If you’re looking for the best homeschooling resources for your family, you’ve come to the right place. Every site I have listed are ones that we know, love, and use regularly.
As a home-educator, you know that good resources are limited and extremely hard to find; I aim to make that easier for you by listing them here! We are a non-religious family, so none of my resources feature a religious element. If you’re a religious educator, feel free to use these pages too; you’ll just have to add in your religious elements.
I’m sure you don’t want a long diatribe before you get to the good stuff, so here we go!
Home Education Resources
This site has almost every curriculum you could ever want. The worksheets are fabulous; so much so that even Punky’s school uses their materials in their lessons according to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.
I’ve written a blog post about Twinkl here if you’re interested in reading it.
This site has free games your children can play to help them learn their multiplication tables. It has been invaluable for us.
Are you looking for a tutor? Look no further than Tutoo! Whether your child needs a tutor, or you’d like to become one, Tutoo can help you find whatever you’re looking for in the tutoring world. I haven’t used this site yet, but it was a resource submission via email.
Calculators.org is a free math and science resource offering hundreds of fun and helpful online calculators and conversion tools which homeschool students can use to learn math and science.
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
This site has been updated with new content! No TV license required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
A fun yet informative guide about the history of calculators with examples of how they are used in everyday life at home.
STEMToyExpert.com – 101 Boredom Busters article with a focus on STEM. This site also includes an extensive section of educational resources, STEM projects, and more. I highly suggest you check it out! https://www.stemtoyexpert.com/things-to-do-when-kids-are-bored/