The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe is a classic novel in the Chronicles of Narnia series by beloved author, CS Lewis. This book is a must read with so many lessons to be taught. CS Lewis has been a beloved author by Christians the world over. If you have not already done a unit study with this read you are in for a treat, and so much the better that most of the homeschool printables and resources listed to help you are totally FREE! It doesn’t get much better than that.
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What is this novel even about? According to Amazon:
Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.
Open the door and enter a new world! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series, which has been captivating readers of all ages with a magical land and unforgettable characters for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to discover more about Narnia, pick up The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
The parallels in this book for Christians are evident but selfless sacrifice and good vs. evil are brought to a level that even as a read-aloud, young children can begin to process. As you dig into this amazing tale check out the following:
Make a lap book with your children.
Use this teacher’s guide to the novel complete with Comprehension, Vocabulary and Critical thinking questions.
Get some great FREE worksheets to go along with your reading
There is even a bible study to go along with your reading the novel
For those children (and adults) who are visual learners, a printable map of Narnia is available.
There are lots of characters so to keep them in order there is an individual character list with details of each
Time for recess? How about online games available with Narnia Theme
There is also a nice free Narnia Activity pack with coloring pages, a quiz, and another map.
How about some RECIPES from the book?
“And really it was a wonderful tea. There was a nice brown egg, lightly boiled, for each of them, and then sardines on toast, and then buttered toast, and then toast with honey, and then a sugar-topped cake.” –CS Lewis
How fun to incorporate a tea party complete with boiled eggs and toast!
“Edmund felt much better as he began to sip the hot drink. It was something he had never tasted before, very sweet and foamy and creamy and it warmed him down to his toes.… The Queen let another drop fall from her bottle on to the snow and instantly there appeared a round box, tied with green silk ribbon, which, when opened turned out to contain several pounds of the best Turkish Delight. Each piece was sweet and light to the very center and Edmond had never tasted anything more delicious.
—The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, chapter 4
Whip up some homemade cocoa the top with foamy whipped cream
But let’s not forget the white witch and her offerings…
What about the setting of the book?
“Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. This story is about something that happened to them when they were sent away from London during the war because of the air-raids.”
—The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, chapter one
What was an air raid shelter?
Back to Narnia now for a little more learning. Narnia was a place of neverending snow and ice, but no Christmas…
“She is a perfectly terrible person,” said Lucy. “… And she has made a magic so that it is always winter in Narnia—always winter, but it never gets to Christmas. ” -CS Lewis
Let’s learn about the lifecycle of a snowflake.
Even better, the science and symmetry of snowflakes.
Want to make your own? Here you can make salt crystal snowflakes.
Or simpler yet, just make some paper snowflakes.
Now that you have completely submersed yourself in this magical land…let’s write about the experience.
Now reflect on this unit study and if you are curious…the rest of the books in the Chronicles of Narnia are fantastic reads as well!
Written by Contributing Author, Dawn, who is a homeschooling mom living out her dream of a simple life on a small farm with her husband and 5 children. She is an avid gardener, a lover of simplicity, and blogger of natural living at Incidental Farmgirl.