No prep homeschool co-op classes

The Best List of No Prep Homeschool Co-op Classes

At least twice a year our co-op is on the hunt for new teachers and classes. And at least twice a year our admin spends a significant amount of time trying to convince parents that they would make great teachers. More often than not, it’s not so much that they don’t want to teach but that they either don’t know what to teach or have the time to prepare for a lesson each week. I have searched the interwebs far and wide for this ultimate list of no prep homeschool co-op classes, so that I can help admin and parents alike have an easy breezy plan going into their next semester.

Okay, Okay- I know, that to say “no prep” is really an exaggeration because the truth is- for just about any class you teach, you are going to have to gather the materials and at least mentally plan your class day. So it’s really a LOW Planning class list. This list will: 

  1. Give you a great Co-op class idea.
  2. Show you where to purchase or find the lessons.
  3. Give you examples and resources to go along with the lessons.

Figuring class costs: 

While some of these lessons can be downloaded for free, many of these no prep class ideas are going to cost a little bit of money to purchase. Plan your Co-op class accordingly. I typically like to consider how much a curriculum costs and divide that by the number of students that I believe will register for my class and then add extra for the materials that will need to be purchased or copies made.

The Ultimate List of No Plan/No Prep Co-op Classes

 

No Prep Pre-k Classes 

Our co-op is a school- aged co-op, but we don’t like to leave our little ones out of learning! We try and have some structure throughout the day but we are sure to fill in the hours with snack time, play time and our teacher’s favorite… NAP TIME!

Letter of the Week Curriculum 

Music and Movement

All About Me,  Classroom Lesson Plans,  Pinterest Board

Little Builders 

little builders class

Getting Ready for Kindergarten 

On the Farm Lesson Plans, Pinterest Board

Before Five in a Row 

Raising Readers Letters and Sounds 

No Prep Kinder-2nd Grade Classes 

The younger elementary ages seem to be the easiest to find teachers for because they are often less intimidating to teach. Oh- and they are so cute with their missing teeth! The class ideas for this age group are really endless and most all of the ones listed below have tons of supplemental resources that can be easily found on Pinterest.

Magic School Bus Science  Both Magic School Bus and Wild Kratts are great classes for new teachers. Half the class can be spent watching the episode and then the other half doing an experiment or reviewing the lesson. There are a lot of great resources for each.

My Body 

Flat Stanley Unit Study   This class is part literature and part geography. When we did this class we collected addresses of friends and family from around the country and sent Flat Stanley on an adventure. His host family took pictures and sent them via mail or email. We used a big map to keep track of his journeys.

Around the World With Jan Brett 

Learning the ABC’s through Literature

Crazy Kid Concoctions 

Number Ninja 

Skittles Statistics probability, graphing

Galloping Around the Globe

geography class

Signing Time 

Learning Snippets of History 

Maestro Classics– Teach music with the classics. Teacher guides and curriculum included with this fun program.

Art History with HIGASFY  HIGASFY (Have I got a Story for You) is one of my all time favorite Art Programs. Y’all I love this program so much- more more importantly so do the kids. You can read a review about it here, if you need more convincing.

Homeschool Art Class

What’s Bugging You? 

Bug class

Learning the 50 States  or U.S.A Activity Pack

Wild Kratts Unit

Invention Convention This class can be done using just the curriculum provided or it can be used alongside a fun inventor study. Encourage your students to be inventive and brave by participating in an Invention Convention at the end of the semester.

Learning through Literature

Boomwackers 

Boomwackers class

Teach etiquette with either of these resources: Ladylike Etiquette or  Etiquette for Beginners This was a very popular class when we offered it a few years ago. At the end of the semester the students had a fun fancy tea party where they were able to practice their etiquette skills.

Draw Write Now – Include a short story on the topic, practice writing  and have a mini art class.

Bible Heroes 

No Prep 3rd-5th Grade Classes

Cook with Books  If you have a kitchen available for you to use at your co-op there are so many fun cooking themed classes that can be done. We currently have 3 different ones: Cooking around the world, Cook with books and Way Cool Cooking School.

homeschool cooking class

Tea Time with Great Poets,  Pinterest resource board

Snap Circuits  and this lapbook to go with it.

Stop Motion Video Class, Pinterest Resource board  This was a fun class because students really were able to use so many skills. They practiced story boarding, creating, filming, editing and more. The students in this class used either their iPad or their parent’s cell phones and worked from a downloaded app.

stop motion

Colonial Times 

Lego STEM Class 

LegoMechanism

Detective Science 

U.S.A. President Unit Study 

Career Exploration 

Invention Convention

Playdough Economics

Photography

Kids in the Kitchen

Nature Study 

 

No Prep Middle School Classes 

Middle school seems to be the hardest classes to fill. I get it… all those hormones and middle schoolers can just be … scary- they are no longer little but not quite full blown teens. I’m so thankful for the adults who can love on this group of kids. While I don’t have a lot of resources in this age group to share, many of the highschool classes can also be taught in middle school.

Speech 

The Early Presidents 

Chess Club, and this game to go along with it. I also did a quick YouTube search for lessons and the possibilities are endless if you want to let YouTube teach the lessons. 🙂

Chess club

Invention Convention

Teaching Economics Using Children’s Literature

Teach Study Skills 

P.E. 

Music Appreciation

Introduction to Shakespeare 

Medieval Times

Keyboarding 

Media Literacy

The American Revolution

Ninja Scholar Skills 

Blood and Guts 

Homeschool Science Class

No Prep High School Classes  

I didn’t include any of the main core classes like Science, Math or literature because all of those have multiple curriculum options that will be specific to your group.

Speech

Foundations in Personal Finance 

Health 

Invention Convention 

Teach Study Skills 

ACT Prep, SAT Prep class 

Photography

Career Exploration 

Micro Business for Teens

Apologetics 

British Literature 

Intro to Psychology 

Music Theory, and here

U.S. Constitution

Introduction to Shakespeare 

Entrepreneurship 

I hope this Best list of No Prep Homeschool Co-op classes will give you or your teachers some no stress ideas that will help jumpstart a great semester.

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