CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOLING WEBSITES
Here is our extensive list of Christian homeschooling websites.
Have you ever thought about Christian homeschooling? I didn’t hear much about homeschooling as a kid. I don’t remember hearing about it as a new Christian either. That changed soon after God gave us our first two kids.
Early on, I began teaching them primary concepts at home. We used colorful activity books. We enjoyed it, and they learned readily. During that time, I became aware of home education. After attending a Christian homeschooling conference, we prayerfully chose it for our family.
Not interested? Many happy homeschoolers felt the same way once. Yet, as we’ve learned, there are excellent reasons for homeschooling your children. There are many wonderful rewards too.
Watch this homeschool documentary for an up-close and personal look at Christian parents’ reasons for homeschooling. We met the man who produced this film and strongly support most of his points. The information is accurate, and viewers cannot help but be moved by the stories told.
FREE HOMESCHOOL CURRICULA
We could fill an entire website with links to Christian homeschooling websites. This long page will get you started with my favorite free resources, though.
Some items are secular (but not anti-Christian). So you can expect them to intersect theology somewhere. For example, we really like the NPS programs. However, they affirm inter-species evolution and man-made climate change occasionally.
Does that disqualify the entire resource? It’s a personal choice. (Romans 14:2-5) We use those opportunities to reinforce our children’s Biblical worldview and critical thinking skills.
Choose curricula that best fits your family. Find helpful information on the next two sites. Purchase discounted materials from the third.
INFORMATION AND REVIEWS
- This Old Schoolhouse – This is the magazine of choice for homeschoolers, full of insightful articles and helpful reviews. Find the information you need. Read each issues online free, or subscribe for the print version.
- Homeschool Reviews – The best website for homeschool curricula reviews, written by parents who have used the resources. Visit their forums to ask questions and share answers too.
- Homeschool Buyers Co-op – This is the first place I look for popular educational resources at substantial savings. Membership is free. They negotiate with producers for large, limited time discounts. See what they can offer you.
- Teach Them Diligently – If you haven’t been attending good homeschool conventions, make plans. TTD is entirely Christ-centered, with helpful classes for the adults and constructive youth programs too. Gain insight. Meet friends. Be encouraged. TTD holds several conventions each year; find the location closest to you.
- Great Homeschool Conventions – Some of GHC’s speakers are not Christians, but they maintain that none are anti-Christian. They hold several conventions each year as well, without youth programs.
- TWGHW Curriculum – Teaching with God’s Heart for the World is a one-year Christian curriculum supplement. The 160 mission-focused lessons are small unit studies. So they incorporate some language arts, geography, history, and world cultures with Bible study, prayer, and discussion.
- Old-Fashioned Education – Someday, I hope to create a website like Old Fashioned Education. The “owner”, Miss Maggie, went looking for quality free homeschool resources. This site is a catalog of all that she has found, organized by school subject.
- Schoolhouse Teachers – This website provides courses and materials for your child’s education and enjoyment. Create a complete homeschool curriculum, fill the gaps in another curriculum, or just let your kids pursue their interests. Examine the benefits.
- Calvary Bible Curriculum – CBC is an excellent and affordable Bible curricula. The questions require students to read the passages carefully for answers. The illustrations and overall appearance are of the highest quality. They charge a small fee to cover their costs.
- Crusade for Life – Are you teaching your kids about the sanctity of life and personhood of the unborn? Check out these pro-life curriculum supplements. CFC offers free, easy-to-follow lessons for lower elementary, upper elementary, and high school/college students.
- Bible Story Printable – The site take a hands-on approach to teaching the Bible. Their free Christian resources include printable Bible mini-books, timelines, coloring pages, crafts, and file folder games. These are geared to a younger audience, perhaps 9 yrs. and under.
- Daily Grammar Lessons – This website is home to approximately three years worth of daily grammar lessons (440) and quizzes (88). Students as young as six or seven can begin the first lessons and continue to the end. A print version and ebook are also available.
- Free Kids’ Books – Old does not equal outdated, at least in the case of these public domain children’s books. They are valuable alternatives to high-speed superheroes and outlandish humor. In addition, their scholarship and morality is refreshing in an era of lax standards.
