Are you ready to ignite your child's curiosity and make homeschooling an adventure-filled experience?

Unlock the wonders of the natural world and embark on an unforgettable learning journey right in your own backyard!


🌿📚 Discover the Magic of Exploring Your Backyard


The "Exploring Your Backyard" course is a thoughtfully crafted curriculum designed to captivate young minds and foster a deep appreciation for the world around us. This immersive unit study seamlessly blends Science, Literature, Nature Study, Math, and Art, providing a holistic learning experience for elementary homeschoolers.


🔬📖🎨 Unleash the Power of Integrated Learning


Gone are the days of isolated subjects! With "Exploring Your Backyard," your children will engage in cross-disciplinary exploration that sparks their imagination and enhances their understanding of the natural world. Every element of the curriculum is purposefully intertwined, creating meaningful connections and promoting a love for learning.


🌱🐞✏️ What Makes "Exploring Your Backyard" So Special?


📚 Language Arts: Dive into the captivating world of literature and improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills through carefully selected stories that bring the wonders of nature to life.


🔬 Science: Embark on scientific adventures as you unravel the mysteries of plant and animal life in your own backyard. Conduct experiments, observe fascinating creatures, and develop a strong foundation in scientific principles.


🌿 Nature Study: Step outside and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Engage in hands-on activities that foster a deeper connection with the environment, encouraging curiosity, observation, and critical thinking.


Math: Discover the how many bugs are hidden within the your backyard. Explore patterns, maps, and learn about time.


🎨 Art: Unleash your child's creativity and artistic expression through nature-inspired projects.


📆✨ 30 Days of Enriching Lessons


With over 30 days worth of expertly crafted lessons, "Exploring Your Backyard" provides a well-structured and engaging curriculum. Each day brings new discoveries, exciting projectss, captivating read-aloud sessions, and writing projects that nurture your child's intellectual growth and ignite their passion for learning.


🌿📚 Transform Your Backyard into a Classroom


No need for expensive field trips or elaborate setups. With "Exploring Your Backyard," your home becomes a hub of learning, adventure, and exploration. Watch as your children's eyes light up with wonder as they uncover the incredible biodiversity right outside their doorstep.

Join us on a literary adventure!


Take a sneak peek into the course curriculum by clicking the blue Preview button below.

  Introduction
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  Day 1: My Backyard Map
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  Day 2: Backyard Games
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  Day 3: Backyard Bugs
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  Day 4: Insect Hotel
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  Day 5: Ladybugs
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  Day 6: Parts of a Ladybug
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  Day 7: Ladybug Life Cycle
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  Day 8: The Grouchy Ladybug
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  Day 9: Caterpillars & Butterflies
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  Day 10: Butterfly Life Cycle
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  Day 11: A Butterfly Challenge
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  Day 12: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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  Day 13: Parts of a Bee
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  Day 14: Bee Life Cycle
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  Day 15: Mason Bee Habitat
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  Day 16: Being a Bee
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  Day 17: Grasshoppers & Crickets
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  Day 18: Parts of a Grasshopper & Cricket
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  Day 19: Ants
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  Day 20: Spiders
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  Day 21: Dragonflies
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  Day 22: Bird Watching
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  Day 23: Bird Beaks & Homes
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  Day 24: A Tree Walk
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  Day 25: Parts of a Tree
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  Day 26: Are Trees Alive?
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  Day 27: Backyard Flowers
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  Day 28: Worms
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  Day 29: Snails
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  Day 30: Animal Tracks
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  Party School!
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Join us on a literary adventure!


Dachelle McVey

Your Instructor,

Dachelle McVey

Dachelle is a former traditional teacher turned homeschool mom. She has a passion for literature and for adding adventure to her homeschool. She has started several book clubs in her community with the idea that each book club should be a celebration of literature. At Literary Adventures for Kids she takes those experiences and uses them to create online book clubs that add that little bit of magic to your children's education.

“Education should be a living, breathing, tangible thing.”


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Frequently Asked Questions



What ages of children is the unit study for?

This unit study has topics that would appeal to elementary.

What supplies will we need?

The project supply list is provided at the beginning of the course. You may choose which projects you will want to do.

When does the course start and finish?

This is a self-paced course. There are no starting or ending dates. Feel free to use at your leisure.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own for the lifetime of Hide The Chocolate's Literary Adventures for Kids.

How long should this course take my child?

The unit study is set up on a day by day basis. It can take as much or as little time as you and your child feel you want to spend. That said, the original design is for a 30 day unit study. However, I recommend you choose which projects will be a good fit for your child and not feel obligated to complete all lessons.

Can my child work through this independently?

It will depend on the age of the child. Older children should be able to complete it independently. However, parents will need to be available to help with projects. I recommend parents review the course before their children begin.

Can this be used for more than one child or as a family unit study?

Absolutely! We are a homeschooling family, and we encourage all our children to participate in unit studies.

Will the teacher provide any feedback to the child on their writing projects?

We provide students with the opportunity to share their Writing Projects with us. If they choose to share, we will provide feedback in the form of critiques and encouragement. Some of our students use this option frequently, while others choose to submit their assignments to the parents.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We understand that not every book or course is the perfect fit. Due to the digital nature of this product, we are limited in how long we can offer a refund. If you don't find that the course fits for your family, please let us know within 5 days of purchase for a full refund. After that time, we will not be able to offer a full refund.

What if I have questions or need help?

You can contact me at [email protected] and I will answer you as soon as possible.