Suddenly Homeschooling? Free Resources to Help You Get Started

Homeschooling due to school closure

Thousands of American families find themselves suddenly homeschooling due to COVID 19-related school closures.  In addition to running a successful small business, our family has been homeschooling our four children since 2005. We have curated a comprehensive list of free homeschooling, educational and recreational resources for K-12 students. Whether you need help explaining an Algebra problem to your high schooler, phonics practice for your second grader or science videos for your middle schooler, there is a site below to help you.



123 Homeschool for Me

Free printable worksheets and educational activities to help to make learning fun. Resources arranged by grade or subject.


ActivEd, Inc

Walkabouts, web-based lessons for pre-K to second-grade students that integrate movement with language arts, math, and reading content


Actively Learn

Actively Learn is a web-based reading platform that helps students read deeply and think critically, with thousands of texts and associated instruction in ELA, Science, and Social Studies.


Age of Learning (ABCMouse, Adventure Academy, ReadingIQ)


All Kids Network

Free educational resources, worksheets, writing prompts, themed coloring pages, craft and snack ideas for parents, teachers & caregivers.


American Panorama

Digital Atlas of America uses online GIS to explore and visualize data with maps.



Boost student engagement & fact fluency with our free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more!


Artrageous with Nate

Interactive videos meant to stimulate creativity and hands-on activities at home.


Ascend Math

K to 12 math instructional resource Ascend Math offers award-winning math instruction that provides an individual study plan for each student. Ascend Math’s study plans are unique to each student, prescriptive, adaptive, and automatically assigned.


Biology Simulations

Simulations and virtual labs for biology topics including evolution, ecology, and cellular energetics



BrainPop features engaging learning games, animated movies and activities.


Brave Writer

Free writing resources.



Collection of digital games


CanFigureIt Geometry

Easy-to-use workspace where students can practice proofs while exercising their deductive reasoning muscles



K-12 Health and Physical Education courses



We offer game-based interventions that focus on improving social and emotional skills in K-8 students



CheckMath tells you where you made a mistake.


CircleTime Fun

Learn and bond with your 1- 6-year-old.


Classroom Cereal

Grammar practice in free, printable short stories.


Club SciKidz MD

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.


Collisons Chemistry

System of digital games, grounded in the rules of chemistry, that can be used to introduce, teach, and review key concepts in chemistry.



Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions



“Use without account” option has vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.


Creating a Masterpiece

Fine art training program for students ages 5 and up. Drawing Program is free with the code: Corona2020


Curriculum Associates

Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish)



Free website for teachers and students covering a wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus.

Digital Theatre Plus

Access to some of the world’s finest productions, unique backstage insights, practitioner interviews and written analysis.


Discovery K12

Complete online curriculum for pre-k to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses.


DreamBox Learning Math

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.



Non-Fiction Read Alouds for PreK-12th Graders


Everydae SAT Prep

Everydae is an online SAT math prep program that uses 10-minute micro lessons to match busy schedules. Use code HOMEPREP when you sign up through this link:


ExploreLearning Reflex

Adaptive and individualized for grades 2-6, Reflex is the most effective system for mastering basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Free 30-day trial.


ExploreLearning Science4Us

covers Inquiry, Physical Science, Life Science and Earth & Space Science with lessons specifically designed for K-2 students. Free 30-day trial.



A safe research site for elementary-level readers.


Fluency & Fitness

Provides educational brain breaks to help burn off extra energy. Ages 4-8.



Multiple subjects with differentiation for K-12.



Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.


Handwriting Heroes

Multisensory handwriting program that teaches children how to form their letters through animations, stories and song.



Explore over 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas



free printable K-8 Math and Reading packets for students



Comprehensive K-12 curriculum.



FREE, high-quality educational materials


K-5 Math Teaching Resources

K-5 math resources clearly sorted by grade and standard that are easy to download and print at home.


Khan Academy

Free, award-winning online education program.


Kids Discover Online

Award-winning library of science and social studies materials.



