Free Resources

Why reinvent the wheel, right?  These are some of the free websites and resources that I find useful, or think would be useful to me or other homeschoolers.  This list is definitely in the works.  I have not fully looked through every aspect of every website, so I cannot vouch for the integrity and materials on them.  Please use your discretion.  There is some overlap in these categories, but I tried to place them where most appropriate.  Please feel free to email me if you find any broken links, or that a specific website no longer offers free materials.  (I have tried to notate if the free section is limited.)  Please do not email me advertising your classroom websites/apps and asking me to put them on here. Chances are, they are not a good fit for my audience.  While some of the websites below are for classroom teachers, my ultimate goal is to choose resources that are suitable for the homeschooling environment.

Complete Curriculum
Ambleside Online - full Charlotte mason curriculum
Easy Peasy All In One Homeschool -completely online
Charlotte Mason Help - another CM resource
Old Fashioned Education
Lesson Pathways
E-Learning for Kids
Homeschool Share - literature based studies, lapbooks

Teaching/Planning/Organizing, etc
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine 
The Notebooking Fairy - information and freebies for Notebooking
Homeschool Freebie of the Day
Handwriting Worksheets
Homeschool Share - free unit studies, lapbooks, etc
Free Homeschool Deals - A roundup of free materials and daily deals across the internet
Learning with Lego - ideas for integrating Lego into various subjects

Coloring Pages
Bible Coloring Pages
Free Coloring Pages - for books, television shows and more
ASL Coloring Pages
Crayola Coloring Pages - states, science, holidays and MANY more topics

Preschool/Early Learning 
PreKinders - fantastic resource for hands-on, play-based activities
Teach Preschool - many ideas for interactive, hands-on exploration
Pre-K Pages - another source of inspiration for Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten
Wee Folk Art - preschool/Kindergarten curriculum based around seasons and holidays
Letter of the Week - ideas for themes, books, composers, snacks, activities, etc
Read to Me and & ABC - a literature-based letter of the week program
Activity Ideas for Preschoolers - fun ideas for little ones
Activities for Early Childhood - from Gryphon House publishing, many subjects
Corduroy resources

Science/Nature Study
Atoms and Molecules and Plants unit studies by Susan Kilbride (shared with permission)
Cornell's Common Birds Coloring Pages
Nature Detectives - ideas, printables, etc
Science for Preschoolers
Nature Connection Worksheets
Magic School Bus Lesson Plans
Astronomy For Kids (one course for elementary and one for middle/high)
The Burgess Animal Book Study Guide
Burgess Bird Book Study Guide

Story of the World & Netflix
Learning American History through Movies
American History lessons and activities (to accompany specific books, but are applicable to general unit studies)

Living Math - list of math readers, games and ideas for learning math "outside the box"
IXL -up to 20 free problems daily
Mathematics Enhancement Programme (free math program)
Math Practice Workbooks
Khan Academy - also has science videos
Free Math - click the "begin free math" button to get started
Xtra Math - practice/drill for math facts

Language Arts- Phonics, Reading, Grammar, etc
Starfall - phonics and beginner reading practice
Reading Bear - Phonics instruction geared towards 4-7 year old beginning readers
Essential Skills Advantage - Reading, Language and Grammar for K-6
Vocabulary Spelling City (has free version)
Reading Games from PBS
Progressive Phonics
Free Grammar Games
Grammar-Land Worksheets to accompany Grammar-Land by Nesbitt, which is public domain
The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts - Grades 1-5 are currently free
The Ultimate Guide to Free Copywork

Books, Book Lists and Magazines
Books Featuring Homeschool Characters
Five in a Row booklist
1000 Good Books
Sonlight Read Alouds
Storynory - free audio books and stories for children
Books Should Be Free - audio books
Imagination Library - free books delivered to your house each month for children under 5
Librivox - free audio books for works in the public domain
Book Adventure - Reading motivation for K-8 (read book, take quiz on website, earn prizes)
Lego Club (or Lego Club, Jr. for under 7 yrs old)

Foreign Language
Salsa Spanish - puppet based videos for preschool - elementary
DuoLingo - offers many languages
Mango Languages {Free if offered through your library}

Online Educational Games
ABCya - K - 5 games
Zoo Whiz - free version available (my review)
PBS Kids

KinderArt {for all ages}
Art Coloring Pages - b/w outlines of famous works of art
Coloring Pages
Hodgepodge Pastel Tutorials - also includes some acrylic lessons
Artists and Their Art:  Sharing Visual Stories
Thrive Art Blog 
See the Light Free Lessons 
Art for Kids
Home Art Studio Free Lessons
Picture Study resources

Children's Vinyl Records Series
Kiddie Records Weekly 
Classics for Kids
Maestro Classics Educational Materials - Free curriculum to accompany CDs
Pandora - I use for streaming specific genres in the background
Amazon Prime - If you have a prime account, you have free streaming for some music

Computer Courses for Homeschoolers