Homeschooling can be free.
I know I have said this before, but I really want you to start believing it. HOMESCHOOLING for FREE is real, and thousands of people are doing it right now.
If you would like to see what the cost of homeschooling for us looks like check out my recent blog post.
Why spend hundreds if not thousands on a homeschool curriculum when you can do it for FREE.
I have split the FREE homeschooling resources into subjects to make it easier to search.
If you are new to home education in England check out my blog post which will answer some of your questions.
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A lot of these free educational resources are from America. Now if like me you are from the UK, check out and pin our conversion between UK and USA grades.
Top 10 FREE Homeschooling Online Resources
As there are so many free resources I have decided to add our favourites from each category.
1 – Khan Academy
3 – Open Learn
8 – UK Parliament
10 – Code.org
Free Homeschooling Curriculum – Covering ALL subjects
Khan Academy – offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace. Covering maths, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. All ages
Moby Max – Moby Learning includes 27 complete subjects covering all grades between kindergarten and eighth grade. They were also the most awarded edtech company in 2018, earning 49 industry awards.
CK-12 – books, lessons, and interactive videos covering all subjects. All ages
Ambleside Online – a free homeschool curriculum designed to follow the Charlotte Mason method. All ages
Discovery K12 – 7 standard courses: Language Arts, Reading/Literature, Math, Science, History/Social Studies, Visual/Performing Arts, and Physical Education. With 180 days of curriculum and over 16,000 lessons. All ages
Curriculum Pathways – provides interactive, standards-based resources in language arts, maths, science, social studies, and Spanish. They align with national and state curriculums in the US. For all ages
Old Fashioned Education – 40-week schedules and uses mainly free resources. All ages
Mater Amabilis – a Catholic Charlotte Mason curriculum, but there is a lot to offer even in you don’t practise Catholicism. Suitable for all ages.
BBC Educational Videos – Excellent UK videos for all ages.
School Express Free Worksheets Multiple Subjects (all ages)
Kindergarten & Elementary Only
Easy Peasy – All In One Homeschool – uses all FREE online resources, 180-day lesson plans for PreK-8th grade.
Core Knowledge – this includes lessons plans this site supports Common Core State Standards, PreK-6th grade.
Little House Kindergarten – this is a full kindergarten around the World curriculum that includes nature study, maths, health, art, music, and English. This is a pay what you can curriculum, including paying zero.
PreKinders – preschool lessons, activities, and printables
Top Marks – free primary resources with amazing links to other FREE resources for all ages.
Rising Stars primary school resources, 100s of free resources.
Soft Schools provides free math worksheets, free math games, grammar quizzes, free phonics worksheets, and games. Worksheets and games are organized by grades and topics.
Primary Resources Free lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for teaching primary children
Oxford Owl free resources for primary school children and free ebook library for 3-11 year olds.
Have Fun Teaching – free resources and worksheets for primary school children.
Middle School and Above
Hippo Campus – there are over 7,000 free videos in 13 different subject areas. This resource is for middle school to college level.
Easy Peasy All in One Highschool – this is an extension to the one listed above, and looks just as great.
Homeschool College USA – offers free plans for homeschooling high school. All of the courses are free, but you may need to purchase four novels per year as part of the language arts course.
KM Tuition – Maths, English and Science free worksheets and past exam papers.
Open Learn – Free learning from the Open University. There are some amazing free resources here for children aged 13 and over.
Free Online Homeschool Maths
Education.com – provides free math worksheets and games for kids. Suitable for all ages.
The Actuarial Foundation – this is fantastic, it teaches maths in real-life situations. Such as having dinner in a restaurant etc. Students grade 4 and above.
Math Worksheets Land – This site has free math worksheets organised by grade and topic.
EdHelper.com – Free maths printables
TLSBooks.com – they offer hundreds of ready to print math worksheets Pre-K to 6th grade.
Math Planet Advanced Math Complete Courses (Grades 6-12)
Purple Math Algebra Video Lessons (grades 9-12)
Xtra Math Free games and lessons (grades all ages)
Corbett Maths free resource and has videos and questions and answers.
My Mini Maths – with more than 1,300 free resources for primary school children.
Prodigy Maths – free resource for primary school children
MEP (Maths Enhancement Programme) free resources up to A-Level students.
Maths is Fun – Primary school free resources.
Maths Gynie – Primary up to A-Level amazing free resources, videos, exam papers and solutions.
Mathster – Free worksheets for GCSE and A-Level
Maths Chase – Free times table tests
Transum – FREE mathematical activities, puzzles, problems, visual aids, investigations and lots more.
