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FREE Curriculm and FREE Resources

 

I want to make very sure that it is well known that not all of these sites I have posted are Christian, so please visit them first to make sure you approve of them before you send your children there. I have not seen anything myself that was completely wrong or offensive or even if I did I was able to control what was seen or read by my children. Especially on the science ones.

Also there are hundreds and hundreds of more sites that I have found, but I thought I would give you some of the better ones to compliment or even help you to develop a course of study for your children. Beside there is always Google if you can’t find what you are looking for here. I know times are really tough right now, so any amount of help we can get and any amount of money we do not have to spend on curriculum is great!

I have to say it is hard to find sites that have full drawn out scripted lessons for free. There are a few in the list below, but not many. Most of what I have given you are sites for you to build upon and make a unit or theme study on your own. My all time favorite for reading comprehension for preschool and early reading is www.starfall.com. If you are trying to homeschool and want a scripted all put together curriculum for free, let me know when you find some so I can update my list. Most people want money for all the hard work they have done to put a curriculum together. And I totally understand that. But with just what I have given you here, you can put together a well rounded year of school for your elementary kids.

My goal is to make the homeschool community aware of as much free stuff out there as possible so,  I want to also offer up Nutbugs to be a place where if you have put a unit/theme study together, then send it to me and I will post it here. Or if you have a blog with free unit/theme studies let me know and I will post your blog here on my website. No string attached!

Good luck in your 2009-2010 school year. Oh yes, I must add here that I checked every link and made sure they worked, but that does not mean they will still be working in a week or a month or especially a year. Websites come and go fast. Let me know if you see a link that is not working so I can remove it from the list. God bless!

With all that said, here you go…

 

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

1.   Free Games to assist in your studies: http://www.primarygames.com/reading.htm 

2.    My all time favorite and still use it today with my youngest: http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/play.htm?f

3.    Preschool should never be paid for. Here is a great resource: http://www.first-school.ws/preschool/printable-activities/index.htm

4.    Another great preschool site with games and storybooks http://www.lil-fingers.com/storybooks/index.html

5.    This is an all around great site for preschool/kindergarten. Don’t need to buy any curriculum with this site: http://www.dltk-kids.com/

6.    Here is another preschool site with plenty of other resources on them. I have not checked all of them, but many we have used: http://www.freewebs.com/preschoolresources/index.htm

7.    I said it once and I will say it again. NEVER pay for preschool stuff: http://www.letteroftheweek.com/index.html

8.    Ok, this is great. It is a vocabulary game for upper elementary grade and you mom: http://www.freerice.com/index.php

9.    Free lessons for early elementary grade: http://www.schoolexpress.com/

10.  A good online compliment for your spelling curriculum: http://www.spellingcity.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

11.  Good fun games for spelling: http://wordduck.com/

12.  If your wanting to start teaching sign language here is a good start: http://www.handspeak.com/

13.  I have not tried this but look good. Completely free online phonics program: http://billjanaecooksey.tripod.com/Classes.html

14.  This site is kind of a resource for all sorts of worksheet and one you can make up yourself: http://www.mes-english.com/

15.  ABC flash cards: http://www.mes-english.com/phonics.php

16.  Great place to start with you 3-5 years old in reading: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/lettersounds.htm

17.  This site is kind of a resource for all sorts of worksheet and one you can make up yourself: http://www.toolsforeducators.com/phonics.php

18.  Online beginning reading books: http://www.starfall.com/n/N-info/onlinebooks.htm?n=downloadcenter

19.  Online beginning reading books:  http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/printable_booklets.html#SightWordBooklets

20.  Online beginning reading books: http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/printable_booklets.html#WordFamilyBooklets

 

MATH

1.    Free Games to assist in your studies:  http://www.primarygames.com/math.htm 

2.    Ok, now they say this is to supplement and practice, but I could see a mom putting a whole curriculum together with this and some worksheets from the other sites: http://www.ixl.com/

3.    Who need math books with this site! : http://www.kidzone.ws/math/

4.    Some good online practice for grade 4+: http://www.bpl.org/teens/mcas/

5.    Elementary math addition/subtraction game: http://lickitysplitlearning.com/Free-Online-Math-Fact-Game.html

6.    A little different approach. These are videos with math problems explained: http://www.thefutureschannel.com/hands-on_math.php

