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Ultimate Homeschooling Freebies Guide

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I have compiled all of the homeschooling freebies (and cheap deals) resources together into one place.  Bookmark it, it changes!

Many Homeschoolers are struggling to get by on one income and many of us have large families.  As we all know, homeschooling isn’t cheap and can be downright expensive.


How to find the Best Homeschooling Deals:

Before you start homeschooling, there are many things to keep in mind.  Hopefully, the following tips (and homeschooling freebies) will help you stay within the financial and mental budget for your next homeschool year.

Be sure to check out The Best Homeschool Decorating Ideas for even more ideas!

Tip Number One: Homeschooling Freebies

I recently compiled my homeschool resources into one place: Educational Resources for Kids.  All of my homeschool articles are there and not all are free, but they are all useful.

As I update this post in September of 2021, there are around 1200 articles in that category.

It is organized by most recent (or most recently updated) to the oldest. As I add more, this page will grow.  So, be sure to bookmark it!

You can also, always utilize the little spyglass in the top right of my site. It opens a search bar for you.

Free Homeschool Unit Studies right here.  I have everything you need from projects, to printables, to books, to fun kid-friendly recipes!

This Spelling Curriculum for Third Grade is a work in progress, but it can help you get started.

Freebies for Preschoolers:

Don’t forget about the little ones!  I have lots of printables for preschoolers at 3 Boys and a Dog like:

ABC Letter Find Printables

Cutting Practice for Preschoolers

Strawberry Printable Activities for Kids

Aquarium Worksheets

Dragon Math Activities for Preschool

Polar Animals Activities for Preschool

More Fun Schooling Freebies for Kids

Summer Printable Activities Set

25+ Educational Summer Activities

Natural Disasters Activity Sheets

Back to School Printable Alphabet Set

Air Transportation Set Worksheets

Playground Scavenger Hunt Printable Worksheets

Teddy Bear Printable Activity Set

Restaurant Scavenger Hunt Printables

Pet Store Scavenger Hunt Printables

Hardware Store Scavenger Hunt Printables

Free Trials & Samples:

I am able to create complete units around a free trial!  Sign up for the following free trials to use these goodies in your homeschool.!

1. 30 Days Free at ABC Mouse

Sign up and receive a 30 Day FREE Trial of ABCmouse.

  • Membership includes: 8,500+ Learning Activities, Access on All Devices, Comprehensive Online Learning and Advanced Progress Tracking
  • Add up to 3 children for the price of one.

2. Free Month at Adventure Academy

Receive First Month Free on Annual Subscription to Adventure Academy.

  • Membership includes: 8,500+ Learning Activities, Access on All Devices, Comprehensive Online Learning and Advanced Progress Tracking
  • Add up to 3 children for the price of one.

3. Free AllFreeKidsCrafts Spring Crafts eBook!

Sign up for the AllFreeKidsCrafts free eNewsletter and receive the free Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More eBook.

4. 3 Free Audiobooks!

Sign up and receive 3 Audiobooks with a 30-Day Free Trial.

  • Sign up to start listening to audiobooks and get your first 2 books free, PLUS a bonus book from our VIP selection!
  • If you like us, stream or download 2 audiobooks per month for just $14.95. Cancel anytime, no strings attached.

5. Free Advanced Coloring Pages

Sign up and download 15 Printable Free Coloring Pages for Adults eBook. (these are great for older kids!)

6. 30 Days free on HOMER Learn to Read App

Sign up and receive a 30 Day FREE Trial to the HOMER Learning-To-Read App.

  • Get a FREE 30 Day Trial of HOMER Learning-To-Read App and then pay $9.99 a month – No Commitments, Cancel Anytime
  • HOMER grows with your child as they explore reading, math, social-emotional learning, and more. With thousands of activities personalized to their age, interests, and level, kids will love HOMER!
  • One membership, two products — HOMER Reading and HOMER Stories
  • The learn-to-read program proven to increase early reading scores by 74%
  • 1000+ lessons on phonics, sight words, ABCs, plus lots of stories and songs

7. Audible Plus free trial

Try Audible Plus

Now, thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts are included.

All members can listen to all they want of thousands of included audiobooks, podcasts, originals, and more in the Plus Catalog.

8. Kindle Unlimited First Month Free

Get your first month free now!

Unlimited reading from over 1 million ebooks

  • Unlimited listening to thousands of audiobooks
  • Read on any device (I use my phone, my Kindle, and my iPad!
Homeschooling Freebies and Resources

Tip Number Two: Watch for Deals & Giveaways

Don’t limit yourself to traditional homeschooling and school supply deals.  There are many places that have amazing deals.  This means more email, but it doesn’t take long to work through email!  If you get all the right emails, you can stay on top of sales and clearance – allowing you to save hundreds of dollars each year on your homeschooling adventures!

  • Use promo code “SHOPHER1” and receive 5 Babsy Board Books for FREE. Just pay shipping and handling.
  • Sign up for the beans & sparks club and receive First Book for $3.99, just pay shipping and handling. Stay subscribed to receive a new personalized book every month for only $19.99 (free shipping). Add another child HALF PRICE, only $9.99 (free shipping)
  • Sign up and receive your FREE BOOM Buds, just pay $13.95 shipping and handling. One pair of BOOM Buds – Originally $59.95 Today Free – Just cover S/H
  • Sign up and receive a one year subscription to HOMER Learning-To-Read App for just $44. That’s 7.5 Months FREE!
  • Sign up and receive FREE Trial of Hooked on Phonics for $1.

