Free Homeschool Preschool Curriculum : 20 Favorites

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While many families choose to forgo formal instruction in favor of life experiences in the preschool years , others feel comfortable with some structure or a curriculum to guide them. There’s something for everyone in this list of  Free Homeschool Preschool Curriculum.

Homeschool Preschool Curriculum Free

From on-line research, my own experiences, and via asking my readers on Facebook (are you following us on Facebook?), here are…

 20 Favorite Free Preschool Curriculum Ideas

  1. Lots of terrific free printable themed activities from Homeschool Creations, Confessions of a Homeschooler, 1+1+1, Royal Baloo 3 Dinosaurs and Teachers Pay Teachers.
  2. Complete lesson plans, full homeschool preschool curriculum (free), from Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool and Mud Hut Mama.
  3. Your public library. Make weekly trips to grab books of all kinds, use what sparks your child’s interest as a springboard to learn more about all kinds of topics.
  4. Pinterest! So many ideas. Here are some great preschool pin boards to follow:  Teach PreschoolIn Lieu of Preschool, P is for Preschooler, and our own Preschool: Learning is Fun! board. 
  5. Websites like Starfall and PBS Kids.
  6. Museums and nature centers. 
  7. Nature study at home. Count birds, plant seeds, collect rocks, go on a nature walk in your neighborhood and bring a bag to collect treasures. 
  8. Create together. No need for expensive art supplies. You can re-use items from around the house. There are whole blogs and pin boards devoted to recycled crafts.
  9. Make music. Sing, play instruments, dance. Music teaches early mathematical concepts and playing instruments and dancing helps fine and gross motor development.
  10. Do science experiments in your kitchen. Make a volcano, learn how ice freezes and melts, mix stuff together and observe what happens. 
  11. Play, play and more play. “Play is the work of the child.”  Maria Montessori said that.   Preschoolers should spend more time playing than anything else.
  12. YouTube (pre-screened, of course). This is a great go-to resource for those wonderful questions preschoolers have. “How fast can rhinos run?”  “What is it like to walk on the moon?”
  13. Free apps. There are tons. Here are 16 to start with
  14. Free books online.  KC Edventures tells you where to find them
  15. Before Five in a Row {affiliate link}  A wonderful way to create science, art, history, language arts and geography lessons from award-winning children’s books. Available at most libraries. 
  16. Share/trade resources with friends. Tired of what you have? Need to clean off your shelves and stock them with some fresh books, games and learning toys? Arrange a trade play date with other homeschooling families. 
  17. Not cheap-but close: Scour thrift stores and consignment sales for wonderful books and educational toys.
  18. Homeschooling Forums have wonderful ideas for free homeschool preschool curriculum resources.  Here are a few:  Well Trained Mind, Secular Homeschool, and Simply Charlotte Mason.
  19. Check your local community parks and rec department for free programs.
  20. Start a book club or science club with another family or two. Themed play dates with a learning focus. Read a book, do a related activity and serve a snack that goes with the theme. Or do a science experiment together.

Have any other free homeschool preschool curriculum resources? We’d love to know! Share them in the comments.