School’s out, summer’s here, and most of us still need to stay home because of stay-at-home directives in our local areas. In most cases, this isn’t too much of a challenge since a large yard or a nearby park can offer space for getting the wiggles out. But, for the learners that also want to keep their minds sharp (or for the parents that want this for their kids), there are free online learning resources for every type of learner at any age. Below are 25 online resources that might spark your learners’ interests. So, grab a bowl of ice cream and check these sites out.
- SplashLearn has activities, sorted by grade, including Comparing Numbers for Kindergarten and 3 x 2 Digit Multiplication for 5th
- Coolmath 4 Kids has math games, lessons, brain teasers, and more for Grade 1 to High School.
- Math Blaster is a collection of outer-space themed math games.
- Math Games has a collection of activities and games for grades K-8, that can be done both online and offline.
- Project Gutenberg is a collection of over 60,000 free eBooks that can be downloaded or read online (note - most books were published before 1924).
- International Children’s Digital Library is a collection of books and stories from around the world so that learners from different cultures and languages are represented.
- Storyline Online streams videos featuring popular actors reading children’s books, including Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White and The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen read by Oprah Winfrey.
- Classroom Cereal is a collection of stories that help learners practice grammar skills.
- Reading Bear helps beginning readers learn main phonetic patterns and practice beginning vocabulary.
- Ranger Rick is a collection of resources including crafts, games, magazines, and videos on wildlife.
- Get Body Smart includes animated text narrations and quizzes explaining human body systems which is great for every age of learner, including adult learners.
- Smithsonian Science Education Center has free STEM games and simulations that are designed for focused science learning, ranging from Physical Science for Kindergarten to Earth Science for Middle School.
- Physics Central has a collection of physics-based comic books (yes, COMIC BOOKS!) that are great for those who love this genre of writing.
- Doctor Mozart has flashcards for those learning to read music notes and need review, Explore the site for free videos and workbooks, too.
- Classics for Kids encourages young ones to learn more about classical music and the composers behind them.
- ColorOurCollections invites learners (of all ages) to try their hand at adding color to art from collections around the world.
- The Paleontology Portal is another site for learners of all ages, especially for those who are interested in everything ‘fossil’.
- Science News for Students is a great site for middle to high schoolers who lean heavily towards all things science.
- The Code Academy helps high schoolers (and older) learn how to code and just about anything tech.
- Draw Every Day with JJK is a collection of YouTube videos by author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka who guides young artists through drawing with episodes such as ‘Motion Lines’ and ‘Doodling as Meditation’.
All Subjects/All Ages
- edHelper.com has an extensive collection of worksheets for learners from Kindergarten through High School, including cursive practice (Whoot! Whoot!).
- Eduprintables is just that, a collection of printable activities, books, diagrams, and worksheets for younger learners, K-3.
- NeoK12 has an extensive library of activities and games on a variety of topics that range from Chemical Reactions to Civil Rights.
- 123 Homeschool 4 Me has a collection of over 1 million free worksheets for learners in Kindergarten through 6th
- Learning Games for Kids has fun online games and songs for learners that include typing practice and jigsaw puzzles.