Top 10 FREE Math Apps For All Ages!

1. Prodigy Math App

 

Prodigy Game is available for FREE on iOS, Android and web platforms. It is meant for grades 1-8. This game-based learning program makes learning a fun activity. Premium membership is available.

2. Math Kids App

Targeting ages 6-8, this Android-based app is FREE and has lots of attention grabbing exercises and games to help kids learn the foundation concepts of math. Math Kids is designed to help preschoolers, kindergarteners and 1st graders to learn to identify numbers and start training with addition and subtraction puzzles.

3. SplashLearn – Kids Math Games App

Available for FREE on iOS and online, SplashLearn offers personalized learning paths for students K – 5. The parent/teacher dashboard allows for easy management and real time progress to help you identify problem areas.

4. Twelve A Dozen Math Games App

Available for FREE online and on the App Store, kids 8-12, join the numeric hero, Twelve, on a journey through a universe of numbers. She’s on a mission to rescue her family and the crumbling world of Dozenopolis from the destructive Ultimate Prime.

Kids will use their skills and understanding of core math concepts to solve puzzles.

 

5. Photomath App

This one has been a life saver for me! Available for FREE on both Android and iOS platforms, Photomath allows you to snap a picture of your math problem, then offers step-by-step instruction, breaking down each concept and giving you the solution. It’s an excellent resource for students of all ages (parents too)

6. Khan Academy App

A staple in many home-school classrooms,  Khan Academy offers video lessons in a variety of subjects to all students. It’s completely FREE and available for Android, iOS and online.

The user-friendly dashboard allows students, parents, and teachers to track progress easily

7. Motion Math App

Available for FREE for iOS, this adaptive game helps students master the most challenging standards from K-6. Instructional math games are based on growth mindset research to help improve math fluency and conceptual understanding.

Once parents sign up and provide students with an access code, they gain access to over 900 levels of adaptive math content.

8.Brainscape Flashcards Math App

Available for FREE on both iOS and Android based platforms, this unique app allows your student to input his or her information and then generates a study plan tailored just for them. Brainscape personalizes the timing of each flashcard repetition, determining the right time to quiz again to optimize memorization.

9. GeometryPad App

FREE for Android and iOS, Geometry Pad allows students to create fundamental geometric shapes, explore and change their properties, and calculate metrics. It even features a compass tool!

10. The Math Learning Center App

Aimed at ages 4-11, this FREE app is found in the App Store and online. Based on the comprehensive PreK–5 curriculum from Bridges in Mathematics, the 11 apps in The Math Learning Center are based on visual models a that equip teachers and parents to fully implement the Common Core State Standards.

Though they aren’t gamified like other math apps in this list, they provide a digital alternative to traditional flashcards and worksheets.

There are so many great resources for free! But if you find your student needs a different approach, there are also some great, low cost options to check out.

 

11. University of Colorado’s PhET App

Colorado’s University PhET simulations project features animated illustrations that are popular for math and science students in grades K – 12.

Te PhET app is available for $0.99 on Android and iPhone/iPad platforms, but K-12 students can access its PhET simulations online  for FREE to learn mathematical concepts like Projectile Motion, Calculus Grapher, and Arithmetic.

12. Dragon Box Math App

Available for $4.99 on the App Store and Google Play, this Dragon Box is a group of apps that cover numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, algebra, geometry and more, for ages 5 and up. According to DragonBox, their method “is a unique approach that uses motivation-based learning techniques to give children a deeper understanding of how and why things work.” They achieve this through helping students engage with, explore, reflect on, and apply what they’re learning and practicing.

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Greek Tales for Kids – Free Animated Videos that Teach Kids Greek Mythology!

This is a super fun series that’s FREE for Amazon Prime members! Each of the six seasons has five episodes of famous Greek myths, like Pandora’s Box, as well as some of the lesser known stories, like the Augean Stables. These fantastic tales have been told for thousands of years, and now your family can enjoy them in this easy to follow series, full of monsters, magic, and adventure.

Head over to Amazon here to watch the series!

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FREE Gratitude Bundle! {Games, Recipes, Maps, Printables, and MORE!}

I just saw this awesome FREE resource from Kristen Welch at Mercy House Global! This Gratitude Bundle is full of games, recipes, maps, kid-friendly stories, and interesting facts about how people live all over the world!

It includes 24 family nights of activities, straight from Kristen’s book, Raising Grateful Kids In An Entitled World.

