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Do your kids need a little screen time detox?

With school out for the summer, many parents are looking for screen-free ways to keep their children busy and maybe even learning a thing or two before school starts up again in the fall!


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If you’d like to give your kiddos a break from their screens, printable activities are a great way to go! There are lots of screenless activities that kids can do with little or no help, and the ones on our list are all completely free to print!

Try these free printables to keep kids of all ages busy, learning, and having fun!

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Preschoolers

  • Alphabet I Spy – Reinforce your child’s letter recognition skills with this printable I-Spy activity.
  • Color by Number – Practice colors, numbers, and fine motor skills with these free color by number printables. Enter your email at Education.com to get access to this and other free content during school closures.
  • Connect the Dots (1-20) – Dot-to-dot activities are a fun way to practice number recognition and counting, and they make great coloring pages after they’re completed too!
  • Indoor Scavenger Hunt – We love that this scavenger hunt comes with a printable picture list for emerging readers!
  • Outdoor Scavenger Hunt – This is a printable list (with both pictures and words) of things your child can look for in their own backyard.
  • Movement Mat – Although you may have to help your preschooler with reading these activities, many of them can be done independently to burn off some energy. Have your child color in the boxes as they complete them!
  • Preschool Relief Packs – These printable packets come with developmentally appropriate printables for every academic subject, plus bonus songs and videos too!
  • Printable Worksheets – There are hundreds of free printable worksheets to help reinforce your child’s academic skills on GreatSchools.org.

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Grades K-2

  • Connect the Dots (1-100) – Keep your primary student counting all the way to 100 with these fun dot-to-dot activities.
  • Gratitude Journal Prompts – Enter your email at Kitchen Table Classroom to print out this 7-page gratitude journal. It’s full of graphic organizers that are perfect for younger children to draw or write about the things they have to be thankful for.
  • Indoor Scavenger Hunt – Print this list of things to look for inside your home, and add a few of your own to customize the fun.
  • Outdoor Scavenger Hunt – This printable has room for kids to sketch pictures of the things they find in their own backyard.
  • Primary Relief Packs – These printable packets cover all the academic subjects your child would be studying in school, and they come highly recommended by some of our favorite primary teachers!
  • Printable Worksheets – There are hundreds of worksheets that you can filter by grade level and subject matter on GreatSchools.org.
  • Sight Word Printables – Practicing sight words at home is a great way to increase reading fluency. 123 Homeschool 4 Me has over 50 printable activities to help your child master the high-frequency Dolch sight words.
  • Themed I Spy Printables – If your child enjoys the I Spy books, they will love being able to circle or color in their finds on these printable I Spy pages!

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Grades 3-5

  • Curriculum Associates – The makers of iReady (a program that many students are already using at school) have designed printable math and reading packets full of self-directed exercises and skills practice for children to work on at home.
  • Cursive Writing Practice Worksheets – Cursive handwriting is definitely one of those “use it or lose it” skills. Enter your email at EdHelper.com to download these and select other printables for FREE!
  • Dictionary Scavenger Hunt – Despite living in the Internet Age, students are still expected to master the use of a dictionary! Print out this scavenger hunt and let your child use a real, live dictionary (as opposed to the online version) to answer the questions.
  • Educational Insights – A team of scientists, teachers, and artists has created these high-quality printables across multiple subject areas for students up through Grade 6.
  • Gratitude Scavenger Hunt – This scavenger hunt will remind your big kid of the things in their world that they can be thankful for. Challenge your child to write a sentence or two about each find and why it’s meaningful for them.
  • Intermediate Relief Packs – Select the packet designed specifically for your child’s grade level and print and packet of activities related to English, Math, Phonics, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Writing.
  • Math Scavenger Hunt Bingo – This printable game reinforces important math vocabulary and encourages kids to see math all around them.
  • Printable Puzzles – When you register your email with All Kids Network, you’ll get free access to all sorts of puzzles your big kid will enjoy. There are mazes, hidden pictures, simple sudoku puzzles, and more.
  • Printable Worksheets – There are hundreds of worksheets that you can filter by grade level and subject matter on GreatSchools.org. Math, Reading, Science, and Writing are available for grades 3-5.

