My family is on a rather tight budget so I totally understand the need for conservation when it comes to homeschool resources. In fact, this year we are using printables, Easy Peasy Homeschool, and our local library for at least half of our curriculum. About the only things we bought this year were our math and reading books. That’s it! So yes, it is possible to homeschool frugally and homeschool well. Here are a few resources to help you get started on your frugal homeschool adventure.
I love printables. While I wouldn’t recommend using printables exclusively in your homeschool, free printables can provide a great supplement to almost any subject. Here are a few free resources to get you started.
- 2016 Planner Printables
- Library Checklist and Bookworm Tickets
- Copywork for K-2
- Calendar Notebook Pages
- My Father’s World Morning Board Cards
- Kids Routine Chart
- Workbox System Labels
- Spelling Made Fun Cards
- Top 100 Musical Movies to Watch
- Ultimate Guide to Five Star Books for 1st and 2nd Grade Students by Reading Level
- Ultimate Guide to Five Star Books for Kindergartners by Reading Level
- Encompass Preschool Curriculum (click each week to download many of the printables for FREE)
- Mom’s Busy Chart
- 100 Boredom Buster Cards
- 70 Brain Break Cards
- Learn to Type Lesson Plans
- Magic School Bus Lesson Plans
- Advent Countdown Cards
- 25 Christmas Devotionals
To be “in the know” on many other free printables across the web, I also encourage you to check out Free Homeschool Deals. Jamerill is always posting amazing freebies that can help your homeschool.
There are several websites that can provide everything from a full curriculum outline to supplemental resources. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool–a complete free online Christian homeschool curriculum
- Ambleside Online–a complete free Charlotte Mason curriculum with a little help from your local library
- One Humongous List of FREE Online Education Games Listed by Subject–hundreds of resources for online supplementation
- Your Local Library
- Museums–While some have a fee, several are free, if not all the time, at least on Free Museum Days
- Virtual Tours–Hundreds of museums provide virtual tours online for free. Do a google search to find a few of your favorites.