Free March 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 March. 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 Women’s History Month (all March)
National Women’s History Month is a time to remember the contributions of women throughout United States History.
- Woo! Jr. Kids Activities– worksheets
- Woo! Jr. Kids Activities– women in STEM worksheets
- Woo! Jr. Kids Activities– Susan B. Anthony worksheets
- The Daily Bell Ringer– video playlist
- National Women’s Hall of Fame– biographies
Irish-American Heritage Month (all March)
Irish-American Heritage Month honors the achievements and contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants.
- Homeschool Share– Ireland lapbook
- LearntoDance.com– Irish dancing video lessons
- Fairytalez.net– Irish fairy tales, folk tales, and fables
- Metro Parent– Irish recipes
Greek-American Heritage Month (all March)
Greek-American Heritage Month celebrates the culture and contributions of Greek-Americans.
- National Geographic Kids– article about Greece
- Homeschool Share– ancient Greece lapbook
- The Spruce Eats– recipes
National Craft Month (all March)
During National Craft Month, set aside time to make a few crafts.
National Noodle Month (all March)
The National Pasta Association created national Noodle Month. Enjoy some pasta this month to celebrate.
- Family Consumer Sciences– exploring pasta lesson plan
- Family Consumer Sciences– homemade pasta lesson plan
- Family Consumer Sciences– lasagna lesson plan
National Nutrition Month (all March)
National Nutrition Month is a campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage people to make informed food choices and develop healthy eating and physical activity habits.
- Freedom Homeschooling– health & P.E. curriculum
- Family Consumer Sciences– food labels lesson plan
- Kids Health– Food label lesson plan
- Utah Education Network– MyPlate lesson plan
Youth Art Month (all March)
Youth Art Month promotes art and art education for children.
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day (March 1st)
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day began in 1990 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of peanut butter’s commercial debut in the United States.
- STEMSational– peanut butter & jelly sandwich writing activity
- Kitchn– homemade peanut butter recipe
- Texas A&M Agrilife Extension– peanut lesson plan
Yellowstone National Park Established (March 1st)
The act establishing Yellowstone National Park was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872, making it the world’s first national park.
Ohio (March 1st)
Ohio was admitted into the Union on March 1, 1803.
Nebraska (March 1st)
Nebraska became a state on March 1, 1867
Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras (March 1st)
Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras is traditionally a day when Christians use up the foods or beverages they plan to abstain from during the season of Lent. In some places, Mardi Gras is a week-long festival. Fat Tuesday is also sometimes called Shrove Tuesday.
- Homeschool Super Freak– lessons and activities
- Teachers Pay Teachers– reading comprehension worksheet
- Teachers Pay Teachers– coloring book
- Catholic Icing– easy king cake recipe
Pancake Day (March 1st)
Fat Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day in some parts of the world. Many Christians eat pancakes on this day because it’s the perfect food to eat before giving up fats, eggs, and sweets for the season of Lent.
Ash Wednesday (March 2nd)
Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is observed in many Christian churches. The day gets its name from the blessing of the ashes taken after the burning of palm branches from the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebrations. In some churches, the ashes are used to draw a cross on people’s foreheads to mark the beginning of their Lent fast.
Lent (March 2nd to April 14th)
Lent is the 40 days (not including Sundays) from Ash Wednesday to the Saturday before Easter. It’s a time when Christians commemorate the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert. Many Christians fast from certain foods or choose something to give up during Lent.
Dr. Seuss Day / Read Across America Day (March 2nd)
Read Across America Day, commonly known as Dr. Seuss Day, is celebrated on Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2, 1904) each year. This fun day is set aside to celebrate the joy of reading and motivate children to read more.
Florida’s Statehood (March 3rd)
Florida was admitted into the Union on March 3, 1845.
Alexander Graham Bell’s Birthday (March 3rd)
Alexander Graham Bell, credited with inventing the telephone, was born on this day in 1847.
National Anthem Day (March 3rd)
National Anthem Day commemorates the day in 1931 when the United States adopted “The Star-Spangled Banner” as its National Anthem.
Vermont’s Statehood (March 4th)
Vermont became a state on March 4, 1791.
Oreo Cookies Debut (March 6th)
Oreo cookies were first sold to a grocer in New Jersey on March 6, 1912, and trademarked a week later.
- Teachers Pay Teachers– writing project
- Teachers Pay Teachers– persuasive writing graphic organizer
- Teachers Pay Teachers– plate tectonics lab using Oreo cookies
National Cereal Day (March 7th)
National Cereal Day shines a light on the popular breakfast food. Celebrate with a bowl of your favorite cereal.
- Family Consumer Sciences– make your own cereal activity
- Utah Education Network– cereal grains lesson plan
Amerigo Vespucci’s Birthday (March 9th)
Amerigo Vespucci, the explorer America was named for, was born on March 9, 1454.
- Education.com– reading comprehension worksheet
- PBS Learning Media– explorers and navigators lesson plan
- Teachers Pay Teachers– reading comprehension worksheets
- Gutenberg– ebook of Amerigo Vespucci’s letters
Harriet Tubman Day (March 10th)
Harriet Tubman Day honors the Underground Railroad leader who helped numerous enslaved people escape to freedom. This date was chosen because Tubman died on March 10, 1913.
National Deaf History Month (March 13th to April 15th)
National Deaf History Month recognizes the accomplishments of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The dates chosen for this month coincide with the installment of the first deaf president at Gallaudet University, America’s first university for the deaf, on March 13, 1988, and the opening of the first school for the deaf in the United States on April 15, 1817.
