An unforgettable trip. Virginia is home to some of the greatest historical landmarks of colonial America. The Historic Triangle provides a peek into America's journey from English settlement to the independence of a new nation. When you are ready to visit, make the most of your time with these practical, tried-and-true tips.

Navigating Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

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Enjoy a day or a long weekend exploring Monticello and the surrounding area. Visiting this estate can be a wonderful addition as you study American History. Download this full-color free digital travel guide today to help you navigate Monticello and all the additional historical locations surrounding Monticello.