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Looking for free teaching materials from companies and organizations? This is a huge search several times a year in my super large homeschooling group. These ladies helped me pull together a pretty amazing list of resources that you can grab for free!
We personally have done the Hotwheels kit. We got it last year and we uses it almost weekly for fun and lessons. It is an absolutely amazing kit, with interactive lessons that the kids love. It is by far our favorite FREE teaching material that we have had sent to us.
We also have Lego magazine and frequent the NASA stuff. we live close to NASA and are planning a trip there soon!
Check out this fantastic list of stuff. Have something to share? leave me a comment and I will add it to the list. The idea of this site is to provide 100% free materials, printables, resources, lesson plans aligned with state standards and more. So please share away!
Junior Rangers Program – “Explore, Learn, and Protect!” The Junior Ranger motto is recited by children around the country; each taking an oath of their own to protect parks, continue to learn about parks, and share their own ranger story with friends and family.
Junior Forest Ranger – Discover a whole new world in our nation’s great forests, and in your own back yard!
PETA – TeachKind offers FREE materials that cover a wide range of issues with age-appropriate language and images.
Practical Money Skills from Visa – These financial literacy materials, including classroom modules, games, DVDs and brochures, are free and available for download or to receive by mail.
Dinosaur Train Educational Resources – Toolkit & Poster – The poster highlights the Pteranodon family and offers tips to engage children in nature. We hope you enjoy using these resources to encourage scientific curiosity in young children.
What We Do lesson plan kit – It is designed as a supplement for the average high school or entry-level college economics course. It aims to help you teach about the role of the nation’s central bank in a new and multi-modal way.
AOPA Aviation – (this one is for 13-19 only) Free Welcome gift in the mail as well as information about becoming a pilot.
Butterfly Starter Kit – Become a Butterfly Hero Today!
A good way for kids to practice handwriting skills: Write to NASA and request autographed photo of astronaut.
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX 77058
NASA Imagine The Universe – NASA offers free posters, booklets, lithographs, and an Imagine the Universe! CD to teachers and homeschoolers!
Izzit – Free educational videos and resources. They will send a free DVD with lesson. Plus many videos, lessons, and quizes on their site.
More NASA! – Journey to the Stars DVD & Activity Sheet
Hotwheels lessons and classroom Kit – Using everyday objects Microsoft hacks Hot Wheels® Speedometry™ to teach students about Forces and Motion.
Lego Club Junior – The free LEGO® Life magazine is for kids between the ages 5 and 10 living in the US and Canada.
Maps and Travel Guides – Here is an alphabetical list of free state maps available from most state tourism departments.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – High quality, age-appropriate books directly to your home.
Stamps Teach Plus Kit – Over 100 postage stamps, StampVentures activity center posters and activity cards, student response cards, and a free membership to Young Stamp Collectors of America (YSCA).
Firearm Safety DVD from NSSF – What if a child were to encounter a firearm in an unsupervised situation? NSSF addresses this safety concern through educational video programs appropriate for school safety curriculums.
Book It! – Book It! has a program just for homeschoolers. We do this one and the kids love the reward system. Jon and I also did this as a kid, so it it super special!
Tinkercad – Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry – the list is truly endless! We use this and LOVE IT! See how we made a 3D Minecraft Creeper!
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