Click here to download the free bundle!

Thanks to Jessica in our How To Homeschool For Free Support Group for sharing!

KID Shows Now FREE To Stream on Amazon!! {PBS Kids, Preschool, Elementary, + Family Movies!}

Anyone else going a little bit crazy with kids at home ALL day EVERY day?

Even those of us who homeschool all year are going crazy because home school does NOT equal being at home all the time. In fact, we joke all the time about how how “home”school is hardly ever actually at home.

Lots of companies are jumping on board with things to help kids pass the time AND continue learning.

Amazon just announced that they will be releasing several FREE titles for kids and all their PBS Kids shows to watch for FREE! You don’t even need an Amazon Prime membership to watch!

Here’s a list of some of the shows that are now available here. Please keep in mind that we always recommend reading reviews on Amazon or Plugged In if you have a concern about a show or a movie.

Preschool:

  • If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
  • Pete The Cat

Elementary:

  • Lost In Oz
  • The Snowy Day

PBS Kids:

CyberChase

  • Design Squad
  • Odd Squad
  • Wild Krats
  • Reading Rainbow

Family Movies:

  • Megamind
  • Max
  • Opposite Day

Just click here to access all the movies!

Homeschool Requirements by State: Quick Reference Guide

Homeschooling Requirements: 50 States + D.C.

Are you curious about the requirements for homeschooling in your state or in other parts of the country? Here is a handy quick reference guide to what the requirements are for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia!

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For detailed information about each state’s regulation, we highly recommend the Homeschool Legal Defense Association. Our family has been using the HSLDA for years and highly recommend membership for full-time homeschoolers.

How to Homeschool for Free is not a source for legal counsel or advice.*

Click on each state below to be taken to more information about the homeschooling requirements for that state:

Alabama Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

Alabamans have three different options for homeschooling. You can homeschool at a church school, homeschool at a private school, or homeschool using a private tutor. Head over to the Alabama page for more info.

Alaska Homeschool Requirements {Requires no Notice}

Alaskans have four different options for homeschooling. You can homeschool under the school statute, homeschool under a private tutor, homeschool with board approval, or homeschool as a religious private school. Head over to the Alaska page for more info.

Arizona Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

To begin homeschooling in Arizona you must file an affidavit of intent, provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate, and teach the required subjects. Head over to the Arizona page for more info.

Arkansas Homeschool Requirements {Low-Regulation}

Arkansas residents have only a few requirements to homeschool Head over to the Arkansas page for more info.

California Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

Californians have three different options for homeschooling. You can homeschool as a home-based private school, private school satellite program, or by a private tutor. Head over to the California page for more info.

Colorado Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

Coloradans have three different options for homeschooling. You can homeschool under their homeschool statute, with an independent school, or with a certified teacher. Head over to the Colorado page for more info.

Connecticut Homeschool Requirements {Requires no Notice}

Connecticut residents are not required to file a notice of intent with their local superintendent but there are certain subjects they require you to teach from home. Head over to the Connecticut page for more info.

Delaware Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

Delaware residents have three different options for homeschooling. You can homeschool as a single-family homeschool, multi-family homeschool, or single-family homeschool coordinated with a local school district. Head over to the Delaware page for more info.

District of Columbia/Washington D.C. {High Regulation}

There are seven requirements that must be followed to homeschool legally in Washington D.C. Head over to the District of Columbia page for more info on these seven requirements.

Florida Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

Florida residents have three options for homeschooling. You can homeschool under the homeschool statute, under a private school “umbrella” program, or with a private tutor. Head over to the Florida page for more info.

Georgia Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

George residents who wish to homeschool do so under the Georgia homeschooling statute. There are six different requirements that must be followed. Head over to the Georgia page for more info.

Hawaii Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

Hawaii residents homeschool under the Hawaiian Homeschool Statute. To homeschool under this statute, there are four guidelines that must be followed. Head over to the Hawaii page for more info.

Idaho Homeschool Requirements {Requires no Notice}

Idaho residents are not required to obtain approval from their local school district to homeschool. There are a few steps necessary, however to homeschool in Idaho. Head over to the Idaho page for more info.

Illinois Homeschool Requirements {Requires no Notice}

In Illinois your homeschool is treated as a private school, however you do not have to register your home/private school with the state. There are a few requirements, however, so head over to the Illinois page for more info.

