Pacific Edge Publishing Offers FREE Resources for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators


Pacific Edge Publishing has been creating high-quality teaching resources for 25 years. These resources have been designed to address learning outcomes mandated by Canadian provincial Ministries of Education. Many were authored by teachers who drew from their experiences in the classroom to meet the needs of their students. Many are cross-curricular units, developing skills in subjects such as Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies and the Arts in one package. Designed for busy teachers to easily implement in their classrooms, they will provide homeschooling parents with time-tested, reliable materials to help your children continue to develop learning skills. Full descriptions, including Grade Level suitability, are provided for each resource.

As many parents are now homeschooling their children and educators are working more from home or online due to the COVID-19 virus, Pacific Edge Publishing is offering many resources for FREE, available to download, including lesson plans, activity books, activity sheets, reading guides, and more! Find all of their available resources here:

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Fruits & Veggies: Information About 20 Common Fruits and Vegetables Grown in Canada

Available for FREE download here:

Perfect for research and independent projects in your primary classroom, these fact sheets contain information about twenty common fruits and vegetables grown in Canada. Beautifully illustrated with black & white line drawings, this package comes complete with activity ideas.

The resource includes fact sheets on Apples, Blueberries, Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Cherries, Corn, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Grapes, Kiwifruit, Lettuce, Peas, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries, Zucchini and Tomatoes.

Alphabet Zoo

This fun-filled 50-page activity colouring book is available for FREE on Pacific Edge Publishing’s website:

Ideal for pre-school, kindergarten, and elementary students.

Spectacular Spiders: An Integrated Science Activity for Primary Classrooms

Pacific Edge Publishing has also discounted prices on some of their other resources.  Spectacular Spiders is available to download for $4.95, and includes information and activities on spiders.

Factual information written for primary researchers, activity ideas for across the curriculum, blackline masters, and evaluation forms are all included in the package.

Table of Contents

This resource is divided into two sections.

The first section contains factual material that can be presented to primary children in a variety of ways:

– mount on card stock, laminate and place in a learning centre
– photocopy and distribute to each student
– prepare transparencies and read together using overhead projector
– read aloud to develop listening for information skills

The second section contains blackline masters and activity ideas to integrate the study of spiders across the curriculum. Teachers are free to choose activities that suit the interests and skills of their students.

This resource is written by Margriet Ruurs, author and a regular contributor to Canadian Teacher Magazine.  Check out Margriet’s website (, where she has posted “Creative Resources for Being Home Alone” on her blog, sharing wonderful links for things to do at home with children during this time.

The Nature Detective Series

Written by award-winning BC author, Diane Swanson, the Nature Detectives Series tells the stories of groups of adventurous nature detectives as they discover the life in five ecosystems: forest, seashore, wetland, grassland and river. These fact-filled books provide primary teachers with a language-based resource from which Science and Language Arts can be extended across the curriculum.

Each book introduces children to one of five fascinating ecosystems. The books show how plants and animals interact and adapt themselves to specific ecosystems. They show how living things depend on non-living things, such as water, light, and soil. The books also present examples of fossil life, Indigenous peoples’ uses of elements from specific ecosystems, such as plants, and the ways people harm — and help — ecosystems. By the end of each book, children have a new appreciation for an important ecosystem.

The Nature Detectives Series is a set of five books and five teacher’s guides designed to address the grades 2 to 4 learning standards in the BC Science curriculum. Recently revised and updated!

Find the books, available for purchase, here:

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