How to Homeschool for Free in 2023
Do you know that you can homeschool for free?
Yes, you can!
I know many parents are afraid of moving from a traditional school to homeschooling because of the costs it may involve.
Don’t be! You can homeschool for free kindergarten through high school and provide your child with a first-class education.
The Internet is full of free online homeschool materials and resources that you can use free of charge. With some research, you can find everything you need, including a free secular curriculum and resources for Christian families. In addition, you can find printables and activities for your active pre-schooler and free homeschool programs for high school.
Let me share with you my favorite free homeschool findings.
Free Websites for Homeschooling
Different websites will make it possible for you to homeschool for free. I divided the following section into the ones that provide free information and the ones that offer free printables and materials.
1. Homeschool Spanish Academy
Homeschool Spanish Academy is a true powerhouse for information not only about homeschooling but also about learning strategies. You’ll find information on almost everything you might need, from organizing your homeschooling desk to the best textbooks.
Are you surprised to see YouTube on this list?
If you know how to look, the Internet is full of useful information about homeschooling and lessons you may use for almost any subject. You don’t need to look only for educational channels. There is a video on every topic, and it’s wonderful to learn languages.
3. Teachers Pay Teachers
I don’t know how many teaching sets and activities I have taken from this website.
Teachers Pay Teachers is full of valuable educational material ready to print and ideal to homeschool for free. In addition, you can download individual activities or bundles you can use for units of study, spelling resources, and many more.
There’s, of course, lots of content you’ll need to pay for, but there are also many printables to download for free.
Twinkl is another one of my favorites, especially for teaching languages.
However, you’ll also find materials for almost every subject. There’s lots of content for free, but it’s also worth paying a monthly fee that starts at $5 a month.
Education.com has an infinite library of materials you can print and use from kindergarten through 8th grade.
You can search by subject, topic, or standard.
Keep in mind that there’s a limit to the materials you can print daily with a free account. But you can always come back the next day!
If you want to see more websites to homeschool for free with information or printables, check out 11 Best Websites for Free Homeschooling Worksheets and 9 Websites With Amazing Homeschool Giveaways.
Free Homeschool Curriculum Options
The cost of a homeschooling curriculum program may be significant, so finding good free curriculum options may be a game-changer for your budget.
Believe me or not, there are many options on the market.
6. Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool is a free Christian curriculum for Pre-K through 8th grade.
It covers all the subjects, and there are 180 lessons for each level in each subject area.
Unbelievable, isn’t it?
7. Under the Home
Under the Home is yet another free option with a complete curriculum for elementary students. It is inspired by Charlotte Mason’s methodology.
8. Khan Academy
If you’re looking for a free science curriculum for K-12 education or free homeschool writing curriculum, Khan Academy is for you.
I have been in love with this site for years, and when I discovered they have an app called Khan Kids for kindergarten and early elementary students, my feeling grew profound.
It’s a free secular homeschool curriculum for every age and every subject. Amazing!
See 8 Free Language Arts Curriculum Options for Elementary Homeschool for more interesting free curriculum options or Top 8 Homeschool Writing Curriculum Options for High School.
If you need help with the Math curriculum, see 10 Amazing Homeschool Math Curriculum Options You Don’t Want to Miss.
And if you want to homeschool in an alternative way, check out 8 Ways to Homeschool Without Curriculum.
Free Assessment Sites
Even for homeschooling, assessment is vital to ensuring that your child is on the right track. Here are some options for free standardized testing for families that want to homeschool for free.
EDinformatics lets your kid practice standardized testing with sample tests from various US states. In addition, it will give you knowledge of where your child is regarding several subjects.
Internet4Classrooms will help you with K-12 placement tests for free and many other types of assessments. You’ll find tests for elementary school students and college preparation.
You can do them online or in print.
11. Easy Test Maker
The free version of Easy Test Maker lets you prepare 25 tests.
