As part of my 5 part series on Frugal Homeschooling, I am sharing a reference list for finding the best online printables for free or almost free. Using printables, you can create an entire curriculum that will fit with many types of homeschooling.
Free Printable Websites
Donna Young – Donna Young is often thought of as the original site when it comes to homeschool printables. It is best known for planners and home and school organization sheets but there are homeschool printables there as well.
Free Homeschool Deals – Free Homeschool Deals is one of my favourite homeschool sites (and not just because I’m a contributing writer over there!). I like that they share about free printables that you can find elsewhere on the web as well as their own free printables but I appreciate that they look at homeschooling families as a whole and realize that providing articles about saving money on household items also allows you to have more to put towards homeschooling and that providing encouragement for homeschool parents trickles down into the schoolwork too.
Frugal Homeschool Family – Frugal Homeschool Family also provides both their own free printables and shares printables from others as well as deals for homeschoolers.
Confessions of a Homeschooler – This is the original place I discovered free printables! I have used her Letter of the Week printables as well as many of her others, including lapbooks.
1+1+1=1 – This site has really good quality printables and printable packs, especially for Preschool and Kindergarten.
123Homeschool4Me – This site offers free printables in all homeschool subjects and even includes some in Spanish.
Blessed Beyond a Doubt – There are a lot of free printables here and Jill seems to add more almost every day!
3 Dinosaurs – Cassie creates some of my favourite printable packs and I am very thankful that she keeps them free. Many of them are huge packs and they work well for us for unit studies especially and for seasonal times.
This Reading Mama – Spend a few minutes poking around Becky’s site. She does have a few resources and printables that she charges a fee for and she also has a ton of free printables. Her focus is on literacy and her printables are extremely good quality ones that will enhance your homeschooling.
Teaching Mama – Angela is the author of the very popular preschool curriculum The Preschool Journey but she also offers free preschool printables on her site (as well as great craft and activity ideas!).
Homeschool Share – Ami from Walking by the Way runs this site and it is a great place to search for any topic of printable you can think of. It has notebooking pages, educational printables, mini books, and more. I’ve used this site to find sheets to go along with topics we are studying because of its easy search feature.
Notebooking Pages – Thought NotebookingPages.com has a membership feature that is their most popular way for printables, they also do offer some free notebooking pages as well. We have the membership and use the pages regularly.
The Chaos and The Clutter – Right here on this site, you can find free printables. I don’t have a large selection yet but it is growing. You can find unique printables such as relaxation cards for kids, a babysitter checklist, notebooking pages, and more.
Picklebums – Some of my favourite printables are from Picklebums. They have a different quality to them that is hard to describe but I would say that the best way I can explain it is that they are cheerful.
Homegrown Learners – Homegrown Learners is best known for their free Lego printables. I am especially a fan of the minifig writing prompts.
Kids Activities Blog – I love this site for so much more than the printables but thought it is known more for the activities, they do have free printables and good ones at that!
Homeschool Creations – Perhaps best known for its great Homeschool Planner which is available for purchase, Homeschool Creations also offers free printables. There are a LOT but it takes a bit of navigating to find them all.
Living Montessori Now – There is a very large list of places here to find free printables Montessori materials.
Every Star is Different – Renae is regularly adding free printables for Montessori style unit studies.
Montessori Print Shop – While many of the printables here need to be purchased, there is a section for free Montessori printables.
Teachers of Good Things – While the focus of this blog is on Charlotte Mason homeschooling and not on printables, you will find some preschool printables that are quite good, particularly for boys.
Teach Beside Me – There are a wide range of printables here and I like that there are some that can be used for older kids which are generally harder to find.
Simply Vicki – Vicki has some nice out-of-ordinary free printables.
Not Consumed – Kim creates some really fun printables that are outside of the usual educational printables box. They include things like kids’ party planning, practical items like morning checklists, encouragement, as well as educational printables.
Golden Reflections Blog – This blog has printables related to sensory, homeschooling, fine motor and preschool.
Education.com – Education.com has a large variety of free worksheets for all age levels. The selection is huge but you do have to put up with there being a fair amount of ads and many are only available through membership.
Handwriting Worksheets.com – Make your own handwriting printables.
Royal Baloo – Royal Baloo has free printables that focus mainly on preschool, kindergarten and the lower grades.
Suzy Homeschooler – Although this site doesn’t have a huge selection of printables yet, the selection seems to be growing and there are themes that are harder to find.
File Folder Fun – If file folder games is what you’re looking for, this is where you’ll want to visit.
In All You Do – This site has a selection of free homeschool printables, particularly for holidays, even the more obscure holidays.
Free Printable.com – While not expressly homeschool focused, there are printables here that can be used.
Adventures in Child Reading – There are some beautiful printable here.
Homeschool Encouragement – Many printables available including some Lego printables.
Tutus and Tea Parties – Some cute printables here.
Of course Pinterest is a huge resource all on its own and a good source for finding printables.
Membership sites can still be a frugal choice because many have a one time fee so once the cost is recovered, everything else after that can be considered as free.
Notebooking Pages – We have a lifetime membership to NotebookingPages and use them often for all kinds of learning opportunities. They have a huge selection and what’s even better is that you can even use their creator to make your own.
Enchanted Homeschool Mom – EHM has been around for years and has amassed a HUGE collection of printables. Purchasing a lifetime membership gives you access to all of what is there and everything added in the future. It is just $15 for a family use and $30 for a co-op or classroom membership.
Meet Penny – Meet Penny has many free printables but for the larger printable packs and specialty packs such as Minecraft and Dr. Who, as well as for some of her ebooks, she offers a lifetime membership for $25. This can be a cost effective choice if there are several printable packs that you want to purchase as it pays for itself quite quickly.
Enchanted Learning – I haven’t used this membership site myself but it looks to have a lot available.
Education.com – Education.com has a membership option.
Teacher Share Sites
Many of the products on teacher share sites such as these are paid but there are also free unit studies and printable worksheets that can be found. Some of them allow you to search by cost so it’s easy to find the free resources.
This list is by no means exhaustive but by using the links on this list, you can create curriculum, organize and plan entire homeschool years, and best of all, save a lot of money doing so.
This is part of my 5 day series on Frugal Homeschooling. I hope you’ll join me in discovering how you can homeschool without breaking the bank.
You may also be interested in following me on Pinterest, where I pin lots of homeschool ideas, including many of the great free printables that I find.