HUGE List of Chronicles of Narnia Literature Unit Study Resources

This post is part of the 31 MORE Days of Literature Unit Studies series. You can find all of the links to the thirty-one studies in this post. If you’d like to use these ideas to create your own unit study,  you download the free Create Your Own Unit Study planner. It will walk you through the steps of creating your own unit study and give you free planning printables to use as you go along. (Want to know more about what, exactly, a unit study is? This post will help.)

While you’re reading and working on your unit study, you can download this free printables pack of graphic organizers for reading. It has a plot chart, Venn diagram, KWL chart, two mini book report organizers, a character analysis chart, a plot outline chart, and a reading response sheet where students can record facts while reading.

Chronicles of Narnia unit study
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Unlike some of the other literature unit posts, this post is a little different. The Chronicles of Narnia hold a special place in my heart. I’ve read them at least five times all the way through for myself and to my kiddos. Although almost everyone has heard about the more common books in the Chronicles- like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe– the lesser-known books are often overlooked. I always recommend that people read all seven of the books because they are so rich in language and in meaning.

If you’re reading the Chronicles for the first time…or the five hundredth…this post has resources you can use to extend the books and make literature unit studies as you’re reading. Some of the books have more resources than others, but don’t let that keep you from reading them all. Many, many of these resources are free. If they aren’t, I’ve noted that with a little $.

A Little about the Order of the Books

The Chronicles of Narnia were not written by Lewis in chronological order. The first book that he wrote was the very popular The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. But the first book in chronological order is The Magician’s Nephew. The true chronological order of the books is…
  • The Magician’s Nephew
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • The Horse and His Boy
  • Prince Caspian
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • The Silver Chair
  • The Last Battle


Specific Book Resources


The Magician’s Nephew

Homeschool Share has a free lapbook for this book.

Lasting Thumbprints has an awesome post with activities her crew did while reading this book.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

youthESource has a Bible study to go along with this book. It’s a four part study that looks at the theme of redemption through Edmund’s story in the book.
Homeschool Share has a free lapbook for this book.

I always used to wonder what Turkish Delight was. With this recipe you can make some when you read this book.

Spark Notes has a great free guide for this book.

Walking by the Way has some great ideas for using this book in a homeschool co-op. You could certainly use some at home with your own kids as well.

Hands of a Child has an awesome lapbook for this book- grades 3 and up. ($)

Prince Caspian

Hands of a Child has an awesome Prince Caspian lapbook pack for grades 3 and up. ($)

The Horse and His Boy

Homeschool Share has a free lapbook for this book.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

These boats would be awesome to make when you read the book. There’s a free printable pattern.

The Silver Chair

Free Unit has a free unit study for this book.

C.S. Lewis Resources

The C.S. Lewis Foundation site is an excellent resource for all things C.S. Lewis.

General Resources

The C.S. Lewis Foundation website has study guides for three of the books The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Teacher Vision has a general study guide that covers all seven of the Chronicles. It’s a short resources with some background information and a few discussion questions for each novel.
The Lion’s Call is a fan site that has some craft printables, Narnia themed games, and some fan created resources.

This Harper Collins kids site has online games that go along with all of the Narnia books.

Activity Village has a Narnia page with printables and crafts that go along with the books.

On this site you can find a printable Reading Group Guide and printable Classroom Activity Guide that have questions, discussion points, and activities to use with all seven books.

On this site you can find a free printable Narnia Activity Package. It’s mostly based on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. There’s a coloring page, printable map, Narnia quiz, and a few other activities.

If you’re thinking of going through all seven books as unit studies with your kids, check out Further Up and Further In. This is a complete unit study with ideas and printable for all of the Chronicles. ($)

This BBC site is all about children growing up in war time. It would be great for a glimpse into life during World War 2, the time of the Pevensie children.

Audio Books and Other Media

You can listen to the books audibly for free here at Readings from Under the Grapevine.

Although I know there are newer movies from some of the Chronicles, I like these BBC editions– The Chronicles of Narnia (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe / Prince Caspian & The Voyage of the Dawn Treader / The Silver Chair) BBC Version. ($)

If you’re looking for an awesome way to experience The Chronicles of Narnia, this radio theater set from Focus on the Family is wonderful. I love it! ($)

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Chronicles of Narnia Unit Study

The Books and Other Great Books to Use

Note: Although the Chronicles of Narnia are often considered children’s books, they are definitely books that I’ve enjoyed more and found to be deeper and deeper as I’ve reread them over the years. Many of the devotional books I’ve listed here are more for adults than for children. I recommend that you read them and experience the deep themes of Narnia for yourself and then share what’s appropriate with the kids. I can guarantee that you’ll find opportunities for some great discussion. These are the Amazon links to the books. You can search for many in your local library.

The Chronicles of Narnia boxed set

The Magician’s Nephew

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Horse and His Boy

Prince Caspian

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Silver Chair

The Last Battle

C.S. Lewis: Master Storyteller (This biography of Lewis from YWAM is awesome and is one of our favorites!)

A Family Guide to Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia

Believing in Narnia: A Kid’s Guide to Unlocking the Secret Symbols of Faith in C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia

Companion to Narnia, Revised Edition: A Complete Guide to the Magical World of C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia

The Heart of the Chronicles of Narnia: Knowing God Here by Finding Him There

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