17 March 2020

Homeschooling Suddenly: Play-based & PreK-K

For those of you who have rapidly become teachers, I'm breaking down my resources into their own posts. So whether you're in the market for a full curriculum, just a few unit studies to tide you over, or simply some freebies or discounted printables to get a little educational fun to your kids- here ya go!

PreK-K & Play-based Resources

Freebies & Discounts 

Curriculums, Lesson Plans, & Unit Studies
  • Kinder Nature Beginnings- Language Arts - $20, a gorgeous nature-based phonics curriculum, including poems, art, alphabet, cursive, copywork. We are using this for PreK/K and there's enough challenging material that it spans up to a great 1st/2nd grade phonics review too!
  • Kinder Nature Beginnings Art Numbers - FREE during this time of upheaval, coincides with the above program, includes numbers 1-10 and art cards
  • Kinder Nature Beginnings Math - numbers 1-5 have been released for $5, and will include a coupon for the entire Math curriculum once released!
  • Kinder Nature Beginnings Nature Journal - FREE currently, color and draw with minimal writing, combine with the above two for the perfect PreK/K curriculum!
  • Gentle & Classical Preschool - Full Curriculum. Level 1 (PERFECT for intro to homeschooling!) or Level 2 - FREE, yes FREE, digital versions when you subscribe to her emails! She has optional additional printable resources for purchase to enhance your studies, or you can purchase printed copies via Amazon, curriculum is nature study based with poetry, art, habit training, numbers & letters, booklist, science, Scripture, handicrafts. 
  • A Year of Tales Preschool $25 through March, a year long PreK literature & nature focused curriculum based around Beatrix Potter's books, including character lessons, Bible art study and copywork, alphabet and numbers, lacing cards, nature study. A K-3 version is also available.
  • Preschool Mom - lots of FREEBIES and has sister sites for Bible resources and K-3rd grade resources with reading, spelling, writing, and science
  • Alphabet Curriculum Notebook from Crafty Classroom $15 paired with their Number or Shape program for $10-15 to get you through the basics! 
  • The Peaceful Preschool $40 - year long Preschool featuring counting, reading, phonics, motor skills, life skills, art
  • Habitat Schoolhouse Preschool  base curriculum- $62, if you really need a plug and play full curriculum, this is a gorgeous one, compete with workbooks, weekly schedule, flashcards, letters, phonics, numbers, colors, shapes, art, nature study, motor skills, & life skills
  • 1plus1plus1equals1 - tons of printable mini units, many are FREE, just pick a new topic each day and you'll be all set!
  • Blossom and Root - 30% off through end of April (with code: sprout30), full secular nature & play-based curriculums from toddler - 3rd grade, youngest curriculum prices are affordable with the sale!
  • 15 Preschool Experiments - easy FREE list of experiments using household items

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