Educational Deals & Freebies Round-Up

Here are some of the best educational deals and freebies available right now from Katie who writes at Cincinnati Cents:

LEGO Duplo Farm Animals Set for $7.99: Amazon has their LEGO Duplo Farm Animals Set on sale for $7.99. This set features a sheep, rabbit, goat, and a pig, as well as a shelter and a flower. There are several other Duplo sets on sale as well including the Duplo Mom & Baby Set for $9.97, Duplo Creative Ice Cream Set for $10.25, Duplo Town Airport Set for $15.99, Duplo Creative Cars Set for $15.99, and Duplo My First Zoo Set for $19.99.

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet for $124 Shipped: For a limited time, Amazon is featuring their Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet for just $124. This tablet comes with a 2-year worry-free replacement guarantee, and it features a quad-core processor, a vivid HD display, front and rear-facing cameras, and Dolby Audio. Plus, this tablet includes a kid-proof case and free shipping.

Tomy Refrigerator Magnets Building Set for $12.59: Amazon has their Tomy Gearation Refrigerator Magnets Building Set on sale for $12.59. This set features 5 interlocking gears and a battery-operated central gear with an on/off switch. All the pieces have magnetic backs to stick on metal surfaces, providing little one with hours of whirling, twirling fun.

Free Photo Book from Shutterfly: Shutterfly is offering customers a free 8×8 Photo Book when you enter the promotional code 1FREEBOOK at checkout. If you would prefer to order a larger sized photo book, you can receive a credit of $29.99 towards the book of your choice with this code as well. This is an ideal way to create a customized book that teaches a variety of topics (ABCs, numbers, parts of speech) by using pictures of family members, friends, and familiar places/objects. This type of book makes the learning process both fun as well as familiar for your child. Shipping is a flat rate of $7.99.

Candy Land Game for $1.77: There’s a new coupon available for $3/1 Candy Land Game. You can use this coupon at Walmart to pick up Candy Land for just $1.77.

Spring Blowout Sale on Fabric & Sewing Kits: Craftsy is featuring a Spring Blowout Sale on their fabric, sewing kits, and quilting kits. This is an easy way to save on your next crafting project. Plus, Craftsy has over 40 free mini classes available as well. The Spring Blowout Sale is valid through March 23rd at 1:59 p.m. EST.

25% Off Regularly-Priced Items at Family Christian Store: Family Christian Store has released a new coupon for 25% off your entire purchase of regularly-priced items. You’ll need to enter the coupon code MARCH25 at checkout in order to receive this promotional pricing. This is a great way to pick up Easter books, Bibles, puzzles, games, and more at a fraction of the original cost. Plus, if you choose in-store pick up , you’ll receive free shipping as well.

Free Problem Solving Easter Unit: Educents is featuring a free Problem Solving Easter Unit form Teaching MOMster. This spring-inspired version of SCOOT will help students practice their addition and subtraction problem solving skills. The set features problems for sums and differences up to 20, and it includes 30 task cards, a recording sheet, and an answer key.

Playmobil Pop Stars Stage for $19.98: Amazon has their Playmobil Pop Stars Stage Set on sale for $19.98. This set typically retails for $39.99, and it includes 4 figures, a stage with flashing lights, a drum set, 2 guitars with stands, microphones, 2 pre-loaded tunes, and built-in speakers and accessories. Just plug in your MP3 player, and you can hear your own music play on the built-in speakers for added fun.

Prang Modeling Clay for $1.99: Purchase a 4-Pack of Prang Modeling Clay for just $1.99. Prang Modeling Clay is non-hardening clay that is ideal for building creations as well as imagination. This set of non-staining clay features four different vibrant colors – red, yellow, green, and blue.

Tomy Toys Do Rae Mi Dolphins: Amazon has their Tomy Toys Do Rae Mi Dolphins on sale for $13.99. These dolphins link together, and each dolphin plays a different note. The dolphins can be rearranged into different sequences for a variety of different songs and tunes.

New Toy & Game Coupons: There are several new toy and game coupons available to print. From Monopoly and Scrabble to Play-Doh and Twister, these coupons will help you save some green on your next purchase.

