Homeschoolers today have a great advantage over the homeschooling pioneers of the early 1980’s. We have the internet! It is truly amazing how many FREE resources are available for homeschoolers. While I can’t possibly list all the free resources available to homeschoolers, I’ll list some of my favorites. If you have a free homeschool resource please share it in the comments and I’ll add it to this post.
Affordable Online Colleges: Sorry, we don’t have a free college to recommend, but Affordable Schools Online lists cheap online colleges which can be sorted by school, location, or tuition cost.
Ambleside Online: Full online curriculum using the Charlotte Mason method of learning.
Answers in Genesis: Free online games and printables for kids including mazes, word puzzles, crafts, coloring, quizzes, and more.
The Curriculum Corner: The Curriculum Corner is designed to help educators find creative yet meaningful resources that weave the Common Core State Standards into their curriculum. The best part for teachers is that everything is free!
Dad’s Worksheets: Over 6,000 free math worksheets. You can print them or work online.
Daily Grammar: This archive contains links to free grammar lessons and quizzes. Daily Grammar consists of 440 lessons and 88 quizzes.
Donna Young: One of the first free online homeschool resource site, you will find lesson plans, report cards, calendars, handwriting sheets and more. I’ve been using this site for years!
Edudemic: Edudemic ranked over 180 online colleges based on student value, price, and reputation. This ranking provides you with information about the most affordable colleges online out there today.
Enchanted Learning: This site has a free version and a paid version. The paid version is very inexpensive, but check out the free worksheets to see if it is a good fit!
FamiliesAlive.org: FamiliesAlive® is a hub of resources for busy parents that want to teach their children about the Lord. Register for free and receive 23 chapters of web-based devotional curriculum. Each chapter includes object lessons, a storybook, discussion questions, application ideas, and activity packs.
Free Homeschool Projects, Experiments & Hands on Fun: More than 60 free projects and experiments from science to writing to music and more.
Free Homeschool Printables: Dozens of free printables covering a variety of topics, ages, and subjects.
Hippo Campus: Multimedia content for high school and college classes.
Homeschool Creations: I met Jolanthe a few years ago at a homeschool convention. My advice, subscribe to this site immediately! She has so many amazing free resources on her site I cannot even begin to list them all.
Homeschool Curriculum Reviews: Written by real homeschooling moms, giving their unbiased opinions, this is a great resource for anyone considering homeschooling or looking to try a new curriculum. Almost 100 curriculum reviews covering all grades from preschool through high school!
Homeschool Freebie of the Day: Just like the name, every day- one freebie.
Homeschool Share: Unit studies, lap books, Five in a Row resources and more, the site is kind of plain but contains a ton of information.
How to Homeschool for Free: This is a great site to show you full curriculum options, unit studies, printables and more…all for free!
K12 Reader: Free Printable Reading Worksheets, Lessons and Activities for Classroom use and Home Schooling.
The Language Tortoise: This site contains French lessons for young learners and contains a number of free resources.
Lapbook Lessons: This free site contains a wealth of resources including templates, resources, printables, and entire projects. The only problem with this site is that it doesn’t display properly in Chrome or Firefox.
Little Learning Labs: A free site with games, activities, and learning resources for preschool, kindergarten, and primary grades children, as well as homeschooled students.
Maps4Kids.com: Maps4Kids is the place for students to find information on all aspects of Geography. Data they need for projects on states and countries is presented in a simple, easy to use format. Outline maps are available for students and teachers to download and use.
Old Fashioned Education: Links to public domain books available online.
Reading Bear: Reading Bear, a project of WatchKnowLearn.org, is the first free program online to teach beginning readers vocabulary and concepts while systematically introducing all the main phonetic patterns of written English, all using innovative rich media. We spent an enormous amount of time developing 50 presentations, covering even more phonics principles and illustrating over 1,200 vocabulary items.
Scholastic: Thousands of free lesson plans, unit plans, discussion guides, and extension activities
Starfall: Web based learning for kids. My kids think they are playing but they are really learning to read!
Webucator: Free online eCourses for software & web development – only for homeschoolers!
YouTube: 10 Awesome Educational YouTube Channels for Kids
What are your favorite free homeschool resources on the web?
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Our panel (7 great homeschoolers) share some of their favorite resources today too —
WOWWY!!! My head is going to explode! So much good stuff. Thanks so much for putting it all in one post. I’ve got a lot of reading to do! Love it!
Girl ~ Thanks so much for the link!! I hopped over here to see the resources and was so surprised to see my name on the list. 🙂
I liked the links also the ones for the blogs, but what made me write a reply is the fact that every one of the blog links are to blogs with strong Christian leanings. Are there any blogs which you would consider worthy but aren’t steeped in Christianity?
I have a lot of FREE resources on my website and they are purely educational with no bias in any direction other than good, solid learning
Lisa Johnson says
I love http://www.premiumgroupgames.com for games and activities for my kids!
