450+ FREE Online Educational Resources {Due To School Closings}

Many schools across the country are now closed for the next few weeks, if not longer, and parents are looking everywhere online to find educational activities for their kids.

There are several websites that we’ve posted about here on How To Homeschool For Free previously that are still GREAT options (and some of my favorites), but the people over at Amazing Educational Resources have a spreadsheet that is continually updated with new companies that are responding to school closures with free educational resources for teachers and parents.

 
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You can also check out MORE completely free resources for the following subjects by clicking on the links below. PLUS, take a look at the menu bar at the top of the page for even more subcategories!

Free FULL CURRICULUM options for all ages

Free Homeschooling Resources for Math

Free Homeschooling Resources for Science

Free Homeschooling Resources for Language Arts

Free Homeschooling Resources for Bible

Free Homeschooling Resources for Government

Free Homeschooling Resources for Geography

Free Homeschooling Resources for History

Free Homeschooling Resources for Penmanship/Handwriting

Free Homeschooling Resources for Preschool

Free Homeschooling Resources for Reading

Free Homeschooling Resources for Spelling

Free Homeschooling Resources for Physical Education

Free Homeschooling Resources for Art

Free Homeschooling Resources for Computers, Tech, and Typing

Free Homeschooling Resources for Music

 
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“How To Draw”: You Tube Art Lessons

FREE "How To Draw": You Tube Art Lessons for kids! #homeschool

Do you have a budding artist in your home or want your kiddos to learn how to draw well?  If so you will definitely want to check out the fabulous Learn to Draw Youtube Art Lessons.  There are many different videos showing how to draw specific items such as “How to Draw a Cupcake”, “How to draw a Cactus”, “How to Draw a Pineapple”, and much much more.  Check out this Free How To Draw a Rose” Video below, and head over to the How To Draw YouTube Channel for more.

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The Learning YouTube Channel: Socratica

Free Learning Videos on All Subjects with Socratica!

If your students learn well using videos then you will definitely want to check out the Socratica YouTube Channel!  According to Socratica, they are a YouTube Channel for those who would like to learn. Some of the video topics you will find are Chemistry, Phython Programming, Study Tips, Algebra, Astronomy and much more.

Take a look at their introductory video:

PLUS…Don’t miss their OTHER channel – Socratica for Kids!  It includes science, math, language arts and more videos for younger kiddos.  Here’s an example:

Don’t miss all the FREE Homeschool YouTube and Video Resources found HERE.

Spaghetti Science Stem Challenge Ideas

Check out this FUN Hands on Spaghetti STEM Challenge!

Do your students enjoy hands on science?  Projects and experiments which require them to touch and experience lessons for themselves are very beneficial for learning.  PLUS…they make it much more fun!  Head over to Frugal Fun 4 Boys to check out this super fun and really educational Spaghetti STEM challenge!  This activity will attempt to answer the question “How Strong is Spaghetti?” in a scientific and fun way.

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You Tube Learning Channel: Cool School

Check out this Super Fun AND Educational YouTube Channel called Cool School!

I have a love/hate relationship with You Tube. There is so much great content on there for learning and information.  If there is something you want to learn about you can usually find it on You Tube.  However, there is also a lot of junk on YouTube, and it’s sometimes difficult to weed it out.  This is why I wanted to share with you guys this WONDERFUL free resource I found called Cool School.  It is a YouTube channel created by a teacher which has all kinds of wonderful stories and learning videos.

Head over HERE to check out the Cool School You Tube Channel.  It is geared for kids in lower elementary, and includes features such as storytime, nursery rhymes, craft instructions, games, and much more!

Free Bible Timeline Printables

Add these fabulous FREE Bible Printables to your kid's studies!

One simple way to add Bible study to your Homeschool is to just go through Scripture.  Choose a passage, read it with your kiddos, and discuss.  If your kids are younger you can add some lapbooking, worksheets, or even do a timeline.  That is where this wonderful free Bible resource web site will come in handy.  The Bible Story Printables site includes several printable resources you can use for your Bible studies such as printable timeline characters, notebooking pages, and much more.

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Free AP Biology Resources for Homeschool

Enhance your AP Biology Learning with this FREE site!

Do you have a high schooler who is going for Advanced Placement Biology this year?  If so you will definitely want to check out the resources on Biology Junction!  They have a huge AP Biology Section which a huge compilation of web sites, e-books, and downloads to use for AP Biology.

Don’t miss all the FREE Homeschool Biology Resources on How To Homeschool For Free!

