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Interested in homeschooling but afraid it might break your family’s budget? Read this post for some really great tips on how to homeschool for free — or very close to free!

{Don’t miss our weekly round-up of all the best FREE homeschool curriculum & resources! And you can also check out my Top 10 Favorite Free Homeschool Sites here.}

Guest post from Jessica of Where’d My Sanity Go:

Yes! It is possible to homeschool for free or cheap!

Once you dig into all the homeschool curriculum products available, it can be overwhelming. When you check out the prices on those bad boys, it can get scary.

Don’t worry though, there are a lot of ways to give your child a great education at an affordable price. Some of the homeschool lessons and curriculums we use are completely free!

So if you’re wondering how to homeschool for free, here are my top tips…

Use what you’ve got:

Search your home for any books you may have forgotten about.

When I started out, I had no idea how I was going to afford all the things I thought I needed.

Luckily, my son had a ton of nature and science books already. I used these to build a few of my lessons for him, and we had a set of dictionaries we used for spelling lessons and other subjects.

Borrow:

If you already know of other homeschool families in your are, ask them if they have any old schoolbooks or homeschooling curriculum books they aren’t using and that you might borrow for a while.

If you’re not familiar with any other homeschool families in the area, look on Facebook for local homeschool groups or ask your friends and family, your church, or even your local schools.

When I pulled my son out of public school, they were kind enough to give me some information about local homeschool programs.

Shop for used books:

Check local garage sales, used bookstores, and other local stores for discounted items.

Join a few Facebook groups where people are selling their used homeschool books for dirt cheap. I have saved so much money by doing this and hardly ever purchase anything brand new. Before buying anything, I always first search for used homeschool supplies or books.

Utilize free homeschool resources

There are tons of free online homeschool curriculum options out there. You don’t have to stick with just one either, you can take different lessons from multiple online curriculums to fit your educational outline.

A few popular free curriculums:

  • Easy Peasy – All In One Homeschool – 180-day lesson plans for PreK-8th. (this is one of our favorites)
  • Khan Academy – Free online lessons for just about any subject.
  • K12.com – Independent teacher-led courses for homeschoolers.
  • YouTube — there are a ton of educational YouTube channels out there that are perfect for supplementing your homeschool curriculum. You can find different channels that range from preschool to high school subjects.

Finding affordable or free homeschool educational materials or curriculum is not as hard as you think!

I recommend scouring the internet to find out what’s available. Join local homeschool groups, find local Facebook groups, etc.

Several of our local homeschool families often get together for different field trips — many places even offer homeschooling families a discount on tickets!

Do you have any other advice on how to homeschool for free? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Jessica Fuqua is the owner/editor of Where’d My Sanity Go, where she often writes about family, parenting, and homeschooling.

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Wow! This is such a fantastic deal on these popular Kimonos from Cents of Style!

Cents of Style is offering their Kimonos for just $12 each shipped when you buy two and use the promo code KIMONO24 at checkout!

There are tons of fun style and colors to choose from. This is such a great spring and summer transition piece!

Valid through June 21, 2019.

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Here’s a great way to enjoy water fun with your kids this summer!

Amazon has this Intex Swim Center Inflatable Family Lounge Pool marked down to only $23.99 right now (regularly $50)!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

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These Custom Watercolor House Prints would make such great gift ideas!

Jane has these Custom Watercolor House Prints for just $18.99 + shipping right now!

Each print is 8.5 x 11 and comes with a thin white border around it for matting purposes. Choose from three different watercolor styles.

Shipping is $2.99 for the first print and $0.49 for each additional print shipped within the same order.

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These Cute Cash Envelopes are perfect to carry in your wallet and help you stay on budget!

Jane has these Cute Cash Envelopes for only $9.99 + shipping!

These come in a set of five with four different pattern options to choose from. They also include a set of five labels to personalize each envelope to your liking!

Shipping is $2.99 for the first Set of Envelopes and $0.99 for each additional Set of Envelopes shipped within the same order.

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Celebrate National Smoothie Day with a free smoothie from Planet Smoothie!

Stop by Planet Smoothie on June 21st from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to receive a FREE 16oz Mediterranean Monster Smoothie!

Limit one per person.

Psst! You can also get a free smoothie at Jamba Juice on June 21st!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

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Have a baby who is just starting to eat solid food? Sign up to try a free sample of SpoonfulOne Baby food!

Sign up for a free sample of SpoonfulOne Baby food.

Thanks, Freebie Shark!

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The Children’s Place is offering up to 80% off clearance items today plus free shipping!!

Today only, The Children’s Place is offering up to 80% off clearance items! Plus, shipping is free!

This is a great time to stock up on kids clothes. Here are a few deals we spotted…

Get Boys’ Polo Shirts for only $2.59 shipped!

Get Toddler Girls’ Short Sleeved Tees for only $2.37 shipped!

Get Baby Bodysuits (Pack of 5) for only $7.49 shipped!

Get Americana tees, bodysuits, tanks and more for as low as $2.99 shipped!

Shop the Clearance sale here.

Valid today only, June 19, 2019.

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These Crayola Brush Markers are perfect for writing, lettering, sketching, drawing, and adult coloring.

Amazon has these Crayola Brush Markers (16 count) for only $6.99 right now – the lowest price ever on record!

These are perfect for hand lettering, sketching, journaling, coloring and more!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Thanks, SwagGrabber!

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Here’s a yummy treat idea! Get Buy One, Get one Free Bundtlets from Nothing Bundt Cakes!

Right now, Nothing Bundt Cakes is offering a coupon valid for Buy One, Get One Free Bundtlets!

Valid through June 22, 2019.

Thanks, Freebie Radar!

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