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Updated with more free educational subscriptions!  School closures due to the spread of this virus is leaving parents, teachers, and students looking for options.   While many of us will be homeschooling our children, we will also be looking for resources.   Thankfully, many gracious companies have dropped the price to join their website, allowing students to use their resources for free.   

As a former teacher, I have been getting emails left and right from friends, sharing links to these websites.  There are so many educational resources available, from free math websites to free trial subscriptions to all day remote learning.   I’ve seen amazing lists on Google Spreadsheets,  lists of learning activities & websites on school websites and lists on friend’s Facebook Pages.   I compiled the links of my favorite websites, apps & courses from all of these resources to share today.   

I also made a list of Free Resources for Schools & Teachers Shifting Online Due to School Closings. 

You are also welcome to join the Facebook Group where we are sharing ideas to keep our kids busy & learning at home. 

Educational Websites free for kids due to school closures

Online Educational Companies That are Offering FREE Subscriptions

You can also download this list here: 
Download & Print this Ultimate List by Clicking Here! 

TIP:  Once you print the list, keep it by the computer for quick reference

  • Kindergarten Sight Word List (download & print the list for free)
  • Rivet Rivet is the game-changing AI-based kids’ reading app and website that encourages reading practice with 3,500+ free books 
  • YouTube’s New Website: Learn At Home – Virtual Field Trips, Educational Videos by Subject, and more. 
  • Khan Academy – Our kids use this for math & it’s so helpful! See their suggestions & website resources here. 
  • Ted-Ed@home – Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ve heard of TED talks- these Ted-Ed videos are lessons for students, parents & teachers covering all topics. 
  • Raz Kids – Free for 90 Days  (books, comprehension & more)
  • Duolingo – free app to teach another language.  It starts with a personalized quiz to help you learn where to start
  • BBC Bitesize– Free site with small lessons to support the National Curriculum: geography, history & more.  Ages 3 – 16+
  • KiwiCo.com: Quick & easy at-home science, building & DIY projects curated for kids 2-18
  • Literacy Trustโ€™s Family Zone – Engaging activities for reading, writing & language development.  Includes audiobooks & activity sheets.
  • ABC mouse (Age of Learning)  For children Pre-k-2nd grade.  Game & activities to teach all subject areas
  • Beanstalk – Free (fun) video & interactive lessons, experiments & more (cooking, reading, math, health, etc…)
  • Basho and Friends Free Spanish Lessons for 3 months
  • MathScore.com Free home use account for online math practice and assessment.
  • Xtra Math – Math games for kids!
  • ProdigyProdigy is an engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform for students and teachers from 1st โ€“ 8th grade. 
  • Belouga online learning platform where students & teachers learn about the world, with the world
  • BedTime Math Engaging, research-proven math activities for kids 
  • Dreambox– Award-winning K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them.  90 days free if you sign up by April 30.
  • Mystery Science – Digital video mini-lessons for science subjects K-5. 
  • Scholastic  They are providing the equivalent of three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects based on articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, etc..  Scholastic learn at home is awesome! 
  • Pebble Go – Safe, interactive online research resources on topics selected by their teachers for students K-3.
  • Virtual Field Trips – let kids K-8 travel anywhere with virtual field trips. Email info@virtualfieldtrips.net for 60 days free.  
  • Zearn – Kids learn the same math concepts twice: once with their teacher & once independently in self-paced digital lessons.
  • Arcademic free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more!
  • Time Management Course Time Management mini-course from Bigger Brains
  • Discovery Education free access to Discovery Education (digital textbooks & more) for the remainder of the school year
  • BrainPop.com Animated Educational Site:  Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, & Technology.
  • Busy Kids Piano – Free month of piano lessons with coupon code PIANOATHOME
  • Circle Time Fun – Follow along through preschool lessons for kids 0-6 years – free with code homefun1 
  • Colosky’s Math Academy – free 3-week Math course for each grade
  • Cool Math Games – Math Games for kids
  • Country Reports – Learn about every country (culture, food, location & more)
  • Kahoot! A game-based learning platform: Easy to create, share & play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes.
  • Times Tables Rockstars Free multiplication help for 60 days with daily times tables practice
  • Numbots – Addition & Subtraction practice 
  • Seterra: Seterra is the ultimate map quiz site (countries, states, capitals & more!)  
  • Pronto: connects people via chat and video, so they can learn faster, work smarter, and communicate seamlessly
