Free February 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 February. 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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Black History Month (all February)
Black History Month is an annual celebration of African-American history and achievements.
- Woo! Jr. Kids Activities– African-American Trailblazers lesson plan
- 7Sisters– unit study
- Art Class Curator– art appreciation lessons
- The Daily Bellringer– video playlist
- Freedom Homeschooling– videos about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Freedom Homeschooling– The Watsons Go to Birmingham book study
American Heart Month (all February)
American Heart Month is a time to focus on cardiovascular health and learn about heart disease prevention.
- American Heart Association– lesson plans and activities
- Texas Heart Institute– lesson plans
- Cynce’s Place– circulatory notebooking pages
National Children’s Dental Health Month (all February)
National Children’s Dental Health Month aims to promote the benefits of good oral health and help children develop good dental health habits.
- Freedom Homeschooling– activities and printables
- Homeschool Share– unit study and lapbook
- American Dental Association– lesson plans
National Snack Food Month (all February)
National Snack Food Month is a time to focus on healthy snacking.
- Health Powered Kids– lesson plan
- ThoughtCo– lesson plan
- Family Consumer Sciences– snacks cookbook project
- Freedom Homeschooling– resources for teaching kids to cook
National Wild Bird Feeding Month (all February)
National Bird Feeding Month is observed in February because it’s one of the most challenging months for birds to survive. People are encouraged to provide food, water, and shelter to wild birds in areas with cold temperatures and limited natural resources.
- Happy Hooligans– how to make birdfeeders
- Freedom Homeschooling– printable bird watching journal and other resources
Responsible Pet Owners’ Month (all February)
Responsible Pet Owners’ Month is a time to learn about proper pet care and ensure your pet’s needs are being met.
- The Home School Mom– pet unit study ideas
- Homeschool Share– cats lapbook
- American Kennell Club– dog lesson plans
Chinese New Year (February 1st)
Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the Chinese lunar calendar. The Chinese New Year begins at the new moon that falls between January 21st and February 20th.
- ChineseNewYear.net– informative resource
- EDSITEment!– lesson plan
- Learn in Color– printable trivia game
Groundhog Day (February 2nd)
Groundhog Day is a popular tradition celebrated in the United States. According to legend, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees its shadow, we will have six more weeks of winter. However, spring will arrive early if it does not see its shadow.
Elizabeth Blackwell’s Birthday (February 3rd)
Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, was born on February 3, 1821.
Facebook Launched (February 4th)
Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with fellow Harvard students. It was called TheFacebook at the time.
- GCF Learn Free– Facebook tutorial
- Common Sense Education– internet safety lesson plans
- Common Sense Education– digital citizenship lesson plans
- Freedom Homeschooling– media literacy resources
National Create a Vacuum Day (February 4th)
National Create a Vacuum Day is a day to learn about the science behind vacuums and create one. A vacuum is a space completely empty of matter.
- A Reason for Homeschool– vacuum science experiment
- Science World– vacuum science experiment
- Planning Playtime– vacuum science experiment
Rosa Parks Day (February 4th)
Civil Rights hero, Rosa Parks, was born on February 4, 1913. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. Some states observe Rosa Parks Day on the anniversary of her arrest rather than her birthday.
- Peanut Butter Fish Lessons– unit study
- Homeschool Den– lesson ideas and worksheets
- The Activity Mom– lapbook
- Woo! Jr. Kids Activities– worksheets
Weatherperson’s Day (February 5th)
Weatherperson’s Day recognizes people in the fields of meteorology, weather forecasting, and broadcast meteorology, as well as volunteer storm spotters and observers. It is observed on the birthday of John Jeffries, one of the United States’ first weather observers.
- NASA– meteorology lesson plans
- Year Round Homeschooling– weather unit study
- Homeschool Share– weather lapbook
- Weather Wiz Kids– weather science experiment
Disaster Day (February 5th)
Disaster Day is a day set aside to learn about and prepare for natural disasters. Some people also remember and learn about other disasters throughout history like terrorist attacks, epidemics, shipwrecks, etc.
- Ready…Set…Prepare!– disaster preparedness workbooks
- American Red Cross– Prepare with Pedro lesson plans
- Peanut Butter Fish Lessons– tornado unit study
- Homeschool Share– earthquakes unit study
Massachusetts’s Statehood (February 6th)
Massachusetts became a state on February 6, 1788.
