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Subject: Post your favorite website for homeschool FREEBIES here!
Date Posted: 8/19/2007 8:14 PM ET
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OK, cough 'em up! I know ya'll have 'em. Favorite websites for free worksheets, curriculum, educational games, etc. Post them here, let's share the wealth.


A few of my faves are: (and I have too many to post them all)

http://www.chartjungle.com/  the name says it all, a ton of charts, calendars, chore lists, etc


http://www.iknowthat.com/com?COOK a little bit of every classroom subject on this site


http://dictionary.reference.com/ not an exciting site but we use it quite a bit and they have a thesaurus too!


http://www.donnayoung.org/index.htm lots of homeschool record-keeping forms, organizational forms, etc


Saving the best for last!
http://www.fieldtripfactory.com/home.php?sid=&ts=a05e693c1313ba818c8cdb9331671223 type in your zip code and find free field trip opportunities in your area!


Ok, who's next? I can't wait to see what everyone shares!


Date Posted: 8/19/2007 8:25 PM ET
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Thanks Char!

I appreciate the field trip locator link.

DonnaYoung.org is one of our favorites, too.



Date Posted: 8/19/2007 9:13 PM ET
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HomeschoolEStore.com does one free e-book per week on their main page, with no purchase required.

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 9:21 PM ET
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www.handsofachild.com has monthly freeby lapbooks.  I got my first one free off homeschoolestore - and now have a supermembership - but I always get the free one too.

We like the lapbooks.

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 11:08 PM ET
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The "Links for Schooling" below are all either completely free resources, or like Hands of a Child, homeschool/educational vendors that offer free "samples."  The Books link takes you to commerical homeschool vendors and free book related sites (i.e. free digital and audio books). 


Each site has had at least a brief overview by me and I provide a summary of the contents. 

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 3:08 AM ET
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Thanks for all the great suggestions so far.


Let's keep them coming!



Date Posted: 8/20/2007 6:38 PM ET
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I love Enchanted Learning.  You don't have to pay to use it, but it's worth it if you do.


I also love Donna Young's page.

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 5:12 PM ET
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I love homeschoolestore.com and hands of a child too!  We are currently working on a lapbook on Mythological Creatures.  I downloaded it free from homeschoolestore.com thanks to a tip from this forum.  Lapbooks probably deserve a thread of their own--I am really enjoying this project (I hope my daughter is enjoying it as much as me--wink, wink)

I have used Donna Young printables when I was finishing up our portfolio for last year. This year I am using:

Homeschool Tracker by TGHomeSoft--I am using the free version of the software, you can upgrade to another version for a fee, but I think the free version is so complete!  I had a little trouble downloading it at first until I downloaded all of my computer updates, then it downloaded just fine.--I believe someone on this forum recommended this site as well!

This forum has been my most valuable resource by far!  Thanks ladies!


Date Posted: 8/21/2007 5:50 PM ET
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http://librivox.org/  Librivox is a free audiobook site

www.gutenberg.org is a free book site  We love this site.  We've read MANY classics from this site.

www.wowio.com has some neat kid's activity books for free

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 8:00 PM ET
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I have a ton!

Homeschool Websites

Forms – Charts –  Calendars - Exc.
















Books and other Curriculum





Government (for children)












General Information























Last Edited on: 8/21/07 8:02 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/22/2007 1:36 PM ET
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Well, it isn't free unless you live close by, but it is 30.00 a year if you don't, or 20.00 if you are within 50 miles - and that is a great deal.

The Chattanooga library offers a distance card that allows you to get every language of Rosetta stone at home on your personal PC.   http://www.lib.chattanooga.gov/librarycards.html#online  That is all levels, of all languages, that they offer!

We got one and love it - of course 3 months later now our local library offers it, so now it is completely free for us.

Date Posted: 8/24/2007 1:28 PM ET
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Char, what a great idea for a post!  It's amazing to see so many resources available!  (Kristi, I have been wondering recently if libraries offer a distant library cards...for the same purpose...Rosetta Stone!)

Free Montessori Materials:  http://www.montessoriforeveryone.com/Free-Downloads_ep_35-1.html

Free online game and/or software for pre-schoolers to learn consonant blending:  http://www.yourchildlearns.com/blends.htm

List of factory tours:  http://www.factorytoursusa.com/

What to do with preschoolers during "school" time:  http://www.redshift.com/~bonajo/preschool_activities.htm



Date Posted: 8/24/2007 5:08 PM ET
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Thanks Angelina, I love the factory tours link.


I'm always looking for FREE stuff to help with our homeschooling (who isn't??). So thanks again to all who have posted.



Date Posted: 8/24/2007 5:49 PM ET
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Here are many of the ones that we use on a regular basis.  I absolutely love the internet...makes homeschooling so easy!  :)


Printable Activities

Coloring Pages

Crafts for Kids

Coloring Book Fun

Kids Color Pages

Artsonia.com create an art gallery for your child's art.


Puzzle Choice

Fun Brain


Math Worksheets

Free Graph Paper

Math Word Problems

A+ Math


Clouds Project

Home Science Tools

Animal Sites

Social Studies

Free Map Outlines



Handwriting Worksheets

Hand Speak ASL

Free Typing Game

Another Handwriting Worksheets

Themes and Units

Eduplace Monthly Themes

50 States

Teacher Resources

Universal Preschool

Clipart Gallery

Bright Solutions (Dyslexia Link)




Date Posted: 8/24/2007 7:26 PM ET
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Hey Amanda, thank you for the 50 states link.  I found an unclaimed money website from that and have tracked down $$ for my hubby, 2 sisters-in-law, 1 brother-in-law and a friend! 

You guys might want to double check to make sure you don't have money sitting out there waiting for you......

Missing Money

My hubby's wasn't much, but enough to buy him a new computer game.  LOL!

Thanks again!

Date Posted: 8/24/2007 7:39 PM ET
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Wow Amanda, what an awesome list! I loved Starfall for my little ones too.


By the way, how did you get the links in your post titled? I cut and pasted my links and they just read "link". You can't tell what's inside until you hover or click on it.


Date Posted: 8/25/2007 12:30 PM ET
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The whole site is free to use and exchange and there are some free items listed. I hope this counts!



Date Posted: 8/26/2007 1:00 PM ET
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One that hasn't been mentioned yet is the Dover Publications weekly giveaway. You have to sign up for the Dover Sampler email, but every Driday, they send you a link to many free samples from their books.

Scroll toward the bottom of the page for the sign-up link:

Dover Sampler

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 5:25 PM ET
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Here's a site for some free record-keeping software.  The basic edition of Homeschool Tracker is free, and you can subscribe to other versions.


Date Posted: 3/10/2008 1:22 PM ET
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Wow this links are amazing, thanks so much to everyone great work!

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 1:53 AM ET
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Hundreds of free literature based units, lapbooks, notebooking pages, etc:


Date Posted: 3/13/2008 11:17 PM ET
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I put all my fave links on one page on my blog.  Check them out.


Date Posted: 3/14/2008 12:51 PM ET
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For a minute there I forgot where I was and was about to extol the virtues of my favorite book swapping site. LOL!!

Here's one for timed math drills that we love.  Here's the link for addition but they have sub, mult, and div as well.  You must answer 20 questions before the minute timer runs out, then it grades you and you can print out a certificate of achievement with your name on it.  We love it!


 ETA: how come mine doesn't say Link like everyone else's?

Last Edited on: 3/14/08 12:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/24/2008 12:30 AM ET
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bumping this up for Mary

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 12:48 AM ET
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Wanted to add Edheads where you can do virtual knee surgeries and hip replacements (not gory)