Free 34-week lesson plans for the entire Magic School Bus series!

Free 34-week lesson plans for the entire Magic School Bus series!

Do your kids love the Magic School Bus? Here’s a great way to use the series in your homeschool.

The Homeschool Belle is offering Primary Science Lesson Plans for Magic School Bus DVD’s for free on Teachers Pay Teachers.

UPDATE:  This resource is not currently on TPT because the author, The Homeschool Belle, is updating it.  She shared the files for folks to use anyway on google docs but says that some links still need to be updated.

UPDATE II:  The Homeschool Belle has now deleted the google doc file.  You can access the previous version here.

Update III:  You can now access the older version here.

The lesson plans are offered in a spreadsheet format which is viewable with Microsoft Excel (you can download the viewer for free here).

Each week features four days of activities — the Magic School Bus video the first day, a recommended book on the same subject the second day, a related project from the internet the third day, and another video the last day (often from Brain Pop Junior).

The year’s worth of lesson plans begins in late August and ends in mid-May. There are no lesson plans for the weeks around Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter.

The lesson plans are arranged by themes that sometimes correspond with the time of year. Eggs are the focus the week before Easter, for instance, hearts and circulation around Valentine’s Day, and the week of St. Patrick’s Day features making a leprechaun trap (construction is the theme of that week).

The lessons are listed as suitable for pre-k through fourth grade. They are quite adaptable and should be suitable for many ages.

The lessons are generally secular, with occasional religious content (the week before Easter features a movie about the resurrection and a book about resurrection eggs, for instance). Homeschoolers of all faiths should be able to make use of them.

Netflix sometimes provides The Magic School Bus through its streaming service. The series is also available at most libraries, through sites like and at stores such as Barnes and Noble and Walmart.

Post Author: A Magical Homeschool

14 thoughts on “Free 34-week lesson plans for the entire Magic School Bus series!

  • Leslie

    (July 18, 2021 - 10:52 pm)

    Could you provide a link for this resource. I was unable to find it on teachers pay teachers.

    • A Magical Homeschool

      (July 19, 2021 - 3:59 pm)

      I checked out her page and lots of people had asked about it. She wrote that she was updating it but she put the URL to her google spreadsheet in the comments so you can still access it. She did warn that some links still need to be changed. I updated the post with the URL. HTH!

  • Amber

    (January 13, 2023 - 11:56 pm)

    Is it possible to get a working link for the lesson plans?

    • A Magical Homeschool

      (January 14, 2023 - 12:35 pm)

      Amber, she has not put the resource back up but as mentioned in the post, she provided the link to her google spreadsheet with all of her lesson plans and that is a working link. That’s still there, though you may need to plug some of the links into the wayback machine. If you go to lesson one about ants, for instance, the first project is making an ant farm. Click on that link and it brings you to a blog page about making your own ant farm in a glass jar. Hope that helps.

  • Linsey

    (May 22, 2023 - 2:44 pm)

    The Google spreadsheet I can get the link to work.
    Could you post the working link please if you have it

    • A Magical Homeschool

      (May 24, 2023 - 2:32 pm)

      She seems to have deleted it. I had saved it and put the link to my saved version in the updated article. Hope that helps.

      • Lacy

        (July 9, 2023 - 1:54 am)

        You update 2 link isn’t working as Linsey posted above – can you redo your copy/link and update please??

        • A Magical Homeschool

          (September 16, 2023 - 2:58 pm)

          I’ve updated it again. 🙂

  • Linsey

    (May 25, 2023 - 3:15 am)

    Guess i can’t find it still
    I can’t seem to find updated article
    I see update 2 on this article and when i click it nothing is there.

  • karen

    (September 16, 2023 - 2:16 pm)

    heelp- i cant find the curriculum anywhere and am not teech savy… how can i access the link successfully? i keep getting messages that items are no longer available.

    • A Magical Homeschool

      (September 16, 2023 - 2:57 pm)

      I’ve updated again and you can try it now. 🙂

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