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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. 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!