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Free Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House Unit Study

Little House Nine-Book Box Set
Little House Nine-Book Box Set
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
The set includes: Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years.

Activities for Kids

Laura Ingalls Wilder Activities
Timeline, mapping the journey, make a pioneer town, a quilt, a bonnet or a straw hat. Clipart of prairie wildflowers.

Little House Home
Five generations of pioneers girls from one family.

Little House Ink and Envelopes
Items like pens and blank paper were luxuries not readily available to the Ingalls family. Often, pioneers had to make their own ink and letter envelopes and you can too by following this easy tutorial! Instructions for this fun pioneer-era DIY came from the book A Pioneer Sampler by Barbara Greenwood.

Little House on the Prairie Postage Stamp Coloring Page
Postage stamp coloring pages are fun to use to learn about Philately – the hobby of collecting stamps and postal objects.

Pioneer Era Games Laura Ingalls May Have Played
Have you ever wondered what games pioneer children played? Laura Ingalls Wilder describes many games and activities in her books, and research shows us a few other games that children played during this era. Here you’ll see a full list of games and activities from the “Pioneer Era” that require either easily made items or no equipment whatsoever.

Pioneer Girl and Pioneer Boy Paper Doll Printables
“After the day’s work was done, Ma sometimes cut paper dolls for them. She cut the dolls out of stiff white paper, and drew the faces with a pencil. Then from bits of colored paper she cut dresses and hats, ribbons and laces, so that Laura and Mary could dress their dolls beautifully.”

Book Copies for Free

Little House in the Big Woods
This is a preview of this book. While a good deal of the pages are visible, some will be missing. But this is a good way to tell if you would enjoy this book. Click on the right facing triangle or just scroll down to move through the book.

Field Trips

Historic Little House Sites and Museums Index
Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled extensively throughout Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and beyond. We have compiled a list for you of the historic sites and museums related to Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie, as well as other points of interest.


Information on the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historical Sites
Information on the different locations in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. You can also view the Laura Ingalls Wilder address page for quick reference to the mailing addresses of all the sites.

The Wilder Pageant
A family-oriented outdoor drama based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Walnut Grove, whose writings provided the inspiration for TV’s “Little House on the Prairie.”  It is a live performance weekend nights in July with all characters from the Walnut Grove area.

Lapbooks

Little House in the Big Woods Lapbook
Projects and coloring pages for a lapbook per chapter of this Laura Ingalls Wilder book.

Movies

Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Dean Butler (Director, Narrator, Producer)

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A one-hour documentary that goes beyond the famed “Little House” book series to the behind-the-scenes, true life story of one of America’s most iconic authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her adventures come to life through passages from the “Little House” books, archival photography, paintings from famous frontier artists, dramatic reenactments, a beautiful original score and original illustrations. Uncover more about Laura’s story through interviews with experts, including Pamela Smith Hill, editor of the Best-Selling “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography”, and historian John E. Miller, author of notable biographies about Laura Ingalls Wilder. Step further into Laura’s world with 35 minutes of bonus features which explore such topics as Native Americans and African Americans on the prairie, the Morgan Horse, and American artist Harvey Dunn. Travel behind the scenes with director Dean Butler and illustrator Cheryl Harness to experience the making of this documentary. Learn more by visiting the Little House on the Prairie documentary web page.

Unit Studies

Homeschooling with Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie
Some of my most beloved homeschooling memories date back to the year our homeschool co-op studied Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” series. We would read portions of the books on our own, and then get together for discussion and fun book-based activities. By Rose West.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House on the Prairie Definitive Guide
This page is to share my love of all the Little House books with you, and to keep you up-to-date on new book releases about Laura Ingalls Wilder and special events at the Laura Ingalls Wilder heritage sites.


Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
South Dakota State Historical Society; annotated edition. First edition (November 20, 2014).

Review of the memoir. Parents and teenagers could read the biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and the story behind the series, while younger children read the fictional story. Families then encouraged to talk about the similarities and differences. How do authors use memories to create works of fiction?

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