Home economics lesson plans

home economics


When I first started my blog I did not have the resources nor the time to do this course within my site.  It is something I have been wanting to do for a long time.  Now I have it finished.  These two courses have way more material and skills taught than the original course and everything is within my site.





142 responses to “Home economics lesson plans

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  2. Anita Vermeulen

    Thank you for the home ec course. Looking forward to doing it with our daughter one day.

  3. I think this is great! Thank you so much for sharing this. Life skills are SO under taught in today’s America. Thank you.

    • Thank you, I know how hard it was for me to make sure I taught all that I wanted now I feel I should share with what we know. Glad you enjoyed.

  4. I really do appreciate the work you put into all this. We are using it with our girls….They are excellent cooks but retraining never hurts.
    Is there any way to get all of this in PDF format? We are not always able to be around the a computer with internet and would love to continue this program.



    • Gina, that is a good thought…..I originally started doing it with PDF download, but then much of the things were links to other websites so I stopped doing that. I am sorry, maybe in the future, I can do all of the things via my site, and then make it a downloadedable ebook….hmmmmmm good idea….

  5. Thank you what a lovely blessing, as it not only blesses us moms with a wonderful free curriculum, but blesses our daughters with a godly skills which they in turn will bless others with. I am excited to begin this with my daughter

    • Erika,
      That is such a blessing to my heart, I hope it is of true benefit for your daughter. Let me know how it goes.

  6. Thank you!! I had to learn the hard way all my home/kitchen skills. I’m excited to find something I can use to train my girls. Thank you!

  7. At what age would you suggest this curriculum be started? Thank you for putting all this together!

      1. The focus is for girls to grow as women, has bible studies pertaining to character and many “older responsibilities, I would suggest at least 14 years of age, my daughter is 15 and it is perfect for her.
  8. Noreen Bowen

    THANK YOU so much for this curriculum! I have been looking for something to help as I train my daughters in taking care of the home, and wanted something other than just me telling them “do this” or “don’t do that”! You have given EXACTLY what I was looking for!!! Thank you again, and God Bless!

  9. THANK you so very much for all the time and effort that you put into this! What a blessing!


  10. Tammy Maddox

    Thank you, I hope to use this one day with my daughters:) Bless you for your work and your beautiful sharing heart.
    🙂 Tammy

  11. Thank you for this course! I recently left my demanding career of 20 years to be a stay-at-home wife and mom. I’ve been struggling to figure out what I am supposed to do and how to do it. This is an answer to my prayers. Reading through the list of lessons, I can already feel this fog of anxiety lifting off my shoulders. My mom has tried to help me figure out what I am doing, but I feel like such a failure asking her every little question. I spent so many years paying others to do these household tasks for me, but have always dreamed of one day being a homemaker. Now that I am getting a chance to do it I am finding it incredible overwhelming, scary, exhausting and frankly, depressing. I am looking forward to following these lessons myself and getting a handle on my at home life.

    • Mrs. Amen,That is such an encouragement to me. It blesses my heart knowing that this will be of benefit to someone. God bless to you.

      • This course is amazing! I spent thousands of dollars in college-tuition and graduated with a degree from a Big Ten University but little did I know that one day I would desire to be a Full-Time Mother and Homemaker for which I had practically NO TRAINING FOR!!! Our society seriously underestimates what it takes to manage a home and it’s unbelievable how “home-illiterate” many of us “educated” women are! I don’t have daughters but I am very passionate about helping as many young women as possible, understand how much value there is in learning these skills!

  12. The word FREE caught my eye, even though my daughter is only 3 years old. I don’t know if these links will still be around in 10 yrs, so I’m thinking I may just have to go through this course myself and learn a few things that my public education and single working mother never taught me! A heartfelt thanks to someone who understands why one would even consider offering a resource like this for free to others.

  13. This really seems to be excellent.Thank you for putting it together. Is there a way you could work one up for sons as well? Again, thanks.

  14. I’m still skimming thru all the content here, but I couldn’t find the word “mop”. Week 20-5 links to an article on sweeping, and I found their mopping one helpful as well. I managed to avoid mops most my life…until potty training!