Laura Ingles Wilder’s Birthday (February 7th)
Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie series of children’s books, was born on February 7, 1867.
- DIY Homeschooler– Laura Ingalls Wilder unit study
- Homeschool Share– The Little House unit study
- Homeschool Share– Little House in the Big Woods lapbook
National Umbrella Day (February 10th)
National umbrella day honors the simple invention that protects its users from rain and provides shade.
National Inventors’ Day (February 11th)
National Inventors’ Day is a day set aside to honor the contributions of inventors throughout history. The date was chosen because Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847.
- Ducksters– inventor biographies with quizzes
- Teachers Pay Teachers– inventor report project
- The Daily Bellringer– inventors video playlist
Judy Blume’s Birthday (February 12th)
Judith Blume, an American writer of children’s, young adult, and adult fiction, was born on February 12, 1938.
- Rise to Reading– comprehension questions for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
- Rise to Reading– comprehension questions for Superfudge
Valentine’s Day (February 14th)
On Valentine’s Day, people express their love for each other with cards and gifts. St. Valentine was a priest during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II banned soldiers from getting married, Valentine disagreed with him and continued to perform marriages. As a result, he was executed on February 14, 270 A.D.
- Freedom Homeschooling– unit study
- Freedom Homeschooling– pop up card craft
- Year Round Homeschooling– unit study
National Ferris Wheel Day (February 14th)
National Ferris Wheel Day is set aside to remember the inventor of the Ferris wheel, George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. He was born on February 14, 1859. The first Ferris wheel debuted at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
- Try Engineering– build a Ferris wheel project
- Penguin– teacher’s guide for George Ferris: What a Wheel
Arizona’s Statehood (February 14th)
Arizona was admitted into the Union on February 14, 1912.
Oregon’s Statehood (February 14th)
Oregon became a state on February 14, 1859.
National Gumdrop Day (February 15th)
National Gumdrop Day is a great time to enjoy the chewy gelatin candy.
Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday (February 15th)
Susan B. Anthony, born on February 15, 1820, was an American women’s rights activist who played a valuable role in the women’s suffrage movement.
- Woo! Jr. Kids Activities– worksheets and activities
- National Women’s History Museum– lesson plan
- The Home School Mom– resources for learning about women’s suffrage
Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17th)
Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) Day was created to encourage kindness. Take time today to do something kind for someone you know or even a stranger.
Mister Roger’s Neighborhood Debuted (February 19th)
The first episode of the children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired on National Educational Television on February 19, 1968.
- Peanut Butter Fish Lessons– unit study
- Teachers Pay Teachers– finger puppet craft and printables
- Teachers Pay Teachers– printable lesson
President’s Day (February 21st)
On President’s Day, we honor our first President, George Washington, who was born on February 22, 1732. We also honor President Abraham Lincoln, who was born on February 12, 1809. President’s day is observed on the third Monday in February.
- Homeschool Share– Presidents’ Day lapbook
- George Washington’s Mount Vernon– lesson plans
- PaperToys.com– printable White House model
Washington Monument Dedicated (February 21st)
The Washington Monument was officially dedicated by President Chester Arthur on February 21, 1885. The monument was built to commemorate President George Washington and is located in the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
- Learn Bright– lesson plan
- Teachers Pay Teachers– reading comprehension passage
- Teachers Pay Teachers– printable lesson
National Dog Biscuit Day (February 23rd)
National Dog Biscuit Day is also observed around the world as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. Give your dog a biscuit today to celebrate.
International Polar Bear Day (February 27th)
International Polar Bear Day was created to raise awareness about polar bear issues.
- Polar Bears International– units and lessons
- World Wildlife Fund– polar bear teaching tools
- Homeschool Share– polar animals lapbook
Have fun learning this February! I will add more unit studies and lessons next year. Be sure to pin this post so you can find it next February.
- Free February Unit Studies and Lessons
- Dental Health Activities
- Learn About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With Videos
- The Watsons Go to Birmingham Free Book Study
- Groundhog Day Free Unit Study
- Free Valentine's Day Unit Study
- Valentine's Day Pop Up Card Craft
- Free Color Mixing Printables
- Free Planners and Calendars
- Free Virtual Field Trips