Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources
When trying to homeschool on a budget, finding quality, free homeschool curriculum is always an added blessing.
When I first started homeschooling, I wasn’t sure what curriculum I wanted to use.
I went to the library often and discovered many valuable resources and materials perfect for homeschooling.
Almost every public library holds a used book sale at some time during the year.
You will find lots of valuable low-cost and even free resources to use with your children.
Homeschooling families like to help each other out and share their used educational materials too.
During the year, families at our co-op bring in some great, free homeschool curriculum and used educational materials that they no longer use and want to share with others.
Perhaps your homeschool group hosts a curriculum swap... where homeschool families sell and swap their used homeschool curriculum. You're sure to find some fabulous freebies from your friends! :)
Schools regularly update their educational materials. You may want to inquire when or how your local school or district gets rid of their curriculum.
One year, a homeschooling mom in our support group received multiple copies of still useable curriculum, resources and workbooks, donated by a local private school. She generously shared them with everyone in our group who needed curriculum for their kids.
Various Educational Websites
As you travel the internet you will find lots of valuable resources, unit studies and educational materials ready and waiting for your downloading pleasure! :)
You will also find various study guides and go-alongs for current movies or popular books you may read... all for free.
Websites like Free-cycle or Craigslist are great places to go when looking for free stuff, including free homeschool curriculum and educational materials.
Generous, giving people post items they would like to give away... you just need to respond and go pick them up.
You can also post items you are looking for.
Our co-op received sewing machines, material, toys for the preschool and even an unused microscope from a science teacher, complete with prepared slides.
Each year, all types of businesses donate used office equipment, computers and other materials for educational purposes or to non-profit organizations.
Perhaps you know someone, who knows someone :), who would be willing to donate something to your home school.
All it takes is a phone call or two and maybe a nice, well-written letter. (One year, one of our co-op moms wrote a letter to a local business and they donated some balls (30) for our gym class!)
Some businesses also provide free educational materials to help the public learn more about their business or community service.
A few years ago now, my homeschool group received some free homeschool curriculum compliments of the National Endowment for Humanities.
President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush had launched the National Endowment for the Humanities' (NEH) new Picturing America initiative at the White House.
Picturing America was a free resource designed to promote the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture in K-12 schools and public libraries through 40 pieces of great American art.
Talk about quality ... what groups received was absolutely amazing and beautiful!
Take a look...
Totally Free Stuff for You!
Keep your kids busy and active with free bowling, movies and books. Stretch your dollar further with some fun free stuff for homeschoolers!
Check Out the Picturing America Resources...
Look at the free homeschool material our support group received, compliments of the National Endowment for Humanities. I included pictures so you can see everything included...
Found Other Freebies in Your Community?
Where else have you received free homeschool curriculum? Let me know, so I can share it with others! Use the handy form, below! :)
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