One of the ways that you can save on curriculum and mix up what you are doing in your homeschool is to check out the freebies. Now, don’t get too overwhelmed with the freebies because, believe me, you can, but check them out and see if there is something that you can do that will revive your homeschool some, provide enrichment to a topic that you are already studying, or give some additional fun and depth to a topic that is of interest to your child.
There are numerous freebies available online. Just do a little research and you will be SHOCKED at the number of resources available to you. Here are some types of freebies you can find online to help you with your homeschool:
Printables are everywhere. You can get them free on websites, by LIKING a Facebook page or subscribing to an email newsletter. Whether you are looking for freebies for your preschooler to color or a free Periodic Table exercise, you are sure to find it online somewhere. Here are some great websites for free printables.
- Confession of a Homeschooler – This website provides some great printables and resources for free from toddler to elementary school.
- Homeschool Share – This website shares lapbooks and unit studies provided by other homeschooling families. There are topics for every age group.
- Mama’s Learning Corner – This website is a great stop for many freebies and printables for many topics. Mostly for elementary aged children, there is a variety to choose from on the website with additional printables free to subscribers.
- CurrClick – CurrClick offers many printables from various providers; however, they have a daily freebie as well as many freebies in their freebie section so it is a good resource if you are looking for something in particular.
There are numerous e-courses available today. You can find e-courses to learn to quilt, sew and cook as well as draw, cartoon, and do science experiments. You can find freebies in all these areas. Here are some websites that offer freebies, most with a subscription to their email newsletter or Facebook page subscription.
- CurrClick – Again they offer some great curriculum for a fee but they do have several Clubs and Free sample class throughout the year to provide homeschoolers with some great free curriculum for your homeschool.
- You Tube – This is an excellent resource for free e-courses. If you are looking to teach cooking, sewing or any of the basic life skills and hobbies, you are sure to find ecourses on You Tube. Additionally, you can find videos on artists, instruments, foreign language and poetry if you are hoping to find something to enhance your homeschool.
- SuperCharged Science – This is a great resource for science. Even if you do not subscribe to the science e-course, which costs, as an email subscribed you will receive emails about free e-classes regularly, which can be a great way to break up your science and do something new and interesting.
E-books are increasing popular and a great way to enhance any topic in your homeschool. One of the biggest providers of free e-books is Amazon with their free e-books of the day. You can find e-books for you and your entrepreneurial tendencies or cooking needs as well as fun and education e-books for kids to use as read alouds or for them to read on their own. You can even find interactive free books from time to time.
- Amazon – As mentioned above, Amazon has freebies each day and many of their classic literature is free for download making it easier to provide copies to the kids in your homeschool on multiple devices.
- Free Homeschool Deals – This site provides freebies in all areas each day and many times there are ebooks available for download. You can build up an online ebook library quick with a subscription to Free homeschool Deals email subscriber list.
Here are some other websites that have fun freebies from time to time that you may want to check out:
Don’t get sucked into thinking you need to download every freebie though. It can be very overwhelming (see my post here).
Whether you are looking to enhance your current curriculum or homeschool on a tight budget, you are sure to find benefit in the many freebie resources available to homeschoolers today on the web.
What is your favorite freebie or freebie resource?