I feel like this is a moment I’ve been waiting for. I’m not a homeschooling mom but I’m a mom who always thought I would love to homeschool if it weren’t for the excellent programs my children were involved in. As soon as I realized we were going to have an extended amount of time at home with the kids I knew that I had to start gathering resources not just for myself but for others too.
This isn’t like summer break, 1) it’s not nearly as warm and 2) we can’t exactly go out and run around town like we normally do so all of these resources and ideas are things to do either in your house or in your own yard if you have one.
I’m going to break this down into categories to make it easy and will probably add to it. Most of these options are FREE. Some do require a payment and some are free for a limited amount of time. There is something for everyone on this list. ALL are things that I have seen/used personally OR were reccomended by someone who has.
Cooking with Kids
Raddish Kids–Suddenly Homescholing
Fun recipes to do with children!
ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is a subscription-based digital education program for children ages 2–8. Subjects covered include reading and language arts, math, science, health, social studies,
Adventure Academy (one free month)
AdventureAcademy is an educational product that combines an Elementary School curriculum with an interactive 3D world.
Brainpop (free during closure)
Animated Educational Site for Kids – Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
Meaningful Menus (Free with kids ATHOME)
Meaningful Menus are a resource for parents and educators looking for an open-and-go way to foster connection with kids through poetry, songs, and more.
Whether snuggled together on the couch, around the kitchen table, or in the classroom, Meaningful Menus make it easy to enjoy the closeness that comes from reading and singing together.
MiaAcademy ($1.99 per month)
Miacademy offers hundreds of lessons in math, language arts, science, and social studies, covering all of K-8. In addition to the core subjects, Miacademy has a variety of electives from introductions to several languages to life skills.
Live online classes for ages 3-18. Spark your child’s curiosity with access to 10,000 small group video chat classes—created and taught by inspiring teachers. Start learning for as low as $5/class.
This free resource provides your children with 20* days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order. They can work on their own or together with you and your family.
- Alphabet Writing Practice Printables
- Alphabet Craft Printables
- Lowercase Do a Dot Printables
- Uppercase Do a Dot Printables
Prodigy Math (Free)
Easily motivate 1st to 8th grade students to learn and practice math. This is something we personally use in our home and my kids love it!
XtraMath® is a Seattle 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement for all. Our goal is to develop effective, efficient, adaptive, and intrinsically rewarding supplemental math activities.
This one is easy! Get outside if you can but if you can’t here are some at home options.
Musical Playtime Classes for babies and preschoolers. Classes have been previously recorded.
Lessons are arranged by length and grade and all free.
Join the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens live every day for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3pm EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. Don’t have access to social media? No worries! All videos will be posted on their website and to our YouTube channel shortly after the Facebook Live ends.
Join weatherman Doug Kammerer every day at 2pm to talk and learn about all things weather!
While I can’t vouch for any of the websites listed, it’s still a good resource to have!
I hope you find this list of resources helpful. If you have something you would reccomend or would like me to add just comment or shoot me a message!