7.    If you notice again this site is on every subject. Here are some great resources: http://www.schoolexpress.com/

8.    Awesome times flash card, some games for math: http://www.mathplayground.com/index.html

9.    More online math games: http://www.schooltimegames.com/Mathematics.html

10.  Base 10 website. Good site if you do not have a manipulative: http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_152_g_1_t_1.html

11.  Ok, this is not free, but I think this is a good math book to have: http://lawrencehallofscience.stores.yahoo.net/familymath.html

12.  Create your own worksheets: http://www.noetic-learning.com/mathdrill/

13.  Great worksheets, a little dry: http://www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/

14.  Fun math games online: http://themathgames.com/

15. Here is one that has more then just math, but has some great free math curriculum. http://www.homeschoolforfree.net/

 

SCIENCE

1.    Free Games to assist in your studies:  http://www.primarygames.com/science.htm

2.    This site is the bomb! It has so much great information you could do away with your science book. You do have to become a member but I have never received any emails from them that I did not want and it’s free: http://www.sciencewithme.com/experiments.php

3.   If you are teaching architect or you kids like to build things this is a great site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/loads.html

4.   Now this site is California, but the information about the animals and farming etc is the same everywhere: http://www.cfaitc.org/

5.    Awesome site for learning about flight: http://www.fi.edu/flights/

6.    Nothing free here, but just incase you did not know where to buy science merchandise: http://www.hometrainingtools.com/Default.asp?bhcd2=1247275368

7.    Here are the blueprints to make a space shuttle glider: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Space.Shuttle.Glider.html

8.    Easy-to-do ideas are fun ways for you and your kids to learn simple science concepts: http://www.peepandthebigwideworld.com/activities/activities-location.html

9.    Just a few ideas for science projects: http://www.sciencekidsathome.com/

10.  This site has many resources for science. I have not tried them all so have fun clicking: http://ldshomeschoolinginca.org/science.html

11.  This site provides a thematic unit on Whales for cooperative learning across an integrated curriculum, which is an interactive resource for teachers, students and parents: https://facultystaff.richmond.edu/~kjoyce/Whales/

12.  If you want to study birds, bird watching is the way to go. Here is a free book and study outline: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/Members/EduHomeSchoolResources.htm

13.  Great site to classify the bugs you find. Used it many of times: http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740

14.  A colorful, interactive periodic table: http://www.webelements.com/

15.  Great site. It has a full dinosaur study as well as other mini outlines: http://www.easyfunschool.com/IndexScience.html

16.  This looks really cool. I have not tried it, but you get a budget and you must design a cell phone. Let me know what you think of this one: http://www.edheads.org/activities/eng_cell/

17.  A few quiz style questions for 4th grade and up: http://www.bpl.org/teens/mcas/S04Menu.htm

18.  Pretty cool interactive site to learn about your heart. I used this last year: http://www.mplsheartfoundation.org/kids/

19.  Ok, I know its title is geography, but I think some it could go right here under science: http://www.geography4kids.com/

20.  A fun site with yucky stuff about the human body. My son liked it:  http://yucky.discovery.com/flash/body/

21.  Food pyramid game. Not bad: http://www.dairycouncilofca.org/Tools/MyPyramid/

22.  Great site with still shots of the internal body: http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

23.  Great site with still shots of the internal body, but for the older elementary kids: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/index.shtml

24.  Great resource page for sites in regards to the human body: http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001013.shtml

25.  So you put your study together of the human body and here you have some worksheets to compliment that: http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/science/human/

26.  This was pretty cool to surf around in. Neuroscience for kids. Who would have thought: http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html

27.  Looking to learn about sound? Here is a great website: http://sln.fi.edu/pieces/dukerich/studentonlineactivities.html

28.  Cute way for kids to learn about plants. Through a mystery game: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/

29.  Magic school bus is always a great way to learn: http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/tour/tour.htm?body

30.  Once again here it is. The one site that has free or really cheap lesson for early elementary: http://www.schoolexpress.com/

31.  Some cute games for science: http://www.schooltimegames.com/Science.html

32.  This has video of programs aired on PBS. Careful, not Christian: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/

33.  Great videos of science experiments: http://www.wholesomechildhood.com/Oct/videos.html

34.  The elements song. Great way to memorize them: http://www.privatehand.com/flash/elements.html

35.  I am always of the mind if you put something you have to learn to music you will remember it. Here it is, science songs: http://www.acme.com/jef/singing_science/

36.  My favorite site. We dissected a frog last year and I showed this before and after to my son to help him know what was to come and to retain the information he learned: http://frog.edschool.virginia.edu/Frog2/

