The Playful Pioneers Version 2.0

The Playful Pioneers Version 2.0

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The Playful Pioneers Version 2.0


A literature and project based curriculum
for elementary students



The Playful Pioneers Parent Guide is your daily guide for giving your 5-12 year old students a gentle, holistic education. The guide will lead you through daily readings in The Little House on the Prairie series (families using the resource for a second time have a Little Britches reading plan) along with picture books designed to introduce your child to American history from Native Americans to the Age of Industry. You will read about famous people and events of the time period including Leif Erickson, Squanto, Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Thomas Edison, Tecumseh, and more. As your child explores the time period, they will learn to identify geographical concepts and countries of origin for many of the U.S. settlers. The parent guide includes map work, nature study, poetry, hymns, narration, copy work prompts, science experiments, art, practical life skills and much more. The Playful Pioneers Parent Guide includes 242 pages of lesson plans with a helpful week at a glance grid, monthly overview, supplies list, book list, hymns and poetry, free reading suggestions, and more.

The Playful Pioneers students sheets include poetry selections, Bible verses, maps, patterns, and hand-drawn illustrations to introduce narration and copy work to your child. These sheets will help your child with beginning composition and grammar, form drawing, handwriting, and vocabulary skills as they trace or copy their page. Included is a cursive or print tracing file, as well as a kinder file with single words and larger fonts for younger students, and an elementary copy work file which includes blank lines for children ready to copy on their own.

The Playful Pioneers Cookbook includes recipes to correspond with the readings from each week. You and your child will work together to shake cream into butter, make a natural insect repellant and disinfectant cleaner, bake a fresh loaf of bread, and even make your first simple cheese. These recipes are designed to make the pioneer stories from The Little House on the Prairie and The Little Britches even more vibrant as you bake and cook with your child.


The Playful Pioneers Art includes 29 different art prints featuring artists such as Remington, Taylor, Monet, Van Gogh, and Catlin, along with art depicting famous events in American history. The Playful Pioneers Art is designed to help your children become familiar with famous artists and important historical events. along with helping them to begin developing as artists through copying these inspiring pieces.


Your download also includes helpful planning sheets, and a co-op grid to help you make this your best year ever!


The Playful Pioneers is a literature and project based curriculum for early elementary students. Written by Jennifer Pepito, a homeschool mama with a heart for encouraging parents to craft a beautiful learning experience right in the comfort of your own home.


  • Bible

  • Reading

  • Narration

  • Poetry

  • Copy Work

  • Science

  • History

  • Art

  • Practical Skills

  • (Please purchase a grade-specific math and phonics, spelling, or grammar curriculum separately)



Your digital download includes the following:

  • The Playful Pioneers Parent Guide

  • Weekly Grid

  • Daily Details

  • Book List (Click to check it out)

  • The Playful Pioneers Cookbook

  • Student Copy Work in Print and Cursive

  • The Playful Pioneers Art

  • Plus access to our exclusive private FB group for The Peaceful Press families. Upon purchase, please contact us for your invitation!

We have supplemental resources to create a wonderful year studying American History. Grab The Playful Pioneers Timeline Cards and The Native American Cards. You can also download the free book list by clicking the button below.


Please be sure to read our FAQ page and ask any and all questions beforehand!

PLEASE NOTE: The curriculum is a digital download, and will be e-mailed to the address associated with your Paypal account. 

Are you wondering what to do after the Playful Pioneers?