Indiana Homeschool Requirements {Requires no Notice}

Indiana homeschoolers are required to comply with Indiana’s private school statute. There are four steps to complying with Indiana’s homeschooling requirements, so head over to the Indiana page for more info.

Iowa Homeschool Requirements {Requires no Notice}

Iowa residents have five options for homeschooling. Independent Prive Instruction, Private Instruction, with a supervising teacher, with an annual assessment, or Home School Assistance Program. Head over to the Iowa page for more info.

Kansas Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

Kansas residents who homeschool are treated as a private school. There are a couple of options you can choose to be able to homeschool in Kansas: homeschooling as a non-accredited private school and homeschooling as a satellite of a private school.  Head over to the Kansas page for more info.

Kentucky Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

Kentucky residents are required to abide by the private school statute to legally homeschool. Head over to the Kentucky page for the necessary steps to ensure compliance.

Louisiana Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

Louisiana residents have two options for homeschooling: a home-based study program or a home-based private school.  Head over to the Louisiana page for more info.

Maine Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

Residents of Maine have two options for homeschooling: home instruction and private schooling. Head over to the Maine page for more info.

Maryland Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

Maryland residents have four options for homeschooling: homeschooling under the portfolio option, under the church umbrella option, under the church-exempt school umbrella option, and under the state-approved school umbrella option. Head over to the Maryland page for more info.

Massachusetts Homeschool Requirements {High Regulation}

Massachusetts residents must abide by the compulsory attendance law in order to homeschool. Head over to the Massachusetts page for more info on the law.

Michigan Homeschool Requirements {Requires no Notice}

Michigan residents have two options for homeschooling: homeschooling under Michigan’s homeschool statute or as a nonpublic school. Head over to the Michigan page for more info.

Minnesota Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

Minnesota residents have five guidelines that must be followed in order to homeschool. Head over to the Minnesota page for more info on these five guidelines.

Mississippi Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

Mississippi residents must file a certificate of enrollment in order to comply with the state homeschool law. Head over to the Mississippi page for more info.

Missouri Homeschool Requirements {Requires no Notice}

Missouri residents have two requirements that must be followed in order to comply with Missouri’s homeschooling law.  Head over to the Missouri page for more info.

Montana Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

There are five steps that Montana residents must follow to comply with the homeschooling law. Head over to the Montana page for more info on those five steps.

Nebraska Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

In Nebraska, a homeschool is considered a private school and must follow five steps in order to ensure compliance. Head over to the Nebraska page for more info on those five steps.

Nevada Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

Nevada residents are required to do two things to legally homeschool: file a one-time notice of intent to homeschool and teach the required subjects. Head over to the Nevada page for more info on these two steps.

New Hampshire Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

New Hampshire residents have certain guidelines that are recommended to follow in order to homeschool legally. Head over to the New Hampshire page for more info on these guidelines.

New Jersey Homeschool Requirements {Requires no Notice}

New Jersey residents are required to give their kids an education that is “equivalent” to what they would receive at a public school. Head over to the New Jersey page for more info.

New Mexico Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

New Mexico residents are required to do five things in order to homeschool legally. Head over to the New Mexico page for more info.

New York Homeschool Requirements {High Regulation}

New York residents who choose to homeschool perhaps have the strictest requirements in the nation and need to look very carefully at all of the requirements to ensure compliance. Head over to the New York page for more info on these requirements.

North Carolina Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

North Carolina residents must follow six requirements in order to homeschool. Head over to the North Carolina page for more info.

North Dakota Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

North Dakota residents have two options for homeschooling: homeschooling under the home education law or as a private school. Head over to the North Dakota page for more info.

Ohio Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

Ohio residents have two options for homeschooling: homeschooling Ohio’s homeschool statute or homeschooling as a non-chartered, non-tax-supported school. Head over to the Ohio page for more info on these two options.

Oklahoma Homeschool Requirements {Requires no Notice}

Oklahoma residents have only one specific requirement for homeschooling but other guidelines that should be considered. Head over to the Oklahoma page for more info.

Oregon Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

There are three steps required to comply with Oregon’s homeschooling law. Head over to the Oregon page for more info on these three steps.

Pennsylvania Homeschool Requirements {High Regulation}

Pennsylvania residents have four options for homeschooling: homeschooling under the homeschool statute, homeschooling with a private tutor, enrolling your child in a satellite of a religious day school, or enrolling your child in a satellite of an accredited day or boarding school. Head over to the Pennsylvania page for more info on each of these three options.

