Here are some of the best educational deals and freebies available right now from Katie who writes at Cincinnati Cents:
ALEX Toys Sort & Count Wooden House for $14.99: Amazon has their ALEX Toys Sort & Count Wooden House on sale for $14.99. This shape-sorting house typically retails for $43.99, and it is a fun way for children to explore colors, shapes, and numbers. The wooden house comes with six blocks in different shapes and colors, and the roof is comprised of four rows of colorful counting beads.
Darice 120-Piece Deluxe Art Set for $8.25: Purchase the Darice 120-Piece Deluxe Art Set for just $8.25. This set includes 24 markers, 24 crayons, 24 colored pencils, 24 oil pastels, 12 watercolor cakes, 2 clips, 1 white watercolor tube, and one of each of the following – palette, paintbrush, drawing pencil, sharpener, eraser, ruler, sponge, and scissors. Plus, this art studio comes complete with a book-like case, making it portable as well.
LEGO Creator Treehouse Set for $23.21: Amazon has their LEGO Creator Treehouse Set on sale for $23.21. This set features 2 tree trunks, a detachable tree house with a detachable roof, a secret trapdoor with a lock, a red bucket trap, a fold-down ladder, and a storage area. Plus, the model can be rebuilt into a lakeside hut or a farmyard barn.
Free Kindle e-Books for Kids: There are several free Kindle e-Books for kids available for download including Allie’s Yellow Jacket, Treasure Island, The Wandering Bear, Leo the Superhero, I Love to Eat Fruits and Vegetables, T is for Thanksgiving, Lulu Lily Gets Smart, Fred the Frog Finds a Friend, Go To Sleep Kitty, and The Lucky Little Labrador Goes to School.
Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks & Boards Set for $13.99: Amazon has their Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards Set on sale for $15.99. This set includes 10 simply designed colorful patterns, over 100 blocks in 6 different shapes and colors, and a durable wooden case.
Lauri Toys Primer Pak for $11.56: Purchase the Lauri Toys Primer Pak for just $11.56. This set includes a 26-piece crepe rubber alphabet puzzle, 25-piece crepe rubber locktagon construction playset, 4 fit-a-space crepe rubber min-puzzles with shapes for stringing, 3 lacing shapes, 3 tipped laces, a carrying case, and an activity guide. This set increases fine-motor control, introduces problem solving skills, develops concentration, and encourages quiet play with these unique, durable shapes.
Spot It Game for $9.11: Amazon has their Spot It Game on sale for $9.11. This game of visual perception includes five challenging ways to play for hours of fun for 2 to 8 players. It develops focus, visual perception, speech-language skills, and fine motor skills. Since this game is packaged in a travel-sized tin, it’s portable enough for on-the-go play as well.
Free Fall Printable Pack: 3 Dinosaurs has a free Fall Pack available for download. This pack includes pre-writing practice, patterns, puzzles, matching, sorting, and more.
LeapFrog Scribble & Write for $15.64: Amazon has their LeapFrog Scribble & Write on sale for $15.64. This set enables little ones to trace the lights to learn how to write, writing accuracy feedback, and an easy-grip stylus. It teaches the letters from A to Z and the numbers from 1 to 10.
LEGO Ninjago Thunder Raider Set for $18.52: Purchase the LEGO Ninjago Thunder Raider Set for just $18.52. This set typically retails for $29.99, and it includes 3 mini figures with weapons (Cole, Jay, and a Nindroid) as well as a Thunder Raider that features a cockpit, attack-mode hidden missiles, tank treads, rear off-road wheels, an attachment hub for Earth Mech, and gold Ninja swords.
ALEX Toys Bop & Roll Toy for $21.75: Amazon has their ALEX Toys Bop & Roll Toy on sale for $21.75. This item is perfect for entertaining little hands. Young children will enjoy sending brightly colored balls down four patterned levels. The set comes complete with a sturdy wooden base that has four levels, a miniature wooden hammer, and three brightly colored balls.
Free Insect Notebook Pages: Harrington Harmonies has a free set of Insect Notebook Pages available for download. This set includes 18 different insect pages as well as a blank page for unusual insect discoveries as well.
Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game for $15.79: Purchase The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game for just $15.79. This game received a 4.5-star rating from over 450 reviews, and it encourages a variety of skills, such as matching, sorting, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and pre-handwriting skills.
Zoobooks Magazine Subscription for $10: Groupon is currently offering customers a one-year subscription to Zoobooks, Zoobies, or Zootles Magazine for just $10. You can also purchase a 2-year subscription to any of the above magazines for $19 as well.
Playmobil My Take Along Noah’s Ark for $31.99: Amazon has their Playmobil My Take Along Noah’s Ark Set on sale for $31.99. The deck of the ark is removable, and the hull includes plenty of space for storage. The set features a handle so it can be taken along anywhere, and for extra fun, the ark can even float on water. The set includes two figures, a lion and lioness, and pairs of giraffes, zebras, elephants, and birds.
Free Seasons Paper Dolls Set: Royal Baloo has a free Seasons Paper Dolls Set available for download. This set includes two different skin color choices and four pages of clothing to correspond to each season.
BBC Earth DVD for 79% Off Today Only: As Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day, they are offering up to 79% off select BBC Earth DVDs and Blu-rays. Some of the titles featured in this sale include Planet Earth: The Complete Series for $16.99, Life for $21.99, Frozen Planet for $13.99, and Africa for $9.99.
Elmer’s 3D Washable Glitter Pens for $5.10: Purchase a 10-ct. set of Elmer’s 3D Washable Glitter Pens for just $5.10. This paint/glue set adds a raised 3D effect to school projects, artwork, and crafts, and it contains both classic rainbow colors as well as glitter colors.
Thomas’ Magnetic Playbook for $6.20: Amazon has their Thomas’ Magnetic Playbook on sale for $6.20. This book features 6 magnetic pages and nine magnets – Thomas, Percy, Gordon, James, Henry, Mavis, Harold, and two Troublesome Trucks. With this set, children can make up a new scenario each time they play.
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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