Mr. Snow says
Check out the Online labs for 7th and 8th grade Science! Enjoy
Toy Box Productions says
We offer several FREE award winning historical fiction and bible story for kids children’s books on our website. You can read them all online and they include audio. Last month’s books are The Trail Of Tears and Holy Moses: As Told By God’s Animals. Next month’s books are going to be Rosa Parks: Not Giving In and Joshua: Victory Through God. We are uploading more books very soon. Swing over and check them out. Enjoy!
I like the Discovery Channel school resources when my kids were younger at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/
Frank Antonson says
I am a Harvard graduate who has retired from teaching in a public school. For about 25 years or more I taught a course often called “Humanities”. I taught seventh- and eighth-graders. My certification was in English.
Anyway, I have taught that entire year’s course online as a Youtube Channel. I did it mostly for homeschoolers, partly because my son was homeschooled.
The course is freely available. I just want to make sure that homeschoolers know that it is there.
Frank Antonson says
Sorry. I forgot to say that the channel is mrbisse1.
Elizabeth Good says
I am new to Homeschooling. Someone told me about grant money for homeschooling activities such as music lessons, sports, etc. Does anyone know about this? Thanks!
We just posted some great, FREE nutrition worksheets for elementary and middle school students:
-Rachel and the Fooducate Team
Wow, thank you for such a detailed list. We are a homeschooling family of 3 (have 5 kids) and I have been stressing as life took a turn with our money situation and I really didn’t want to put the kids back int he public school system – this will be great!
Sue Myers says
I like this site for free grammar and writing handbooks from Scott Foresman. I covers grades 1-6.
Cathy Henry says
http://www.thecurriculumcorner.com offers FREE resources for teachers and homeschool parents that are aligned with the common core standards. It is a new site and they love suggestions! Many suggestions are created within a week. Lots of centers and hands on activities.
This is an incredibly helpful site for math and science word problems, arithmetic, fractions, long division and multiplication, scientific notation, statistics, interest rate problems, geometry and trigonometry, chemistry and physics and more. I can’t think of anything they don’t have at calculatorsoup.com, and it’s all free with no login required. A lot of the calculators even show the work so you can walk through the solutions for a better understanding of the topic. Highly recommended, particularly for home schooling.
I want ot start homesschooling but want to do it for free, im tired of all my drama from school and i want to get out of public school? helpp me?!?!?!?
Mark Green says
Just miscellaneous thoughts, but they might help. We homeschooled six children.
Carie Black says
I enjoy using a ton of sources from http://www.allinonehomeschool.wordpress.com. For my 4 year old, I just follow the curriculum day by day. For my 12 year old, I use a lot of the curriculum but customize it to fit his needs. Everything she uses is free. It is great for a first-time homeschool parent.
Karen Newell says
Free hands-on homeschool science unit studies for Grades 3 through 8 at http://www.kid-friendly-homeschool-curriculum.com/MatchcardScience.html
MemoryTyper.com is a very helpful (and FREE!) resource that provides a library of documents for every subject that you can memorize using methods that are visually interesting. This site really accelerates the memorization process. You can also import your own documents to memorize. Memory Typer recently posted a free resource entitled “Why is America Free?” that provides a timeline of America’s liberty and important pieces of history. It outlines the story of America’s freedom in a creative way. http://memorytyper.com/OrgPages/MemoryTyper/WhyIsAmericaFree.aspx
Memory Typer is a great tool to help children of all ages to retain what they learn for school.
Janice Ivy says
Free World U is an online non-profit accredited preK-12 school. In addition to the accredited program, homeschoolers have access to the entire curriculum free of charge.
The lessons are presented on illustrated virtual flashcards. Children love it and find this teaching method engaging and much easier than traditional textbooks.
This is such a great list! I also list free resources on my site, http://www.homeschoolingforfree.org. 🙂
Eva North says
I just tried this site and it’s no longer in existence. Wondering if it’ll come back or not.
Christy Richards says
I am looking to Homeschool my 10th and 12th graders and want to know how I get started and whats the best curriculums that are free for them. I am on a serious limited budget and my daughter whos in 12th grade wants to finish school but is helping me out by getting a job at the same time. We have it set up that she has Sundays and Wendsays off for Church and extra studies so that will help.
Toni Anderson says
Here is a series we did last year on homeschooling through high school. You should find some helpful information there. https://thehappyhousewife.com/homeschool/tag/homeschooling-through-high-school/
Laura Shultz says
My family uses the free resources at http://www.familiesalive.org. It’s basically thousands of pages of web-based devotional curriculum that’s completely free for everyone! There are bible story videos and books, activities, games, ideas for parents and tons more. Great resource for homeschooling families.
Paul Elliot says
Prepdog.org has some great free practice tests, and prepdog.com has interactive quizzes based on the Common Core. I use prepdog.com to gauge if my daughter is on standard compared to the rest of the nation.
Gloria Henry says
Check out http://www.openculture.com/ for free online college courses.
Tony Kehlhofer says
Please add Maps4Kids.com to your list. It is a great resource for the K-8 crowd for doing projects on states and countries. There are also outline maps, quizzes, concentration map games, puzzles and loads of other map goodies !
