Long List of Free Homeschool and Teaching Resources

Catch up with what’s free out on the web. Check for daily deals and freebies for homeschooling and teaching at these websites:

Free Homeschool Deals

Classroom Freebies

Teaching with Cents

Surviving on a Teacher’s Salary

Teachers Pay Teachers – Has a huge selection of free resources created by teachers.

Get your homeschool life organized with free planners, calendars and more!

Donna Young  homeschool planners, calendars, chore lists, attendance sheets and more

Get organized for Christmas — It’s not at all close to Christmas, but this website is so useful, I thought it was still worth a mention. It has free printables on any subject you need to get ready for the holiday season — gift lists, holiday budget, holiday cards, stocking stuffers, cleaning goals, and more!

If I plan to teach about a specific theme or topic I almost always start by searching these websites: 

Homeschool Share

Making Learning Fun – Lots of free printables for tots, preschoolers and kindergarten.

Activity Village - They have craft ideas, coloring pages, printables for most any preschool, early elementary theme you can imagine! A wonderful resource

File Folder Fun – free file folder games for preschool through 3rd grade. There are games for the young ones on colors, number recognition, phonics, and get more complex in the older grades (skip counting, fractions, multiplication, history, science, language arts (punctuation, for example) and more.

Freebies from the Homeschool Den — I may as well mention my own freebies, right?  I’ve shared everything from a free Rocks and Minerals packet and human body notebooking pages to grammar practice worksheets to preschool math practice, math game boards, fun multiplication sheets and more.

Free Preschool Materials and Resources: 

  • Free “Sam” Phonics Readers — 52 phonics readers shared by Dr. Marriot at his website. This beginning reading program was developed in 1977 and since it was federally funded, federal law requires that the program be placed in the public domain.  I used the entire series with my preschooler last year.  From there we went on to a wonderful program that we purchased called Primary Phonics Storybook Starter Sets. We started with 1 and 1A and continued up through set 6.

Free Elementary Resource for Lapbooks:

Dynamic 2 Moms – This is a great site for homeschoolers in elementary school. They offer lots of free lapbook, notebook and unit studies materials.  Topics include Ancient Civilizations, Daniel Boone, the Rainforest, Lewis and Clark, Westward Expansion, Carnivorous Plants, Toads and much more!

Free Math Resources:

  •  Timez Attack – This just has to go first in the list because this online game is so amazing!  It’s a program for learning, review times tables from 2-12. The graphics are impressive. There’s a free version and a paid version.
  • PEP: Multiple Ways Multiplication — free 295 page multiplication program that has kids skip counting, playing card games and filling out various multiplication sheets to learn the multiplication facts
  • PEP: Acing Math, One Deck at a Time — card game ideas for K through gr. 5 using an ordinary deck of cards, 69 pages
  • Mathwire.com – has wonderful, hands-on math activities to bring math to life. You can look up any number of themes (children’s books, holidays, animals, and on and on). Go browsing if you have the time!
  • Dad’s Worksheets: Over 6,000 free math worksheets. You can print them or work online.
  • Softschools — A place you can make free math worksheets -http://www.softschools.com/math/worksheets/ or including http://www.softschools.com/math/fractions/
  • Number Nut – http://www.numbernut.com/
  • Kids Count 1234–Looking for great math games, printables and ideas for your kindergartner or 1st grader?  Be sure to check out the material shared by Shari. Look down the list and click on Math Centers and Games.
  • Khan Academy: Literally hundreds of videos, from basic arithmetic up to advanced math like calculus and trigonometry.
  • Math Tub Fun–This collection of one teacher’s math tub ideas is really terrific.
  • Mental Math and more – A new website I heard about for grades K-5.  Need to look through this more!
  • Stop the Clock – These games are great for practicing time (to the hour, half hour, minute, etc.). These games are geared at grades 1 through 5.
  • Cool Math – Online Math Games
  • Ghost Blasters — Math, Addition Game
  • Math Mammoth: Free 5th Grade Math Worksheets rounding, addition to 4,5,6 digits
  • Grade 6 Math Lessons–videos you can watch with your 6th grader math student on perimeter, fractions, angles, prime numbers and more.

Free Grammar Resources (Elementary):

Free Science Resources:

Middle School Chemistry Curriculum – free to download.  I’ve looked through it and it looks great.
Scholastic Science Videos and Slideshows on many subjects — plants, human body, landforms, rocks and minerals, force and motion, ecosystems, weather and climate, matter, energy, light and sound
education.com – has lots of great science experiments to do with your elementary student.
Steve Spangler Science–A fantastic resource for your young scientist who loves to do hands-on science.
Free Art History Lessons 
Concordia University Chicago – Free Art History Lessons for grades 1 through 8 with sections about the artist, about the art, directed observation and things to do.
Smarthistory: Khan Academy – Online Art History
Purchase at a Discount:
Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op – Before buying any curriculum from preschool on up, be sure to check this co-op which gives homeschoolers more buying power.  It’s free to join and the savings are often up to 45% off. For example, right now you can get 25% off Rosetta Stone, 25% off Reading Eggs and 25% off BrainPop.
Used Homeschool Curriculum:
I have used Homeschool Classified a half-dozen times and find it a great place to buy used homeschool curriculum. It’s not free, but I thought it was worth a mention since I have saved so much money buying gently used materials!
Family Activity Ideas, Money Saving Tips, and more:
Family friendly ideas, deals and more at the Family Bandage.
General Money Saving Tips:
Thrifty Frugal Mom – One of my fellow bloggers here at Parents who shares lots of money-saving tips.
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