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14 Fabulous Sites for Free Homeschooling

14 fabulous sites for free homeschooling

Sometimes, life hands you a blog post.  I had intended to write about something very different today, but last night a woman I like very much pm’d me on Facebook.  Her daughter is about to start homeschooling her own littles, and she wondered if I could advise them where to go to get free curriculum.  I started getting the list together for her, and I realized this list might benefit a whole lot of people, even veterans looking to spruce up their schooling plans.  So rather than pm her back and keep all this yummy goodness between us, I thought it might be a good idea to share it with you, too.  I’m cool like that.

Free Homeschooling Sites

14 Fabulous Sites for Free Homeschooling

This list is in no particular order.  These sites are all favorites of mine.  Some of them are aimed more at elementary students and some at students of all ages.  Some are full curricula and some are just good places to go to get lapbooking, notebooking, or other supplementary materials.  Whatever you need, there should be something here for you.  Otherwise, I’m not really doing my job, am I?

Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus

Tina’s site always has free materials on it, or links to free materials.  I love her ocean resources, and her ‘5 Days of Winter Homeschooling Ideas and Downloads’ series, which includes Look to the Sea, such a plethora of ocean study resources I almost couldn’t breathe when I discovered it.  The rest of the series includes Look to the Sky, Pokemon, Unit Studies, and Free Teacher Guides.   Be sure to check them out.  Actually, I can’t sing Tina’s praises enough.  You could get a ton of good stuff just trolling her site for a couple of hours.

Year Round Homeschooling

Misty at Year Round Homeschooling is another blogger who consistently offers free lapbooking and worksheets to her readers. Just this week, she’s offered a free Dr. Seuss pack, a free Polar Bear Handwriting pack, and a free Bee Mine Valentine pack.  Plus, if you subscribe, you get over 40 pages of  Ice Skating Notebooking and Coloring Pages and access to all her subscriber freebies.  Hello?  Misty is awesome.

Apples 4 the teacher

Apples is a free elementary education resource that I still use sometimes for my middle schoolers.  Because it has great ideas.  The site is separated by months, and each month has lots of resources for studying whatever subjects relate to the month.  (Hey, if school is 180 days here in Indiana, why do they celebrate the 100th day?  Why not the 90th?  I mean… halfway, right?  Anyway…)  This month you can get resources for Black History Month, Mardi Gras, President’s Day, and pages for the three states who entered statehood in February.  And check out this cute Tissue Paper Heart Ornament.  What a fun idea for Lovey Lovey Heart Day!

The Art Curator for Kids 

Cindy’s site is a miracle, truly.  She offers everything from lessons on how to look at art to projects your littles can do.  If you want to include art in your homeschool but aren’t sure how to go about it, Cindy’s your girl.  My favorite is her Art Around the World series, which she offers in an ebook but you can access on the site.  It is 30 days of art from different countries.  It has seriously helped me with my Asia unit studies this year.

Readworks

I don’t even remember how I found this gem of a site.  It is basically reading comprehension downloads.  But the readings are over just about every topic under the sun.  And I kid you not, I print out 1 or 2 a week to supplement our lessons.  Because they’re reading comp, yeah, but they’re Informative Reading Comp.  With questions at the end to help your little remember what they’ve read.  So. Awesome.

Activity Village 

This is a British site.  I Love This Site.  I’ve found that because of the difference in the way Brits and Americans school, you can find some pretty creative things on British sites that you won’t necessarily find on this side of the pond.  They offer free printables, craft ideas, puzzles, and games on an easily navigable site.  The printables list offers everything from cutting skills to times tables.  Yeah, that’s the stuff.

EarthSky

Okay.  I’ve sung EarthSky’s praises since I started this blog.  They don’t offer free printables.  But they offer such a vast array of free information about the earth, the sky, the planets, the universe (multiverse?) that even though it’s been 4 years since we formally studied astronomy, I still subscribe to their site and read their daily emails.  If your little is studying space or just interested in it, sharing this site with him will make him very happy.  It’s absolutely covered in gorgeous photos and is my first alert about meteor showers, eclipses, and visible planets.  Plus, it reports on things like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other natural disasters.

Free Homeschool Deals

Jamerrill is awesome about pretty much daily emails with lists of free resource links in them.  I’ve subscribed to her for a couple of years now, and I always get excited when I see her in my inbox.  So easy to read the list, see if there’s anything you want, and click the link to be whisked straight to the download.  She also lists free Kindle books in each email, which really helps me find reading material.  Okay, you know I don’t really need help finding reading material.  But I do get super excited about free books in any format!

Education.com

This is a site you can join for a relatively low membership fee, and it has periodic sales when the fees are even lower.  But you can also print out several of its worksheets per month if you’re not a member.  I’ve used it often during our journey, because it offers quality worksheets and units.

Currclick 

O.M.G.  I love the Currclick.  It’s a site where many e-publishers sell their homeschooling materials, ranging from the very cheap (like, 25 cents cheap) to the higher-end.  But there’s a freebies sections that is chock full of goodness, and they have several site-wide sales per year where you can spend $20 and walk away with a ton of e-books, unit studies, workbooks, whatever.  I’ve probably used Currclick more than any other e-material resource, simply because it’s got so many different publishers in one place.  Tidy.  They also offer some free online clubs for your littles and even free live classes.