  • BookCreator App  An easy digital book-making tool with limitless options (k-12)
  • Typing Club:  A typing course online to teach letter location on the keyboard & which fingers to use to type. 
  • Twig Education – Free Science videos & Lessons for K-5
  • Tynker Everything needed to learn computer programming the fun way.  Ages 5+
  • Buncee Build media-rich lessons, reports, newsletters, presentations and so much more
  • Pear Deck (free semester!) Lets students interact with teacher presentations from any device.  (Google Slides, PDFs…)
  • Kamian online document annotation and markup tool to highlight, underline, and strikethrough text. 
  • Reading Eggs – Free for 30 days (Helps kids learn to read in 4 weeks)
  • Parlay Ideas Students read prompt & then submit a response to the discussion area. Peers join in on the discussion. 
  • ElementariLearn coding beginning w/ simple picture books, then code the stories to play music, sounds, & animations
  • EdPuzzle– Video Platform that collects data as students watch and interact with the video
  • Wakelet– Teachers can save articles, videos, images, Tweets and more in one place to share with students. 
  • Twinkl lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, games, resource packs, PowerPoints, etc. 
  • Hapara Enables teachers to organize their students and their assignments, track their activity and progress and dynamically personalize instruction across different metrics.
  • MangaHigh game-based learning platform for primary and secondary school mathematics.
  • Vooks – A streaming library of animated children’s storybooks (like Netflix for books)
  • Listenwise  Collection of podcasts & public radio stories.  Build student listening skills. (English, SS, Science, ESL)
  • MobyMax provides K-8 teachers with content, assessments, and activities for all topics in 27 subjects 
  • Seterra Geography
  • We Video  online video editor designed to make it easy to capture, create, view and share movies
  • HeadSprout– Free for 90 days
  • Screencastify – great way to video for students!
  • Mystery Science – my sister in law just told me about this one!
  • Wonderopolis  A fun, educational site that helps kids ask and answer interesting questions about the world. 
  • Age of Learning
  • HippoCampus– 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas
  • HOMER – Free Learning app for kids ages 2-8  (great coloring pages, daily schedules, learning games & more) 
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Carmen Sandiego – Free lessons, posters, activities, etc. for subjects & growth mindset
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Math at Work– Videos and Lesson Plans 
  • ICivicseducational online games & lesson plans to encourage students to become active citizens.
  • Ideas Roadshow– Lessons in all subjects. (Learn how to use their temporarily free resources with their free webinar)
  • iComputeTeaching computer games & skills for kids ages 3-11 (look for the red “COVID-19” button).  
  • IDEA Free online classes on coding, social media & online skills
  • IDE Corp. – activities, worksheets & lessons for all subjects
  • InThinking  Help students to prepare effectively for exams.
  • Inq-ITS Free virtual labs (must sign in by April 1, 2020)
  • InScribe College Q&A with experts: free access through spring term
  • InScribe Continuity Planning and Support Community A teachers community forum
  • i-Readyfree printable K-8 Math and Reading packets for students
  • i-Ready Practice Packs At-home packs are free for K-8 Math & Reading
  • IXL – Free k-12 subscription for 90 days plus a webinar to learn how to homeschool your children. 
  • Inventing Heron – curriculum about career discovery
  • Writing Legends – lesson plans & help for writers Grades 3-8
  • Izzit.orgentertaining & educational videos come with tons of additional resources
  • Jen Henson ACT Prep ACT/SAT punctuation guide and ACT practice tests (high school students)
  • JoVEEducation video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts through June 15th.
  • K12MovieGuides – free maps & free movie reports/comparison worksheets 
  • K-5 Math Teaching Resources – printable math resources for K-5
  • K5Technology Curriculum- 3 weeks of free access to 18 technology lessons and activities
  • Kahoot! The premium for the rest of the year for educators.
  • Kami- access to all tools & features available in Kami:  Integrations w. Google Classroom, Schoology and Canvas.
  • 2Simple โ€“ Purple MashSpelling & grammar ideas & games, Math tools, writing templates & more.

We will update this as sites are submitted or added. 
Newly added sites will be added to the below list…

โœ…The San Diego Zoo–  Website for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! 

โœ…Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour

โœ…Access Mars Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

โœ…FarmFood 360:  11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. 

โœ…Switch Zoo is a place to play educational games about zoo animals

โœ…PBS Kids – games, videos & ideas. 

โœ…The Lourve Virtual Tour  Virtual Tour to Paris, France to explore The Louvre.

โœ…The China Guide allows you to explore the Great Wall of China with this virtual tour.

