Here are some amazing resources you can use to supplement or completely replace your homeschool curriculum… for FREE! If you have a internet connection and a good printer, there is no need for expensive homeschooling costs. If this list doesn’t convince you that homeschool doesn’t have to be expensive, I don’t know what will!
Check back with this page often as I am always looking for new resources.
My Homeschool Products
Hand-Me-Down Homeschool – This is my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
Review Packets for Summer
These packets of worksheets are great for summer, review or if you just want to throw a worksheet into your normal routine.
Word Mastery Phonics for the First Three Grades– Simple, straight to the point
AlphaPhonics– Simple but thorough. Great complete program.
AlphaPhonics First Readers Goes with the Alpha Phonics Reading Program
AlphaPhonics Word Flashcards Goes with Alpha Phonics Reading Program
Free Phonics Lessons– Easy to print individual lessons
Progressive Phonics -This is a cute all in one reading and handwriting program.
Blend Phonics Lessons and Stories Teaches phonics and reading comprehension
Reading Made Easy By: Don Potter This is the “teacher manual” that goes with Blend Phonics. Teaches the parent/teacher how to use the Blend Phonics curriculum. Very good!
Phonics Printable Pictures and Word Cards -This is great for Letter of the Week (Pre-K)
Sound City Reading This curriculum has all the bells and whistles. If you like pictures, print out readers and games, start here first.
Reading Bear– This is a very handy online free phonics curriculum.
The Phonics Page – Another free online phonics program for grade 2 and up.
This Reading Mama Blog– Absolute amazing blog for everything you need to teach your kiddo to read!
Early Readers -These are cute little readers.
McGuffey Primer Reading App- Free Version– I bought the full version of this app for about $3. My 5 year old is using it to learn to read. She absolutely loves it. And I love how it is simple and not too overly stimulating.
The Story Hour Reader I believe this book is on the Robinson Curriculum Book list. A very hard book to find!
The Child’s First Book of Thoughts This book is basically a list of questions to ask your little one. It’s neat to see what their answers are. This book gives great ideas of topics to cover in elementary grades.
The Jones First Reader Introduces reading in cursive.
The Natural Method Reader Primer -This reader is adorable! A must read!
Writing and Handwriting
Writing With Ease (A Guide to Designing Your Own Elementary Writing Curriculum) This looks like an excellent guide for parents to organize their own writing curriculum!
Exercises in Dictation– Dictation exercises for writing. This is an advanced book probably for high school. It explains punctuation, paraphrasing, composition writing, essay writing and more.
Letter Handwriting Worksheets – These are some of the best handwriting worksheets I have found. Put them in a plastic page protector and have your child practice their letters over and over again!
Laura Ingalls Wilder Series
Grammar Land –This book is grammar in story form! How fun is that! A great family read aloud.
Daily Grammar-Great resource for lessons based on individual grammar subject
Spelling City – free version
Quizlet -free version
Spelling Strategies-5th-6th graders having trouble with spelling
Everyday Number Stories-Very cute math book
Math is Fun-Simple lessons and worksheets
Education.com-Math worksheets and printables
Number Stories of Long Ago This book tells the stories about how numbers came to be! It’s very interesting.
First Year In Number-This is a super cute math book. Great for K-1st grade. You can easily use manipulatives with it.
Arithmetic Can Be Fun!– I am excited about this one! Great for littles!
Xtramath.org– This is a fantastic free online math facts practice program
Work and Play with Numbers– This is a great Math book! Especially for beginning adding, subtraction facts and memorizing skip counting.
MEP– A complete Math program from the UK
The Coloring Squad – This is an awesome tool for practicing math facts! If you have a more artsy kiddo that is struggling to stay motivated practicing his math facts, try these activities.
Science/ History/ Nature Studies
Outlines in Nature Study and History This is an elementary book with lessons on animals, the human body, plants and natural science. It also contains history lessons about Columbus, Pocahontas, the Liberty Bell, Star Spangled Banner and more!
Elementary Science Lessons Book 1 These books have science experiments and lessons! Awesome ideas!
The American Girl’s Handy Book– This is a great book of activities for everything girl! It contains crafts for holidays, home decor, candy making, how to preserve flowers and so much more!
The American Boy’s Handbook of Camp-lore and Woodcraft– If you love camping like my family, this book teaches you how to build a fire from friction, to cooking on the open flame.
The American Boy’s Handy Book– Everything a boy needs to know! Great activities.
Educational Games and Activities
Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool-Highly recommend!!
Ambleside online- Charlotte Mason Curriculum
Online Free Public School– K12.com is a free complete online curriculum accredited by the public school system. If you are planning on sending your kiddo back to public school at some point and want to keep up with Common Core, this is the place to go. Even if you don’t want anything to do with public school, they have handy worksheets and great spelling lists.
Awana – Awana is non-denominational Christian discipleship program hosted by many churches around the world. It uses an in depth curriculum to encourage scripture memorization and equip the youth to spread the Good News. Check out the website and plug in your zip code to see if there is a church in your area that has it. Besides Bible reading and Bible story books, this is the only other thing I use for my kids’ Bible curriculum. They have homework every week and enjoy in immensely!
Primary Object Lessons Elementary manual for parents and teachers in developing children in senses and first lessons in life.
Reading Resources (Where to find free books)
Librivox – Free public domain audio-books
Other Very Helpful Tools
WorksheetWorks.com – Make your own worksheets and copy-work
Puzzle Fast – Make your own crossword puzzles and word searches
Worksheet Fun– This site is great for K-1st grade worksheets as well as Math worksheets. I have printed a bunch of these off to make my kindergartner a math workbook.
Khan Academy -Watch out for the science. I am not familiar with his views.
The Homeschool Printing Company Send your documents in pdf and they will do the rest! Created by a veteran homeschool family.
Teachers Pay Teachers This website has many free worksheets games and activities that are designed by teachers. If you have the program, you can even make your own bundles and sell them yourself.