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HUGE List of FREE Homeschool Curriculum & Resources (33 Freebies!)

 

 

 

This is a weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Carrie from . If you aren’t a homeschooler, but you’re a parent, teacher, babysitter, or nanny, you’ll probably find at least a few useful freebies in this list. You may also want to go through the Educational Deals and Freebies from earlier this week for more.

General Homeschooling Freebies:

– Many homeschooling families struggle to keep the house clean and chores done without a fuss. These FREE printable chore charts will help motivate and track your kids’ chores. The graphics on them are perfect for younger children who can’t yet read.

– This FREE activity pack includes link to groundhog facts, mazes, handwriting practice, vocabulary, coloring pages, a writing prompt and more! Include this pack in your groundhog day studies this year.

– Your kids will love coloring these pages as they read and learn all about the history of Groundhog Day. This is a great activity to start your studies.

– Do you have any dragon lovers in your home? Whether they love dragons or just fantasy, they are sure to enjoy these books, activities and the FREE printable coloring pages.

– These printable drawing prompts encourage students to use their imaginations to complete the drawings and then color the completed image. Get yours FREE just in time for Valentine’s Day.

– President’s Day is coming up in just a few weeks. This FREE President’s Day copywork pack is a fun way to introduce your children to the different presidents and some of their most famous quotes.

History and Geography Freebies:

– Whether you live in the state of Alabama or you’re studying the 50 states, this FREE printable set of Alabama state bird coloring pages will pair nicely with your studies. This set includes 3 different coloring pages for elementary ages.

– If you’re stuyding our second largest state in the union, you don’t want to miss these FREE Texas state flag coloring pages. This set includes three different handwriting styles for elementary ages.

– If you’re studying the Civil War era, you will love all the resources and printables here. From worksheets to projects and more, you’re covered!

Science & Nature Study Freebies

– Interactive notebooks are a fun way to bring any lesson to life. If you’re studying the Water Cycle in your science lessons this year, don’t miss this FREE printable set.

– If you’re using the book from Apologia, you will love this huge list of freebies and resources organized by lesson number.

– Kids will learn earthquake terminology with this FREE set of copywork. After completion, they will have notebook filled with helpful terms and pages they can color too.

– This FREE Natural Disasters Notebooking Research Project is based on earthquakes. You will find some questions (and a link for all the research and answers) as well as a general page to research individual earthquakes.

– If you’re studying natural disasters or your kids just have questions about them, they will enjoy working through this FREE Notebooking Research Journal based on Historic Earthquakes.

– This huge list is organized by lesson number for science freebies and resources to use along with .

Early Learning Freebies

– If your little ones love the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, they are sure to love this fun and FREE Printable Alphabet Workbook. Read the story and then have them find the letters on each page!

– Whether you have a child that struggles with handwriting formation or they are just learning, these FREE handwriring practice pages will help. This set includes mazes, tracing as well as letter formation practice.

– Your little ones will love practicing their handwriting and stretching their creativity with these FREE Farm Themed Trace & Write pages.

Free Language Arts Resources:

– This FREE printable comprehension organizer would be perfect for any read-aloud, fictional book, story time, book clubs and book reports.

– This FREE Tracking printable is a great way to track the reading of your students. It tracks their reading with the MSV (meaning, sound, visual) method to help you assess their progress. This is a wonderful form for your portfolio.

– Encourage your elementary students to stretch their imaginations with these FREE Farm Themed Creative Writing & Illustration Prompts. Students will be able to draw a picture and write a short paragraph based on their farm-themed picture.

– This Valentine’s Day bring some fun to your homeschool with this FREE figurative language and literary device packet. Practice imagery, similies, metaphors, hyperbole and more.

– Do your children struggle with creative writing? Help keep their minds active with these FREE printable writing prompts for the month of February.

Free Math Resources:

– Are your students learning factoring? Give them a little extra practice with these FREE and fun factoring math puzzles.

– Is your preschooler learning to count to 10? They will love playing these fun and FREE printable math games to learn or review their counting to ten skills.

– Do you have a younger child struggling with their math facts? Make it more fun with these FREE printable Math BINGO game pack. These cards include addition and subtraction facts up to 100.

Free Character Building Resources:

– Most children don’t know how to process their feelings. This FREE printable Feelings and Emotions Tracker is a wonderful way to help them not only learn to understand their feelings, but also track them to find patterns and possible triggers.

– Your kids will love working through these puzzles and activities about more Bible characters! This pack includes crosswords, word searches, sudoku, word scrambles and more!

Free Unit Studies & Fine Arts Resources:

– The Everywhere God Unit Study is a literature-based unit study for grades K-4. Kids can grab some paint, marker or crayon and start coloring in this FREE unit study.

– Your kids will enjoy studying about studying the 50 states without ever leaving the house with these FREE Notebooking Unit Studies.

– Are you studying about one of the most famous female aviators, Amelia Earhart? This fun and FREE mini unit study includes a coloring page, short biography, word search, copywork and more.

Older Student Freebies:

– If your kids love the “Wizard of Oz” movie, they might just love the book too. They will love working on their cursive handwriting while copying these quotes from the book by L. Frank Baum.

– These notebooking pages generic enough to use with any history unit study, lesson or field trip. This 18-page notebooking set is the perfect addition to any middle or high schooler’s history studies.

Carrie has been homeschooling for over a decade and loves to share FREE homeschooling resources, deals, and reviews over at . You can find homeschool freebies, free homemaking resources, meal plans, free unit studies, and much more.

HUGE List of FREE Homeschool Curriculum & Resources (26 Freebies!)