Linda McGill says
TidBits of Nature is an on-line learning center created for people of all ages. It is filled with beautiful pictures and great information about all types of nature, from the tiniest insects to the tallest mountains. You will find exotic animals from around the world along with some that you may find in your own back yard. You can learn about growing flowers and veggies along with learning about special conservation efforts of those that are trying to make this a better world that we can share with our families and friends for years to come. You will also find great links to other great websites that encourage the same type of education.
Vinny Valentino says
Hi, I am a homeschool dad and professional musician. After having gobs of fun teaching a music/improv class to a local group of homeschoolers last year I have decided to moving the class online. I am offer this to anyone with an internet connection and an interest in music. The first class will be free and I hope to keep it free with donations. Sign up at http://vinny.com and feel free to spread the word.
Gloria Henry says
Here are 750 free online college courses:
and check out UnCollege
Our family has been introduced to a Fun,easy to use curriculum!
http://raisingsweetblessings2.weebly.com/ It covers Pre-K to 2nd grade as of 10/31/13, with the other grades being created as the year goes on. Check it out!
and its FREE as well!
Hello, I have lots of free French learning resources on my blog aimed at young learners. I produce entertaining videos with my naughty but loveable tortoise puppet Tonton.
We are aiming to share with parents and kids just how much fun learning a second language can be, and you’ll be amazed at just how smart your child is when they start learning!
Here’s a sweet online store that has some homeschooling resources. It’s basically a toy store, but they have a section of Educational Toys, and they emphasize pretend play and imagination, which I think is a great thing.
Students can take a free SAT Math Test Preparation Practice set to help them on the SAT Math Test. They produce great results in a short period of time.
Go to http://www.eollearning.com to learn more.
http://www.upbeatconservative.com has a list of great resources for homeschoolers.
Natalie Schorr says
Another place to look is Free Homeschool Resource http://freehomeschoolresource.com/
Lillian Cadiz says
Thank you so much for you help. I’m starting in this hole new project and things like this helps me to never give up.
Mudbox is a software for 3D sculpting and painting which is developed by Autodesk. gkeeadfdddad
We use spellingcity.com for free spelling lessons. Typing.com and typingclub.com have free typing lessons. Icivics.com has free civics lessons. Khanacademy.com has free math lessons.
Check out allinonehomeschool.com for free homeschooling k-12. Freehomeschooldeals.com for lots of free homeschool lessons.
Need help homeschooling your children in Physics?! (We know its not an easy topic) 🙂 Download our app for free today! Topics like Gravity, Free Fall, Optics, easily explained with fun education games to help explain the concept.
Christina Sinclair says
The Salty Sam Fun Blog for Children
Every Fun Friday
I am a very experienced English teacher and lecturer and I have started writing a Fun Blog for Children.
As it has educational content I was wondering if you might like to put a link to it on your website. You would be welcome to let your readers use it for home study.
The weekly blog posts are released every Friday and have plenty of different topics with information that answer the many questions that children in my classes have asked me over the years.
I think any child studying at home will find them educational, entertaining and enjoyable and there will be lots of projects for children to get involved with in their spare time as well.
I really hope that you and your readers like it.
Everything is for free.
We have a free 30 day trial of our maths and English courses that are ideal for home schooling – http://www.futureschool.com/home-schooling/
tony kehlhofer says
Update ! Maps4Kids has now released a mobile version !
There’s this project magazine for children that is themed flight this month – it’s really a great activity booklet for kids:
Reyna Marie says
Thanks so much for the great links! I’m always looking for more resources to help homeschool my kiddos in a way that doesn’t break the bank.
Sarah Egan says
Thanks for the list! If I could add one more thing: GoConqr is a free social learning platform with tools including mind maps, flashcards, notes and quizzes, online study groups, a study planner and mobile apps. You can create your own content or browse our user generated content library. https://www.goconqr.com/en/learn/students/
Rhonda Roso says
Copycat Books features lots of FREE Printables for copywork in manuscript and cursive in 4 popular handwriting styles: traditional, modern, italic, and HWT. The website also features a Home School Page with lots of free record keeping forms to download and print out.
Great list, here is another great resource for those learning computer programming: https://www.scriptacademy.net
https://www.scriptacademy.net/project/16/jungle-trail and https://www.scriptacademy.net/project/15/change-places
What a wonderful list!, I suggest https://welltrainedmind.com which has tons of Susan Wise-Bauer’s articles and resources plus extended content from the Well-Trained Mind book. Also check out the community site, http://forums.welltrainedmind.com.
We’ve found no better way to address the “chore” of memorizing multiplication tables and spelling words then the super fun: http://owlpizza.com/
We especially like that you can monitor individual progress as they work through the tasks.
https://brainchase.com/ is a great program for this list too! They offer tons of different electives that don’t even feel like ‘school work.’ And one lucky kid even wins a $10,000 scholarship and trip to dig up buried treasure!
Chris James says
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Chris James says
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