Your kid can do them online, or you can print them for a screen-free experience. In addition, you can create free printable grade-level assessment tests for your child.
A good homeschool planner is priceless. But if you can get a free online homeschool planner or printable one, why not try it?
Here are some options for free homeschool planners.
12. Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
You can grab a free 32-page freebie if you subscribe to Tina’s page. And it is customizable!
There’s also an option to add extra pages and features, but it will come at some cost.
13. Your Morning Basket
You can also grab a free Homeschool Planning Mini-Kit from Your Morning Basket.
You can even edit it yourself.
14. Five J’s
Here you can get a free printable homeschool planner of over 200 pages. It comes divided into 13 separate PDFs to make it easier to print and use.
It includes calendars, daily and weekly planners, record-keeping forms, unit study planners, and many more.
It’s a real gem.
Textbooks are expensive, and even homeschooling parents tighten their budget each summer’s end to provide their kids with a necessary set.
However, you can avoid the costs and get your kid-free quality textbooks.
Here’s where to look for them.
OpenStax offers downloadable free and flexible textbooks and resources. They are intended for college students but work great for high schoolers preparing for their next educational stage.
The site offers textbooks for Math, Science, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Business.
LibreTextx Free the Textbook is a non-profit organization committed to freeing textbooks. It claims to be the world’s most popular online textbook platform.
All Libretexts libraries are free and accessible to everyone and anyone.
17. Open Textbook Library
University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Library offers textbooks for high school that are free to be used and edited.
They offer textbooks for every subject your kid needs at this stage.
Free Online Homeschool Programs
If you want to homeschool for free but still need an online program that will let your kid practice a specific skill, there are also many options to choose from.
18. Spelling Training
It’s a free online spelling program that offers easy online spelling practice and games.
You can do tests and practice using fun interactive games.
Code.org is a free online coding program for 5+ kids.
20. Let’s Diagram
Instead of looking for a sentence diagramming cheat sheet, use the sentence diagramming program to teach this skill.
The basic version is free and lets you do five diagrams per month, and you have access to help videos.
Free Activities to Do With Your Homeschooler
Lastly, you can enrich your kid’s experience with plenty of cost-free activities that you can do online, at home, or in your local community.
You can do all kinds of crafts, get together with parents from a homeschool co-op, organize a field trip, exchange your skills, and take turns teaching your kids.
Local museums are often free of charge for kids and can enrich any topic your kid is currently studying.
The sky is the limit.
Are you looking for more specific examples or visual aid? Then check out 13 Inspiring Homeschool Activities That Any Parent Can Do or 15 Ways to Motivate and Inspire Your Homeschooled Child.
Homeschool for Fun and at No Cost
As you can see, you can homeschool for free and still offer your child valuable resources.
You can provide your child with quality teaching and save your money for family trips or anything else you want.
Remember, education doesn’t need to be expensive!
Learn more about Homeschool Spanish Academy and Our K-12 Spanish Programs!
Join one of the 40,000 classes that we teach each month and you can experience results like these
“It’s a great way to learn Spanish, from native Spanish speakers in a 1-on-1 environment. It’s been fairly easy to schedule classes around my daughter’s other classes. The best value for us has been ordering multiple classes at a time. All the instructors have been great!”
– Cindy D, Parent of 3
“HSA offers very affordable, quality, one on one classes with a native speaker. My son has greatly benefited from taking classes. We have seen his confidence increase as well as his pronunciation improve, because he learns from a native Spanish speaker. HSA has quick, personal customer service. I have appreciated the one on one interaction and teaching that my son gets from his teachers. He has gotten to know his teachers, which has increased his confidence in speaking Spanish. Our family has been very pleased with our experience so far!”
– Maple, Parent of 3
“My Son, Heath, is taking the classes. He’s been with Luisa the entire time and we absolutely love her. She is always patient and is a great teacher. Heath’s dad speaks Spanish so they get to have little conversations.”
– William R, Parent of 3
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