Free Teacher Supplies

As a teacher, we are masters of engaging and educating the future generations. But sometimes, the regular material is too dry or not enough to cover one class period. Not to mention, students can't just sit there and stare at a textbook for hours on end. They need extension activities to absorb the material and be able to apply it to the real world.

Are you in a pinch and need something quick to extend the lesson? We've all been there, Googling sites that don't involve us taking out our wallets, even if it's less than $5. Teachers work hard enough and need ready-made materials with one click of the printing button. I am an educator myself and have done thorough research for the best online shops with free teacher supplies.

Note that some of these sites may have paid materials and subscriptions.

Free Teacher Supplies

ED Helper

This website offers free worksheets from preschool to high school. If you're a Math teacher, it also has an entire section dedicated to the subject with worksheet packs. There's also a tab for teaching ideas if you feel a bit stuck on a lesson plan. If you feel creative there's a, "Make Your Own," tab where it comes with templates for worksheets such as puzzles and word searches. Simply put in the words that you want and print. There's also a paid subscription option for this site.

Education World

Another site that is 100% free offering over 1,000+ resources to teachers. All the free lesson plans and resources cover most subject needs. It's also a great option if you need an emergency plan for a sub.

Jump Start

This site offers a wide range of lesson plans, worksheets, and activities for grade levels K-5. It was created by education experts and is teacher-approved.

National Geographic

Are you a geography teacher? If so, you should bring the well-known, nature television network to your classroom. There are so many free videos, lesson plans, and activities for your class to enjoy. It's a fantastic reference and resource to relate subjects to real life.

The New York Times

Developing writing skills within your students shouldn't be boring or a struggle. If you're looking for a great way to boost writing skills, look no further than The New York Times. Not only is it an award-winning newspaper, but it also brings the world into your classroom. The website offers activities, lesson plans, writing prompts, and other teacher resources for a variety of subjects.

PBS Media

The Public Broadcasting Station has been a favorite for decades. It's also another fantastic resource for your classroom. With lesson plans, videos, and activities on a variety of subjects, you really can't go wrong with this one.

Paid Resources

This is a list of some resources that are mostly free but have some paid options as well.


This is a UK-based company that offers a variety of resources for teachers on every subject. They have PowerPoint, activity packs, and lesson plans. You can create a free account and get a lot of things for free. However, if you get a paid subscription you have access to more material.


This website is mostly free. When searching for different materials you can filter out based on subject or price. It's free to join and you can create a wish list to save worksheets and such to print later. Overall it's a great resource for lesson plans and other extension materials.

This list of resources is guaranteed to create more engagement and less stressful time.