Free Language and Phonics Homeschooling Resources
Teach your monster to read – a free resource to help children learn to read.
ABC Fast Phonics – This is a is a free tutorial that uses cartoons and sounds with audio narration and clickable words to teach phonics. This method teaches just basic phonics concepts without struggle or frustration and includes rules for vowels, consonants, and blends along with practice pages.
If you are looking for some great reading books for kids check out our top 100 books.
Manybooks – Free Downloaded Books
Progressive Phonics – is an all-in-one reading program that is easy and FUN. You can also print readers and handwriting sheets to go with the lessons.
Free Reading – The free phonics online lessons comprises 40 weeks of instruction
Reading Bear – Phonics (grades K-3)
SightWords Free Resources for Teaching Your Child to Read
Puzzle Maker a free tool for making your own word puzzles.
TeachIT English KS3 and above there is a free subscription.
Free Homeschooling Science Online Resources
Teach Engineering Engineering (all ages)
Learning Resources Science Museum – This site brings together resources from museums, including activities, games and videos. Discover activities to support a range of curriculum topics.
Anatomy Arcade Anatomy (grades 5-12)
National Wildlife Federation Animal Science (grades K-6)
NASA Lesson Plans Astronomy (all ages)
ACS Inquiry in Action Chemistry Curriculum – Chemistry (grades 3-6)
Periodic Table Videos – Chemistry, Periodic Table (all ages)
Science Coloring Pages from Home Training Tools worksheets and printables (all ages)
Engineering Games Online (all ages)
Berkeley Education Evolution (all ages)
Science Fair Projects and Experiments – Experiments and lesson plans (all ages)
24/7 Science Science Games (grades K-6)
AGI GeoSource – Geology (grades K-5)
Human Origins by the Smithsonian – Human Evolution (all ages)
MIT Open Course Free resources from MIT (grades 9-12)
Science Lessons Multiple science subjects (all ages)
National Geographic Kids – National Geographic (grades K-6)
American Museum of Natural History Physical Science, various ‘ologies’ (all ages)
NASA Weather Adventures Satellite Earth Science (all ages)
Natural Inquirer Science Journal (grades 4-8)
Virtual Museum – Virtual Museum (all ages)
National Zoo Homework Helper – Zoology Links (all ages)
3D Geography – Make models and great free resources
Mystery Doug – This is a free resource
School Science – This is a free resource.
Sublime Science – there are free resources (they also do amazing parties, which we did a couple of years ago and the kids loved it)
BBC Terrific Science – free resources
Interactive Elements Table – periodic table in pictures and words.
Free Foreign Language Resources for Homeschool
Duo Lingo (Tiny Cards) This is an amazing free app and it has so many different languages to learn.
Babble – They offer 13 different languages and there are free resources.
Headventure Land – Learn Latin, Spanish and Greek. You need to subscribe to access but this is FREE.
Free Homeschooling – History Online Resources
Historic England – lots of great free information about English history.
UK Parliament – teacher resources and lesson plans in all sorts of subjects including history.
Mission US American Revolution Interactive Website – Free US interactive resources.
US History American History free workbooks (all ages)
Free Homeschooling Religious Studies
Future Flying Saucers – Free Bible lesson plans
Adventure Bible Online religious games and activities (K-6)
Learning Path – Share free religious resources offered by top leading colleges.
Free Homeschooling Art Lessons
National Gallery of Art (K-8)
Twinkl – has a number of free art printables.
Art for Kids Hub – YouTube family showing children how to draw cool things.
Red Ted Art lots of free ideas and printable’s.
Krokatak – loads of free arts and crafts, videos and printables
Free Homeschool Health and Safety Resources
Kids Health in the Classroom – Health and Safety topics (all ages)
National Eye Institute fun learning tools and printables about the eye.
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Museum (CDC) – interactive learning opportunities for students and creatively gives a deeper look in the world of science. Learn about microbiology, infectious diseases or become a food detective and learn about different types of bacteria.
National Institute of Health – interactive games, targeting ages 8-14, teaches kids about the importance of staying healthy, and more!
Free Educational Online Games
Educational Games by Grade Level – hundreds of free, online, learning games for kids
Kidztype – Free typing games to help with touch typing
Free Coding Websites for Kids
Code.org – This is a free resource.
Scratch – this is a free resource.
Codeacadamy – this is a free resource
Computer Science Unplugged – Computer Science (grades K-12):
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If you come across any other FREE educational resources please do let me know in the comments and I will make sure to add them.