Rhode Island Homeschool Requirements {High Regulation}

Rhode Island residents must follow five guidelines in order to homeschool in Rhode Island. Head over to the Rhode Island page for more info on these five guidelines.

South Carolina Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

South Carolina residents have three homeschooling options: homeschool under the homeschool statute, with the South Carolina Association of Independent Schools, or as a homeschool association. Head over to the South Carolina page for more info on these three options.

South Dakota Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

There are seven regulations that must be followed to homeschool in South Dakota. Head over to the South Dakota page for more info.

Tennessee Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

Tennessee residents have three options for homeschooling: homeschooling as an independent home school, as a church-related school, or as a category III distance learning school. Head over to the Tennessee page for more info on each of these three options.

Texas Homeschool Requirements {Requires no Notice}

Texas residents have two requirements in order to homeschool legally. Head over to the Texas page for more info.

Utah Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

Utah residents have two requirements to follow under the Utah homeschool statute. Head over to the Utah page for more info on this statute.

Vermont Homeschool Requirements {High Regulation}

Vermont residents are required to follow five guidelines under the Vermont homeschooling statute. Head over to the Vermont page for more info on these five guidelines.

Virginia Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

Virginia residents have four options for homeschooling: homeschooling under the home instruction option, with a religious exemption, with a certified tutor, or under the private school option. Head over to the Virginia page for more info on each of these four options.

Washington Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

Washington residents have two options to legally homeschool: homeschooling under the homeschool statute or as a private or denomination school. Head over to the Washington page for more info on these two options.

West Virginia Homeschool Requirements {Moderate Regulation}

West Virginians have two legal options for homeschooling: homeschooling by seeking board approval or by submitting a notice of intent. Head over to the West Virginia page for more info on these two options.

Wisconsin Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

Wisconsin residents have six requirements to legally homeschool. Head over to the Wisconsin page for more info on these six requirements.

Wyoming Homeschool Requirements {Low Regulation}

Wyoming residents have two options to legally homeschool: homeschooling under the homeschool statute and as a parochial, church, or religious school. Head over to the Wyoming page for more info on these two options.

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FREE Stories For Kids From Audible! {Pre-K, Elementary, Tween, Teen, Classics, French, Spanish, + More!}


Amazon’s Audible (more info on Audible here) is offering LOTS of books for kids, tweens, and teens to listen to for FREE during our nation’s self-quarantine!

The website is called Audible Stories and the FULL books and stories can be streamed from your laptop, phone, tablet, or desktop computer.

Here’s a list of some of the book categories and the books that Audible Stories has available:

Littlest Listeners

  • Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter
  • The House At Pooh Corner
  • The Lion and the Mouse

Elementary

  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
  • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • The Children’s Homer

Tween

  • White Fang
  • The Jungle Book
  • A Little History of the World

Teen

  • The Screwtape Letters
  • In Praise of Difficult Women
  • Ties That Bind Ties That Break

Literary Classics

  • Brave New World
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • Jane Eyre
  • The Call of the Wild

Folk and Fairy Tales For All

  • Grimm’s Fairy Stories
  • Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
  • The Too Cleaver Fox

Click on Audible Stories here to listen!

We also have several great audiobook options on How To Homeschool For Free on our Free Online Audiobooks Page!

The TOP Educational Websites for Homeschoolers

BEST Learning Websites for Homeschoolers

Are you looking for the best FREE websites to send your children to for homeschooling? We’ve provided an exhaustive list of full curriculum and individual websites by subject to help you find the best resources in your homeschooling journey!

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Full Curriculum

Old-Fashioned Education – The creator of Old Fashioned education intentionally set out to create a full curriculum for her children using only free resources found online. Old Fashioned education was designed to use the Charlotte Mason homeschooling approach, but with a more structured feel to it.

Easy Peasy Homeschool – Easy Peasy Homeschool was created by a homeschool mom for her own children. She has created this amazing full curriculum totally online and mostly self-taught. It uses only FREE resources found online so you’ll only have to print a few worksheets from time to time.

Khan Academy – Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. With over 2600 videos, they cover K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reach into other subjects with playlists on finance and history.

***Find more great free Full Homeschool Curriculum options on HTHSFF!

Math

Xtramath – 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.