โœ…British Museum –  Virtual Tour of the London Museum filled with ancient artifacts

โœ… Seussville  Play with Dr. Seuss: Read books, play educational games & activities.

โœ…Kids National Geographic -Geography and animals

โœ…MathScore –  Math practice for Pre-K through 12th grade.

โœ…Story Line Online – Your favorite Kidโ€™s books read by famous people including actors, authors, singers & more. 

โœ…All Kids Network: Crafts, mazes, games &  activities 

โœ…ACS.org– Chemistry for teachers & students (browse by age)

โœ…ABCya – Fun educational games for kids to teach math & reading skills 

โœ…Back Pack Science – Hands-on Elementary science videos 

โœ…HighLights  – Highlights for kids has some great resources!  Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities 

โœ…ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. 

โœ…Reading Ecb Games that go along with books for reading comprehension 

โœ…Big History Project – Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults 

โœ…Biology Simulations online 

โœ…Breakout – Educational games K-12 

โœ…Bunk History – online archives of events in History

โœ…Can Figure It – Geometry Help & lessons online  

โœ…Defusion – Resources for Spanish practice 

 

โœ…Chalk Academy – Chinese learning activities 

โœ…Music Lab – Music ideas & activities  for all ages

โœ…CK-12: Science, Math, History, Social Studies, Photograph & Science

โœ…Club Science Kid– Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.

โœ…Play Mada Games: Chemistry Games for Highschoolers online 

โœ…Common Lit: Stories that focus on comprehension & discussion.  Grades 3-12

โœ…ConJugueMos – Learn another language:  Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. 

โœ…Curriki:  ages 3-18: Digital learning content for preschool through high school 

โœ…Delta Math A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus. 

โœ…Scholastic Classroom: Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 

โœ…Dog-on-a-Log-Book: Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. It can be customized to any student’s needs including creating flashcards for other subjects.

 

โœ…Dreambox: K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them.

โœ…Squigglepark: Engaging reading games for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game.

โœ…EveryDay Earth Interactive video earth science-based curriculum supplement. 

โœ…Facts4Me.com is offering free access for elementary-level students.  Go to Log In & then enter the username read & password read

โœ…App Fiveable – Resources for AP students (reviews, trivia, study maps & guides)

โœ…Fluency and Fitness –  Getting the kids moving while reviewing math & reading skills.  Over 900 videos for children ages 4-8

โœ…GoNoodleยฎ engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

โœ…Hippo Campus  7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas. 

 

โœ…Math Videos with lessons, real-life uses of math, famous actors

โœ…Izzit Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects

โœ…Little Spark Printables: Free printables library with activities for children 0-6 

โœ…Little Twisters Yoga: Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans 

โœ…BrainBox Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure. 

โœ…Marco Learning Resources for AP students 

โœ…Math Celebrity: Search math problems or terms to see the step-by-step process and answer.  Grade 2- college. 

โœ… Math Playground: K-6 Math games, logic puzzles, and educational resources 

โœ…The Well: Mindful Poetry and music


โœ…Edgerton: 3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects

โœ…Music Theory: Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. 

โœ…NGPF: Free resources, games, learning resources & plans for understanding personal finance 

โœ…Nitro Type:  Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 people from around the world. 

โœ…Nomster Chef: Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. 

โœ…No Red Ink:  Writing Practice & Online curriculum that builds better writers. 

โœ…Supercharged:  All topics/lessons are covered daily.  Activities included.

โœ…Scootpad: Curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8

 

โœ…Novel Effect:  As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice. 

โœ…Paragraph Punch: Teaches students how to write a paragraph through an interactive online tutorial 

โœ…PBS Learning Media: PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials 

โœ…PebbleGo Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students.

โœ…Phet Science and math labs and simulations 

โœ…Positive Physics: An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics. 

โœ…Prodigies Music:  A colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free 

โœ…Project Explorer: Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12

โœ…QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home

โœ…Quizlet: For students to practice and master whatever they are learning: History, Wordly-Wise & more.

โœ…ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.

โœ…Rock: Music Based Spanish Learning

 

โœ…Sepuplhs Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology

โœ…Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. 

โœ…Sight Reading Factory – Sight-reading and sight-singing practice exercises. 

โœ…Smart Music: Music practice transformed 

โœ…Spelling city is free right now with code VSCFree90

โœ…Swork-it: Kid-friendly workouts โ€” choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. 

โœ…Learn A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week-long sequences of curriculum materials. 

