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Keep your kids learning with these free educational games and websites!

With schools closing across the country to limit the spread of Coronavirus, many parents are worried about how to keep their children on track and learning at home.

Thankfully, there are safe, fun, and engaging educational websites that your children can use for FREE to stay sharp during school closures!

HIP TIP: Students can get 60 days of free broadband or WiFi access!

Many of these websites are normally accessible by subscription-only, but they are opting to waive their fees for students who are now home from school due to COVID-19. Some of the websites can be accessed directly by parents and students at home, while others will require you to ask a school official to register on your school’s behalf.

Educational websites offering FREE access to content:

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ABC Mouse – Free 30-day trial designed for ages 2-8

Adventure Academy – Free 30-day trial designed for ages 8-13

Alchemie – For chemistry students

Amazon Future Engineer Program – Grades 6-12

American Chemical Society – For chemistry students

Audible – Amazon is giving kids and teens FREE access to select audiobooks during school closures.

Boardmaker – Grades K-12

Book Creator – Grades K-12

BrainPop – Grades K-12

BreakoutEDU – Grades K-12

Century – All ages

CircleTime – Ages 0-6

Cincinnati Zoo – take a FREE Facebook Live Safari every weekday at 3pm EDT

CK-12 – Grades K-12

Classroom Secrets – Grades K-5

Curriki – Preschool-Grade 12

Conjueguemos – For world language students

DreamBox Learning – Free 90 day trial for grades K-8.

Dr. Panda appsย – Download 6 educational and fun apps for FREE (regularly $4 each)!

Edu-Together – Grades 3-12

Epic! – Ages 12 and under

Fiveable – For high school students taking Advanced Placement courses

Freckle – Students in Grades K-12 get free access when their parents sign up for a free teacher account.

HippoCampus – Middle school through college

iCompute – Ages 3-11

InThinking – Middle school through high school

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Izzit – Grades K-12

Khan Academy – Ages 4-18

Kids Discover Online – Ages 6-14

Kinedu – Ages 0-4

Learning Resources – Resources for parents of early learners

Libby – All ages

Math Game Time – Preschool-Grade 7

Microsoft Family Learning Center – Ages 3-12

Minecraft: Education Edition – Grades 3-5

Mystery Science – Grades K-4

NASA Kids’ Club – Preschool-Grade 4

National Geographic Kids – Grades K-5

Nearpod – Grades K-12

Outschool – Ages 3-18

PBS LearningMedia – Preschool-Grade 12

PebbleGo – Grades K-3

Prodigy – Grades 1-8

Purple Mash – Preschool-Grade 5

Ranger Rick – Preschool-Grade 5

Reading IQ – Free 30-day trial designed for ages 12 and under

Rockalingua – Grades K-5

Scholastic – Preschool-Grade 9

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ScienceWerks – Middle school

Seneca – Middle school through high school

Seterra Geography – All ages

Shmoop – Middle school through high school

Sight Reading Factory – For young musicians

Step 2 – Join Step2 every weekday at 3PM EST for a FREE DIY craft using supplies you may have at home

ST Math – Free through June 30th, 2020 for grades K-8.

StoryboardThat – All ages

Teach Your Monster to Read: Phonics & Reading Game – Free onย Apple App Storeย orย Google Play Store

Twinkl – Preschool-Grade 5 (use promo code USATWINKLHELPS to get one month free)

Typing Club – Ages 7 and up

Vroom – Resources for parents of children 5 and under

Zearn Math – Grades K-5


See how one Hip team member created an education station in her home!

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Comments 45

  1. M

    This list is VERY helpful! Thank you!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re SO welcome, M! Glad to hear how helpful it is!

  2. elabella814

    Thank you so much for this list!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re most welcome!

  3. Kira

    Itโ€™s going to be a long couple weeks! And Iโ€™m due to have a baby mid May. Pray for me ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ

    • J.H.509

      You will be in our prayers.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜

  4. lisa

    Check teacher pay teacher too for free activities. You don’t have to be a teacher to make an account

    • Stacy F (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great tip, Lisa! I love TPT as a homeschooling mom. I have found so many fun escape rooms, worksheets, book guides, and lots more. So many great resources!

    • Caitlin

      Moffatt Girls has amazing 3 week learning at home packets, 80 pages for $5, preschool-third grade. My daughters teacher said they were great, and we love them! Available on teachers pay teachers!

      • lisa

        Yes I love moffatt girls

  5. cpnkay

    I was able to do abc mouse and adventure academic for free without using any credit card info (30 day free trial that will likely automatically renew unless you go back to change settings). The code SCHOOL7771 works. Abc mouse had been running very slowly, likely from all the extra accounts/traffic. https://www.abcmouse.com/redeem and https://www.adventureacademy.com/redeem/

    • Luv

      When I try to redeem SCHOOL777, I get an error message that it’s for another school district and to reach out out to my school administrators. โ˜น

      • Caitlin

        I know certain school districts were sending out redeem codes for abcmouse and readingIQ apps. So maybe reach out yours?

  6. Heather Haney

    Teach Your Monster To Read is free till Monday.

    • Stacy F (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks, Heather! We added that.

  7. Caitlin

    Starfall is offering free membership too!

    • Stacy F (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks, Caitlin!

    • NF

      Can you share more? I still see paid membership for starfall.

    • michelle

      Is there a free access code for starfall?

      • Caitlin

        You need to either have your teacher email Starfall, or you can email them yourself

    • Starla Cooper

      How do I redeem free membership?

  8. Erin

    My son has been enjoying science mom and math dad on YouTube. They are live streaming for two hours each day at 10am CST (you can watch after too). Its called โ€œQuaranTimeโ€
    Itโ€™s kept him engaged for the whole two hours both days so far and the kids get projects to do.

    https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC-QcZISbFb9EiIEQ41cVhxw

    • Stacy F (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks, Erin!

  9. laurentomkomarshall

    I am a teacher and LOVE Epic! – and so do my students! It is a great digital library. Students can read colorful books and listen to audio books on their computers or iPads or phones. There are audio books and videos, too!

    • Chrissy

      Is epic free? All I saw was it was 7.99 a month?

  10. ozark

    thank you!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re most welcome!

  11. Jaime D

    โค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โค
    THANKS JENNA!!

  12. Katiria

    thank you SOOOO much. I really appreciate this!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! We truly appreciate YOU! ๐Ÿ’•

  13. nicolecoleman

    I wish they would add prodigy to the list my son insisted I buy a one month package for 9$

  14. Mp

    My class enjoys Epic as well. Students earn badges & rewards for reading which motivates them. There’s a good selection of books based on their age.

    • padmaja

      Is epic an app or a website?

      • MP

        You can use it online on a website or the app, so it’s basically both. I have a class account though. My kids log into my classroom. Not sure whether parents create an account the same way teachers do.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Nice find, MP! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Yrarchie

    Thanks so much for this list. It’s hard to find things for older kids in Middle-High School.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome! Happy this list is helpful!

  16. Rose

    I was actually going to suggest you do something like this, you beat me to it. ๐Ÿ˜ Maybe do another one for virtual tours of museums and zoo’s, etc for field trips

  17. Damara S

    I know thereโ€™s the code to get abc mouse for free but is there a code to get Adventure Academy for free? I have a 9 yr old thanks

  18. lily

    after a week I couldn’t get on and now in really disappointed because I wanted to get to level 12

  19. Nicole Assisi

    St Math
    Freckle
    And dream box are all free too and really strong educationally

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks, Nicole!

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