This is what I use for both 4 and 5-year olds.

Curriculum Guide:

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home


Museum ABC

 The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading

Leap Frog – Letter Factory

Leap Frog – Talking Words Factory

Leap Frog – Talking Words Factory 2 – Code Word Caper

Color by Letter Worksheets

Story Time:

Blueberries for Sal

Make Way for Ducklings

Harold and the Purple Crayon


The Little Engine That Could

The Giving Tree

Amelia Bedelia

Miss Rumphius

One Morning in Maine

The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set

and lots more!


Color by Number Worksheets

The Math Worksheet Site

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 1

Dot to Dot

Numberblocks videos


I use dotted lined paper and draw letters and numbers for the children to trace. I usually print their name, our phone number, and our address. In addition, I use the free worksheets from the following sources:

K-12 Reader

Trace the Alphabet

Individual Letter Practice


YouTube has videos for The Magis Schoolbus, Stanley, and Octonauts.

The “Free School” channel is another great source of learning about animals.

The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series

Stanley – Spring Fever

Stanley – Hop to It


I Can Draw Animals

I Can Draw People

What Shall I Draw?

Modeling claywashable watercolors
watercolor pencils
paper, pencils, crayons, glue, construction paper, etc.

Coloring Pages for just about every character that your child knows and likes (this site is awesome, but be aware that it does have a lot of popups.)