  15. Hi Amy,
    I am a mum of 3 children aged 4-7 and how I wish i had done this as a teenager! I struggled so much with running a home when I was first married/full time classroom teacher and when we had children I struggled even more. Although i have learned a LOT and things run much more smoothly , I am thinking of going through this week by week to see what I may be missing. Your job list for each day of the week is helping my distracted scattered brain to make sense of what to do when. Thank you for putting the time into getting all this information online. It is much appreciated, from as far away as New Zealand!!!

  16. Thank you for carefully and prayerfully preparing these lessons. It is a wonderful resource. How very generous of you & your husband to make these materials available at no charge. May God bless your hearts and home.

  17. Do you have something like this for a son?

  18. Would this be age appropriate for 8th grade but count toward high school credit?

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  20. Lorie Anderson

    How can i ever thank you enough!!!!!!!!!! This is going to help so many Children

    • Excellent I wanted to create one because there wasn’t one for free anywhere:) Look for Home Ec 2 coming in a few weeks.Enjoy

  21. This seems to be excellent material. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together. I tried to purchase the eBook but it will not let me. How can I get this book?
    Thank you so much.

  22. I would like the home economics book on the Proverbs 31 woman.

  23. Wow! Thanks so much for posting this! I am planning next year and was not looking forward to trying to plan Home Ec for my daughter. This is perfect!

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  25. Thank you so very much for this diverse and comprehensive list. I appreciate the time, energy, and effort you put into this. May our Good God bless you for your
    generosity and kindness in sharing these wonderful lesson plans!

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  28. Thank you SO MUCH for providing this curriculum for free. I was going to put something together for my 14 year old daughter for Home Ec for this school year but came across your site and curriculum. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into this to share it with the rest of us homeschooling families. It is a blessing!

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  30. When do you expect to have a printable version ready?

    • Julie, so blessed to hear about you. I am hoping to get it out in the next month, but as with life, I do not know for sure. I will work diligently at it with hopes to have it out soon. Thank you for the interest. Be blessed, Amy

  31. Did you get this curriculum in book format? It

    • no, but I will be working on it, thank you for the swift reminder:) be blessed and glad you enjoy. Amy

  32. IT IS AWESOME! Sorry my baby pushed the comment button~!

  33. Carisa Hadley

    Is it necessary to start with week 1 in September or can I start with week 19 in January?

    • I would suggest starting with week 1 in January. Most of the skills work from basic to more complex. If you skip ahead you may miss many of the skills. Thank you for the interest. Be blessed. Amy

  34. Some good stuff here. If I may, where is the economic part? Finances, budgeting, prioritizing fund allocation w/in the home, etc. In my home state, all of the above were included in the more affluent parts of the state, but in the “poor” part, they only offered cooking and sewing or it wasn’t an option at all. Consider adding this to your outline.

    • Hello I am thankful for the suggestions. I am currently working on getting this into an expanded book form. I like the idea of finances being part of it. Thank you for the suggestions. Be blessed. Amy

  35. I need to keep grades for my daughter to get a credit for this class. Is there a grade recorder with this? Or do You have a suggestion on how to organize a grade record.

    • You could do it based on weekly performance. Grade accordingly to how she “performs” the required duty. Just a suggestion.

  36. Thank you so much for this! I’ve a daughter in preschool, and I want to prepare her to transition to homeschool next year. What you’ve provided here is easily adaptable to her level and makes “homeschool-after-preschool” something engaging and hands-on for her to look forward to. Also, the practicality of it all doesn’t hurt one bit 🙂

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  38. I am thinking of using this with my daughter, but I have a question – I prefer to have things in print, but I noticed that the book only has lessons for 18 weeks, while the online lessons cover 38 weeks. Is the book a condensed version of the online lessons, or is it a different thing altogether?

    • The online version is a mix of all different types of home economic skills. I am working to put each different skill in book form. This book is just kitchen skills. It is more in depth than I do online as it covers every basic part that a person would need for kitchen skills. I am hoping to have later this year more topics in book form—in time.

