Teachers often don’t get paid enough for all the hard work they do every day and they deserve free things. That’s why organizations and businesses sometimes offer free resources for teachers and their students.
ABC Mouse is completely free for preschool to 2nd grade teachers to use in their classrooms.
Basecamp is a project management software that K-12 and university teachers can get for free to use in their classrooms. Just sign up for the free trial and then email Basecamp with details about your school.
Learning For Justice
This organization sends free film kits to educators in K-12 schools.
Kiss the Ground Movie
This movie gives a look into the world’s climate crisis and how people can take steps to become more environmentally friendly.
Dinosaur Train Poster and Toolkit
Help little ones learn with the Dinosaur Train team and this free poster and toolkit. Just fill out your information in the form. Free Things for Teachers
PassItOn spreads messages of encouragement, kindness, friendship, acceptance, awareness, and more. It also allows teachers and schools to get free posters and a DVD to help spread these messages to young students.
Wilbooks Free Online Books
Wilbooks offers some of its books for free on its website for learners.
Practical Money Skills Resources
This site has several digital resources to help students learn about practical money skills.
This free resource from C-Span can help teachers bring history, politics, and current event news into their classrooms.
Free Optics and Photonics Videos
These videos are perfect for science lessons.
National Gallery of Art
Whether or not you’re an art teacher, you can still get beautiful art to hang in your classroom for free from the National Gallery of Art, along with some activities to inspire your students.
Distance Learning Theatre Resources
Drama teachers might meet specific challenges when teaching remotely. However, they can download this guide to help them overcome some of those challenges.
Schools and educators are eligible for getting Microsoft Office in their classrooms for free when they sign up through Microsoft. You’ll also get additional classroom tools to use free. You just need to sign up with your school’s email address.
Crayola Professional Development Resources
These free resources are designed to help you implement a more art-focused teaching style into your classroom.
CERCA is a framework for crafting evidence-based arguments, and you can get a free poster for your classroom to help students remember how to use it.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) offers free posters and other resources for educators to share in their classrooms.
Switch Energy Alliance
Switch Energy Alliance provides a free online classroom with a full curriculum to teach students about energy through quizzes, videos, and more. Free Things for Teachers
Download and print free posters about math and engineering to hang in your classroom.
Epic is an online book reading platform for kids. Educators can sign up for free to get their class involved in literacy fun.
This website has thousands of free digital titles to read for kids and adults of all ages.
Get free textbooks for math, social studies, and science, to use as helpful resources for your classroom.
International Children’s Digital Library
This online resource has tons of free digital books for your students to read.
First Book hosts book distribution events. Sign up on the website to get notified when there’s an event in your area.
The New York Times
The New York Times has a free subscription for high school students and teachers currently available through September 1, 2021.
Through this company, you can order a free publishing kit that allows you and your students to collaborate on publishing a book together.
Half Price Books
Half Price Books is a company that sells books for lower prices than what you’d find in stores. It also has a donation program that donates books to classrooms in need. You can sign up with the online form. Free Things for Teachers
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
This charity provides grants to schools and libraries in need of books. You can apply for your school to get a $4,000 grant.
Kids Need to Read
Fill out the form on Kids Need to Read to get books donated to your classroom.
Richard C Owens Publishers
This publishing company will send out a free book sample when you fill out its online form.
The Library of Congress Surplus Book Program
The Library of Congress occasionally gives away extra books it has in its inventory to schools and other educational institutions for free.
This magazine focuses on science and research topics, and you can order free issues for your classroom.
Math Mammoth Samples
Get free book samples from Math Mammoth, which creates math worksheets and activities to help students have fun learning math skills.
Although this site used to give away physical teacher boxes, it paused the program due to the COVID 19 pandemic. You can still download digital materials, though, through the website.
Scholastic Book Club
Scholastic is a name you probably recognize if you’re an elementary school teacher. But did you know that hosting a Scholastic Book Club event at your school can help you earn free books for your classroom?
Florida teachers can get a free SeaWorld pass when they show their licensure.
Kennedy Space Center
Teachers in Florida, Georgia, Peurto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands can get an Educator Study Pass to get into the Kennedy Space Center for free. You can also get helpful field trip tips and information to add to your lesson plans.
