Homeschooling can be as expensive or frugal a venture as you want to make it.
I’ve learned over the years that there are seasons when money is in short supply and so I spend my time finding or making homeschooling materials. There have also been seasons when time has been in shorter supply and we choose to spend money on homeschooling materials instead. When we make purchases one thing we look at is being able to reuse the item for more than one child. There is no one right way, and most often we use a combination of the two.
I thought today I would share some free things I’ve found around the internet that can be used in homeschooling, ones I don’t think I’ve mentioned recently. Enjoy!
- Homeschool Share, which is one of my favorite free websites full of unit studies and lapbooks, has just opened a blog today. They already have two calendars available to download that link you to units on Homeschool Share that fit with themes or special days in each month. October and November are available. I’m saving these for future planning, and getting fun ideas for now as well!
- Printables for Math U See have been shared at Homeschooling by the Yard. These are just right for my littler ones to have fun using the manipulatives!
- Math U See’s official site also offers freebies on their website, including a worksheet generator, online drill game, and free activity pages to go with the Primer level.
- With changing seasons there will be new weather to observe. We had a hailstorm yesterday! We love to look through Weather Wiz Kids to learn more about our weather questions and even play a few games.
- EdHeads.org has free educational online games we’ve used before (look for the green Choose and Activity tab on the upper right). Everything from a virtual hip replacement to simple machines is here.
- Making Friends paper dolls is a site that gives you many dolls to print for both boys and girls.
- Crayola has a collection of free coloring pages both fun and educational, as well as crafts and other ideas. Be sure to explore each tab on the left!
- SchoolSparks has kindergarten worksheets for many topics, which makes Daniel happy – he loves to feel involved in table time.
- SuperTeacherWorksheets is a great site to find worksheets for all my children’s ages! They have math pages on topics from addition to division, probability, and even symmetry. The Language Arts section has everything from alphabet to grammar pages, writing prompts and punctuation practice, and more. Great for some extra practice on a specific concept! They even have science, social studies, and logic pages to print.
This barely scratches the surface but my computer time is up. Feel free to leave a comment sharing some of your favorite free homeschool finds from the internet!