Math is Fun – Complete K-8, plus Algebra, Algebra 2, and Geometry curriculum. It follows a guided curriculum (scope & sequence) similar to many public schools, so you wouldn’t have to wonder if you forgot to include something.

Maths is Fun – Yes, it is “maths” with an ‘s’, in case you were wondering. 🙂 It includes tons of topics like measurement, operations, geometry, and so much more. There is plenty to do on the web site from Kindergarten all the way to high school.

Math Mammoth – Offers video math lessons on YouTube. There are optional worktexts to go along with the videos (that are not free), but you can get 300 free worksheets when you sign up for the Math Mammoth email newsletter (see info at the bottom of the page). This series is for grades 1-8. YouTube actually has numerous math resources if you take time to browse & find what you are looking for. Please comment if you have a favorite math channel on YouTube.

***Find more great free Math resources on HTHSFF!

History/Geography/Government

American Heritage – American Heritage has a full K-12 curriculum. There are 3 levels of lessons: Elementary, Middle School, and High School. You can choose if you want the Texas Edition or the National Edition.

Student’s Friend – Student’s Friend was the first comprehensive Internet resource for teaching history and geography using online lessons. The website has free downloadable lessons, as well as a teacher’s lounge forum for discussion topics related to teaching the material.

Government Learning Resources – Several free resources on learning about our government and the election process including The Constitution for Kids, election lapbooks, mock elections, and more.

Eyewitness to History – This is a website that uses historical documents to show what events in history were like from those who were there. For example, when Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, his personal secretaries noted, “Vast as were its consequences, the act itself was only the simplest and briefest formality.”

***Find more great free history resources and free geography resources at HTHSFF!

Science

cK-12.org – CK-12 is a company that started up with the intent to reduce textbook waste. These e-books are called Flexbooks. You get the student book, workbook, Teacher Edition, and the Answer Key for each subject. (Note: You have to email a request for the answer key.)

NASA and IMAGERS – NASA and IMAGERS have provided three thematic units. Within each unit, you will find lesson plans, reproducible worksheets, visuals, and links to useful resources. The adventure begins with the online book, Echo the Bat. The teacher’s guide will provide you with printable worksheets, discussion questions, and more.

The Vega Science Trust – has a series of videos and articles involving, well… science! If you want to learn how to generate electricity, click here to watch the video, but also click here to get the article that shows you the lesson. There are various lessons to get your student interested and ready to learn. Be sure to see what other lessons on video are also available!

***Find more great free science learning resources on HTHSFF!

Bible

Free Bible Timeline Printables – 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.

Preschool Bible Learning Packs – On Mary Martha Mama, you will find several nice printable packs for learning about Biblical accounts with preschoolers.  They have Creation, Moses, The Exodus, Adam & Eve, Easter, Christmas, and more printables

1-Year Daily Audio Bible for Kids – One year through the New Testament with Daily Audio Bible host Brian Hardin and his daughter China, son Maxwell and wife Jill. Through the Bible for kids by kids.

***Find more great Bible learning resources on HTHSFF!

Foreign Language

BBC – Spanish – Spanish is taught here as an interactive video drama and Spanish course called Mi Vida Loca. It takes you on an intriguing mystery adventure to Madrid. There are 22 episodes, about 10 min each, covering basic learning points for Spanish absolute beginners.

Kypros – Learn Greek Online – This site is currently composed of real audio files (which are around 15 minutes each) and online student notes. It also includes a collection of collaborative learning tools and an online Greek dictionary and a Greek spell checker.

ASL Sign Language – Give your students a good head start in sign language with the free ASL resources you will find at Life Print. Life Print contains a self-study schedule you can use as a guide.  Just begin with lesson one, watch the videos, complete the milestones and the quizzes, & you’ll be on your way to learning ASL!

***Find more great free foreign language resources on HTHSFF!

Reading/Grammar/Writing

Classic Literature – This is a list of thousands of classic literary works available to read for FREE online from several different online sources!

Free Online Audiobooks – This is a list we compiled here at How to Homeschool for Free on some of the best Audiobooks available including Storynory, LibriVox, and Online Audio Stories.

Free Online Phonics Lessons – This is a great list of free phonics learning resources to help your kids get started with reading!

Free Online Grammar & Writing Resources – This list is much more than simple worksheets, which can be found with a quick google search. Let’s get down to business finding some free grammar and writing lessons so our kids will know how to write a proper essay by the time they apply for college.