A repository of links to learning resources organized by topics and formats.


Little Twisters Yoga & Emotional Wellness

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans


Magic Spell by Brainbox Games

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure


Marco Learning

Free full-length practice tests, free lesson plans, and free study guides for AP students.



Over 2,800 short curriculum relevant video lectures designed and delivered by top university academics covering English Literature, History, Classics, Psychology, Philosophy, and Government and Politics.



Automated online math tutor. Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and see the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college.


Math Playground

Provides hundreds of math games, logic puzzles and educational resources.


Minecraft: Education Edition

Game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.



Find and fix learning gaps.


Music Theory

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.


Mystery Science

Free, easy science lessons for remote learning.


New American History

Digital learning resources and tools developed by Dr. Ed Ayers for American History/Geography/Current Events.


Nitro Type

Students improve the foundational skill of typing by competing in fast-paced races against users from around the world.



Develop better writers. Includes diagnostic tools and assessments, targeted skills practice, a writing platform that guides students through the drafting and revision process, and instructional resources for teachers.


Novel Effect

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.


Olive Book

SAT and ACT test prep for visual learners – no screen scribble, no tripod teachers, comprehensive content.



Teaches students how to write a paragraph online


PBS Learning Media

Free, PreK-12 digital media service featuring 30,000 learning materials aligned to state and national standards, including 25,000+ videos, interactive lesson plans, media galleries and more.

PebbleGo by Capstone

Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.


Phonics Hero

Phonics Hero teaches school-aged children to read and spell with systematic phonics. Using a step-by-step approach, the 850 games teach children the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences. Available on tablets and computers.



Screen-free, ad-free audio streaming service custom-made for kids 3-12, featuring podcasts, audiobooks and music. Use the promo code PINNA4KIDS  To activate, create an account and enter the code in step 2 of the signup process. Two months for free.


Positive Physics

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics.



Prodigy is a curriculum-aligned math game for grades 1-8.


Readers 4SC

A critical thinking activity that incorporates novels and famous books, argumentation, and key themes together. Lesson plan, suggest topics per book, and publishing students’ work on the website are all free.



Online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.


Red T Media

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students


Rock Hall EDU

Free resources like videos, playlists, essays, lesson plans, writing prompts, and digitized materials from our Library & Archives.



3D CAD web application.


Shurley English

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. The Shurley English Digital Edition will be offered to teachers and students for free. This offer includes complete video instruction for each lesson through our Shurley English Digital Assistant: SEDA. No code required.


Sight Reading Factory makes practicing the important skill of sight-reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities. Free through June 30, 2020.


Smore Magazine

STEM magazine for ages 9+. Offering a Free Annual Subscription to Smore Digital (6 issues) until March 31st, 2020 with the use of code FREESMORE.


Spelling City is free right now with code VSCFree90



Provides hours of engaging educational content for pre-school and grade school kids. It uses animation and sound to engage children in the learning process.

Storyboard That

Powerful visual communication made easy


Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books.



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.


Teaching Textbooks

Math program for grades 3-12. First 16 lessons free with free trial.



An online writing tool that you can access for FREE to help mitigate any gaps in your writing instruction and practice. 60-day free trial can be accessed here:


Twig Education

Twig Science Tools is an award-winning supplemental resource with short videos in English and Spanish, visuals, and hands-on investigative activities.

Typing Club

Learn to type.

Learn to type.


Teens learn to code.

Writing Legends

Teach writing with the benefit of technology. Free of charge through July 31, 2020.


Short videos and readings that answers various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions.


Top-rated K-5 curriculum builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students.


Your basic homeschooling kit should include internet access, a computer or tablet, a printer with plenty of ink, printer paper, colored pencils, markers or crayons, spiral notebooks and pens. To minimize frustration and delays, consider printing lessons or packets for a week at a time the weekend prior.

Special thanks to the companies above for generously sharing their programs, resources, materials and intellectual property during this unprecedented time of crisis.