Stop being overwhelmed starting your homeschooling journey. Whether you’re starting by choice or due to remote learning it can be tough to figure out where to begin and how much will it cost.
To get started there are tons of free homeschool resources and printables for families. Don’t worry you can find ways to save money on a homeschool curriculum and feel good about teaching your kids at home.
With these free educational websites, parents can teach math, literature, science, history, and more. You’ll be able to give your child a fully rounded education at home and it’s easier than you think.
If your children are now doing remote learning or e-learning these sites and printables will be great supplements to any materials the school shares with kids.
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Free Homeschool Resources, Printables & Curriculum
Let’s explore all the great educational websites out there that provide free homeschool resources for parents and kids.
If you’re still at the beginning of your homeschooling journey make sure to read our guide on How to Start Homeschooling your kids.
Free Homeschool Resources
The Funbrain site has free educational games for kids from Kindergarten to 8th grade. They’ll enjoy learning and playing reading and math games. My kids love the baseball math game.
If you have younger kids from age 2-6 years old try Fun Brain Jr. This site has games aimed toward preschool and younger for math and reading.
I really like Khan Academy for learning math skills for kindergarten through high school. Lessons are broken up by grade or skill level and then each new math skill has a great video to teach your kids the lesson. After they watch the video there is an accompanying math practice lesson to try out their new skills.
Khan Academy has added even more free resources due to all the school closures and remote learning.
The IXL website has math, science, language arts, and social studies. Much of the site is free but parents can pay extra for personalized recommendations and access to more lessons. I like that if a child gets an answer wrong there is an explanation below of how to get the correct answer.
A great way to give your kids a brain break and get the wiggles out is to use Go Noodle videos. Kids will get up and dance to their educational videos. which will quickly become your child’s favorite break.
Take advantage of your local library for free educational resources. Check out books and videos to enhance a topic you are studying in science, literature or history.
Smithsonian Learning Lab
Study history and science with the free Smithsonian learning Lab. Kids and parents will find an interactive platform for discovering millions of digital resources. Just enter your topic into the search and see what your kids can learn.
Need some apps to put on their iPad? We have a list of the best educational apps for kids to use at home with more fun educational websites they’ll love.
K-5 Learning covers reading and math for K-5. Great printables to help with spelling, reading comprehension, grammar math, and more.
The Enchanted Learning site is filled with tons of free printables and lessons for kids on every subject. Scroll down on the right side of the site to break out lessons by subject and age.
123 Homeschool for Me
Find over 1 million pages of free worksheets for Pre-K to 6th grade on 123 Homeschool for Me. All are created by a homeschool mom for homeschool parents and teachers.
A group of retired teachers started the website 15Worksheets.com. Their goal is simple, make free worksheets available for teachers, homeschoolers, and tutors. They are trying to make 15 quality worksheets for every subject an educator/parent will come across.
Keeping going back and checking this site for new additions to their free printable library.
Teachers Pay Teachers
The Teachers Pay Teachers site is used by traditional school teachers and homeschooling parents. Find a mix of free and paid teaching resources on every subject.
Free Homeschool Curriculum
If your looking for a more comprehensive plan you might want to try a homeschool curriculum. Here are a few good ones that are free.
The Ambleside Online site is a free curriculum based on Charlotte Mason’s teaching philosophy. It was created by a group of homeschool moms who found this program to work best for their children.
Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool
A complete curriculum with 180 days of homeschool lessons and assignments. Easy Peasy All-in-One takes the burden off parents with an easy to follow the curriculum for kids from Preschool to 8th grade.
We really like that families can choose a theme and all study the same topic together.
Give your kids a break in between subjects to get the wiggles out. We love fun Brain Break Activities to add some fun to your day. They’ll burn some energy and help get your kids to refocus on school.
Getting Started Homeschooling
Do you need the steps to get started in your homeschooling journey? Find out how to start homeschooling in our easy guide with everything from state laws, curric
Daily Homeschool Schedule
Keep yourself organized with an easy to follow Daily Homeschool Schedule. Use our free printable as a base and adjust it to the times that work best for your family.
Homeschool Room Set Up
I suggest making a dedicated space to homeschool your kids. It will help keep you organized and make the kids more productive.
You can use a separate room or turn part of your dining room table into a homeschool space. It doesn’t have to be a large space. Get inspired with our Cheap Homeschool Room Ideas.
Have your kids ready for homeschooling with all the supplies you’ll need this year from pencils to laminators. Find out what you’ll need with our list of homeschool supplies for parents and kids.
- Look at free sites as a supplement to any paid curriculum you may use this year or to help you get started homeschooling.
- Join some homeschooling organizations or Facebook pages to connect with other homeschool parents.
- Head to your local teacher’s store to find more materials to use.
- Ask your local school district for access to school apps or websites they use and for any resources they can give you.
- Don’t feel you have to duplicate a traditional school curriculum. Work on what is best for your child with a homeschooling curriculum.
- Keep kids socially connect while homeschooling with fun Virtual Zoom Games for Kids.
Make sure you’re prepared for a great year of homeschooling with our How to Start Homeschooling Your Kids guide with tips every beginner needs.
Are you ready now to start homeschooling your kids? I hope this list of free homeschool resources, printable, and curriculums will help you begin your homeschool journey.
What else do you need? Let me know in the comments I love to hear from my readers. Or visit our Homeschooling Resource Page for more ideas.
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