This is a living list – it will be updated frequently as we continue our homeschooling journey!
If you know me at all, you know that I’m a total research-freak. Frankie often tells me that I have Google-itis (seriously, if that’s not already made up then I’m claiming first diagnosis). I have to know what’s out there, give myself options, read as much as possible and feel over-prepared for any situation or topic. So when we started tossing around the idea of homeschooling, of course I was overly anxious to jump online and start researching….and let me tell you, there is so much info out there on homeschooling! I was happily overwhelmed very quickly by the number of homeschool websites, forums, communities, companies and blogs that provide homeschool curriculum, tips, and support. I quickly began bookmarking and OneNote compiling lists and lists of resources for us to use.
When it was all said and done I had a gazillion websites that ranged from homeschool laws and curriculum reviews to free printables and supplies and everything in between. As we began our homeschool journey, we quickly learned which homeschool websites were the most valuable to our family and started a list of our “favorites” which we are sharing below!
Keep in mind, homeschooling is definitely not a one fits all thing so even though these websites and resources are perfect for our family, they might not be the best fit for yours. Take some time checking everything out and make your own conclusions – bookmark the ones you love and nix the ones you don’t. In the end, we hope that you find some great content and guidance on your homeschool journey!
Free Curriculum, Worksheets & Printables
Teachers Pay Teachers – This falls into both the paid and free categories. This website is a really neat concept – all the materials are created and sold by teachers for teachers. There is a great search feature as well as nicely organized categories so you can find exactly what you need. The free category has over 300,000 worksheets and printables!
Book Adventure – This website was recommended to us by a friend and we are in LOVE! The site allows the student and parent to each create their own accounts. Once your parent account is setup, you can create reading lists, assign quizzes, and even award points toward prizes for reading. We use this very frequently because we love that many of the books we are reading already have quizzes and worksheets available on this site.
Homeschool.com – They have some great homeschool printables including a category for parents. Check out the learning styles quiz available.
Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool – This website is just as the name describes, an easy to use all-in-one homeschool curriculum that’s free! You can choose the grade level and it actually breaks down day by day instruction with all the worksheets and printables. I know some families who use this website as their complete curriculum and others who use it to supplement.
My Fresh Plans – I love the classroom themes and step-by-step unit study suggestions on this site.
Free Printable – Lots of blank worksheets, sheet music printables and more.
Easy Fun School – Lots of unit studies complete with printables and on-demand videos. We are excited to start the How To Train Your Dragon unit!
Paid Curriculum, Worksheets & Printables
Enchanted Learning – This website has over 35,000 printable pages and worksheets. There is a fee of $20 per year for a family but we found it well worth it! My favorite part is the search feature on this website. You can quickly search the topic or theme and you’ll get dozens of worksheets, puzzles, and printables for that topic. We have found this site great for grabbing an extra worksheet or two on a topic that the girls take interest in during regular instruction.
Timberdoodle – Curriculum kits, manipulatives and lots of great games and puzzles. We source most of our curriculum from Timberdoodle. Subscribe to their newsletter for updates on their damaged sales to save.
Christianbook.com – Homeschool curriculum, workbooks, manipulatives and much more. Many of the items here we
found priced better than other websites plus they have a very large selection to choose from.
Teachers Pay Teachers – This falls into both the paid and free categories. This website is a really neat concept – all the materials are created and sold by teachers for teachers. There is a great search feature as well as nicely organized categories so you can find exactly what you need. With over 2 million worksheets and printables, I’m sure you’ll find lots to keep your printer busy! You can even upload and share or sell your own creations!
You Are an Artist – This website offers a monthly or yearly subscription or individual video lesson bundles hosted by Nana. These lessons teach you how to create some pretty amazing pieces of art using chalk pastels. The videos are extremely easy to follow (A & G can turn one on and complete it completely unassisted!) and they cover so many different topics – we are almost always able to find one that corresponds to what we’re learning about.
Lakeshore Learning – We don’t have a brick and mortar Lakeshore store near us (thank goodness, I’d be broke!) but their website has all classroom supplies and tools you need for your homeschool classroom. Check out the organization and storage section for lots of fairly inexpensive products. They even offer a free resources section with printables!
Rainbow Resource Center – This is another great online store that has everything from supplies to curriculum. They carry many of the more popular curricula plus lots of supplemental texts that I hadn’t seen on other websites.
iamhomeschooling.com – Here you’ll find a list by state of brick and mortar homeschool and education stores.
Confessions of a Homeschooler – This is an amazing blog that covers just about anything homeschool related that you can think of. Lots of great information, curriculum and blog posts about homeschooling and every day life. Check the printables section out too!
TedEd – This website houses hundreds of TedEd animated videos. We simply use the search function to find videos relating to our lesson. It also includes a really neat lesson building function where you can add videos, resources, quizzes and more and then publish it.
Khan Academy – This is a free, online academy that covers a wide range of subjects through interactive lessons and videos. It allows the student to have a dashboard where they can track their progress and collect mastery points as they complete lessons.
Home School Share – This is a fantastic database of free printable lapbook templates. They are broken down into age groups and then extra categories.
Free Homeschool Deals – This blog has an archive filled with free lapbook templates.
Home School Legal Defense Association – Home School Legal Defense Association was recommended to us when we were had questions on the homeschool law in our state. Their website has an immense amount of information on the laws and requirements of each state and is updated frequently. You can join the HSLDA as a member for added benefits, which is especially helpful in dealing with any issues that may arise with your school district or county board of education.
Do you have a favorite homeschool website that we didn’t list above? Leave it below in the comments so we can check it out! We’d love to hear about your favorite websites!