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YouTube Channels for Education -Teachers’ Top Favorites to Use With Their Lessons!

Are you looking for educational videos to enhance your lessons and make them more interesting? I asked teachers in my Elementary Teachers Facebook group and my email subscribers what their FAVORITE YouTube channels for education are!

Today, I’m going to share the results with you!

Be sure to stick to the end of this post to find out my NUMBER ONE FAVORITE YouTube Channel!

Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy Kids is a non-profit organization with lots of amazing videos for young learners. Primarily focused on content for students between the ages of 2-8, you’ll find videos to help teach counting, letters, and reading comprehension! (The reading comprehension videos pair really well with the reading standards for grades k-2!)

Be sure to also download their free app! It was my son’s FAVORITE when he was younger!

Homeschool Pop

Homeschool Pop is a fun educational elementary YouTube channel! Whether you’re teaching about the human eye, Ancient Greece, or Thomas Jefferson, this channel is a favorite among teachers! With over 1.2 million subscribers, this super popular channel is full of kid-friendly videos and playlists for science, social studies, holidays, and more!


Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and teach them curriculum. Flocabulary has many standards-based videos to supplement instruction. Teaching area and perimeter? How about using a rap?

Elementary Math with Mr. J

Elementary Math with Mr. J is a math education channel that offers instructional math videos to anyone looking for a little extra help with math! The instructional videos are directly aligned with elementary math standards. Teachers, parents, and students use this channel to help with math content in many different ways.

Storytime with Ryan & Craig

Storytime with Ryan & Craig is a fun channel where two comedians read children’s books aloud with silly voices, big emotions and improvised songs! Watch them read We Don’t Eat Our Classmates!

National Geographic for Kids

Nat Geo Kids is an educational channel that teaches students about animals, space, weird things, and more! New videos are uploaded regularly so there’s always something to share with your students! Be sure to check out their extensive playlists to find exactly what you’re looking for!

Go Noodle

Get your students moving during brain breaks with fun videos from GoNoodle. With so many dance along, your students will be able to get out all of their wiggles! Need them to calm down after recess? Check out their mindful meditation breathing videos!

My Favorite YouTube Channel for Teachers: SciShow Kids

SciShow Kids is such a fun and educational YouTube channel! Use this channel when you want to teach your students various science concepts! They also have playlists of their videos that can help you find what you need–including playlists for holidays!

They’re my go-to for EVERYTHING science and they make it so kid-friendly! From plants and animals, to seasons, to weather, to space, they cover just about every science topic you can imagine! They are the first place I check for videos on any topic because I just love them that much!

Jessi and her sidekick Squeaks teach students so much about the world around them! A lot of the videos are PERFECT companions for teaching the Next Generation Science Standards.

Be sure to subscribe to their channel!

Other Favorite YouTube Channels for Education!

While I couldn’t write about every YouTube channel that teachers recommended, I’m happy to share with you a list of other channels to check out!

I hope you enjoyed the list and have found some great channels to use alongside your lessons this year!

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