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Free Home Education Resources

A Comprehensive List of FREE Home Education Resources and Websites That You Need To Know About!

Having access to good quality home education resources doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are so many amazing AND free homeschooling resources if you know where to look!

Having helped home educating friends and family to find suitable home schooling resources I thought we’d share them here incase it is of interest to other families.

This post is based on my knowledge from working in Primary education for a decade, my husband’s secondary teaching experience and our own journey as homeschooling parents.

You can download my free homeschooling resources here including fun preschool activitieskids bullet journalgrowth mindset booklet and gratitude activities.

You may also like these fun learning apps for kids.

Free Home Schooling Resources | All Subjects

Khan Academy

  • Quality resource organized by topic.
  • Includes maths (K-12), science, technology, economics, art, history and others.
  • Topics include YouTube lectures.
  • Parent and Student account set-up to track progress.

Education.com

ages 4-14Songs, games, videos and free worksheets. 

YouTube

BBC School Radio

Nat Geo Kids

  • Science, history, art etc

SEN teacher 

  • Various great printables.

Ducksters

  • Loads of information on various topics in a child-friendly format.
  • World history, science etc.

BBC Bitesize

  • Videos and articles.

Scholastic

  • Activities from Pre-K through 9th grade.
  • Includes science, maths, ELA, and social studies.
  • Stories, articles, videos, and activities.
  • Some activities available in Spanish.

Funbrain

  • Pre-K to 8th grade.
  • Educational games, comics, books, and videos.
  • Maths, reading, problem-solving, and literacy.

Puzzle Maker

  • Make your own puzzles, grids and wordsearches.

KS2 SATS  Papers

KM Tuition

  • Maths, English and Science free worksheets and past exam papers.

CBBC

  • Games featuring CBBC characters, quizzes and programs.

Twinkl

  • Some free printables. Full access is around £5 per month.
  • A great resource packed with lesson ideas and printables.

Science Home Education Resources

SciKidz blog

  • Science activities and experiments to try at home.

Nasa STEMLearning Resources Science Museum

  • Activities, games and videos.
  • KS1 – KS4.

Mystery Doug

  • Doug answers science related questions.
  • Video and full lessons.

Science School

  • Free resources.

BBC Terrific Science

  • Investigations, games, quizzes and activities.

Interactive Elements Table

  • Periodic table in pictures and words.

NASA Image Library

  • Amazing images that are free to use.

Bunsen Burns

  • Explore the wonders of chemical reactions.

ChemistNATE

  • A-level and university level support.

Crash Course

  • Biweekly episodes on various topics: Earth, Habitats, Space, Chemical Reactions, Engineering, and more.

Star Walk 2

  • An amazing app that shows you the position of planets, satellites  and stars as you point your phone towards the night sky.

Science Shows on YouTube 

Kids Science Experiment Websites

Free Maths Home Education Resources

Bedtime Math

  • Use maths naturally in everyday life…not just at bedtime.
  • Daily activities and games that take 5 minutes.
  • Four different skill levels.
  • Also in Spanish.

Math Learning Center

  • Free maths apps, books and activities.

Starfall

  • Pre-K to 3rd grade.
  • Library of interactive online reading and maths activities.
  • Great printable and editable worksheets.
  • Also available as an app.

Moneysense

  • age 5 – 18
  • Activity sheets, games and information.

Khan Academy

  • ages 5-14
  • Exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning dashboard.
  • Maths, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics etc.

Corbett Maths SecondaryCorbett Maths Primary 

  • 5 a day challenges, worksheets and videos.

Helping with Math

  • ages 4-14
  • Free printable worksheets and worksheet generator.
  • Print various numberlines and grids.

Worksheet Fun

  • age 3 – 5
  • Free maths worksheets.

Complete Maths

  • Free comprehensive problem solving booklet, maths treasure hunts.

Homeschool Maths 

  • ages 4-14
  • Free maths worksheets.

Mr Barton Maths

  • GCSE worksheets, past papers, rich tasks and podcasts.

NRICH

  • ages 4 – post 16.
  • Rich tasks, printables.

K5

  • ages 5 – 12
  • Free maths worksheets.

Puzzle Maker

  • Tool for making your own puzzles e.g. number squares, word searches.

Which One Doesn’t Belong

  • Find a reason why one doesn’t belong…numbers, graphs, shapes, etc

Would You Rather?

  • Discussion points for students to use their maths skills in real life and interesting situations.

My Mini Maths

  • Free Primary Resources.

Absolute Maths

  • Self study and revision website for iGCSE/GCSE levels.

Prodigy Maths

  • Resource for primary school children.

MEP (Maths Enhancement Programme)

  • Resources up to A Level students.

Mathster

  • Worksheets for GCSE and A Level.

Maths Chase

  • Times table tests

Maths is Fun

  • Primary school free resources.

Maths Gynie

  • Free resources, videos, exam papers and solutions for all ages.

Subscription Maths Resources | *Not Free

Mathletics:

  • Learn maths concepts through games, activities and tests.
  • Around £60 for an annual subscription.

Doodle Maths

  • App with maths quizzes.
  • Free version and paid plan £4.99 per month.

Math Seeds

  • For ages 3-9.
  • Subscription discount for home educators if you email them.

IXL

  • Maths and English for reception to year 13.
  • From £7.99 per month.

