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Here's the thing, I have no interest in  becoming a home school parent. I still have a full work day of my own to manage. Sure, it's an at home business, but I need Educational Websites my kids can run on their own. Here is my list of Educational Websites for Kids with Free or nearly Free resources.

Well, March has been fun… If you’re like me you’re logging in to some sort of educational website this morning and for the next foreseeable future. If your head is spinning with which one to use or try, don’t panic. I’ve put together an Educational Website List for you to review of ACTUALLY free content. Each website allows you to either use it for FREE or with a free trial.

I’ll be honest, I’m not excited about this. Every friend I have was so wonderful to send me links across Facebook, and it was a little overwhelming. How do we choose?

Free Resources

Some of these on my Educational Website List are just plain awesome resources and they’re free to use all the time. Twinkl, for example, has a totally free Elementary Teaching Pack to download with just an email address!

Free Trial Websites

You will have to provide a credit card to launch the trial. Most are 14-days. #perfect. But others are for complete homeschool curriculums and/or software that a school is intended to buy for their computer labs. It’s a little aggravating to sort through which ones are actually meant to parents to use. I spent 2 days doing it so you wouldn’t have to.

Here's the thing, I have no interest in  becoming a home school parent. I still have a full work day of my own to manage. Sure, it's an at home business, but I need Educational Websites my kids can run on their own. Here is my list of Educational Websites for Kids with Free or nearly Free resources.

Choosing the right website

It took me a LONG time to go through this whole Educational Website List and delete the ones that I didn’t think were helpful. Most of the *free* subscriptions being offered were actually trials to a year-long program. Or, a majority of the links I found or received were actually homeschool curriculum websites offering a free trial demo, wanting me to eventually commit long term. I’m not homeschooling forever. I just wanted to find resources to make learning at home fun and manageable for 3 weeks. I put them all together in alphabetical order to ease a tiny bit of stress. I know I’m not the only one…

My goal is to find a fun website my SONS can use on their own with content for Pre-K to 5th Grade, while I work at home behind them.

-WAHMom looking for distance-learning resources

I absolutely had no interest in buying a curriculum that I would also have to immerse myself in to teach them, consuming my own 6-8 hour workday.

Here's the thing, I have no interest in  becoming a home school parent. I still have a full work day of my own to manage. Sure, it's an at home business, but I need Educational Websites my kids can run on their own. Here is my list of Educational Websites for Kids with Free or nearly Free resources.

The Websites I eliminated

I did not include any of the website links for the following topics.

  • Websites selling a curriculum to schools
  • Websites selling a way for teachers to still teach online
  • Websites selling software/landing pages with a free trial
  • College Homeschool curriculum software
  • Any website that didn’t look user-friendly for a 6yo 🙂

My Educational Website List:

Below is the list of education websites offering free subscriptions or resources. I have built it using the links friends sent me and research. Yes, I clicked through each and everyone to make sure it was user-friendly and not a landing page for a learning product.

Here's the thing, I have no interest in  becoming a home school parent. I still have a full work day of my own to manage. Sure, it's an at home business, but I need Educational Websites my kids can run on their own. Here is my list of Educational Website for Kids with Free or nearly Free resources.

Just click the link and follow the instructions to sign-up for a free trial or subscription. Or, on some of them, you can just start playing and learning 🙂

FULL CONTENT K-5

  • 2Simple – Ages 0-11 FULL CONTENT
  • ABCMouse – Full Content K-5
  • ABCya – Math and reading games 
  • Arcademics – Math and language games 
  • BrainPop – Full Content K-3rd
  • Brainscape – Offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.  
  • Breakout EDU – Educational games K-12  
  • CircleTime Fun – Social Content Videos {Yoga, Cooking, Primary Grades}
  • ClassDojo – Online Interactive Classroom with other kids logged in
  • Ducksters – Education for kids all topics 
  • Epic! – Digital Children’s Library
  • Fun Brain – Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8  
  • Funology – Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children 
  • Izzit – Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects  
  • Little Spark Company – Free printables library with activities for children 0-6  
  • Outschool – Online Homeschool, Internet Classrooms
  • Quizlet – For students to practice and master whatever they are learning.
  • Scholastic – ALL CONTENT Day by Day Lessons for all grades
  • Teachers Pay Teachers – Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade 
  • Twinkl – All content. Currently has a focus lesson on germs.
  • Vroom App – Ages 0-5 They send you educational conversation talking points throughout the day.