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Middle School

  • Achieve3000 – These printable packets include middle school learning activities for math, language arts, science, reading, and literacy.
  • Curriculum Associates – These printable math and reading packets are designed to provide students through grade 8 with self-directed learning exercises and skills practice.
  • EdHelper – This website provides high-quality printables for homeschooling parents and teachers of all subject areas. The materials are usually available to paid subscribers only, but anyone who registers their email address during school closures is eligible to print select FREE resources.
  • Gratitude Log – In difficult times, writing down the good stuff can help. This free printable will get your middle schooler thinking about everything they have to be grateful for.
  • K12Reader – Printable worksheets are available for students in grades 6-8 with a focus on reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary.
  • Vocabulous – These printables will help your middle-schooler to build up a fabulous vocabulary with the help of a dictionary.
  • Outdoor Scavenger Hunt – Get your middle schooler outside with this fun printable scavenger hunt from REI. Give them access to a camera or have them use a phone to take pictures of their finds!

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High School

  • Achieve3000 – These printable packets include strategic math, language arts, science, reading, and literacy learning activities from a company that already partners with many school districts.
  • EdHelper – These high-quality printables are normally available to homeschooling parents and teachers by subscription only, but now anyone who registers their email address can access select printables for FREE! There is an impressive variety of educational printables across a wide range of subject areas.
  • Junk to Joy Gratitude Journal – Practicing gratitude can help your teenager feel increased levels of happiness and well being during this difficult time. This free printable includes instructions for creating a unique journal using materials your high schooler can find around the house, and 45 writing prompts to get them started.
  • Just Color – Coloring is a relaxing activity for kids of all ages, and there are SO many free printable coloring pages for teenagers and adults on JustColor.net. With dozens of different categories to choose from, there’s sure to be a coloring page for every interest.
  • K12Reader – This website features an abundance of printables focusing on areas of literacy such as reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary.
  • Printable Puzzles – Stump your high-schooler with these fun printable puzzles! This website has free word puzzles, number puzzles, logic puzzles and so much more to mentally challenge your teen.
  • Photo Scavenger Hunt – Have your teen practice their photography skills with this fun printable scavenger hunt. Although it was designed by a teacher to be completed at school, most of these items can be found around the home or backyard too.

Your children can use these educational websites for FREE!

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Comments 23

  1. Sara

    Thank you for sharing! I’m worried about having to keep up with the kid’s schooling on top of everything else we’ve got going on with this pandemic. This will help my littles keep busy and help me feel a little better since I dont want them to get bored and just play video games!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome! You can do this!

  2. Lexi2

    Thank you, thank you!! These are awesome!!

  3. Cami

    Ok so not sure if it’s just me but I’m finding it very difficult to actually get to the print page. The 123 homeschool for me page literally every time I click on something just takes me to another page that I have to click on something else and the site is very confusing for me. 😬 is there an easy way to do this for a mommy who or ally doesn’t print school work & activities from the computer??

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I had to go look and it is confusing! Took me a while to figure it out, Cami! When you get to the one you want, scroll to the very bottom of the page and you’ll see an option to download. Let me know if this helps!

  4. Jo

    Wow this is amazing! Love it and really appreciate the complete list. Thank you so much!!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are very welcome! Stay safe, Jo!

  5. pokz

    Schools arent really closed…theyre doing remote learning…and video conference with teacher and class

    • mommak

      While that is true for some it is not the case for all.

  6. dianavarela

    Thanks and thank you for all your work

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      We appreciate that, dianavarela! We are all just trying to help each other out!

  7. Karri

    Thanks for including high school I have a senior who loves to take pictures so the photo scavenger hunt will be great.

  8. Mollie

    I live in Alabama and we are having to teach our own children until June 5. They have posted on YouTube all of the children’s class work.

  9. Dana Hobbs

    edhelper.com is not free

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Dana Hobbs! I updated the link to that one with the freebies for you!

  10. Jlinsey

    Thanks for adapting to the times Hip2Save. I could use a good bargain on a printer if you find one now that we are “homeschooling”. 😁

  11. Susan

    The City of Las Vegas has a free 12 pg coloring book. Something free & fun to do!
    https://
    cityoflasvegas.link/coloringbook
     

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, Susan!

  12. runnergirl838

    I would also like to mention http://www.lwtears.com – lots of good info and resources! Handwriting and keyboarding activities.

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    I just want to say your site makes me so happy I love seeing the whole combination of Deals, DIY and just uplifting ideas all you ladies bring to this website to make my life and home so happy. I’ve been following you for about 7 years and the site just keeps getting better and better. I love it! That’s all Have a great day 😀

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