 

 

This is a weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Carrie from . If you aren’t a homeschooler, but you’re a parent, teacher, babysitter, or nanny, you’ll probably find at least a few useful freebies in this list. You may also want to go through the Educational Deals and Freebies from earlier this week for more.

General Homeschooling Freebies:

– No matter what subject you’re studying, these folding cubes are a fun way to learn! Choose from human anatomy, plant & animal cells, chemical symbols, art prints and more.

– Whether your kids love ice skating or you’re planning a trip to the local rink (or pond), these FREE ice skating notebooking pages are a great addition to any winter unit study.


These FREE printable calendars are undated and available in color or black & white so these can be printed to use year after year.

– These FREE notebooking pages for Groundhog Day include three different types of lines to accomodate early writers thru upper elementary and beyond. This set includes 66 total pages.

– February is Dental Health Month and these notebooking pages are a fun way to help kids learn more about staying healthy with their teeth.

History and Geography Freebies:

– Learning the history of different countries doesn’t have to be boring. Try this fun Date Dash Card Game to learn all about Chilean history.

Science & Nature Study Freebies

– This FREE 18-page printable coloring book is a fun way to learn about animals that hibernate in the winter months.

– If you’re using , this Huge list of science freebies and resources are listed by lesson number to aid you in your studies.

– Young and early readers will enjoy learning about the life cycle of a polar bear in these FREE emergent readers. They are available in four different levels from sight words to upper elementary.

– This Huge list by lesson number for science freebies and resources to use along with .

Early Learning Freebies

– If you have an early learner that loves superheroes and is learning to write, they will love practicing their handwriting skills alongside these ABC Hero’s.

– Is your little one learning the letter T? They will love working through these fun letter T activities, like tracing a train track, making their way through mazes, putting together puzzles, dot-to-dots and more.

– Your young readers will love these themed emergent readers available in both color or black & white.

– Are you studying the arctic tundra animals in your homeschool? Your little ones will love feeling included in the learning with these playdough mats. This set includes four letters and numbers 1-10.

– Is your 100th day of school coming up? Your little ones will have fun working through this tot & preK-K pack as you celebrate.

Free Language Arts Resources:

– If your early reader is struggling with consonant digraphs, these FREE printable say and cover pages are a great way to practice.


Help your child build their reading and writing fluency with these FREE printable simple sentence no-prep work worksheets.

– Grammar lessons shouldn’t be a bore or dreaded. This FREE curriculum helps students learn grammar without the tears. Watch a preview video and download all four levels.

– Sight words can be difficult for kids to learn. Make it more fun with these FREE printable and educational Sight Word games!

Free Math Resources:

– Does your child struggle with multiplication? Help them master their multiplication facts with these FREE 11-page printable activity pack.

Free Character Building Resources:

– If you’re interested in working on character qualities with your children, these printables calendars are a must-have. Each month focuses on a different quality with Bible verses to read each day. There are blank complementing copywork pages in both color and black & white.

– Teaching your children gratitude isn’t easy. Help them express their gratitude with these FREE Printable Thank You Cards.

– Help your children or family read through the Bible in a Year with this FREE printable plan.

Free Unit Studies & Fine Arts Resources:

– If your kids love the animated movie Beauty and the Beast, they will have fun working through this movie study. It includes discussion questions, compare/contrast, what happens next and more.

– Watching movies can be both fun and educational. This FREE “LIVE” version movie study for Beauty and the Beast includes activities for upper elementary thru middle school to extend the learning beyond the movie.

Older Student Freebies:

– This FREE 29-page pack includes pages for literary analysis, character analysis, chapter analysis, vocabulary and more.

Carrie has been homeschooling for over a decade and loves to share FREE homeschooling resources, deals, and reviews over at . You can find homeschool freebies, free homemaking resources, meal plans, free unit studies, and much more.

How Silas Fell in Love With Reading

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When they ed me about possibly posting about them (and giving you all the opportunity to !), I got all excited because I wondered if this might be perfect for Silas.

Those of you who have followed along here for awhile know that Silas struggled to learn to read. It ended up taking him three years of hard work to master beginning reading. He worked so diligently and we’ve been so proud of how far he’s come and how determined and diligent he’s been.

Because of the struggle involved, though, he would only read when he had to. If it was an assignment, he would read a chapter in a book, but he never would read on his own… just for fun.

However, that all changed with ! I showed him the program to see what he thought about it and he was HOOKED from the get-go!

I have never seen this boy excited about reading… but he was! (And maybe it was also the fact that I said he could use the iPad to read, too — a special privilege at our house!)

He almost all by himself and figured out how it worked. Then, he started reading — and he just kept reading and reading and reading!

In the last 6 weeks, he has logged close to 600 minutes of reading on … all on his own. And did I mention this was with almost zero coaxing or encouragement from me?

That might not seem very impressive to you if you have a child who reads a big chapter book every day, but this was MASSIVE for Silas.

It is 100% thanks to and how they make reading so fun and offer so many great books at all reading levels with just a click of a button!

Silas LOVES that tracks your time read, where you left off in a book, and all of the books you have read. He also loves that there are so many different genres and fun titles to choose from.

He has proudly come to me multiple times to show me all of the books he has read. They are all listed on his shelf and it makes my heart utterly thrilled to see my boy falling in love with reading!

I don’t worry about the level of book he is reading since it’s more important to me that he is loving reading (and I know he does plenty of harder reading with his school assignments and the chapter books they are reading through!)

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I also love that it’s so portable — he can read on the iPad anywhere. He took it with us on our trip to Kansas for Christmas and was able to get in lots of reading while we were traveling. In addition, this is a great option for families who constantly have late fees if you use the library. 🙂

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