  39. Babette Cole

    Question regarding lesson questions? Are there questions at the end of each lesson that I’m missing? Or, do you just have them read the days lesson and move on?
    Babette C.

  40. Cristina Seals

    I would like to do this with my daughter this school year; she is starting 9th grade. I have been unable to find a course code for high school for cooking or home economics. We are in the state of Florida, if that makes a difference. Could you tell me how to give her credit for this?

    Thank you,

    • Hello, I am unsure of how the state of Florida makes you record grades. When I was having to keep track of hours and credits I got the book…. senior high: a home designed form+u+la you can find it cheap on amazon it helped me hugely with how to give credits!

  41. What an awesome resource! Thanks for sharing it.

  42. Hi! I love this home economics course, thank you so much for making it available to us high schoolers for free! I was wondering, when you said in Week 3 Lesson 1 that from now on we would be cooking at least one meal per week for our family, does that mean that we should do it without a prompting from you, or will you have it be part of one of the lessons each week to cook for our family?

    • Emma, I am very happy that you are enjoying using this curriculum for yourself. I apologize for not being more specific. YES, choose one of your own recipes and try and make it. Don’t worry about perfection, just try and make it on your own. If your family enjoys it, do it again the following week. Perfecting it is good:)

  43. Wow so many great ideas – thank you!

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  46. Thank you very much for providing this free. This is a tremendous blessing, and so well put together. I sincerely appreciate all of your hard work, and your generosity to share. I found your site by searching for “home economics homeschool curriculum” and was so excited to find and explore. This is a huge answer to prayer!

    • I am very glad that it is a resource you will be able to use. I wanted to do for others what was done for me, when I needed things. Be blessed!

  47. Our Home of Many Blessings

    Thank you so much !!!! I will be using this with my daughter next year!! Do i have to start the program in September?Do you have lessons that go together with holidays?

  48. I am wondering if all the items you have listed above (the 38 weeks worth of curriculum ideas) are found in your book as well?

    • Hello Tracy, the book that I have out currently goes way more in depth for kitchen skills only, I am currently finishing up an all in one full year book that covers all of the skills. Keep watching in the next few weeks and I should have it available.

  49. I noticed in your free home economics course you suggested reading Larry Burket’s book. Do you have a list somewhere with all the supplemental reading? I’d like to just purchase those books and have them sitting on the shelf for my daughters instead of racing to our very small library in hopes that it is there.

    • Amy, that is an excellent suggestion. I will go through the course this weekend and get a list of any books that will be needed. Thank you for the input and I am glad you are finding it useful. Have a wonderful day!

  50. How do I enroll my daughter in the online course?

    • Hello Robyn, the Free course you can just click on the link and begin doing the class. I am in the process of setting up an online course that will keep the user directly on my site. In a few days that will be up and running, look for it on the home page.

  51. Hi Amy. Sorry for bugging you again :). I’ve tried clicking on the lessons about calligraphy, but I’m having some trouble since when I click the link it comes up with a video. Not sure how to access the calligraphy lessons from the linked website?

    • Emma,you are not bugging me, you are informing me! I see the lessons are no longer free,I will find a substitute for them. Thanks so much for bringing that to my attention.

  52. This is fantastic. I like the fact that it’s biblically based.

  53. I’m a single mother of a 10 year old girl, and she’s recently taken a HUGE interest in cooking (thanks Food Network cooking shows!). I decided to teach her on weekends and was online looking for a good lesson plan and I came across your lesson plan! I really wish I could homeschool her because of several different reasons, but I have her in a private Christian school so I’m loving the fact that this is all biblically based! Thank you so much for having this available! Obviously I’ll be tweaking this for our weekend course, but this will definitely be an exciting time!

    • Amy, so fun!!! My girls LOVE the Food Network Cooking Shows!!! I am happy that you will be able to enjoy it with her. Thank you for letting me know, it blesses me:) Have a great day today!!!!

  54. Do you have a home economics course for young teen boys? I homeschool my almost 16 year old. He would love this! I appreciate this.

