Free Educational Links

I've had several people, both homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers, ask me about websites I use for supplementing curriculum.  I usually compose an email listing all of them and then shoot it off to the requestor.  After doing this a few times I decided to create a page here for easier reference. I've often made the comment after revisiting these sights, that I'm not sure why I pay money for curriculum!

These links are in no way a comprehensive list of curriculum, but sites that I have used or found helpful to supplement our learning.  All the links worked as of posting.  If you find one no longer works or if you have any to recommend, please e-mail me.

This will be a work in progress as I have the time.

Thanks for stopping by~

General Homeschool Information Homeschool Legal Defense Association website.  Tons of information with links to laws for individual states regarding homeschool.  Introductory information along with links to other sites, worksheets, unit studies, etc.

Bible  Bible study resource sheets.  Bible Study Curriculum for children & adults.  Bible Study pages & activity sheets for children.

Charlotte Mason  Free information on CM methods, discussion forum, book finder, curriculum guide, blog and e-books.  Complete curriculum outline & information on CM methods.  Free copywork, links, and booklists. Information on getting started and implementing CM methods.

Homemaking  Free lessons in homemaking skills

Language Arts Allows user to input personalized spelling lists.  Child can be introduced to the words, review them using a variety of online activities and games, then take the test on the computer. Beginning phonics and reading program.  Grades 1-6 grammar worksheets  Grammar worksheets Customizable writing worksheets  Grades 6-8 spelling Word of the day and definition emailed to you.  Preschool  Click on lesson archive on left-hand side for free lessons.

Math Online drills and worksheet generator Printable math worksheets Printable flash cards, online drills and games.  (I know it sounds like a drink distributor!)

Miscellaneous Websites Sue Patrick's website for information on the workbox system. Can order book and then download free forms from the site. Provides reviews on a variety of curriculum types and styles from people who have actually tried the product. Has a great homeschool chat forum and swap meet forum. Website that offers users a chance to acquire donations of rice for impoverished countries just by answering questions correctly. Can choose from math, english, art and a few more subjects. Good for review. Lots of resources and links. Created by the Hillbilly Housewife, this is a 12 year lesson plan that utilizes as many free, online books as possible. Great links. Ideas on using index cards for different subjects. Some free downloads available. Scope and sequence charts for all grades. Ideas, articles and links. Free, daily, themed lesson or link emailed to you. Weekly TV educational program schedules Variety of free resources.  Thinking skills  Thinking Activities

Notebooking, Lapbooking, File Folder Games, Unit Studies Good variety of free, downloadable notebooking pages. Has additional packs that can be purchased. Free lessons plans, lapbooks, notebook pages. Wide variety of literature based available. Lesson plans and links to build unit studies Offers free monthly unit studies.  Will email link to you. Also some to purchase. Free lapbook ideas and templates. Free file folder games and templates.

Science Virtual body slides Body animations, graphics, charts, links Free science lesson plans

Social Studies  Benjamin Franklin guides you through history with information, printables and games.  Grades K-12. Geography & Geology games for kids.  Geography games  Free history lesson plans.  Track your dollar bill to see where it's been.  Overview of united states history/government.  Could be used as a supplement.  Provides each state's information. Free printable world & continent maps. Information on money, games, cartoons-has a neat Lewis & Clark game. Free weekly email delivery of Texas history snippets.


Worksheets, Crafts, Games K-12 games, crafts & worksheets Great supply of worksheets, printables, craft ideas.  Additional charge to become a member for full access, but well worth it.  Printable worksheets for just about anything. PreK-2nd grade activities & worksheets  Some free items, have to subscribe for full access.  Tons of preschool crafts, games, coloring pages, worksheets.  Worksheets, games, puzzles, etc.  Free weekly thematic units if you join their newsletter, downloadable worksheets, online games & activities  Educational, online games  Free to become a member for full access; variety of worksheets.  Huge assortment of games & activities. Crafts, bible study supplements, coloring pages, worksheets.  Crafts, activities & worksheets.  History themed crafts  Free online art lessons.  Free online chess game  Worksheets & printables  Charts, worksheets, fun stuff for kids PreK-5th grade worksheets & printables  1st-5th grade worksheets Online tangram puzzles Subscribe to get free samples of Dover coloring pages

Planning Free, downloadable homeschooler planner/tracker software. For an additional charge you can upgrade to the full edition that provides more options and reports.  Forms, links and articles for schooling and household.  Forms, charts, calendars for school and household.

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