School Canceled? 30 Free Educational Resources Kids Can Use At Home

Learning doesn't have to stop even if school is unexpectedly out {UPDATED}

By Jennifer Hill, publisher of Macaroni Kid Fremont, Calif. and Barbara Evangelista, publisher of By Barbara Evangelista, publisher of Macaroni Kid Lowell, Mass. March 16, 2020

I live in California and just found out my kids will be home for at least the next five weeks because of COVID-19. The teachers were not prepared for our closure to happen, so we have very limited work coming from school, at least for now.

But that doesn't mean I want my kids to spend their days on their electronic devices and watching YouTube videos.

I want them to keep learning. 

So I rounded up some educational resources that kids of all ages could use at home. I was impressed with some of the great online programs I found, as well as some awesome printable websites! 

Many of these sites contain mostly worksheets.  For well-rounded online lessons and interactive activities organized by grade level, you can also start with iXL and Khan Academy

Here is a list of free educational resources for you to explore and use with your family:

Grades Preschool - 5th grade

  • Worksheets and Printables
  • Epic! Digital Library for Kids 12 and Under [Free for 30 days, then $8 a month]
  • Great Schools Worksheets for Preschool through 5th Grade
  • JumpStart Printable Worksheets for All Subjects and Ages
  • Kidzone Worksheets for Children
  • Vooks A World of Animated Storybooks [Free for teachers, parents can get a one-month trial free, then $5 per month]

Grades K-5

  • K5 Learning Reading and Math for K-5 [14 day free trial, then $15 per month]
  • Mystery Science Open-and-Go Lessons that Inspire Kids to Love Science [Offering a free login for selected lessons]
  • TLS Books Educational Worksheets for Preschool through 6th Grade

Grades K-8

Middle School

Grades K-12

  • Breakout EDU Digital Learning Games
  • Busy Teacher Printable Worksheets and Lesson Plans [Organized by topic, then choose level.]
  • CK-12 The Smarter Way to Learn [Math, social studies, science]
  • Common Core Sheets Worksheets for All Subjects and Ages
  • Easy Teacher Worksheets Printables for All Subjects and Ages [Organized by subject matter.  No grade information listed]
  • IXL Personalized Learning with Comprehensive Pre-K-12 Curriculum and More
  • K12 Reader Reading Instruction Resources, Printables, and Articles
  • Khan Academy Online Courses, Lessons, and Practice
  • Math-Aids Dynamically Created Math Worksheets
  • Math Worksheets [Grouped by math topic, but no grade/age information]
  • Math is Fun Math Worksheets [Grouped by topic, but no grade/age information]
  • SoftSchools Printable Math and Phonics Worksheets, Math Games, and Grammar Quizzes
  • Spelling Words Printable Spelling Worksheets
  • TeAchnology Printable Worksheets for K-12
  • Twinkl Interactive Activities and More [Free month trial]

I hope that if you find your kids home unexpectedly this gives you resources to keep them learning!