Arts

  • Artsology – Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art. 
  • Met Kids – A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art. 
  • NGAkids – Interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. 

Computers & Tech

  • Code Academy – Learn to code 
  • Code.Org – Coding with Star Wars  
  • Kids Think Design – explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. 
  • Kodable – Coding for ages 4-10  
  • Scratch – Draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning.  
  • Typing Club – Keyboarding practice or https://www.typing.com/
  • Vidcode – Learning Coding… I may take this class!
  • We Video – Video creation for kids to record themselves and share

Math

  • A Plus Click – Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult
  • Bedtime Math – Math as a fun part of your daily family routine 
  • Boddle Learning – Elem Math through 6th grade  
  • Dragon Box – Algebra games for kids  
  • Dream Box – K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. 
  • Fun Brain – Math and Reading games  
  • Grid Club – Math games galore  
  • Houghton Mifflin – Math Videos with lessons, real-life uses of math, famous actors 
  • Manga High – Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others  
  • Math Celebrity – Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly.  2nd grade through college.  
  • Math Chimp – Fractions practice 
  • Math Playground – Elem Math games, logic puzzles, and educational resources 
  • Math Score – Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry
  • Numberphile – Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun.  
  • Positive Physics – An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics.  
  • Scoot Pad – Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8
  • Seneca – High School, AP Science & Math
  • Teach Banzai – Exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. 
  • Zearn – K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students  

Science

  • Alaska Fish & Game – Alaskan Wildlife cams 
  • Alchemie – Chemistry Review
  • Ask Dr. Universe – A science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more. 
  • Backpack Sciences – Hands-on Elem science videos 
  • Cells Alive – Learn all about cells  
  • Chemicool – Learn all about the periodic table  
  • Climate Kids – This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.  
  • Concord Consortium – A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week-long sequences of curriculum materials.  
  • Cryptoclub – Immerse yourself in cryptography  
  • Earthquakes – Learn all about earthquakes 
  • Elemental Science – 80+ do at-home science activities 
  • Everyday Earth – Interactive video earth science-based curriculum supplement. 
  • Farmer’s almanac for kids – Date, weather, moon phase, etc. 
  • Google Earth – All sorts of learning here if you dig in 
  • Human Biodigital – A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. 
  • Kids Listen Podcasts – Science podcasts to listen to with your kids 
  • Kids National Geographic – Geography and animals
  • My First Garden – Guide to gardening for kids  
  • Mystery Science – Lesson Plans & Videos for K-5
  • NASA Kids Club – Space science for kiddos  
  • National Geographic Young Explorers – A magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first-grade students.  Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.   
  • Science Spot– Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access  
  • Seterra Geography – Geography quizzes
  • Steve Spangler Science– Tons of science experiments that you can do at home
  • The Happy Scientist – Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way.  
  • Tyto Online – Next Generation Science video game focused on a middle school where students directly engage in scientific phenomena as they solve problems.  
  • What Was There – Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.  
  • Weather Wiz Kids– From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather.  