37.  Design a satellite game for kids’ game. Excellent way to learn about satellites. I loved it: http://www.eduweb.com/portfolio/designsatellite/

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

1.    Full scripted study of American History: http://www.prontolessons.com/index.html

2.    Free Games to assist in your studies:  http://www.primarygames.com/social_studies.htm

3.    Want some ideas on how to timeline? This is the site plus it has some stuff to shop: http://www.homeschoolinthewoods.com/twt/Timelines-Screen-6.htm

4.    Want to do a study on USA states. This site gives you so much for ALL states: http://www.50states.com/

5.    This site is a great resource for games, worksheets and crafts to complement your history studies: http://www.abookintime.com/history-games/world-history-games.html

6.    Studying Ancient Egypt?: http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/explore/egypt.htm

7.    Very simple online your kids can do wither by themselves or with your help: http://bensguide.gpo.gov/

8.    A full Lesson plan on Davy Crockett: http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=288

9.    Lessons and Activities to compliment your studies: http://www.easyfunschool.com/IndexHistory.html

10.  A basic understanding of economy for upper elementary: http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse

11.  Unit study for Egypt: http://www.creativekidsathome.com/creativekids/2006/07/ancient_egypt_for_kids.html

12.  Lapbooks for all studies: http://www.homeschoolshare.com/Lapbooks_at_HSS.php

13.  A good reading list for different history studies: http://www.abookintime.com/worldhistoryreadinglist.html

14.  Ok, I get a free theme study every week from these guys. I have all 50 states and many more and the only catch is you have to give them your email address. That’s it. There are also many other short theme studies you can buy, but I have over 100 free from them: http://www.schoolexpress.com/

15.  Free maps: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/megamaps.htm

16.  Map online puzzles. Great help for geography: http://www.yourchildlearns.com/puzzle_con.htm

17.  Very cool aerial photos of any address you type in. this was great when I was teaching about mapping: http://www.terraserver.com/view.asp?cx=424614.879869533&cy=3736283.1453472&proj=32611&mpp=0.75&pic=-1&prov=-1&stac=-1&styp=AD

18.  Great site to do a study of castles around the world: http://www.castlesontheweb.com/

19.  An ok site for archeology games: http://www.amnh.org/ology/?channel=archaeology&c

20.  USA map game. Hard for younger ones, but good for older elementary and even Jr. high: http://www.jayzeebear.com/map/usa.html

21.  Free ebooks: http://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks.asp

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS

1.    A good collage of different coloring pages, certificates etc: http://www.primarygames.com/print_zone/print_zone.htm

2.    If you are like me and shop at the dollor store this is a great idea site: http://dollarstorecrafts.com/

3.    Lots of different coloring pages:  http://www.coloring.ws/coloring.html

4.    Pretty simple art projects but the end result is very nice artwork:  http://www.teachartathome.com/FreeProjectCurrent.html

5.    This is my favorite site for art studies:  http://www.abcgallery.com/index.html

6.    This is not a site for curriculum but I had to add it. WOW: http://www.petercallesen.com/index/index2.html

7.    Here is one either for mom to do or for your older child to make for your youngest child to learn the alphabet:  http://www.projectalphabet.com/

8.    Excellent site with many craft and art projects to teach:  http://www.teacherplace.org/findalesson.html

 

BIBLE

1.    A good site to get started with young ones: http://christiananswers.net/kids/lesson-plans.html

2.    Very easy advent day-by-day reading with books from library and Bible: http://www.just4kidsmagazine.com/advent1.html

3.    Cute hangman game for Bible knowledge. Test it mom: http://akidsheart.com/bible/biblepzlhngman.htm

4.    New TESTEMENT work/game sheet to complement your current studies: http://www.trainupchildren.com/children/new-testament-bible-worksheets.php

5.    Old TESTEMENT work/game sheet to complement your current studies: http://www.trainupchildren.com/children/bible-lessons.php

6.    This is a favorite. However there are some things you cannot get because you have to pay for membership. But lots and lots of free curriculum: http://www.kidssundayschool.com/index.php

7.    Maps of continents but with Biblical markings and references: http://www.keyway.ca/htm2002/keyway07.htm

8.    Free Hymns. We sing a song everyday with a small Bible lesson. Great resource for those who do not have a hymnal: http://www.igracemusic.com/hymnbook/hymns.html

9.    Bible memory system: http://www.school4jesus.com/Bible-Memory-System.html

10.  For kids who read this is a great game: http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Activities/BibleDetective/1activity26.php

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