โœ…Good & Beautiful: Course sets (Levels 1โ€“5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geographyโ€”all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course. 

โœ…Science Spot – Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access

โœ…SpellingTraining Spelling Practice for grades 1-4 grade

 

โœ…EdX.org  2,500+ online courses from top institutions 

โœ…Turtle Library: PreK – 5 games for all subjects

โœ…Coloring Sheets Online digital coloring pages 

โœ…All in one HOMEschool: Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool – 8 

โœ…All in One Highschool Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school 

โœ…FunFonix Phonics worksheets for kids 

โœ…Free stories online ages 3-12 

โœ…National Geographic Kids (Young Explorers)  Grades K-1. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.

โœ…EarthQuake: Learn all about earthquakes 

โœ…ChemiCool Learn all about the periodic table 

โœ…Almanac: Farmer’s almanac for kids… Date, weather, moon phase, etc. 

โœ…MangaHigh Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others

โœ…Nasa for Kids Space science for kiddos 

โœ…BBC history for kids (UK):  Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. 

โœ…NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. 

โœ…YoungZine.com News and more for kids 

โœ…The Story Starter:  Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters

โœ…CryptoClub: Immerse yourself in cryptography 

โœ…GridCLub Math games galore 

 

โœ…Jigsaw Explorer – Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+ 

โœ…LIFE: Bible story resources early childhood – 6th grade

โœ…Steve Spangler Science Tons of science experiments that you can do at home

โœ…Mission.Org An interactive history site for kids 

โœ…Happy Scientist – Explore science, have fun, and learn some science along the way. 

โœ…Magic Tree House– Interactive games based on the book series

โœ…Grammaropolis Work on the 8 parts of speech 

โœ…Cells Alive: Learn all about cells & biology 

โœ…Google Earth – Explore all over the world!


โœ…Scratch.MIT : Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning. 

โœ…MetMuseum A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art. 

โœ…Geoguessr Tests kidsโ€™ geography skills. Using images from Googleโ€™s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are. 

โœ…What Was There: Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. Itโ€™s a unique way to help them learn about history.

โœ…NumberPhile Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun.

โœ…Human Studio by BioDigital:  A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways.

โœ…Artsology: Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art. 

โœ…Virtual Music Instruments: Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. 

โœ…Preschool Express: Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and fingerplays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.

โœ…Songs for Teaching: Preschool & Kindergarten songs to teach lessons.


โœ…Super Simple: Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents.

โœ…Overcoming Obstacles: Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills. 

โœ…KoDable Coding for ages 4-10 

โœ…Smithsonian Learning Lab Fun stuff for kids! Awesome interactive games & videos. 

โœ…Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.

โœ…Benโ€™s Guide: This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. 

โœ…Climate Kids This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.

 

โœ…Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.

โœ…Mangahigh Math: Assign math lessons and assess studentsโ€™ performance online.

โœ…Prodigy:  Prodigy is an engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform for students and teachers from 1st โ€“ 8th grade.

โœ…2Simple โ€“ Purple Mash:  Spelling & grammar games, Math tools, writing templates & more.

โœ…Adventure Academy Elementary and middle-school aged children with thousands of learning activities

โœ…US MINT – Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. 

โœ…WeatherWizKids From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. 

โœ…Kids Think Design– explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. 

 

โœ…Ocean.si.edu – This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. 

โœ…Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable. 

โœ…The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.

โœ…Teach Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.

โœ…Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.

โœ…Alcumus Art of Problem Solving  is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities 

โœ…Moby Max – Find and fix learning gaps 

โœ…Dragon Box Math – Algebra games for kids 

โœ…Freddyโ€™s Fractions: Fractions practice 

โœ…Ducksters: Education for kids all topics

โœ…A Plus Click:  Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult

โœ…Alaskan Wildlife cameras (live) 

 

โœ…Coding with Star Wars  – Build a galaxy with code. 

โœ…CrazyGames Tons and tons and tons of fun learning games

โœ…FunOlogy – Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children 

โœ…Premeditated Leftovers Amphibian unit studies

โœ…States & Capitals of the US – videos, websites & games to teach kids about the States, including the location, abbreviation, facts and the capital of each state.    

I turned this list into a document that you can download &/or print so you can keep it for a quick reference.free list of educational websites for kids

Here are Free Resources & Websites for Teachers & Schools Shifting Online โ†“free online resources for teachers
If you are looking for Websites, Videos, and Songs that Teach US States & Capitals, this is a great list:
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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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