Recently in our main Fun-Schooling Mom Support Group we asked these questions:
How does your family Fun-School on a budget?
What are your favorite free and cheap resources to use with Fun-Schooling Journals?
Here are some great responses from our some of our Fun-Schooling Moms!
I have a few ideas on how to Fun-School on a budget.
Resources at the library free.
YouTube videos are free.
Streaming on most devices are free and you can get a lot of documentaries.
Having each child just pick out a core journal and using the free resources above would be very affordable.A.M.B.
Library books, YouTube and streaming services for videos, “buy nothing” Facebook pages, public access parks/nature centers, Teachers Pay Teachers.J.C.
Definitely the library is resource number one. Then “buy nothing” groups, yard sales, thrift stores, and eBay.A.S.M.
Crash Courses on YouTube.S.B.
We have 5 kiddos, and we love to visit our local library for free resources in the community! We love checking out documentaries, living books, handicraft themed magazines! We also love the Life Skills Fun-Schooling books to learn with what we have at home.L.S.
Library and online resources: Britannica, BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr, TrueflixJ.B.
We go to the civil war reinactments for history and also the cemetery, and for math we count train cars as they go by our house, and of course the library. Another great way learn is reading signs like historical landmark signs. We love our Fun-Schooling books. It’s not every day you get a kid who asks “Can we learn about something?” on a weekend, but we always try to say yes.L.R.
Public library for switching out books as interests change. Thrift books for books they love or if you don’t have a library close. Jesse Robertson Keep it Colorful painting tutorials for the artists (2 free a week on her site). Pizazz Art tutorials with watercolors on You tube and other videos and documentaries on the topic of choice. Free printables from Teachers Pay Teachers or any google search of “free printables” including the topic in the search bar, buying when there is a sale to prepare for future studies. Also, The Good and the Beautiful has free Language Arts and Math curriculum for download on their website. Oklahoma School for the Deaf offers 2 free sign language courses(prerecorded at your own leisure). Sorry for the jumbled and unorganized thoughts, just typing as it comes to me. Hope this helps someone!!K.A.
Epic book app for books on the go, this way I don’t have to run to the library to check out when we change it up last minute.
Pinterest for craft ideas. We tend to craft and art with every thing. So I keep cardboard tubes, egg cartons, pipe cleaners and so much more in bins and then when we do a new topic like different fish or animals we look up crafts for them and make them.A.U.
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