Reformation Day: A Homeschool Lesson Plan For Slackers

Reformation Day Homeschool Lesson Plan



If you just realized that you haven’t come up with anything to teach your kiddos about Reformation Day on October 31st – this post is for you!

This year marks the 500 year anniversary of Reformation Day! This is GREAT news if you love nice round numbers, church history or both!

Almost all the Iron Heart adults here at The Compound sat through one of the best history classes that exists. Our teacher, Mr. Reger also remains the best history teacher. Like ever. (You can disagree but you are wrong.)

The Protestant Reformation was one of the most emphatic lessons that Mr. Reger taught. The passionate way he spoke of it was like he was actually there – face lit with dignity, small hands waving in the air. And after there was an expectant gaze as he met the eyes of his students… Did they understand? Did they recognize the absolute importance of this event?!

Mr. Reger, I did. I did.

Reformation Day Homeschool Lesson Plan

Videos: For the young ones, I recommend Torchlighter’s: The Martin Luther Story from Amazon Prime.

For the older students, you may consider this production, Reluctant Revolutionary, from BBC that gives a good basis.


Activities: The Torchlighter’s website has a bunch of helpful accompanying activities for their Martin Luther video.

If you’re willing to subscribe for the free resources (we did!):

Jill at Blessed Beyond a Doubt has put out some lovely copywork using inspirational Martin Luther quotes.

Also, below you will see two other resources from Talking Mom2Mom and Thinking Kids are offering free resources for their readers as well.

FREE The Five Solas Intricate Coloring Pages for Reformation Day!

Reformation History for Kids: 13 Biographical Cards

Audio: This is a fantastic series from Nancy at Revive our Hearts with Gospel focus to challenge you and your older students in your faith today: Celebrating the Reformation with Dr. Erwin Lutzer

That’s it from us this year!

Obviously, I am no Mr. Reger… But I hope in my slacker way, I have enabled or encouraged you to dig into history this Reformation Day!

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Have free Reformation lesson plan resources that you love? Help a slacker mama out – leave them in the comments! 

Author: Katie

Welcome! I'm Katie. Here at Forging Iron Hearts, I will be sharing the experiences of our family here in our intentional community in East Texas. You will likely see occasional posts from my wonderful husband Kevin and the other Iron Heart families, as well.

2 thoughts on “Reformation Day: A Homeschool Lesson Plan For Slackers”

  1. I love the “for slackers” part! I’ve discussed the history of Halloween and briefly mentioned that it will be the 500th anniversary of the Reformation tomorrow, but I haven’t dived into any lessons or activities. Thanks for putting together this list of resources for slacker homeschool moms like me. 🙂

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