When you decide to homeschool your children you will soon discover the need for finding great materials that are budget friendly! When my husband and I decided to homeschool our children we first bought curriculums. Which worked wonders for us……in the beginning. We soon found ourselves buying more and more extra materials that did not come in our curriculum packages, or the need to supplement the set curriculum with more modern fun materials.
Last year we decided to use our backgrounds, knowledge, and state requirements to create our own curriculum. Now, listen, that is not going to work for many families, and I still have my top 2 curriculums that I recommend to people all the time. (Abeka, My Father’s World)
When we decided to create the curriculum for our boys, we searched for budget friendly online materials that would aide us in our lesson planning and activities. I was creating my boys’ vocabulary worksheets yesterday and decided I just had to share with you all my go-to websites I use weekly for our homeschool. Below you'll find my Top 3 websites. After you check them out, let me know which one you’ve found to be most helpful. Happy Homeschooling!
This website has it all! Lesson plans, worksheets, and even online games for your child/children. I love that the site is so user friendly and has so many worksheets already created for you to choose from. You can simply put in the subject and your child’s grade and there pops up 100s of worksheets to choose from. You can also use the search bar to search for a specific lesson. I really enjoy their Worksheet Generator. You can create crosswords, word searches, and word scrambles, just by typing in the words, and the generator will do the rest! My kids love the online games on the site as well. Many things are offered for free, or you can choose to get a premium account, which you know if I have it, it is a good price! Ha! Mama don’t pay high prices for anything!
I have used Canva for many years. It is an excellent website for anyone needing to make graphics for various projects. Recently, Canva has provided a wider variety of lesson plan and worksheet templates. I use Canva the most, to create fun colorful worksheets and graphics for our boys. The options are pretty much limitless and if you’re concerned you don’t have a background in graphic design, no worries, there is plenty of help and prompts provided on the site to walk you through!
TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS
I found this site through a YouTube Mom who is a teacher and homeschooler. I am so glad I learned about this site. It is full of worksheets, activities, crafts, digital, and print items for students of all ages. The best part is, the materials are created by teachers! Just think, you get to find awesome school materials, and support other teachers in the process. The prices are also so low and affordable. My favorite purchase from the site was, Pokemon Multiplication Flash Cards!