Free Chalkboard Planter Stand Event at Home Depot: Home Depot is sponsoring a Free Kids’ Workshop on Saturday, April 4th from 9 a.m. until noon. Children ages 5-12 will have the opportunity to build a free chalkboard planter stand. You can stop by the Home Depot website to register for this free event online. In addition, each participant will receive a child-sized orange apron (similar to the Home Depot associates’ aprons) and an achievement pin.

ALEX Toys String-A-Farm Set for $10.78: Purchase the ALEX Toys String-A-Farm Set for just $10.78. This set features 12 wooden beads, a wooden needle, cotton lace, and a stopper. The wooden needle is easy for little hands to lace through the beads, and children can also play with the wooden beads separately as well.

Free See-It Grow Planter Event at Lowe’s: Stop by your local Lowe’s store to take part in their Build & Grow See-It-Grow Planter Event on Saturday, April 11th at 10 a.m. Children, along with their parents, are invited to build a See-It-Grow Planter to learn about plants and watch them grow.

Resurrection Eggs for $12.74: Family Christian Store has their Resurrection Eggs on sale for $12.74. This set of 12 eggs are a wonderful hands-on way to explain the true meaning of Easter to kids. The colorful plastic eggs are packaged in a realistic plastic egg carton, and each egg contains a small symbol that explains the series of events that led up to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. This set also features a booklet with illustrated Bible stores to explain the significance of each object as well as fun Easter activities for kids and adults alike and decorative stickers. Plus, if you choose in-store pick up, you’ll receive free shipping as well.

Katie is a wife and homeschooling mother of four who writes at Cincinnati Cents about saving money and having fun as a family without breaking the bank. She enjoys sharing new recipes, ideas for frugal family fun, and tips for spending less at the grocery store.

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Free 2-month trial of ALEKS Math Program (homeschoolers)

Free 2-month trial of ALEKS Math

Homeschool parents can sign up for a free 2-month trial of ALEKS Math.

ALEKS is an adaptive, online math program that uses artificial intelligence and open-response questioning to identify precisely what each student knows and doesn’t know. Through truly individualized learning and assessment, ALEKS delivers a personalized learning path on the exact topics each student is most ready to learn.

ALEKS is a Research-Based Online Math Program that includes:

  • Individualized Assessment and Learning for Grades 3-12
  • Adaptive Environment Avoids Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Fully Bilingual Courses Available in English and Spanish
  • QuickTables – Math Fact Mastery Program

Sign up for your free two-month trial here. No method of payment is required.

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Educational Deals & Freebies Round-up

Educational Deals & FreebiesHere are some of the best educational deals and freebies available right now from Katie who writes at Cincinnati Cents:

50% Off Green Toys: Today only, Amazon is featuring 50% off their Green Toys. From kitchen and gardening sets to cars and trucks, there are a variety of toys available. Prices start at just $5.50, and you’ll receive free shipping with Amazon Prime or with orders of $35 or more.

VeggieTales DVDs for $6.97: Family Christian Store has several of their VeggieTales DVDs on sale for $6.97 each. The following titles are included in this sale – A Snoodle’s Tale, Duke & the Great Pie War, Gideon Tuba Warrior, God Loves You Very Much, MacLarry & the Stinky Cheese Battle, Pistachio: The Little Boy that Woodn’t, Tomato Sawyer & Huckleberry Larry’s Big River Rescue, and Larry Boy & the Fib From Outer Space. Plus, if you choose in-store pick up, you’ll receive free shipping as well.

Magic School Bus Journey Into the Human Body for $13.66: Amazon has their Magic School Bus: Journey Into the Human Body Set on sale for $13.66. This set enables young scientists to bend bones, make joints, map out taste buds, expand lungs, build a stethoscope, measure lung capacities and heart rates, perform the iodine starch test, spin glitter, simulate synovial fluid, create a human body poster, and more. This kit comes complete with all the supplies you’ll need for the experiments aside from common household items. Plus, you’ll received a detailed manual with guidance through the experiments that has been designed just like the famous Magic School Bus books.

