One of the most common misconceptions about homeschooling is that it is extremely expensive. While there are certainly some pretty pricey curriculums and tools out there the fact is that many people homeschool on a tight budget.
I homeschooled two children for only $250.00 Canadian. It can be done. (click here to read how)
One way you can save money homeschooling is by picking up and using free or low-cost resources. The downside being it takes more planning, research, and gathering.
Below I am sharing free or frugal resources I have discovered around the web.
Online Unit Studies
Beth offers the following free online unit studies:
You can save an additional $5.00 of if you use the code below on purchases over $20.00 should you decide to buy!
Notebookingpages.com is one of my absolutely favorite homeschooling resources, I have the lifetime membership but started with the freebie resource as it came with over 600 pages! Sign up here to snag your own!
Along with the following freeibes:
- Free Martin Luther King, Jr. Notebooking Pages from NotebookingPages.com.
- Free Presidents’ Day Notebooking Pages
- Memorial Day Notebooking Pages
- Flag Day Notebooking Page
Notebooking Fairy also overs over 100 free notebooking pages.
Online K-12 complete programs, meaning they you wouldn’t need to use anything else. That said most homeschoolers pick and choose from the curriculum offered and supplement as needed.
Khan Academy-This program is free. Most people think math, however, Khan Academy covers arts, computer, science and more. Totally worth checking out.
CK-12 this is a program I always forget about but truly is a great resource! They have so much available and all for free.
AmblesideOnline is a free homeschool curriculum that uses Charlotte Mason’s classically-based principles.
HomeschoolShare.com has free lapbooking, notebooking and more resources.Homeschooling doesn't need to break the bank, check this list of free or frugal homeschooling resources for your family!Click To Tweet
Jessica offers a few free programs for music:
- Free printable of 40 songs from around the world for elementary aged student’s. Learn more here!
- Free printable of 10 composers to use for composer of the month from August-May and recommend songs for each composer to use for listening lessons. Click here to learn more!
- Free 5 day email course for how to integrate music with reading, math, social studies, science, and foreign language. Learn more here.
- Free 20 Music Filler Activities. Learn more here.
For each of these freebies, all they need to do is enter their email address.
Then, for just $8 a month or $72 a year, you can get full access to Jessica’s music education subscription that teaches singing, rhythm instruments, xylophone, movement, and body percussion while using rhythm counting and keeping steady beat. The first 3 days are free and then after that if they use coupon code “TDM_DISCOUNT”, to get 75% off the first three months.
For the level 1 piano course, you can use the coupon code “TDMPIANOSALE” to receive 25% off the course. It is only $44 at full price and the coupon would make it only $33 for 12 video lessons and a full packet of the music printables, theory homework and practice tips.
If all goes according to plan, Jessica will have a level 2 piano course coming out in the next couple of months which student’s can take right after finishing level 1. Then, level 3 will be finished in the fall or winter.
Gradespelling.com offers a very cool and robust free spelling and vocabulary site.
Spelling City Grade K-5 Free Parents can save lists and more.
Lexia Reading Core5 students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5 online or download
Teach Your Monster to Read – This looks so cute!
Fractions Calculators a great handy tool to help your student.
PBS LearningMedia- Bring Your Classroom to Life With PBS!
Saving Money Resources:
I am so determined to save money on homeschooling curriculum that I keep resource pages for programs offered and recommended by other homeschoolers here on the blog such as:
- Homeschooling Resources You Need to Know About!
- My Favorite “Go-To” Homeschooling Resources
- Simple Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum
Many homeschooling blogs have free printables or downloads. Some require you to join their email list others do not.
Practical, By Default (that’s me!)
Subscriber only resource library includes:
- access to a 20-page E-book on finding balance working and homeschooling (Join the club here!)
- access to a 14-page E-book on how to avoid burnout
- reading challenges for your teen
- 22 American Authors Book List
- chore checklist
- a list of apps 20+ for homeschooling
- a newsletter containing exclusive updates, behind the scenes sneak peek and answering questions from readers
There’s No Place Like Home
Shelly offers free Unit Studies:
- Free Thomas Alva Edison Unit Study
- Free Thanksgiving Unit Study
- Free 12-Week Greek Mythology Unit Study
- Free Little House Unit Study
- Free Famous Inventors/Invention Unit study
Lit Mama Homeschool
KT offers her subscribers:
- Unit Studies
- Grammar Worksheets
- and more!
You can find out more at Lit Mama Homeschool!
Rock Your Homeschool
Amy offers a whole bunch of different freebies! Mostly:
- learning fun packs
- morning board
- vision board
- & homeschool encouragement.
Everyday Graces Homeschool
My freebies are all listed here:
- Notebooking pages
- a reading log for mom
- recipe packs
- & more!
Starts At Eight
FREE Printable World Geography Maps that include both a continent with countries map and a list of pertinent countries, rivers, bodies of water, mountains, etc. to know.
Susan Evans-Hands-on Learning
- Free unit studies
- and printables
You’ve Got This Math
Two pages full of freebies:
- 50 Free Printables K-2 Click here to get assess.
- 50 Free Math Printables 3-5 click here to get assess.