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.

Bonus! We recently compiled a list of free planners; find it here.

Homeschoolers also have access to classes and co-curriculars available at their local public schools through the Equal Access statute.

Local libraries are also wonderful resources for books, learning materials, discounted or free passes to museums and cultural centers, virtual events and programs, and more.

 

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

AtHomeMiddleSchool -- language arts, science, math, and social studies daily lessons for gr 6-8

Brightly Beaming – preK to age 11

Center of Math - textbooks, videos, and other resources

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

Code Academy -- computer coding classes

Core Knowledge -- complete Common Core aligned curriculum for gr K-8

Coursera -- professional certifications, and over 4,000 courses

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

EasyCBM -- reports that supports evidence-based decision making and interventions to help keeping track of the student's progress

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

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

Prenda Learning Pods in NH -- available through a federal CARES grant, grades K-8, various locations

ReadTheory -- personalized reading comprehension exercises for grades K-12 and ESL students

ReadWorks -- reading comprehension content, curriculum, and tools for grades K-12

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

Storyline Online -- streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children's books alongside creatively produced illustrations 

Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) – 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

izzit.org -- civs videos, lessons, courses, quizzes, and news for students gr 5 - 12

Khan Academy – free online courses, lessons and practice

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

Knowledge Adventure – educational games

Koasek-Cowasuck, Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation -- videos about their culture and traditions

LibriVox -- free, public-domain audiobooks

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

MA Rooney Foundation -- resources for training in the Orton Gillingham method for supporting students with dyslexia

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, economics, geography and civic life, gr 3 - 6

Orton Gillingham for All -- several free resources for students with dyslexia

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

SchoolHouseEducation -- pre-algebra to calculus and SAT prep, a joint effort with the NH Department of Education and Khan Academy

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

Scratch -- a free online coding community, create animations, stories, and games

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

Storyberries -- stories, audio books, book reviews, and other literature resources for littles to age 12

Storyline Online – award-winning children’s literacy program

Teachers Pay Teachers -- thousands of teacher-created resources, preK through gr 12

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

 

 

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

How to Homeschool for Free -- tons of resources including full curriculum, core subjects, elective, unit studies, and printables

Teacher Planet -- a portal for lesson plans, worksheets, rubrics, and other learning resources on hundreds of topics across all grade levels