    • on my homeschooling resource tab you can view all that I have. I do have one for guys, it covers more guy things. I do offer free now my kitchen skills course online, on the main page right below my picture. I know it has an image of girls in the kitchen but the course should be gender neutral. 🙂 hope that works!

  55. Thank you for linking to my free calligraphy lessons! I appreciate it!

  56. hi, I love your courses you offer, thank you! I was wondering about your green book, Home Economics Household Skills, is it pretty much the same as this free one you have or is it more in depth? is it one to do after this online one?

    • Hello, the green books is an in depth book that will cover an entire year of home economics. It is much more thorough than what I have online. If you go to Amazon and do a preview of the book, it will give you a look at a bunch of pages to determine if you would like to purchase it. I am happy that you enjoy the courses. Have a great day!

  57. Thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into this course! Can’t wait to start it with my daughter!

  58. I was looking at your website last week to use as a “life skills” class for middle school. I cannot find the weekly lessons online this week. Can you help me with that? If I need to purchase the lesson plans, please share that information, too.


    • I am replacing the home economics course with two new courses. They will still cover the same content and much more. The links are on this page—called Kitchen Skills and Household and Personal Management Skills. Take one unit each week to complete. Hope that helps. Amy

  59. Hi! I have just started my girls on your two courses only to realize that you are changing it. We are using All In One Highschool because my husband lost his job and we don’t have money to order books or curriculum. Will your new courses be free like these? I really hate to lose this course or course with as much depth in their last year of school.

    • Hello Carla, I am very sorry to hear about your husband losing his job. That is hard, I have been there before. No the courses will still be free. I was just getting rid of the old one that I had with links to other websites. The kitchen skills and the household and personal management will be offered and with much more content. No worries;) Be blessed. Amy

  60. Help! I had this course planned for my daughter to do this year as a 9th grader. She got six days into it and the course is no longer offered and has been replaced by the 2 new courses. Now what direction do I go with her?

    • Kelly, I am sorry. I promise you…..The new courses have WAY MORE in depth work. Your daughter will get much more out of the ones currently offered. I promise. I didn’t even touch the surface with the other course. I would start out with Kitchen Skills course. It is a good place to begin. The only thing I don’t have are the devotions, which are offered in the books if you want to purchase them. But all of the skills are taught. She will be a much more rounded individual with this and all of the links are within my site so you won’t have to worry about expired links or objectionable material from other places. Hope this helps. Amy

  61. My daughter and I are looking forward to using your hone ec course this year. Is the kitchen book on amazon the same as your new online kitchen course, or is it your older course?

  62. I am using your course and love it. I am a bit disappointed that when the course changed recently, you removed the spiritual character aspects. I really loved that and was eager to incorporate it into my classes. Is there a way I could get those, or maybe you could post them in another place? I am including Proverbs 31 in my class and these little nuggets were so perfect. Thanks so much for your hard work. It is so appreciated.

    • I do appreciate that you enjoy it. I know I wanted to incorporate it into my lessons somehow, but I do in my books. The ones I had before with the old home economics course were taken from
      Noble Girlhood Becoming a Daughter of Victory & Virtue Paperback – 2006
      by Tiffany M. Schlichter This is a GREAT book and I highly recommend buying it. Look on Christian book website to see if it is cheap. We have had this book for many years and every daughter reads it. Would be something to invest in. In my complete home ec book the green one it has character traits with each weekly lesson. Hope that helps. God bless

  63. Jill michaels

    As a family and consumer science teacher, I’m looking forward to checking this out. It’s a very sexist title though, as young men can CERTAINLY hold their own in the home, too!!!! 🙂

    • Oh I couldn’t agree more!!!! I do have a course designed for guys only. But I do agree that I could make it gender neutral—as to not offend. Hmmmm you got me thinking. Thanks for the input!

  64. Mariyah Stewart

    Hi Im a student in 10th grade and on the breakfast work search in unit 3 there are some doubled words. Also the word oatmeal has no L. It is located by the word eggs in the top right hand corner. LOL!

    • Mariyah, Thank you so much!! It helps to have people tell me the mistakes so I can fix them:) Enjoy!