- Peanut Butter Fish Lessons– Helen Keller unit study
- Classics for Kids– Ludwig van Beethoven podcasts and lesson plan
- American Sign Language University– sign language lessons
- Signing Time– sign language videos
Daylight Savings Time Begins (March 13th)
Daylight Savings Time begins on the 2nd Sunday in March. At 2:00 AM, the clocks are turned ahead one hour to daylight savings time. Benjamin Franklin came up with the idea to reset clocks in the summer months to conserve energy. By moving clocks forward, people could take advantage of the extra evening daylight rather than wasting energy on lighting. We will switch back Standard Time on the 1st Sunday of November. Some states and territories don’t observe Daylight Savings Time.
- Learn Bright– lesson plan
- Teachers Pay Teachers– research project worksheet
- Teachers Pay Teachers– opinion passage reading comprehension worksheet
- Teachers Pay Teachers– reading comprehension and writing prompt printables
Good Samaritan Day (March 13th)
Good Samaritan Day recognizes the unselfish actions of those who help others. To celebrate, do something kind for someone or volunteer with a charity.
- Learn in Color– printable random acts of kindness bingo card
- Free Sunday School Curriculum– The Good Samaritan lesson plan
- God’s Hand in Our Lives– The Good Samaritan lesson plan
Pi Day (March 14th)
Pi Day recognizes the mathematical value used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi rounded to the hundredth place value is 3.14, so this day was chosen for Pi Day.
- Kristin Moon Science– activities and lessons
- Woo! Jr. Kids Activities– lesson plan and printables
- Learn Bright– lesson plan
Albert Einstein’s Birthday (March 14th)
Albert Einstein, a German-born physicist who developed the theory of relativity, was born on March 14, 1879.
Maine’s Statehood (March 15th)
Maine became a state on March 15, 1820.
Ides of March (March 15th)
The Ides of March is the 74th day in the Roman calendar, which corresponds to March 15th on our calendar. The day was marked by several religious observances. In the Roman Empire, the ides of each month were also designated days for settling debts. Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March in 44 B.C. “Beware the Ides of March” comes from William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar.
Purim (sundown on March 16th to sundown on March 17th)
Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the day Esther, Queen of Persia, saved the Jewish people from execution by Haman, the advisor to the Persian king. Purim is observed on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar, which falls sometime in March or April on the Gregorian calendar.
- My Jewish Learning Center– articles and activities
- The Lookstein Center– lesson plans
- Learn in Color– unit study
St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th)
Saint Patrick’s Day commemorates Saint Patrick and Christianity’s arrival in Ireland. It is also a celebration of Irish heritage and culture.
Rubber Band Invented (March 17th)
The first rubber bands were patented on March 17, 1845, by Stephen Perry of London’s Messrs Perry & Co rubber manufacturers.
First Day of Spring / Spring Equinox (March 20th)
On the Spring Equinox, which marks the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere, the Sun crosses the Earth’s celestial equator. The northern and southern hemispheres equally receive the sun’s rays on the equinox.
- DIY Homeschooler– equinox unit study
- Year Round Homeschooling– spring flowers unit study
- Ben and Me– four seasons nature journal
- Learn Bright– four seasons lesson plan
- Passionate Homeschooling– spring nature notebooking page
Lois Lowry’s Birthday (March 20th)
Author Lois Lowry was born on March 20, 1937. She wrote several books for children and young adults, including The Giver Quartet and Number the Stars.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (March 21st to 27th)
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is a time set aside for kids to learn about the dangers of substance abuse. It is the last week of March each year.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse– activities and videos
- Just Think Twice– drug abuse learning resources
First Tweet Made on Twitter (March 21st)
The first tweet on Twitter was posted on March 21, 2006.
- GCF Learn Free– Twitter tutorial
- Common Sense Education– internet safety lesson plans
- Common Sense Education– digital citizenship lesson plans
- Freedom Homeschooling– media literacy resources
World Poetry Day (March 21st)
World Poetry Day is a time to appreciate and celebrate poetry from around the world.
Agriculture Day (March 22nd)
National Agriculture Day is a time to recognize the dedication of farmers and ranchers and learn where the food we eat comes from.
- Learn Bright– lesson plan
- American Farm Bureau– lesson plans and other resources
- Kansas Farm Bureau– lesson plans
United Nations Water Day (March 22nd)
United Nations Water Day focuses on the importance of freshwater and raises awareness about people who don’t have access to safe drinking water.
- Rain Bird– water curriculum
- Learn Bright– water lesson plan
- Learn Bright– water pollution lesson plan
- Learn Bright– water cycle lesson plan
Robert Frost’s Birthday (March 26th)
Poet Robert Frost was born today in 1874. Some of Frost’s most famous poems include “The Road Not Taken,” “The Gift Outright,” “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “Birches,” and “Mending Wall.”
- EDSITEment– “Mending Wall” lesson plan
- EDSITEment– narrative poetry lesson plan
- K12 Reader– “The Line-Gang” worksheet
- K12 Reader– “The Road Not Taken” worksheet
National Tater Day (March 31st)
National Tater Day is a day to enjoy potatoes of all kinds.
- Family Consumer Science– lessons and labs
- Growing Minds– lesson plan
- Agriculture in the Classroom– lesson plan
Have fun learning this March! I will add more unit studies and lessons next year. Be sure to pin this post so you can find it next March.
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