The Maths Factor

  • Carol Vorderman’s online maths school.
  • Costs £9.99 per month.

Free Literacy Home Education Resources

Storyline

  • Famous people reading children’s books.
  • Listen to the story, follow the words, and enjoy the animations.

Teach your monster to read

  • Help children learn to read.

Picture Book Explorers

  • Some free and some paid for resources.

Personslized name printable 

Primary Texts 

  • Brilliant printables e.g describing characters and diary entries.

Literacy Trust

  • All ages.
  • Activities about careers and favourite books like “We’re going on a bear hunt”.
  • Poetry readings etc.

Literacy Clue

  • A fun game to play to get reluctant readers reading.

Subscription  Literacy Resources | *Not Free

Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress

  • Learn to read games.
  • Free trial then around £40 a year.
  • 40% discount to home educators if you email them.

Nessy

  • Tool for children with dyslexia.
  • Starts from £8 per month

ABC Mouse

  • Ages 3 – 7+
  • Learn to read

News and Current Affairs

Newsela

  • Differentiated news articles (five different reading and maturity levels).

Newsround

  • Kids news stories, quizzes and videos.

Virtual Tours and Field Trips

Trip Savvy

Virtual Field Trips

History Home Education Resources

Big History Project

  • Free, online social studies course that emphasizes skill development as students draw mind-blowing connections between past, present and future.
  • Login required but is totally free.

Historyforkids.net:

  • Comprehensive history website.
  • PDF worksheets, games, quizzes  and colouring sheets on different history topics

Language Home Education Resources 

Duolingo

  • Fun face-paced lessons that feel more like games.
  • Available as a free app too.

Memrise

  • A fun free app.

BBC Primary French

  • Animated activities.
  • Songs and games.
  • Audio clips of French children.
  • Printable activities.

Little Red Languages

  • Interactive stories and poems.
  • Linked resources e.g. printable books, puppet and mask templates.
  • Subscription for full access but many free resources.

French Games

  • Topics introduced with
  • Games for beginners and intermediate learner.


Primary Languages

  • Games for beginners and intermediate learner.
  • Over 100 topics with lessons  games and quizzes.

GCSE Bitesize Revision – French

  • Learn, watch and quiz your knowledge on every aspect of the GCSE French syllabus.

Alison Online Courses

The Spanish Experiment

  • Spanish stories read by a native speaker.

Spanish Songs

  • 5 popular songs for young children to sing along.
  • Karaoke version and a version with Spanish children singing.

Music Home Education Resources 

Chrome Music Lab

  • Explore music and its connections to math, science, and art.

New York Philarmonic Kids Zone

  • Games, puzzles and activities.

Classics For Kids

  • Classical music for kids.
  • Podcasts, clickable music pieces, games and a “Composer of the week” focus.

Music Tech Teacher

  • Learn about music technology.

VirtualDrumming.com

  • Video lessons.

Physical Education Education Websites

GoNoodle

  • Free app and website with active games and videos.
  • Wide variety of activities available, from Zumba to mindfulness.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

PE with Joe Wicks

Dance with Oti Mabuse

Computer Science Home Education Resources  

Code.org

  • Structured computer science curriculum
  • Pre-readers to AP-level students.
  • Coding lessons and other topics such like online privacy and digital citizenship.
  • Fun videos, games and activities.
  • Learn to build and design apps and games.

Scratch

  • Create stories games and animations.

CodeacadamyKidztype

  • Typing games to practice touch typing.

GamEd Academy

  • Not free.
  • Learn through play with Minecraft.

Media and Films

Into Film Guides

Nature and Outdoors Resources

Nature Detectives/ Tree Tools for Schools

  • Loads of lovely nature related worksheets and activities.
  • The place for nature related scavenger hunts!

RSBP

  • Lots of printables and bird song clips.

Little Pine Learners

  • Great ideas for getting kids outdoors and exploring the natural world.

Wildlife Watch

  • Printable activity sheets.

Nature Spring Challenge Cards

  • Set of 30 cards each with a fun nature related challenge.

Geography Home Education Websites

3D Geography

  • Make models other free resources.

BBC Bitesize

  • Free resources for Primary through to KS3.

Artful Maps

  • Encourage Primary age to use maps creatively.

Royal Geographical Society

  • KS1 – KS5 lessons.

Common Core Sheets

  • Print maps etc.

Arts and Crafts Websites

Baker Ross

  • Craft ideas.

Red Ted Art

  • Ideas and printable’s.

Krokatak

  • Arts and crafts, videos and printables

YouTube Art Lessons and Tutorials

Art Hub

Art for Kids Hub

Charlis Crafty Kitchen

5 Minute Craft Kids

Cartooning for Kids

Christian Homeschool Curriculum 

Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool

  • Created by homeschooling parents for homeschooling parents.
  • Full homeschool curriculum from a Christian worldview.
  • Grades K-12.
  • Day by day plan.
  • Buy workbooks or free printables.

Ambleside Online

  • Charlotte Mason-style,Christian-based homeschool curriculum.
  • Grades K-12.
  • List of books that families will need.

Home Education Advice and Support For Parents

There are several forums and websites where you can ask questions and get advice from other home schoolers.

Home Education UK

Home Schooling Ideas and Projects UK

Education Otherwise

What are your favourite home education resources and websites? 

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