Teachers can enjoy the Crayola Experience at any of its five locations for free.
Teachers living and teaching in Florida can get free LegoLand passes for one full year, just by showing their valid teaching license.
Graceland – where Elvis lived – allows teachers to visit for free and will even give lesson plans, activity sheets, and other goodies for students to enjoy.
The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, has some shows that are free for teachers.
New England Aquarium
Sign up for the Teacher Pass Program through the New England Aquarium to gain free access to the aquarium.
If you’re a teacher in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, or Wisconsin, you can get free tickets to the Shedd Aquarium to enjoy.
Teachers Pay Teachers
Teachers Pay Teachers is all about teachers supporting other teachers by buying their activities, lesson plans, and other stuff they create digitally.
However, there’s a full range of free stuff on the site, too, that allows teachers of all grades to get stuff for free, thanks to the generosity of other teachers who use the site. There’s always new free stuff popping up, so bookmark the link to save for the future.
Health and science teachers might find P&G’s resources helpful. They focus on puberty and changing bodies through adolescence.
WWF Educators Toolkits
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has free toolkits for teachers that include lesson plans, activities, and other resources about animals, the environment, and more.
KidsHealth in the Classroom
Get free health lesson plans and activities from this organization.
The Nora Project
The Nora Project’s website features lesson plans, activities, and other materials to help students learn about disabilities and inclusivity. Free Things for Teachers
VariQuest helps learners of all types success through visual and kinesthetic learning tools. You can request a free sample kit to learn how it all works here.
National School Choice Week
National School Choice Week advocates for different education options available to students. You can join in the celebration with free activities and classroom resources.
Pearls In School
This free program comes from PearlOnly to educate students in oyster life cycles and pearl harvesting. It could be an interesting and fun way to incorporate science into the classroom.
Bam! Body and Mind
This resource from the CDC gives teachers resources to use in lesson plans about health, wellness, and making positive life choices.
Hot Wheels Speedometry
Hot Wheels Spedometry includes lesson plans teaching math and science to help bring some fun into STEM-based lessons. Teachers can get classroom kits that help bring the concepts to life through video, activities, and more.
Family Night Lesson Plans
Hosting a family night for your classroom or school? These free plans and activities from PTO Today can help you get everything organized and give you some ideas.
Speed Stacks Trainer
Get your gym students interested in something new! Speed Stacks – the game where you learn to stack multiple cups quickly – will send you a free trainer to spend some time with your students and teach them techniques.
Visit this site to get teeth-friendly materials to use in your classroom, including games, songs, and oral health facts.
United for Human Rights Activity Kit
This kit can help you and your students advocate for human and civil rights. The kit includes a DVD, booklet, and action guide.
This site offers free resources, like videos, lessons, and quizzes, in various subject areas, so it could be a helpful tool for the classroom.
American Electric Power (AEP) sends kits and booklets to classrooms for free. The kits teach kids about using electricity responsibly, saving electricity, etc.
Free Cooperation Kit
This kit comes from Sharon Love, M.Ed., to teach kids about cooperation. Subscribe to her email list to get the kit for free.
Sesame Street Learning Resources
This free online course and activity guide is perfect for younger students, like preschoolers and kindergarteners, who are learning to read. It’s also bilingual!
These lesson plans are suited for children in grades 3 through 9 for language arts and social studies lessons.
Organized Teacher Program
The Container Store has a brand new program starting in 2021 just for teachers. Its previous program offered free resources for teachers to help organize their classrooms.
SitSpots help guide students to their own areas on your classroom rugs for circle time, reading time, and other activities. You can get a free sample pack to see how they’d work in your classroom.
This popular teacher’s catalog will send you free catalogs to order from, plus sample supplies, like calendars or planners.
Fill out the form on the linked webpage to get a box of #2 pencils shipped to your classroom for free.
This site hands out a free set of 6” rulers to keep and use in your classroom, which could be helpful for little ones just starting to learn to measure.
Thrive Market Subscription
Teachers can get a free monthly membership to Thrive Market to enjoy the savings without a monthly fee.