Reading & Lit

  • BrainBox – Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure.  
  • CommonLit – Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions.
  • Fluency Matters – Reading: Extended to a 21 Day Free-Trial
  • Free Children Stories – Free stories online ages 3-12  
  • Fun Fonix – Phonics worksheets for kids  
  • Good & Beautiful – Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course.  
  • Grammaropolis – Work on the 8 parts of speech  
  • Magic Tree House – Interactive games based on the book series
  • Nitro Type – Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world. 
  • Reading Eggs – Phonics and learning to read 
  • ReadWorks – An online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.   
  • Starfall – Phonics skills. No free trial, but Cash’s favorite at his school.
  • Spelling City – Free right now with code VSCFree90
  • Spelling Training – Spelling 1-4 grade
  • Suessville – Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss 
  • Squiggle Park – Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. 
  • The Shurley English Program – For grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts.  
  • The Story Starter – Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters
  • Wonderopolis – Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. 

Foreign Language

Music

  • MusicFirst – Music Curriculum
  • Music Lab – Music for everyone 
  • Music Theory – Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.  
  • Prodigies – A colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free  
  • QuaverMusic – Offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home 
  • Rockalingua – Music Based Spanish Learning  
  • Sight Reading Factory– Sight-reading and sight-singing practice exercises. 
  • SmartMusic – Instrumental lessons vis video. $40/per month after the trial
  • Songs for Teachers – A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students 
  • The Theta Music Trainer – Offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory. 
  • Virtual Musical Instruments – Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. 

History

Storyline Online – Fave kids books read by famous people 

Big History Project – Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults  

Bunk History – Digital archive of history  

Mission US – An interactive way to learn history.  

Ben’s Guide – This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. 

FOR TEACHER – Connecting with Students

Stemscopes – FOR TEACHERS with printable STEM lessons. Has a Free Summer STEM Pack download.

StoryBoard – FOR TEACHERS to create stories on social issues with cartoon avatars

Tailor-ED – FOR TEACHERS on differentiated instruction

TechSmith – FOR TEACHERS Screen recording to create lessons

ViewSonic – FOR TEACHERS to create videos of their lessons

Virtual Tours

The San Diego Zoo

Tour Yellowstone National Park!

Access Mars – Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. 

Farm Food 360 – This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.  

Louvre – Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.  

The China Guide – This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

British Museum – This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.  

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org/

Carmen Sandiego – Videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas  

Project Explorer – Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12. Worth creating a free account! We’ve been using these for the geography lessons.

Zoology by Smithsonian – No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen. Printable Worksheets, Powerpoints. 

Ocean by Smithsonian – This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. Printable Lesson Plans by Grade.

Play & Learn Activities

Busy Toddler – Indoor Activities for busy toddlers 

Switch Zoo – Play games and learn all about animals

PBS Kids – Play with fave show characters and learn too 

All Kids Network – Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.

123 Homeschool 4 Me – 300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens 

Saving Dollars and Sense – 100 free online educational program ideas

Bamboo Learning – Voice-based learning… learn through Alexa 

Highlight Kids – Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities  

ClickSchooling – Brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. 

Free Makers Station – 3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. 

The Homeschool Scientist – Engineering challenges with things you have at home

Jigsaw Explorer – Online photograph jigsaw puzzles  You can set the pieces from 6-1000+  

Preschool Inspirations – Toddler and preschool age ideas  

Nomster Chef – Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.  

Novel Effect – Makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice.  

BLOG | Preschool Inspirations – Toddler and preschool age ideas  

Cool Kid Facts – Gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.  

Preschool Express – Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and fingerplays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.

Youngzine – News and more for kids  

The Color – Online digital coloring pages  

Super Simple – Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents.  

US Mint – Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.  

Jigsaw Explorer – Online photograph jigsaw puzzles  You can set the pieces from 6-1000+  

Turtle Diary – PreK – 5 games for all subjects  

Crazy Games– Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun 

Overcoming Obstacles – Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.  

PE

Fluency & Fitness – Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. 

Go Noodle – Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.  

Little Twister Yoga – Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans 

The OT Tool Box – At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. 

Innerbody – Explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.

Sworkit App- Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout.  

If you know of more please send me the link and I will add it to my Educational Website List. I’m working on the virtual museum tours next.

Here are my own lesson plans and how I established our Homeschool Preschool years ago before we started public school.

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