Free Minecraft-Themed Chore Chart: Educents is featuring a FREE Minecraft themed chore chart that’s sure to get your little ones excited about helping out around the house. This set includes 3 Minecraft themed chore charts with 10 days of chores and a spot just for rewards.

Boys Life Magazine for $5.95: Purchase a one-year subscription to Boys Life Magazine for just $5.95. You can also purchase 2 years for $8.95 or 3 years for $15.95. Boys’ Life offers a variety of features such as jokes and games, outdoor activities and gear, hobbies, projects, and fun. There are informational articles in each issue about plants and animals that might be encountered on an outdoor excursion, as well as instructional articles about hiking safety, tying knots, building a fire, setting up a tent, and many other helpful topics.

Up To 50% Off Online Classes from Craftsy: In honor of National Craft Month, Craftsy is offering up to 50% off all their online classes. You can choose from a variety of topics such as photography, cake decorating, gardening, paper crafts, jewelry crafting, sewing, quilting, embroidering, and more. This sale is valid through March 16th at 2 p.m. EST.

Free 2-Month Trial of ALEKS Math: ALEKS Math is offering homeschooling parents a free 2 month trial of their program(you must be a new user in order to qualify for this offer). This web-based program is designed for students in grades K through 12. The adaptive nature of this program quickly assesses where your child is at and presents individualized instruction to effectively meet their mathematical needs.

Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Clock for $10.39: Amazon has their Melissa & Doug Shape-Sorting Clock on sale for $10.39. This wooden clock features 12 removable pieces as well as rotating minute and hour hands to help teach the concepts of time, shapes, colors, and numbers.

Free Spring-Themed Writing Pages: Educents has a free set of Spring-themed writing pages available for download. This set features 7 fully lined pages and 7 half-lined pages for students who choose to illustrate their writing.

Fisher-Price Pet Care Center for $11.24: Amazon has their Fisher-Price Little People Pet Care Center on sale for $11.24. This set features a Pet Care Center, Little People Tessa, a dog figure, a cat figure, and a variety of accessories. Plus, kids can even play a matching game by flipping the animal scenes on the back wall of the play set.

LEGO Legends of Chima CHI Raider Set for $24.49: Purchase the LEGO Legends of Chima CHI Raider Set for just $24.49. This set features 3 mini figures, the CHI raider, missiles, and more.

Splash ‘n Catch Bath Time Fishing Set for $6.99: Amazon has their Splash ‘n Catch Bath Time Fishing Set on sale for $6.99. This set includes several colorful characters that can be linked together or caught in the net for bath time fishing fun.

Free Women’s History Month Worksheets: Education.com has a variety of free women’s history month worksheets available for download. Some of the worksheets that are available include Susan B. Anthony, Marie Curie, Clara Barton, Amelia Earhart, and many more.

Liberty’s Kids Complete Series for $5: Amazon has their Liberty’s Kids Complete Series on sale for $5. This set received a 5-star rating from over 500 reviews and has over 800 minutes of run time.

Free Alaskan Travel Guide: Request a free Alaska State Guide Vacation Planner. In addition to planning for a vacation, this guide would make a nice supplement for teaching U.S. geography.

LEGO Ninjago Anadondrai Set for $16.24: Purchase the LEGO Ninjago Anadondrai Set for just $16.24. This set typically retails for $19.99 and it includes over 200 pieces for hours of building fun.

Resurrection Eggs Set for $12.74: Family Christian Store has their Resurrection Eggs on sale for $12.74. This set of 12 eggs are a wonderful hands-on way to explain the true meaning of Easter to kids. The colorful plastic eggs are packaged in a realistic plastic egg carton, and each egg contains a small symbol that explains the series of events that led up to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. This set also features a booklet with illustrated Bible stores to explain the significance of each object as well as fun Easter activities for kids and adults alike and decorative stickers. Plus, if you choose in-store pick up, you’ll receive free shipping as well.

Free Cooking Class: Craftsy is offering a free Cooking Mistakes Class taught by Sur La Table’s senior resident chef, Joel Gamoran. This class covers such topics as essential knives for the kitchen, mastering timing in the kitchen, under seasoning vs. over seasoning, cooking perfect pasta, cooking perfect chicken, and avoiding tough steak. You’ll receive 6 HD video lessons that can be accessed anytime, anywhere as well as detailed instructions, explanations, and demonstrations. You can find more free classes from Craftsy here.