Dynamic and Interactive Periodic Table

Check out this Free Dynamic and Interactive Periodic Table - Perfect for Chemistry Students!

Wow! This is a sweet resource if you are learning about the periodic table right now.  This Dynamic and Interactive Periodic table includes all the elements and so much information about them.  The really cool thing about it is that you can click each element or hover over it and it will give you more information about each element.  It would be a great resource for Chemistry class!

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Free Biology Learning Resources from The Biology Corner

TONS of Free Science resources at The Biology Corner!

I am so excited to have found this GREAT site for expanding on those biology studies!  The Biology Corner is a one stop shop with tons of great resources for biology.  You can view dissections and learn all about different topics from Biology level one up to AP Biology.  There is also a section for Physics.

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10 Ways To Keep Learning During Your Beach Vacation!

Headed to the beach? Here are 10 fun ways you're family can keep learning on your beach vacation! I love #4!

One of the nice things about homeschooling is that you never have to stop learning!  There are always different things we can do as we go about our daily lives that take advantage of real life learning opportunities.  Vacation is no exception.  In fact, the beach is a fabulous place to continue that education.  The possibilities are endless!  Here are a few different ways you can keep on learning during your beach vacation!

  1. Free lapbooks –  Print these before you go, and whip them out when you want to work on them.  Be sure to toss in the glue, scissors, crayons, etc.

    Hello Ocean Lapbook from HomeschoolShare
    Ocean Lapbook Printables from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool
    and another Ocean Lapbook from Layers of Learning
    Whales & Dolphins Lapbook from 1 Plus 1 plus 1 equals 1

  2. Bring some Library Books – Take a look at this list, and request them from your library a few days before you leave.

    Summer Books for Beach Trip

    Science in Seconds at the Beach: Exciting Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less

    Sandcastles Made Simple (Step-By-Step)

    Sea Shells, Crabs, and Sea Stars: Take Along Guide

    What Lives in a Shell? (Let’s Read and Find out Science)

    One Small Square – Seashore

    Florida Seashells: A Beachcomber’s Guide

    Smithsonian Handbook: Birds of Florida

    Florida’s Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber

  3. Charlotte Mason Nature Study:

    Take a look at this free Beach Nature Study for some ideas!

  4. Art Projects

    There are so many different art projects you can do at the beach.  Try to plan a few different ones during your trip.  You can even let the kiddos make them outside for a cool experience!

    Bubble Shell Painting

    DIY Foam Lighthouse

    Footprints in the Sand Beach Canvas

    16 Seashell Crafts for Kids to Make

    Jellyfish in a Bottle

    Coffee Filter Suncatchers

  5. Start a Seashell Collection

    Head out to the beach early in the morning to have a nicer selection of seashells.  You can learn lots of technical information about starting a seashell collection here on ConchologistsOfAmerica.org.  You can also complete this DIY.org challenge – Start a Seashell Collection.

  6. Sandcastle Architecture

    Pull out some scratch paper and a pencil to draw out a sketch of your sandcastle plan.  Then head out to the beach to get started on your masterpiece.

  7. Learn about Tides

    – Learn about tides before you go.  Here is a great resource for learning about the ocean’s tides!  Also check out this free resource for learning about waves and tides.


    – Once you arrive have the kids keep a chart and journal of the tides twice a day during their trip.  Try to document the times of high tide and low tide as often as you can.  Have them draw pictures of their observations.

  8. Make a Beach Sensory Bin

    Hands on learning is a fabulous way to involve younger ones in the educational activities.  You can make a really fun sensory bin made from materials you can find at the beach.  Check out these ideas for creating your own! Beach Sensory Bin by Here Come The Girls Blog

    Beach Themed Sensory Box by Buggy and Buddy

    Beach Sand Sensory Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands

    Sand Play Dough with Loose Parts by Mama Papa Bubba

  9. Go Fishing

    Fishing, Educational?  Yes!  There are so many things that can be learned while fishing whether in fresh or saltwater.  Make it educational by learning about the differences between fresh and saltwater, Study the different types of fish you could catch.  Learn more about the fish you do catch.  If you are deep sea fishing you can learn more about the deep ocean.  Also, cleaning and cooking your catch is an educational experience all on it’s own!

  10. Fly A Kite

    Kite Flying can lead to many different educational discussions.  Check out all the Free Kite Flying Learning resources you can find here.

Those are just a few of the ways you can make your beach trip educational.  Remember though, in the midst of all the learning, be sure to take some time to relax and just enjoy the view!