Tuesday, 27 December 2016

100+ Free Educational Websites

As any home educator will know resources can become expensive both in time and money, the time it takes to find and discover new resources can take valuable hours away from the goal of education while the costs can explode if you do not keep a close eye on what you are spending.

For us we have very little to spend on educational resources but that does not mean that we have to put up with a second class education, we can have the best with the amount of free resources out there on the big world wide web, my moto since becoming a parent of home educators is 'work smarter not harder'.

Here is a list of 100+ Web sites we have found on our travels through the world wide web over the years we have been home educating and the list keeps expanding.

 Educational resource links for lesson plans and activity ideas in  subject category.


  • 13 different languages to chose from Babbel
  • French Freeway French  -(Project Happy Child)
  • Duolingo  - Learn a language completely free
  • Busuu - Free for basic learning and a paid option for more of an in-depth course
  • Foreign Services Institute - Though the site is basic, bear in mind that these materials are high-quality, designed by professional linguists with the goal of learner fluency. 
  • Memrise - Learn over 200 languages and FREE. This site uses ‘mems’, which are mnemonic flashcards that use your pre-existing knowledge to help remember new vocabulary.
  • Futurelearn Languages & Culture - Learn a new language or teach one for free, your choice. 
  • Language Exchange - Team up with a Pen Pal and learn a new language.
  • Word 2 Word - An incredible array of languages to learn, this directory has everything you could ever want to learn a language of your choice.

Art and crafts
  • Some fabulous craft ideas with pictures and printables all kids network.
  • Arts for different ages Art for small hands .
  • Free Kids Crafts - lots of crafting ideas for most occasions.
  • Allcrafts net - Loads of crafts including some great recipes for things like play dough 
  • National Galley of Art - Interactive and fun
  • Funny Colouring - These are for adults but we used them to find a paining and learn more about it by searching online and have a god go at colouring them in. There are a lot of famous coloring in paintings online specific for kids too.
  • Tate on Khan academy - Tate has teamed up with khan academy for this fabulous resource learning about art.
  • PPPST - Art history powerpoint presentations from art history to architecture.
  • Jan Brett how to draw - some great how to draw videos from a childrens author.
  • Hodgepodge - 50 free art lessons chalk pastels, acrylics and video art tutorials for all ages
  • Dick Blick - Lesson Plans and video
  • Draw Space -  Free lessons 
  • Look and Learn - Childrens art competitions
English Grammar & Literature

Science & Nature
  • To take part in some real science, hands on Zooniverse is a place to take part in real life science.
Culture & Religion
Home Economics
Engineering and Technology

Multi Educational Topics
  • Children University with regional centers covering most topics and places to visit and organised classes for 7 to 14 year olds (and 5 to 6 year olds with their families) Childrens University
  • Donna Young a home educator sharing links and resources Donna Young
  • Kids Know It Network with lots of educational free resources, fabulous site covering from astronomy to history and languages and has worksheets, videos, songs, games etc. Kids Know It Network
  • STEM teaching and learning resources - Science, Maths, Technology, Engineering National Stem Centre
  • Primary Resources free downloads and lesson plans etc..Primary resources
  • Tess Largest network of teachers in the world offers teaching resources  Tess 
  • Teaching ideas with downloads Teaching ideas
  • Play Chess
  • Core Knowledge - Curriculum help 
  • Saylor Foundation - Offers free courses for everyone

First Aid Education for Kids
  • Red Cross First Aid Education for kids resources.

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