Tip Number Three: Buy all Year

Know where the best sales happen and keep your eyes open for them.  Don’t need that new history program this year? Buy the next level up and save it for next year… especially if it is 90% off!  Here is a list of homeschool/educational places to do some shopping.

Tip Number Four: Get and Stay Organized

Finding an organization method and system that works best for you and your child can be hard! If you find that your day-to-day seems to lack a bit of structure, there are ways to get it on track.

Think of other homeschool methods and structures that you’ve viewed and enjoyed. How has their structure been and how does their day function? While each method may be different, the basis of balancing the homeschool day is quite similar.

Being an organized homeschool parent doesn’t have to be expensive! There are ways to find homeschooling freebies, printables, and programs that can easily help you plan you and your child’s day, for free – or close to it!

Looking for a few great printable options for your homeschool planner?

Give a few of these a try. Not only will they help get you organized, but they will also help you be able to reflect on your schedule from weeks in the past in case you need to try to remember something. Talk about handy!

Is homeschooling affordable? 

Homeschooling can be a great option for families and offers many educational benefits. However, many people remain unsure of the costs it entails.

Common questions to be asked when considering the cost of homeschooling include the initial cost associated with curriculum and materials, home resources needed to teach your child, and any other additional fees related to specialized classes or activities.

Researching options available in your area for such courses and activities can help you gain a better understanding of the cost involved in homeschooling.

Ultimately, having thorough research and planning in place is important, as it will allow you to make decisions that best fit your financial budget and education goals for your child.

Are there financial benefits to homeschooling?

Homeschooling has become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional in-person education as of late, and with it has come a great deal of debate surrounding its purported financial benefits.

While some suggest that homeschooling can be more affordable since there are no tuition fees to pay and educational materials like books and online resources tend to be cheaper than those found in a school setting, others point out that the costs associated with homeschooling may offset any savings made.

Parents have to bear the burden of providing their educational materials, taking time away from work, or hiring someone at extra cost to help with lessons, as well as potentially paying for prep classes and testing at the end – all expenses which can potentially add up quickly.

All things considered, whether homeschooling will lead to financial gains depends on the family’s circumstances and should be carefully weighed before making this commitment.

How much do people spend monthly homeschooling?

The costs associated with homeschooling vary widely and depend on the student’s age, choice of curriculum and additional materials needed.

Factors such as a family’s resources can also influence how much money needs to be invested in monthly homeschooling. As with any education program, there is an initial expense for supplies, books, and other materials that may be necessary to begin homeschooling.

In addition, parents must consider the cost of tutors or coaches if they are needed throughout the year to supplement instruction.

Some families choose to borrow library books or purchase second-hand materials when possible to save money. Overall, actual expenses associated with monthly homeschooling depend greatly on a family’s individual needs and resources.

What are free resources in communities for homeschoolers?

Homeschoolers have access to a variety of free resources in their communities. Libraries often provide both physical and digital material for homeschoolers to utilize, which can include textbooks, educational films, databases of research articles, and more.

Additionally, some museums offer free admission days or discounted rates for homeschoolers. In addition, local community centers may host free events geared towards learning, such as science demonstrations or art projects.

Finally, many cities maintain nature centers that guests can explore, which can expand a student’s knowledge of the natural world by providing hands-on experiences and real-world lessons.

While parents may pay additional fees for deeper services like tutoring or other enrichment programs, there are plenty of free resources available for homeschoolers in their community.

Is there a way to share the costs of homeschooling?

One way for families to mitigate the costs of homeschooling is to create a cost-sharing arrangement among other families in the local area who are making similar decisions.

With this method, resources may be shared between families, thereby substantially reducing individual expenditures and allowing each family to focus less on the economic aspect of their decision and more on securing a suitable educational outcome for their child.

Parents can choose to co-op, form a learning group or cooperative, or team up with other parents within their local area. By taking advantage of these opportunities, families can reduce their financial burden while also ensuring an excellent education for their children.

Additionally, various services have been established that offer discounts and grants to qualifying homeschoolers. Taking advantage of these tools allows many families to access resources that may have otherwise been unattainable due to financial constraints.

How can families find affordable options to homeschool their children?

For families looking to homeschool their child, there are various options available to them that can help reduce the costs associated with education at home.

Parents can start by researching what materials their local school district provides for free or discounted prices to homeschoolers. Many of these materials cover topics such as language arts and mathematics.

Additionally, parents should explore digital resources and websites that offer free lessons on different subjects. These online courses are often comprehensive and cost-effective since they don’t require additional expenses like textbooks.

Lastly, enrolling in a homeschooling co-op allows families to take advantage of curriculums normally reserved for large class sizes while sharing the costs of activities such as field trips among several members.

There are a ton of great homeschooling freebies and resources out there that are available and updated quite frequently to use, so why pay for anything else?

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Wednesday 31st of July 2013

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Sandy Cain

Tuesday 11th of June 2013

This seems so interesting to me. Looking back, if I could do it all again, I would definitely homeschool my daughter - she had a very tough time in the NYC public schools. Too late now - I hope young mothers (and mothers to be) will heed your excellent advice!

chelesa sims

Saturday 1st of June 2013

you have great homeschooling tips and links

Jeri Accardo

Wednesday 29th of May 2013

I had no idea home schooling was so expensive, i really never knew that much about it. tough moms !!

Christina Anne

Wednesday 6th of February 2013

THanks for all the resources and info!! I love saving money this way:)