Finding Educational YouTube channels for kids is one of the easiest ways to supplement your homeschool. There are thousands of educational videos to choose from.
We’ve been using YouTube Channels in our homeschool from the get go. YouTube is almost always on our list of homeschooling plans for the day. I like to make playlists and then we watch them during lunchtime.
Actually, last year this was our only resource for science. And you know what? I think they learned way more from watching Educational YouTube channels for than any science curriculum we have ever purchased!
They are fun, quick and easy and there are no long books to read or papers to fill out. Just the tv and some fun and silly videos that make learning fun and relaxed.
Searching and making playlists is so easy.
Sign up for a free YouTube account (your own channel)
Browse a topic. History for kids, Science for kids, ETC.
Choose a video you would like to use in your homeschool.
Add the video to a playlist to save and watch later. Below the video you will see “ADD TO” option click it, then create a playlist. Keep adding videos to that particular playlist or make more playlists. Add a few videos when you get spare time and you could have a whole year full of YouTube videos to watch and learn with your kiddos before you know it. NOTE: you can also save whole playlists created by others. Below is one of my Playlists. 😉
IMPORTANT: Before I get into my favorite channels, I just want to give you a friendly reminder to always prescreen the content your kids watch to make sure it aligns with your beliefs. There will most likely be at least one video that doesn’t mesh well with what you are teaching your kids on every single channel. I’ve ran into some issues when I didn’t watch it before my kids did. (eek) so just be forewarned.
Set the Safety Settings
- Login to YouTube.
- Click on your account icon found in the top right corner.
- Toggle on “Restricted Mode”.
- This filter is not 100% accurate but this will ensure you don’t see content that has been flagged by other users.
- You will need to do this for every device & browser that your child will use.
EDUCATIONAL YOUTUBE CHANNELS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
Tons of courses: Hank Green teaches you Anatomy & Physiology; Phil Plait teaches you Astronomy; Craig Benzine teaches you U.S. Government and Politics; Adriene Hill and Jacob Clifford teach you Economics.
Check out the playlists for past courses in World History, Biology, Literature, Ecology, Chemistry, Psychology, and US History. This are super fun and super fast!
Fun interactive elementary learning videos.
SciShow explores the unexpected. Seven days a week, Hank Green, Michael Aranda, and Olivia Gordon delve into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious!
My girls and I love this channel! It is so fun! This channel is a collection of videos created by Mr. DeMaio used for the education of his students as well as children around the world. Mr. DeMaio offers a new, fun, and hilarious way to learning. Follow Mr. DeMaio as he teaches you an assortment of things ranging from multiplication to the planets in our solar system.
FreeSchool is a safe and friendly place to expose children to famous art, classical music, children’s literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way.
MATH YOUTUBE CHANNELS
You saw that one coming didn’t you. We love CTC Math! You have probably heard that they have the best math curriculum for homeschoolers, but did you know they have a YouTube channel too?
This channel is packed with tons of math tutorials and much more. This is a must to check out! But it doesn’t stop there! They cover other subjects too!
Ted Ed has a variety of different YouTube channels featured.
This is one of our favorites for math! Great teacher and makes it fun and entertaining for the kids!
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LANGUAGE ARTS YOUTUBE CHANNELS
This was our go to YouTube Channel for the girls when they were younger. It features hundreds of videos from all of my girls’ favorite shows, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Odd Squad, Peg + Cat, and much more! New videos every week!
We use the Hooked on Phonics Kindergarten Set for learning to read, so it was fitting to use the App and the YouTube channel too. 😉
Lots of fun videos using songs and animation.
Fun Songs videos for kids to enjoy singing while learning.
SCIENCE YOUTUBE CHANNELS
This channel has a lot of awesome uploaded science experiment videos and great playlists too.
More great science experiments to do with your kids.
These are cool science experiments by kids for kids. Love this channel. So fun!
Skunk Bear is NPR’s science youtube channel, exploring the secrets of the universe, the wonders of nature, and answering your science questions.
Bizarre stories from the slimy, smelly, creepy world of science. New episodes every Monday!
Former NASA engineer. Current YouTuber and friend of science.
YOUTUBE CHANNELS FOR HISTORY AND MORE
11 year old Mr. Q discovered that at an early age and has spent the last couple of years making these fun, informative videos with his dad. With a healthy sense of humor and exciting graphics, he aims to share what he has learned with kids and adults alike. FYI: There is content that you may not want your kids to be exposed to on this channel what I’ve ran into is mild homosexualality (mention of a man and a man married) & evolution content. Just to give you a heads up.
This is the first and only Youtube Channel that actively attempts to cover profiles on every single country of the world.
Liberty’s Kids: Two teenage reporters cover the events of the Revolutionary War for Ben Franklin’s newspaper, The Philadelphia Gazette. James, an American colonist, brings the rebels’ point of view to life while Sarah, a young Englishwoman stranded by fate in America, gives us the British viewpoint in her letters to her mother back in London.
Meanwhile, in Paris, Ben Franklin creates strong diplomatic bonds with France, America’s first and staunchest ally. Caught on opposite sides of the hostilities, Ben’s teenage reporters confront the real, physical dangers of the conflict, forced to choose between their friendship and their countries, their understanding of good and evil, and the moral dilemmas of war. All the while trying to look after mischievous Henri, an immigrant French boy whose comical escapades constantly lead to trouble, as they bear witness to the high points of the American revolution.
We have tons of FreeSchool Videos on our History YouTube Playlist.
YOUTUBE CHANNELS FOR ART, DRAWING AND CREATIVITY
What a cool dad! This dad gives simple instructions as his cute kiddos follow along. I love that they do art together as a family. So fun! Learn how to draw, paint, fold, and sculpt all kinds of cool things!
Great drawing and painting tutorials and she offers a free course that you can get more info on at her channel.
Easy acrylic step by step painting tutorials for beginning artists. She even does live streaming lessons.
You will find easy, do-able, fun and colorful craft ideas for all ages. Craft with nature. Craft with recycled items. Crafts for all seasons. Crafts for all ages. Something for everyone. Learn a new skill. Practice your basic sewing. Learn to knit. Learn to weave.
Acrylic Painting Art Tutorials twice weekly, live on YouTube. Full-length, informative live shows, fun and easy art lessons for beginners and experienced artists of all ages.
Creative Art, Comics, Stickers, Calligraphy with Crayons and more.
Katie is a very nice young lady from the UK (accent bonus) who shares painting tutorials and tips.
On this channel kids learn to draw, paint, sculpt, and more. They focus on learning art skills & history while building creativity. They do this by giving kids choices in what they create. This promotes individual thinking and expression. Their videos are, step by step, and easy to follow with art teacher Ashley Krieger and kids.
This YouTube channel is dedicated to helping you deepen your understanding of the drawing process and helping you develop and refine your drawing, pen and ink, and watercolor painting skills and techniques.
You will find lots of free and easy-to-follow videos and tutorials on a wide range of topics and subjects that provide invaluable tips, tricks, and techniques based on the basic principles and elements.
For seasoned artists or older kids. Perspective drawings, Drawing Buildings, Drawing Landscapes, Drawing Optical Illusions, Drawing People and Drawing Objects. There are over 300 How-to-Draw art videos on Circle Line Art School.
EXERCISE YOUTUBE CHANNELS FOR KIDS
This is just a few of our favorite learning YouTube Channels for homeschoolers! There are so many more great videos to supplement your homeschool with. Make sure you pin this for reference later. Get searching and enjoy!
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Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 11, 13, & 15 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.