- Handwriting Worksheets – Create and print your own handwriting worksheets, even in cursive. Not only will it save you money, but it allows you to choose your own content. Teach your kids handwriting and wisdom by copying Bible passages, literary excerpts, poems, and quotes.
- Typing Lessons Online – Though good handwriting will always be important, computers are everywhere now. Today’s kids need to know how to type, as early as possible. That’s why we use these graduated online typing lessons for our kids. Adults can use them too.
- Xtra Math – Memorize addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division tables in only 10-15 minutes per day. Xtra Math is way better than flash cards. This interactive online math drill program tracks students’ progress and advances at an individualized pace.
- Math Challenges – Memorization of certain facts is essential. Yet, without critical thinking skills, we may become talented parrots. A+ Click teaches your children how to think with 5000 graduated math challenges for grades 1-12.
- Math Facts Cafe – Generate your own free math worksheets for k-5 students. Topics include basic facts, time, money, and word problems. Multiple settings enable you to produce limitless variations and control the level of difficulty.
- Answers in Genesis – Christians of all ages should learn about God’s creation. Start at the top of AIG’s website. Click on “Kids” for free kids’ content, or “Media” for everybody else. Shop for related homeschool curricula at the “Store”.
- Creation.com for Kids – The CMI website is a bit plainer, but also full of free science resources. Click on “Creation for Kids” for young scientists or “Multimedia” for older kids and adults. You can subscribe to their magazines and visit their “Store” for books and videos too.
- Web Rangers – This NPS (National Park System) program is a fun, free, interactive way for kids to learn about nature and parks online. No badges are awarded, and they utilize simple online activities/games in lieu of booklets.
- Zoom Science Activities – Try PBS Kids’ free science supplements. Their ZOOM activities teach elementary science through simple projects. Students can build, experiment and even download printable activity pages.
- Computer Coding Lessons – Consider learning another language–computer language. The internet has become the center of focus in our modern world. Codecademy teaches computer coding online, free, for use in building websites and other techy things.
- Junior Rangers Program – Most US National Parks conduct the Junior Ranger program. Each park’s booklet, available at its visitor center, explains the history of that park. You can supplement them with library books, YouTube videos, or other free resources.
EDUCATIONAL GAMES ONLINE
My kids love learning, any day, and any time of day. Maybe it’s because they’ve never been “schooled”. I don’t know, but one of the best things about home education is freedom to teach your kids in many different ways.
We have lots of board games–learning games. We have math games, word games, Bible games, logic games, etc. In addition, the following websites provide free access to loads of online learning games for kids of all ages.
- Arcademic Skill Builders – As soon as you visit this site, you’ll see shiny awards plastered across the bottom. It doesn’t take long to see why. Arcademics gives you a huge variety of learning games for kids. The site is easy to use, and you can even download their free app.
- Sheppard Software – Sheppard offers seemingly unlimited choices of fun online learning games. Or download the software to your computer–free. Start your educational gaming adventure by clicking on a subject or grade level.
- Christian Liberty Press – CLP is a Mennonite organization, so the materials are challenging but biblically conservative (thankfully). We use CLP language arts curriculum, called “Light Units”, and have only good things to say about it. CLP also offers a transcript option.
- Critical Thinking Co. – Critical Thinking Co. fills an otherwise empty niche. Their sole focus is producing materials which help kids develop… wait for it… critical thinking skills. This skill is useful across the whole spectrum of school subjects, and essential outside of the classroom too.
- Christianbook – Christianbook carries most Christian homeschool resources and materials. Furthermore, many of their prices are cheaper than all other online booksellers. Even if you find a resource somewhere else, look for a lower price here before buying it.
CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATION
Your homeschooling journey should begin, and continue, with prayer. I’d like to offer two pieces of advice here. First, focus on teaching your children about their heavenly Father. Weave this theme into every part of your homeschool to demonstrate how God should be paramount in all areas of our lives. Second, teach more than facts; teach your kids how to learn. This will aim them on a path of lifelong learning and accomplishment.
Anything else? Yes, one more thing. Have fun!
Kids are wired to learn. In a nurturing environment, they marvel when they discover or master something. The accomplishment propels them forward. As a home educator, you can allow your kids to pursue their interests too–often related to areas where God has gifted them.
Oh, the joy of learning–it’s as exciting for a homeschooling parent to watch as it is for a homeschooled kid to experience!