Homeschool can get really expensive. But the great news is it can also be relatively free! Here are twenty FREE resources to help you save some coins this upcoming school year. Of course, most of these resources require you to at least have access to a printer and some ink. Other than that, all you really need are some basic school supplies.
Taking advantage of free curricula is a great way to test what types of subjects, lesson plans, and teaching styles help your child thrive best. It is also a great way to save money for what really matters—lots of field-trips, adventures, and social opportunities!
So, without further ado:
30 FREE Homeschool Deals That’ll Help You Save Some Coins!
This site offers free unit studies, supplement materials, and much more. Free resources are available for any subject and grade level.
This site offers free curricula in all core subjects for levels pre-k through high school. This is also a great site for elective courses like physical education, foreign language, and more. The reviews are mixed on this curriculum, but people like it for the most part. The common complaint is that it’s not challenging enough for advanced students.
This site offers free unit studies, electives, and other resources for homeschool families. You can find materials in all core subjects for all grade levels.
This is an online public school, not a homeschool. Therefore, you will be subject to public school laws. However, this program is great for families on the go. Some people love it. Others hate it. The common complaint is the program can be stressful because there’s too much busywork and not enough flexibility. A great benefit is that you will receive free school supplies, books, and other materials needed for your courses.
This site is a great lesson-plan resource for mathematics. The site only serves up to seventh grade so you won’t find much for high school students, here. The great thing about these lesson plans is they come with video instructions/lectures, as well as follow-up worksheets. You can find any math subject from simple addition to pre-algebra.
This site offers a wonderful database full of free homeschool curricula and resources. You can even find promos, coupons, and great homeschool deals on just about anything you need to plan your curriculum.
This site offers another great database for free homeschool resources, awesome tidbits on motherhood, and more!
8. Khan Academy
This is free a virtual academy for pre-k through high school students. You may select a course in any core area of your choice, or create a course of your own. What’s unique about this academy is that you’ll find free courses in engineering, computing, economics, and finance, among others. They even have SAT prep and other prep courses for other standardized tests.
Not only can you find MY free resources here, but a plethora of other free resources and curricula for grades pre-k through high school. What’s great about this site is that all materials are made for teachers by teachers. Check out my growing shop to find some free goodies! There will also be an upcoming Back-to-School sale soon!
This site shares an awesome preschool weather unit freebie. Take advantage! You can also find other great deals and homeschool tips on this site.
This site shares a free United States unit study that can be adjusted for any age. The study comes with a load of free printables. Check it out!
If you’re looking for a free science curriculum for pre-k through second grade, look no further. Cornerstone Confessions shares a Magic School Bus science unit for the entire school year! This unit is full of awesome experiments and activities. If you already have a Netflix subscription (or other subscription that offers the Magic School Bus series) this course is completely free.
13. Ambleside Online
If you’re a fan of the Charlotte Mason method, you’ll love this free resource. This site offers free courses from pre-k- through high school in all core subjects. Ambleside Online also offers free Bible courses.
This site offers free study guides, lesson plans, books, and more!
Are you old school? Well, this is the site for you! It’s important to note that this site is Christian inspired. The site offers core subjects as well as other subjects like etiquette, speaking, and art appreciation, among many others.
This site is a great resource for all things “freebies!”
17. Curr Click
This site offers free classes and curricula in all core subjects. I do advise, however, to make sure all the clickable links work for a particular course—especially BEFORE you start depending on them as your homeschool curriculum. I’ve come across some links that no longer work. However, there’s some good stuff on this site.
18. Free Kids Books
This site has a book for every age from toddlerhood through adulthood. And, yes, the books are free to download! Or, you can simply read them online. What I really like about this site is most of the books have ratings. The site also offers a user-friendly category search so you can search for anything from coloring books to early reader books in a jiffy.
19. Lesson Pathways
This is a curriculum-building site that offers free resources for curriculum customization. The resources offered covers grades K-5. Registration is free and gives you access to some awesome goodies.
20. Guest Hollow.com
This site offers a free Science of the Seasons curriculum, Geography curriculum, and many others. There are some great resources for all ages, including high school students. Go take a look!
Scholastic has a teacher’s corner that serves teachers of all grade levels. This site is full of lesson plans, unit plans, teacher guides, activities, and more. Not to mention, they offer recommendations on awesome books to accompany your lessons!
Believe it or not, Crayola offers free lesson plans for language arts, math, STEAM, social studies, and, of course—art!
23. School Zone
School Zone has a program called Anywhere Teacher. If you sign up for a free subscription, you have access to 28 educational activities that rotate monthly. The program connects children ages 2-8 to online learning and resources.
24. Hoffman Academy
It doesn’t get any better than free online piano lessons. We’ve personally taken advantage of this resource, so I can truly say that my kids enjoy these fun, quirky lessons. The lessons are step by step and offer units for beginner and intermediate levels.
STEMfinity offers a database for all things STEM. Check out their resources for activities and lesson plans for science, technology, engineering, and math.
Code.org offers free videos, games, and lesson plans for all things code. This site serves parents and teachers of grades pre-k through high school. It is also user-friendly for independent learners. My second-grader utilizes this site frequently to improve his coding skills.
Scratch allows students to program their own stories, games, and animations. The site also includes guides and tutorials for parents and teachers. This is another site my kids frequent. It is very kid-user friendly. My second-grader coded several games and animations using this resources.
Looking for worksheets for your children? Kidzone has got you covered. All worksheets are printable for early learning through grade five. You can find worksheets on letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and more. The site also offers worksheets for phonics, math, science, geography, and more. Lesson plans and thematic units are also available. This was my go-to source for Kindergarten worksheets.
Education.com offers worksheets, lesson plans, games, and more for grades pre-k through high school. They offer resources for math, reading, writing, science, social studies, foreign language, and more. Be sure to check out their Teaching Tools section because you can read the ratings and comments on the lesson plans they offer.
National Geographic Kids is a great virtual dictionary for fun facts about animals, geography, the solar system, and more. The site also offers educational games, quizzes, and videos for kids of all ages. We loved it as a supplement to our curriculum on life science and habitats. We also used this resource to supplement our geography curriculum.
As a bonus, I’m including my growing online shop, Nike Anderson’s Classroom. I offer free resources for pre-k through second grade. Check out my free geography resources, reading and comprehension worksheets, memory verse activities, Black history worksheets, and more! Be sure to follow me on TpT to be the first to know when I upload a new free resource. I literally uploaded five FREE resources today, so you don’t want to miss out!
That concludes my list. I do hope at least one of these free resources is new to you.
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