Educents

Educents is a shop, yeah.  But they often offer free stuff you might not come across without them.  I have lucked into some awesome stuff by subscribing to this site.  The Curiosity Files from The Old Schoolhouse?  For free?  Yeah, definitely check this one out.  For instance, today they’re offering a free football subtraction unit.  And since the Broncos are going to win the Superbowl on Sunday, that’s a timely worksheet set.

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

Jill is always offering freebies, like Because of Winn Dixie notebooking pages.  She also offers coloring pages, craft ideas, and a virtual book club for kids called Poppins Book Nook that is cool just for its name, let alone its purpose.

How to Homeschool for Free

Um, duh.  It’s right in the title.  This site offers full curriculum options, unit studies, lapbooking and notebooking resources, printables… It’s like this post turned into a website with much more information.

Notebooking Pages  

If you subscribe to this site, you get a sampler of over 600 notebooking pages.  Notebooking is such a good way for littles to learn to research on their own and practice grammar and writing skills.  We notebook quite a bit here at Lit Mama, so this sampler has been a big help.  Subscribe to the site, too.  She often holds giveaways for free memberships, and think about what that means if the freebie is 600 pages strong.

Here’s the thing.  Bloggers are homeschoolers, too.  And they are here for you.   I have been homeschooling for next to nothing for 5 years because of sites like these.  They need your support to keep it up.  It takes a lot of time and effort to put this stuff together.  So subscribe to them.  It’s free and helpful for you and lets them know they’re appreciated.

Also, be sure to check back with me next Tuesday so you can enter My Very First Giveaway!  I’m so excited to get to offer this free gift to you, my lovely readers.  But you have to come back on Tuesday to read about it.

In the meantime, happy trolling!

Love wins,

KT

 

 

 

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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys.Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.
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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys. Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.

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34 Comments

  1. Great resources, very valuable to moms just starting out with no idea where to go! Thanks for sharing this post at the Family Joy linkup!
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  2. This post is fabulous! Pinning for myself and my followers! Thanks for sharing with us at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina
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  3. This is an awesome list, KT! We use many of these sites in our homeschool also! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂

  4. This is very useful, and great resource and research! Thank you so much for your time gathering all of these information. #letkidsbekids
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  5. This is great! We’re taking an unschooling approach, so I don’t need a curriculum as such – but it’s really helpful to have an idea of where to go for resources to feed my son’s interests. In fact I’m going to go and check out EarthSky right now…
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  6. I need to find some sites to help with preschool homeschooling.

    Thanks for sharing at #everythingkids
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  7. These are some wonderful resources! Leave it to homeschoolers to know where the free stuff is 🙂 Thanks for sharing this terrific list and information with us all at Together on Tuesdays 🙂

  8. Great list! I’m pinning it on a couple of my homeschooling boards! Thank you 🙂
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  9. so many great resources out there for homeschooling, I love the way you have collected the best here. #Letkidsbekids

    • ktbrison@gmail.com

      Thanks, Fiona! I’m sure I left off a few, but there’s always time to make another list. 🙂

  10. Great list of resources.
    Thanks for sharing with #LetKidsbeKids
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  11. Great list here! I’m going to pass this on to my homeschooling friends!
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  12. I don’t homeschool, but I will have to check these out when my son is home over the summer. It’s great to have educational things to keep him busy. Thanks for joining the Family Joy link party. 🙂
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    • ktbrison@gmail.com

      And you’re such a good mama for being so involved in his summer! I hope you find some great stuff to do. 🙂

  13. LOVE this list and your blog !
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. I will have to check these out. Here’s a few others you might want to add…

    Teachers Pay Teachers (like currclick, and everyone who sells is required to offer at least one free sample…great for searching last minute for supplementary worksheets and such).

    http://www.progressivephonics.com is a great free full curriculum for reading I use. I suggest supplementing with Bob Books and http://www.starfall.com
    http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ is also supposed to be good but I haven’t tried it.

    Progressive Handwriting
    http://www.progressivephonics.com/handwriting

    Geography – Geomania by Knowledge Quest
    This book shows you, in week by week steps, how to teach world geography using free online tools. A free subscription is required.

    And I’ve heard good things about Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool
    http://www.knowledgequestmaps.com/Globalmania.html

    History
    Marion Brady – Investigating World & American History for 6th through 12th. Designed for the classroom but can be altered for homeschool.
    http://www.marionbrady.com/WorldHistory.asp

    Foreign Language
    Duolingo.com

    Kahn Academy
    (Great online Math program and other things)
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    • ktbrison@gmail.com

      Gale, this rocks. Some of those are listed on another post of mine, but some are sites I’ve just never listed. Thanks so much for sharing! My readers (and I) appreciate you. 🙂

  15. Thank you for sharing this list!! Just in time for summer, which is when my family needs some help with activities. We don’t homeschool, but need a boost over the summer break. I especially liked the ocean resources on Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool.

    • ktbrison@gmail.com

      Right?! Tina rocks. And I love stretching my reach beyond homeschoolers–almost anything I post about is going to help a mama in some way, whether she homeschools or not. Thanks for the appreciation!

  16. Hey KT

    LOVE LOVE your list and thank you for including me in your round up.

    I loved reading about your background and start to homeschooling.

    Have an awesome day and again thanks for including my site.
    Hugs
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    • ktbrison@gmail.com

      Thanks, Tina. So glad it generated some new readers for you! In fact, thank you for putting that fabulous site out there. 🙂

  17. This is a great list of places to look for free homeschooling resources! Thank you for sharing it with us on the Hip Homeschool Hop. 🙂

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