The Boxcar Children FREE Book Unit Study Ideas

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I love finding unit studies and free printables to go along with books that we are reading in our homeschool. Adding extra resources to what we are reading can really add to the fun and give your children extra learning experiences.
The Boxcar Children FREE Book Unit Study Ideas
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner was one of the first chapter books I remember reading when I was little. The story always resonated with me and is one I don’t ever forget. This is a classic book that I think everyone should read. If your children enjoy this book, they may also enjoy the entire series. There are 19 original books in this fun mystery series, and many, many other books have been created as spin offs. 

The Boxcar Children Book#1 is only $4.99 and a great start to reading the series.

Here are some fun resources and printables to create your own book unit study on The Boxcar Children:

The Boxcar Children Lapbook for Before Five in a Row from This Adventure Life

Learning Activities and Lesson Plans for The Boxcar Children Book #1 from Bright Hub Education

The Boxcar Children Test Questions for Book #1 from Bright Hub Education

Word Study and Comprehension Pages for The Boxcar Children from Garden of Praise

The Boxcar Children Book Club Comprehension Pack from TPT

Boxcar in the Classroom is a free resource for teachers that has teacher guides, activity guides such as puzzles, recipes, and craft ideas. There is also a free printable title checklist of all the books in order for those avid readers and fans of the books to keep track of what they have read.

The Boxcar Children Discussion Guide with Writing Prompts from Learn With Books

The Boxcar Children FREE Book Unit Study Ideas FB

Learn about the author Gertrude Chandler Warner:
The Gertrude Chandler Warren Boxcar Children Museum is a replica of the box car the children lived in, in the book. This is a real museum that you can visit in Putnam, Connecticut! This museum is dedicated to the life and work of Gertrude Chandler Warner. 

Gertrude Chandler Warner biography for kids with book list from Ducksters.

Gertrude Chandler Warner biography from Kids Reads.

Learn about Box Cars:
Learn about the Box Car, what it transports and how it works from CSX Railroad.

How to Model Boxcars from The Spruce is a website for making train models. There are some great photos of 10 different types of boxcars, with descriptions on what they are used for and some of their history. There are even some details on how to make your own box car.

American-Rails has an entire page devoted to learning about the History of Railroad Boxcars and what they have been used for.

If your children love these books you may want to get the entire boxed set! I think this would look lovely on a homeschool bookshelf!
The Box Car Children 20 Book Set Was $132.81 now $88.21 ~ 34% OFF!

Written by Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!

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