Homeschoolers tend to be a thrifty bunch, always trying to stretch a dollar to bring great educational resources to their children’s learning.

We compiled our favorite free resources; let us know if you have a few to add. We’re always looking for a bargain to help put homeschooling more within reach for hard-working families.

Apps and Extensions

Duolingo – more than 30 world languages

GoNoodle – games and videos to manage kids’ energy levels

Grammarly – online writing assistant

Libby by OverDrive – free books and audiobooks from your local public library

 

Curricula

Ambleside Online – Charlotte Mason style, Christian, K-12

Brightly Beaming – preK to age 11

Code.org – computer science classes for pre-readers to AP-level

Discovery K12 – student account is free, a fee for the optional parent account

Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool – Christian, K-12

edX – online courses from 140 top universities

Freedom Homeschooling – Christian resources, grades 1 to 8

The Good and the Beautiful – Language Arts levels 1 – 5, Christian

Homeschool College USA – college prep, grades 9-12

MIT Open Courseware – free lectures, notes, and materials

An Old-Fashioned Education – Charlotte Mason approach using classic literature

Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students (PASS) – core subjects for students with learning differences

Plain and Not So Plain – free resources for grades 1 to 9

SAS Curriculum Pathways – wide range of subjects, K-12, widely used by public school educators

Virtual Learning Academy Charter School – NH’s only online chartered public school

Wildwood Curriculum – Charlotte Mason style, secular, ages 6 to 12

 

Websites

AAA Spell – spelling and vocabulary customizable lists and practice

Big History Project -- self-guided six-hour journey through 14 billion years with activities

Carnegie Mellon University -- computer science, Python programming

Chrome Music Lab – makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments

CK-12 – secular materials for science, math, social studies, photography, and countries

Cotton Ridge Homeschool -- printables

Daily Grammar – over 400 lessons and quizzes online or available in an ebook or workbook

Dance Mat Typing – fun beginner lessons uses animal characters and colorful games

DonnaYoung – printables and resources

Eclectic Homeschooling – Magic School Bus unit studies

EdHelper – daily free learning workbooks

Enchanted Learning – over 35,000 web pages of interactive lessons, preK - 12

Free Homeschool Deals – printables, downloads, lists, and give-aways

Free Online Art Classes – drawing, pen and ink, crayon, colored pencils, and more

Funbrain – educational games, comics, books, and videos for preK-8

Fundafunda Academy – intro to game programming lite

Garden of Praise – biographies, art appreciation, literature, music, Bible studies, Christian

Hippo Campus – middle-school to college level math, science, economics, history, sociology, and English

How to Smile – nearly 3,500 STEM activities from science museums, public tv stations, universities and other educational organizations, searchable by age, material costs and learning time

iCivics -- lesson plans, games, and activities for civics

Khan Academy – free online courses, lessons and practice

Kids Math Games – logic, money, arithmetic, fractions, geometry, worksheets, videos, quizzes

Knowledge Adventure – educational games

Little Buns for Little Hands – science activities, worksheets, Lego-base lessons, and more

Maestro Classics – music curriculum combines math, language arts, science, history, geography, and art

Master Books: Globalmania – downloadable ebook to learn world geography, grades 3 - 12

NASA STEM Engagement – science and astronomy

NH Historical Society: Moose on the Loose – social studies units about NH history y, economics, geography and civic life, gr 3 - 6

Professor Messer -- free classes and videos for professional certification in various IT skills

Project Gutenberg – over 60,000 free ebooks

Puritans Home School Curriculum Books – 100 resources available to download across grade levels, Christian

ReadWorks -- reading comprehension support for K through gr 12

Science Kids – experiments, games, facts, quizzes, projects, lessons, and videos

Smithsonian Learning Lab – access to museums, galleries, and research centers

Storyline Online – award-winning children’s literacy program

Ted-Ed – lessons around any TED Talk, TED-Ed resource or YouTube video

Typing.com -- timed tests and step-by-step lessons

Typing Club – over 600 online typing lessons

Ursa Minor Learning – Charlotte Mason inspired, high school level

Varsity Tutors – free classes and camps

Virtual Nerd – math help, gr 6 to geometry, SAT and ACT topics

Wolframalpha – algorithms and computations for mathematics, science, and more

XtraMath – videos, lessons, and activities

Year Round Homeschooling – homeschool placement tests

 

Also look at our article Coronavirus and School Closings for more resources including discounts and special trial offers.

 

Other Free Sources

Ben and Me -- extensive list of free Kindle books for children

FreeLearningList -- numerous YouTube sites, podcasts, course providers, and more

HomeEducator – resources for health, food safety, biology/nature, earth science, astronomy, general scientific research, economics, American government/history, resources for teachers, disaster prep/safety, and fine arts

Homeschool Buyers Co-Op – various sources for math, science, social studies, literature, and more, all ages