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July Homeschool Freebies Everyone Should Use!

by Jessica Parnell | Jul 20, 2018 | 3 min read

Whether you’re planning for the upcoming homeschooling year, or just trying to do some fun summer homeschooling to try to prevent summer slide, there are tons of free printable worksheets online and plenty of places to find homeschooling supplies. Here are just a few of the July homeschool freebies that you and your family can take advantage of this summer!

  1. Summer Guide Planner has a free summertime survival guide planner that you can print out and use to create both personal and family goals, plan family activities, and journal. Each week has an inspirational quote, and each month has as a page where you can write down what you want to accomplish, and reflect on what you accomplished the month before.

  2. Road Trip Planner

    Summer provides the perfect opportunity for families to pack a car, find a map, and take a road trip. However, if you’re anything like me, it can be difficult to be sure that you have all of the necessary supplies and a solid plan. This free road trip planner will help you take all of the necessary steps for a safe and fun adventure!

  3. Books!

    Technology is a huge part of day-to-day life and there are tons of online free educational tools. One of these tools is the Amazon Kindle. The great thing about the Kindle is that there are tons of free books that your child can read at the pool, in the car, or at home. Here is a list of the top 100 free Kindle books on Amazon right now! (Please note: because Kindle has all types of books available, you should preview them first to determine what titles are appropriate for your child.)

  4. Curriculum Resources

    If you’re looking for some free homeschooling curriculum resources, a great website to check out is CurrClick. While some of CurrClick’s curriculum options do cost money, they have an entire section of downloadable, printable, and online freebies.

  5. Bible Printables

    If your homeschooling involves Bible lessons, there are tons of free Bible lessons and activities online. Check out this website for some “Fruit of the Spirit” printables, Bible charades, coloring pages, and more!

  6. Apple Digital Tools

    Another fun freebie that you should consider taking advantage of this summer is the Apple Camp. Kids ages 8-12 can actually go into an Apple store and learn how to code, write music using apps, and use different kinds of creative digital tools! Camp dates and times vary by location so be sure to check out the Apple website for more details.

  7. Summer Reading Passport

    Encourage reading this summer with Barnes and Noble’s educational freebie going on this summer. All you have to do is have your 1st-6th grader read and journal about 8 different books, and they’ll earn their own free adventure book from Barnes and Noble! For more details on this program, check out their summer reading passport!

  8. Geocaching

    If you want to get your kids outside, one fun freebie that you can do is geocaching! Geocaching is like a worldwide scavenger hunt where people hide tiny things for other people to find! You can find clues or sign up for geocaching in your location here!

  9. Microsoft Camps

    If you have a techy in the family, then some homeschooling freebies to check out are the Microsoft kids classes and events. They have classes on coding, résumé building, 3D- and mixed-reality, and even community service! Check out their website to find a class or a camp near you!

  10. Volunteer

    Speaking of community service, every kid should experience what it is like to help people in need. So if you have time, find a community service or volunteer event to get involved in. Sometimes, churches will have opportunities for this. Otherwise, VolunteerMatch can find a project in your area!

What freebies are you using this summer? We’d love to hear how you are making the most out of learning while staying on a budget!

Jessica Parnell
Hello everyone! I’m Jessica Parnell — mom, homeschool evaluator, teacher, and CEO of Bridgeway Academy. In my 20+ years of experience as a homeschool mom and evaluator, I have had the privilege of meeting homeschoolers that take a variety of approaches to their education. It is their many stories and successes that inspire me in my own homeschooling and I love to pass on the knowledge that I have gained from them to other homeschooling families. The one constant that always remains true is that there’s no such thing as a “cookie cutter child.” Each child is fearfully and wonderfully made and as a result, learns and functions differently. It’s our job to ensure that we’re raising each child to fulfill their individual purpose and when we can teach in a way that inspires them, we are on our way to homeschool success. When I’m not writing or teaching my children, I like to ski, write and participate in triathlons. I graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters in English and I am currently pursuing a degree in Neuroleadership.
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