Homeschooling your children is a big decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There’s a lot to consider and one of the biggest is whether your budget has room for you to purchase curriculum, supplies and everything else that comes along for the ride. Luckily, there is a boatload of free homeschooling resources on the net that you can use along with your curriculum or by themselves if you aren’t using a set curriculum. Take a look at them and see if there’s anything you can use. I’m sure you’ll find something that you like!
- Free Kindle Books – Amazon is chock full of free Kindle books that are great for homeschool. They change almost hourly too so you’re always able to look and find a few new ones.
- Open Culture – When it comes to homeschool freebies, Open Culture really is the place you want to be. Currently they feature over 200 free videos, online textbooks, games and more.
- Educents – While Educents is technically an online store, they do offer a large amount of freebies each day. You’ll find them in a range from single printable to entire unit lesson plans. Most of the printables are created by either homeschooling Mom’s themselves or certified teachers so you can count on getting quality freebies for your kids.
- Ambleside Online – If you’re a fan of the Charlotte Mason learning style, Ambleside Online will provide you with an entire curriculum to use from Kindergarten to grade 12 in the 5 basic subjects as well as electives such as art, Shakespeare, folks songs and more. This is a religious based curriculum so just keep that in mind if you’re a secular homeschooler.
- Free Lesson Plans from Scholastic – If you’re looking for unit plans for specific things, Scholastic is a great resource for grabbing freebies. They offer multiple lessons in grades Pre-K through 12 on subjects like “Remembering Anne Frank,” outdoor learning centers and so much more.
- Free Piano Sheet Music – If you’re including piano in your homeschool music program, Virtual Sheet Music is perfect for you! You can download free sheet music for the classics on piano as well as some that are duets for piano and other instruments.
- Free Science DVD’s – Looking to supplement your science curriculum? The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has you covered. You can order over 25 free science related dvd’s for free! They’re great for adding onto what your child is already learning.
- Discovery Education – If you’re a fan of the Discovery Channel, you can add them to your homeschool! They offer several free lesson plans on a few different topics. They’re great for when you just need a quick supplement.
- Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool – Easy Peasy is another heavily religion based curriculum, but it is a full curriculum for grades K-12. She includes all of the core subjects plus a few extras.
- Free homeschool planners – When it comes to homeschool planning and record keeping, Donna Young is the queen. She offers planners, records, calendars and more and they’re all free. If you’re keeping a homeschool binder, you’ll definitely want to take a look.
- Free Tech Classes from Google – Every kid should learn a bit about coding and things and Google is the place to be for that. They offer a few different videos and lessons on coding and other tech services. Just be sure to select “student” from the drop down menu.
- Free Art Lessons & Projects – Don’t let their name fool you. KinderArt is a great free resource for free art lessons or art projects for students of all ages. You can sort them out by age or medium to be sure that you find what you need to.
- NASA Kid’s Club – Have a future space cadet in your homeschool? They’ll love the NASA Kid’s Club and you’ll love that they’re learning about space.
- Free Kid’s Money & Budgeting Curriculum – The Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank offers their kid’s money & budgeting curriculum called “Great Minds Think Alike.” You can order a free physical copy or download it by PDF.
- Free First Aid Classes – Homeschool isn’t just about the 3 R’s and these Free Basic and Advanced First Aid classes are perfect for adding an extra elective.
- Free Sign Language Classes – Why not learn a new language that isn’t Spanish, French or German?
- Free Banking Lessons and Curriculum – Head over to Hands on Banking for lessons and curriculum to help you teach your child the ins and outs of banking, budgets and more.
- Project Gutenberg – With over 46,000 free e-books, you’ll never want for something to read. You can find both older classics and new ones indexed here and they add more every day.
- Encyclopedias Britannica – Remember those thick books that sat on your book shelf? They’re not available online and for free.
- We Give Books – Books can be super expensive and We Give Books is trying to help with that. Your child can read current books (Such as the “Who is” series, Nat Geo books and more) online in digital magazine form for free.
- Free Nutrition Lessons – The USDA offers multiple free brochures, posters and worksheets to help you teach your child proper eating habits and nutrition. Just remember to read each option carefully because you could end up with 30 of each if you don’t.
- Free Learning Worksheets – K5 Learning is an awesome site for worksheet in every core subject in, you guessed it, grades K-5.
- Free Curriculum on Water – Learning the water cycle or how to conserve it? Head over to Water.org for free curriculum. They offer 3 different ones in Elementary, Middle and High School ages.
- Free Teacher Resources – The Library of Congress offers multiple resources to both teachers and homeschoolers for free.
- Free Online Clubs – Curriclick offers several free online clubs for homeschool students. Choose from things like American Girl, Lego and more. Topics change from semester to semester.
Homeschooling doesn’t have to be expensive and it doesn’t have to break your budget. Use these 25 freebies as a jumping off point. The internet is full of them and they’re all perfect for homeschooling on a budget!
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