      • Do you mean doubled as in ….”in the puzzle doubled?” I do a computer generated program for that—-even computers can mess up:)

        • Mariyah Stewart

          Sorry, I mean the word prepare and fruit are doubled in the wordsearch. Like you would find the word prepare twice just in a different spot. 🙂

          • Thank you:) It is an automated worksheet finder—a flaw in that system:) I have a new one up now.

  65. We are making the cheeseburger soup. You have left out some of the amounts of ingredients (milk, salt, pepper, flour)!

    • Thank you Jett for keeping me on my toes!!! I am sorry I have not responded until now, we have been moving and today is my first day on here. I will correct those amounts. Thanks!

  66. Mariyah Stewart

    OMG I just made the Donut Muffins in unit 6 and they were so delicious!!
    I was afraid I wouldn’t like them because I don’t like donuts. However, these were NOT a home economics fail. They are best when they are warm. Thank you Amy for putting this recipe into my life!!! 🙂 LOL

    • LOL I am so glad that you enjoyed those Mariyah! Home Economic fails are never good. That reminds me to have my girls make those too:) Thanks!

  67. How do I download the e-books I bought

  68. Fantastic! Several of my friends have been asking me to teach them how to cook (which I’ve been doing at home for nearly 30 years and professionally about 20) and the amount of information that I wanted to pass on was a bit… intimidating. Your lesson plans give me a good guide for making my own hands-on instruction for fellow adults. 🙂 Thank you so very much for sharing these!

  69. Just came across these classes through easy peasy and we will definitely be using them. Thank you so much for for sharing these!!

  70. Hi. I was wondering if you have a basic course outline/syllabus for the Home Economics class. A one-page course description that I can print and keep in my high schoolers portfolio.


    • I don’t specifically. I would just copy and paste the main beginning page in a wordpad document and it lists all the different areas that you are going to be working on. You can then make a spot for a completion check mark next to each section. Glad your able to do it. Thanks so much!

  71. Kristen Ranker

    I am searching for a home EC program to introduce to my church. I believe I found it. I noticed a home schooling unit and hope it will produce the results we are looking for. Thank you for your contributions in this …So necessary during this day and age. My young adult children are quite self sufficient because of my teaching them. Unfortunately this is not the case today. Thank you!

    • Kristen, I am very happy that you found us!!! I am blessed knowing that I have a small part in helping train up our younger generations! Be blessed!

  72. Good day

    Are your courses available for download? I would like to do your course but would find it easy if it is in book format.

    Thank you

    • Hello, yes it is available free as a course, or you can pay for a pdf book version or you can order the book from Amazon. I have three choices based on everyone’s ability to afford it. Thanks

  73. There appears to be 3 books, cooking, cleaning, and a combination book. Do you suggest all 3? I was an unhappy child and never learned this stuff. Now I’m out on my own, and guess what, wish I had. What do you suggest?

    • I would recommend the complete book as it contains both the kitchen and personal/household management and then has some extra’s as well. I hope this helps and I am happy that you are choosing to do something instead of nothing. It begins with one step. That step is hard to take but I am proud of you for doing it!!!

  74. Reach up,
    Touch your toes,
    If something shows,

    -Love your modesty ma’am!

  75. Lori Collins

    This is awesome! I have a freshman and found this course. It will be perfect for her. Thank you so much.

  76. What a fantastic resource – and so generous of you to share! Thank you so much. I’m looking forward to using it with my population of middle and high school students with pervasive developmental delays!

    • Excellent, I am happy you are able to use it!!! Please let me know how it goes, positive and negative:)

  77. I found this after our dryer went out and I had clothes that needed to be hung up. I asked my teens to hang them up thinking nothing of this task. To my surprise they did not know how to hang clothes on a line. I was totally shocked and disappointed in the situation. So I taught them both how to hang the clothes appropriately, season a cast iron pan, and make chicken and dumplings from scratch for supper. I also talked with them about this thing called Home Ec class that I took back in high school that is not taught anymore. I vowed that my children would not walk out of our home and into this world without this useful knowledge. I’ve also shared this site with my friends and family. Thanks for sharing and God bless.

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