***More great reading resources from HTHSFF: Reading Curriculum, Lapbooks, Literature Guides, and Resources/Books for Young Readers.

Spelling

Free Online Spelling Resources – This is a great list of free online spelling resources for everything from curriculum to games to Bible-based spelling lessons and more!

Free Online Spelling & Vocabulary Program by Grade – If you are looking for a free and easy to use spelling curriculum you will definitely want to check out this freebie from Grade Spelling.  They have a free spelling and vocabulary curriculum by grade for 1st – 8th grade.

Free High School Spelling Program – This program is designed for students in the 9th – 12th grade and comes with a spelling rules handout and 36 weeks worth of lists and activities.

***Find more great free spelling resources from HTHSFF!

P.E. & Outdoors

Nature Scavenger Hunt Printable – If you have access to nature right now this is a great way to be outside and learn about nature!

15 Easy & Fun Indoor P.E. Ideas – Several games from The Deliberate Mom to help you get creative with indoor P.E. ideas!

All In One Homeschool – All In One Homeschool has a completely Free Health and P.E. course for Grades 1 – 8 and High School.

***For more great free homeschooling resources please visit the toolbar at the top of this site to find more homeschool freebies including electives, printables, and more!

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HUGE List Of VIRTUAL Field Trips Your Kids Can Take From Home!

Online FREE Virtual Field Trips!

With the shutdown of schools across the country (and world), pretty much everyone is now homeschooling in one way or another. Whether you normally do public, private, or home schooling, everyone has been affected by the inability to do one of our kids’ favorite school activities: field trips.

(And make sure to join our How to Homeschool for Free Facebook Support Group for daily help, freebies, encouragement, and more to support you in your homeschooling journey!)

So either voluntarily or due to circumstances, we’re all homeschooling right now. For those who are not used to homeschooling, we want you to know that there are a plethora of ways to homeschool that will greatly aid you in your new journey. And fortunately, you can also add field trips to your list of homeschool activities! How?

Virtual field trips!

From virtual trips to the zoo (including live animal and sea life cams!), national parks, space museums, and even a field trips to Mars, there are an amazing amount of online field trips you can take your family on right from home!

Here is a list of some of the best online virtual field trips available. Please let us know if you know of any other great ones that are not on this list and please share this post with any friends you think may be interested!

And be sure to bookmark this page and check back as we will be updating this list over time.

How to use Essential Oils!

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Outer Space

Why not visit another world from the comfort of your home? With these interactive virtual tours, you can explore the galaxy and even take a trip to the International Space Station!

  • Interactive Mars Virtual Tour – NASA has teamed up with Google to create an interactive Mars virtual tour using the data collected from the Mars Curiosity Rover launched in 2011. Learn about the Curiosity mission, click around the terrain to move the Rover across the surface, and travel to different mission sites.
  • International Space Station – NASA – NASA has provided videos that allow you to tour the ISS with the astronauts on board.
  • International Space Station – ESA – The European Space Agency has also provided a guided 3D tour of the International Space Station.
  • 3D Mekanlar Virtual Sites in Space – 3D interactive tours of several our space destinations including Saturn, Jupiter, the International Space Station, Neptune and Triton, and more
  • US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL – Take a look at the Saturn 5 Rocket and more on this virtual field trip at the US Space and Rocket Center.

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National Parks

Yellowstone National Park actually has SEVEN different virtual tours available that would make for great virtual field trips.

  • Fort Yellowstone
  • Fountain Paint Pot
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
  • Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Mud Volcano
  • Norris Geyser Basin
  • Yellowstone in 3-D

Yosemite National Park has an incredible interactive virtual tour available of many areas of the park including:

  • Diving Board
  • Tolumne Meadows
  • Nevada Falls
  • Ahwahnee Hotel
  • Swinging Bridge
  • Hetch Hetchy

Live Animal Cameras

This is a fun way to see what’s going on at the zoo LIVE without going to the zoo! Check out these live animals cams from several different zoos as a fun way to observe wildlife from home.

Farm Tours

Farm Food 360 has ELEVEN different tours of various aspects of farming to give you a unique look into the world of farming. Here are the tours they offer:

  • Milk and Cheese
  • Dairy Cow Farms
  • Grain Farms
  • Sheep Farm
  • Mink Farm
  • Egg Farm
  • Egg Processing Facilities
  • Canadian Feed Mill
  • Oat Farm and Processing
  • Apple Orchard
  • Pig Farm

Art, History, and Science Museums

There are several amazing art museums from around the world that offer all kinds of free virtual tours!

