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By Veronica Leon, Publisher Macaroni Kid N Scottsdale/PV August 4, 2020

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Check out the following sites for downloadable lessons plans, activities, and guides for at home or in school help. These educational based resources have a little something for everyone. 


  • Jamba Books: Jambo makes it easy to add fun multicultural children's books to your home library. Get 5% off with discount code QKBYERIN
  • Highlights: America's children magazine; $5 off your first order of $20+.
  • Epic!: Digital Library for Kids 12 and Under; Free for 30 days, then $8 a month.
  • Hooked On Phonics: Uses proven, simple and fun methods to teach critical reading skills. 


  • UCode: Coding classes for kids that teach computational thinking skills and creative problem-solving.
  • Bitsbox: Bitsbox is a crazy fun subscription that teaches kids how to code.
  • Code Kingdoms: Coding courses for curious minds learn how to make your own Monecraft mods and Roblox games. For ages 8-14. Follow the link for 33% off annual, or 50% off lifetime accounts. 


  • Raddish Kids: Cooking club for kids with 3 culinary skill lessons. Follow the link for $15 off a 6 month membership.
  • The Kids Table: Explore a full line-up of interactive, virtual cooking classes and virtual summer camps for preschoolers, elementary kids, and teens. Sign up for a class or check out their video archive. 
  • Real Food 4 Kids: These free classes include numerous video recipes narrated and prepared by kids. The printable recipe sheet includes ingredients, essential equipment, and tips.
  • Tiny Chefs: Perfect for ages three to 12, this virtual series includes 10 recipes. And each recipe contains an instructional video, shopping list, lesson plan, quiz, and several activities.
  • Kids Cook Real Food: Online video course where she guides kids as they master 30 basic cooking skills. 
  • Baking Bread with Kids: King Arthur Flour’s free online lessons are an extension of the company’s Bake for Good Kids program, which provides a free recipe book with directions for dinner rolls, pizza dough, muffins, and more.




  • Kids Gardennig: Free downloadable lesson plans, activities, and guides for gardening with kids at home or in school. 
  • Plant Heroes: Hands on nature-based learning materials for educator to engage children in topics of Forest Health, Ecology and Planet Conservation. 


  • Blossom & Root: Creative Nature-Based secular homeschooling curriculum. 
  • ABCMouse: helps kids learn to read through phonics and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music and more. Follow the link for 30 days free. 
  • Moving Beyond the Page: Complete homeschool curriculum for creative, hands-on, and gifted learners. 
  • Acellus Academy: Over 250 engaging, self-paced courses - full curriculum for Grades K-12.
  • Reading Eggs: Fun online reading, games and activities. Follow the link for 2 free weeks. 
  • Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers free online lessons and interactive exercises on just about every possible topic. These lessons can be a great resource for students and parents, whether you work through an entire subject, or just supplement with videos to get help with a tricky math challenge or other subject.
  • Articles on getting started, curriculum reviews, printable lessons, and links to local support groups make this site a great resource, especially for families who are new to homeschooling.
  • Special Needs Homeschooling: This site offers articles, curriculum reviews, and other learning resources for homeschooling kids with autism, ADHD, learning disorders, and other special needs.



  • Lesson Planet: Search over 550,000 teacher-curated reviews to free and open educational resources.
  • Free Reading Worksheets and Lesson Plans: Curriculum printable worksheets designated with educational experts to provide kids with engaging curriculum.
  • Learning Resources: From DIY crafts and crayon-ready printables to tips and tricks that make learning fun at home or school, our blog is the place for free educational content from parents, teachers, and our team of experts!
  • PBS Learning Media: ArizonaPBS and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.



  • Lakeshore Learning: Shop for all your classroom needs—from learning products & teacher supplies to furniture! Plus, explore tons of hands-on learning games & activities for the home! 
  • Learning Resources: Has a variety of hands-on educational toys for kids of all ages. Have fun while your child develops their motor and social skills.
  • Kidstop toys and books: Your source for safe, educational toys that will challenge your child's intellect and stretch their imagination. Huge selection of specialty 
  • Teaching & Learning Stuff: Sale of educational toys, art & craft kits, science materials, plush resources, electronic learning, Lego and comparable bricks, Crayola kits, responsibility management books.


  • KiwiCo: Enriching Science & Art Projects for kids all ages. Follow the link for 30% off your first box. 
  • Hand2Mind: A series of free daily lessons and activities for K-5 students created and delivered by teachers. Also find preschool activities, STEM creations and more!
  • Superpower Academy: Subscription that combines STEM, Social and Emotional Learning and Literacy. 
  • Groovy Lab in a Box: Provides creative STEM projects to keep students engaged and apply their knowledge from the classroom info real-life situations. 



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