Katie is a wife and homeschooling mother of four who writes at Cincinnati Cents about saving money and having fun as a family without breaking the bank. She enjoys sharing new recipes, ideas for frugal family fun, and tips for spending less at the grocery store.

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HUGE List of FREE Homeschool Curriculum & Resources

 

This is the weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Jamerrill from FreeHomeschoolDeals.com. If you aren’t a homeschooler, but you’re a parent, teacher, babysitter, or nanny, you’ll probably find at least a few useful freebies in this list. You may also want to go through the Educational Deals and Freebies from earlier this week for more.

Spring has sprung, well at least online it has. This week we began seeing a variety of spring themed learning packs as well as Easter and Resurrection printables. However, we have not forgotten those of you who are just looking for the basics. So read on and grab a few goodies!

St. Patrick’s Day Themed Learning

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While there are other St. Patrick’s Day themed learning resources farther down this list, below you will find some fun printable packs to get you started!

Preschool

Here is a FREE Updated Preschool Daily Learning Notebook, great for meeting time with toddlers.

Have fun in the medieval times with this FREE Preschool Activities: Castles, Catapults and Shields Printables.

Can you ever have enough busy bags? Learn the alphabets while playing with this FREE Preschool Alphabet Busy Bag Printables.

Fine motor skills are a must for preschoolers. Here is a great Free Fine Motor Skills Printable Pack (100 Pages!).

Prewriting skills make learning to write even easier. Try this FREE Pre-Writing Printable.

Bible Based Learning

Easter card template in the form of the cross of Calvary against the rising sun

Get into the Word with this FREE LEGO Easter Story Challenge and Printable, these FREE Names of God Card Printables, and these FREE Printable Verse Cards.

Wondering how to talk to your child about Heaven? Here are FREE Talk to Your Kids about Heaven Printables.

Math

Grab these FREE Shamrock Math Multiplication Printables before they expire on 3/14/15.

Here are FREE Skip Counting by 5 Clip Cards Printables to practice multiplication.

Review or learn the numbers 1-4 with this FREE Romping and Roaring Numbers 1-4 Review Pack.

Make math time fun with a FREE Multiplication Spinning Game Printable Worksheet.

Science

It’s never too early to start chemistry with these FREE Chemistry for Kids Printables and Activities.

Toddlers will enjoy this FREE Printable Bug Hunt Activity.

Puzzled about where to start with Biology? Snag this FREE 35 Page Cell Unit Study – Limited Time!

Reading and Phonics

If you are teaching reading in a phonics based program, you may want to know what Phonics Rule is Busted: When Two Vowels Go Walking and why.

Practicing sight words is a fundamental skill when learning to read. Use these FREE Romping and Roaring Primer Sight Words (set 5).

This FREE St. Patrick’s Day Literacy Pack (subscriber freebie) is not just for fun, it also includes many educational resources as well!

History and Geography

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Studying world history? Here is a FREE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND CAPITALS PACK (instant download).

March is women’s history month, and here is a FREE 29 Page Women’s History Notebooking Page Set to start you off right.

Random Homecshool Goodness

Did you know that sometimes children learn cursive easier than print? Here is a FREE Kindergarten Cursive Verse Handwriting printable so your child can give it a try.

Learn how to read a story so it comes alive with this FREE The Storyteller Tips ebook (subscriber freebie).

Here are 25 FREE STEM Books for Your Homeschool and FREE Homeschool Resources for High School.

Don’t miss this FREE Spring Printables Pack (33 pages!)

Click here thousands of homeschool freebies!

*Don’t forget! If you are looking for additional free homeschool resources please check the huge growing list of free homeschool curriculum and resourceson MoneySavingMom.com!

Jamerrill is the homeschooling mother of a large and growing family. After seasons of spending $50 or less annually to homeschool her children, she started Free Homeschool Deals in 2012 to help all families afford the homeschool life. You can follow the homeschool goodness on Pinterest and Facebook.

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