Art Museums:

Science and History Museums:

Around the World in ZERO Days!

It’s pretty clear right now that traveling the world is just something none of us are able to do. But don’t let that stop you from visiting your favorite destinations with these virtual tours of famous and exotic locations around the world!

  • The Great Wall of China – If you want to visit the Great Wall be sure to check out China Guide’s virtual online tour of the Great Wall.
  • Google Maps Instant Street View – Type in pretty much anywhere you want in the Instant Street View search box, choose the “Street View” icon to the right of the search box, and go anywhere you want.
  • Castles Around the World – 3D Mekanlar has castles you can virtually explore all over the world including Bayern, Alexandria, and Jerusalem.
  • Towers Around the World – 3D Mekanlar has virtual tours of towers all over the world including the Eiffel Tower, Kuwait Towers, and Atomium Tower of Brussels.
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Free Educational Podcasts for Kids!

There are LOTS of great podcasts out there that are perfect to add to your school day! Each link below goes directly to that educational podcast for kids on the Apple Podcast app, so you might want to click on the links from your phone so that the podcast app will open immediately.

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Story Time – Bible, Fairy Tales, and More

Superbook Video Podcast – Superbook teaches children in every language and culture timeless moral truths and life lessons through the captivating, Bible-based adventures of two time-traveling children and their robot friend.

Story Pirates – Story Pirates is a group of world-class actors, comedians, improvisers, and musicians who adapt stories written by kids into sketch comedy and musical theater.

1-Year Daily Audio Bible for Kids – One year through the New Testament with Daily Audio Bible host Brian Hardin and his daughter China, son Maxwell and wife Jill. Through the Bible for kids by kids.

Smash Boom Best – A debate show for kids and families. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together, and let’s you decide which is best. Cats versus dogs. Pizza versus tacos. Super speed versus super strength.

Circle Round – Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR’s Circle Round is a podcast that adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity.

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Kids Corner Terrene Episodes – This half-hour adventure for kids (ages 6-12) follows Lizarardo “Liz” Lacerta and his reptilian friends in the little town of Terrene. In the quest for fun, Liz and his pals often get themselves into trouble! With the help of their parents and other grown-up lizards like Grandpa Anole and Granny Gecko, they wrestle with the challenges and drama of childhood, finding real answers in the Bible.

Andersen’s Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen – The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, The Real Princess and a host of other wonderful tales which form so much a part of childhood are part of Andersen’s Fairy Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen.

By Kids, For Kids Bible Stories – Bible stories for children, brought to life with a rich tapestry of sound, performed by kids, for kids.

Kathy’s Kids Storytime Podcast – A weekly podcast for kids ages 3-12 where Mrs. Kathy tells stories that share life lessons and Christian values.

Stories Podcast – A Bedtime Show for Kids of All Ages – They perform a new children’s story every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classics like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works.

Science

Creation Science for Kids Show – Explores the Bible, history, and the world around us to see how much Jesus loves science

Brains On: Science Podcasts for Kids –  Brains On is a weekly science podcast for kids co-hosted by kid scientists! Previous shows include the topics of dust, pianos, and how the internet works!

Reasons to Believe – RTB’s mission is to spread the Christian gospel by demonstrating that sound reason and scientific research—including the very latest discoveries—consistently support, rather than erode, confidence in the truth of the Bible and faith in the personal, transcendent God revealed in both Scripture and nature.

Wow in the World – Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We’ll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

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English/Language

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing – Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing and feed your love of the English language.

Six Minute Grammar – BBC Radio invites you to build your grammar skills in their six-minute podcast every Tuesday

Six Minute Vocabulary – BBC Radio invites you to build your vocabulary in six minutes every Monday

Spanish Grammar Review – Provides interactive grammar exercises for the intermediate to advanced Spanish student.

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History

The American History Podcast – A weekly podcast dedicated to detailing the history of America from right before the time of discovery up through the present.

The British History Podcast – Chronological retelling of British history with a focus on the lives of the people.

The History of Rome – A Weekly podcast about the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aenea’s arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

Tides of History – World history about events across from all over the world in a high-quality, well-produced history podcast.

Wallbuilders Live! – Daily Journey into the past to to capture the ideas of the Founding Fathers of America and then apply them to the major issues of today.

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