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A bit of caution
Take some time out to first develop a good relationship with your child and understand their needs before you start using every single resource under the sun. Once you understand your child’s interests, search the huge list below!
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Looking for some free, cheap, and easy ideas/activities to do with your kids at home?
Are you struggling with your teens being at home all day?
English Language Arts
Boreal Tales is a literary and artistic creation platform designed to motivate children to write. Aimed at Grades 1-8.
Homer is a reading program app store for young children. It provides lessons on phonics, sight words, ABCs, and more. It is available for a free 30-day trial.
So excited about this one for homeschooling parents! Vooks is a streaming library of ad-free, kid-safe animated read-aloud storybooks. They are offering one year free to all homeschooling parents and even if you don’t homeschool, you can get one month free! I just signed up!
Write Reader helps improve children’s writing skills, all for free.
Carnegie Math offers math lessons, skills practice resources, and at-home learning videos for older children.
Xtra Math offers free activities for achieving math fact proficiency.
Prodigy is a game-based way of learning in math for kids from first to eighth grade. The site offers lots of how-to articles to make your distance learning effective and fun.
Zearn is currently offering webinars, video tutorials, and step-by-step guides. Their entire K-5 math program – including 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation – is available for free, thanks to donations from the community.
Mr. Elementary Math
At Mr. Elementary Math, Greg offers a Free k-5 Number Sense Resources when you subscribe!
Boddle is a math platform for the elementary years.
This is a terrific resource for middle school and high school science. The back-issue online library offers downloadable articles on chemistry-related topics.
Mystery Science offers digital video mini-lessons for science subjects for children in elementary school.
CreositySpace is a science curriculum that connects elementary aged students to science.
You can access Backpack Sciences’s free video series, which will give you strategies to teach (elementary-aged children) hands-on science concepts.
LabXchange is a free platform where children and teachers can discover, create, and remix content to build their own learning journey. The content library includes interactive lab simulations, videos, assessments, and more.
Pitsco offers hands-on STEM fun lesson plans for all ages.
Code offers free, interactive virtual classes open to students, teachers, and anyone else interested in learning to code through game development. They’re currently offering 7 weeks of free, live coding classes until May 7th. I only recommend this for kids that are 13 years and older alongside an adult.
UL Xplorlabs is designed to encourage middle school students to solve through science. The program showcases the science behind safety engineering through interactive videos, instructional experiences, hands-on classroom activities and creative challenges.
Verneir offers more than 80 free experiments with sample data covering a large range of subjects. With these tools, teachers can help students form a deep understanding of key scientific concepts outside the classroom and laboratory.
WHYY and PBS offer free videos, lesson plans, and more.
GSD Network is a resource for engaging cross-cultural, “real-world” stories of teens from around the world. Review it prior to allowing your older (13 and up) child to access it.
iCivics was founded by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. It offers free educational video games and lessons that teach students to be knowledgeable, curious, and engaged in civic life. again, this is something you need to review prior to allowing older children to access it.
Second Language Learning
Languages are best learned face-to-face, in real life. But, the internet is here to help.
There are tons of options to learn Arabic online. Young children can watch channels such as Arabic with Zakaria and older children can watch channels with in-depth explanations of the Arabic language and take notes.
Forvo is a great place to listen to Arabic words spoken by a native speaker. It has a large database and is a good reference for pronunciation.
Want your kiddo to learn Spanish? FabuLingua teaches Spanish through interactive stories on mobile phones and tablets. They offer a new interactive story from Latin America or Spain every month, along with associated games.
Websites that offer multiple subjects for various grade levels
Tons of free printables right here.
The Scholastic Learn at Home provides students projects based on articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more. We’re really excited about this one!
At Hippo Campus you can find more than 7,000 videos in 13 subject areas to share with your children.
Marsha is a teacher-mom who offers freebies including seasonal activities at Differentiated kindergarten.
MentalUP is a scientific-educational application containing cognitive learning games for children in K-8. They’re currently offering free online subscriptions.
Holiday House offers online resources complete with educator guides, lesson plans, and activity sheets.
Hand to Mind
Hand to Mind offers math and literacy content for elementary aged children, designed to engage kids without support from parents. They’re offering free daily content including streaming video lessons, taught by teachers, and downloadable activities and STEM resources.
I believe Freckle is free for children who usually attend public school. Their resources are geared for younger children and are easily differentiated for children of different ability levels.
G Fletchy offers 3-Act tasks, math progression videos, and various ways to engage with children.
edHelper is great for free printable worksheets. Although I’m not a huge fan of worksheets, quarantine time is a different time! Currently they’re providing daily free workbook pages for elementary aged children.
Adventure Academy provides learning games and videos for ages 8-13.
Century is offering their English, Math and Science resources Free for all families.
BreakoutEDU has digital games that your kids of all ages can play at home.
BrainPop, a lesson-planning tool, is a great resource for parents of both older and younger children.
Designed for elementary aged children, the Arcademic Skill Builders Website has games that aim to improve your child’s knowledge in math, geography, typing, spelling, and language arts.
I’m not sure you’ll find a better free art resource on earth. Barbara is a kind person who knows how to help others do art for free and in the most beautiful way! Check her out!
Cassie is an art teacher, living in Tennessee. She shares her ideas and tutorials on YouTube!
This one is easy – go outside.
UWorld offers a full-length PSAT practice exam that familiarizes children with the format and content of the real test. Each question answered will provide the student with a detailed explanation of the answer choices to help students actively learn and retain concepts.
Free Resources for Special Needs Children
Designed for young children who are visual learners, Boardmaker offers free printable activities that are especially beneficial for children with special needs, such as those with Down syndrome or autism.
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