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:

ZOOB 75-Piece Building Set for $15.90: Amazon has their ZOOB 75-Piece Building Set on sale for $15.90. This set features gears, axels and joints that snap, click, and pop together for endless building possibilities. The set also includes 4 instruction guides to design over 25 creations including a Dino Bunny and a Space Bird. There are several other ZOOB Sets on sale as well with prices starting at just $13.20, and you can find the full listing of sets on sale here.

4-Way CountDown Game for $11.40: Purchase the 4-Way CountDown Game for just $11.40. This fun and educational game will challenge kids’ addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills by simply using the numbers on the dice.

T.S. Shure 4-Puzzle Set for $12.13: Amazon has their T.S. Shure Country Farm 4 Large Puzzles Set on sale for $12.13. This set includes 4 different puzzles, each with 24 large wooden pieces, as well as a wooden box with a lid for easy storage.

Free Math Activity for Minion Fans: So, what do you get when you combine minions and a free offer together? A totally free and fun, minion-themed math activity! These cute and fun minions are the perfect character for these engaging math centers. This packet includes seven different math centers or resources, such as addition, subtraction, making ten, measurement, money match, number cards, and more.

40% Off Clearance at DaySpring: DaySpring is offering an extra 40% off their clearance items when you enter the promotional code 40CLEAR at checkout. With this promotion, you’ll be able to pick up some great bargains such as a Peanuts Advent Calendar – $2.39, Perpetual Calendars – $2.99, VeggieTales Color Wonder Set – $3.29, 4-Pack of Journals – $9.60, and more.

Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit for $12.88: Amazon has their Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit on sale for $12.88. This 20-piece kit enables young scientists to explore and learn the basics of science from chemical reactions to the use of science tools, and it embraces STEM principles to help children construct, engineer, explorer and experiment with science. There are several other Scientific Explorer Kits on sale as well including the Scientific Explorer My First Dino Kit – $12.67, Scientific Explorer Perfumery Science Kit – $13.20, Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit – $13.20, Scientific Explorer Magic Science Kit – $12.80, Scientific Explorer Meteor Rocket Science Kit – $13.20, and Scientific Explorer Glow-In-the-Dark Fun Lab – $11.65.

1st & 2nd Grade Curriculum for $19.99: Educents is featuring their 1st & 2nd Grade Curriculum for just $19.99 this week. This set retails for $71.98, and it features 12 different units, including 2D Shapes, Addition with Regrouping, Argh Adjectives, Back to School All About Me, Comprehension Detectives, First Grade Garammar Nouns, Listen Up Science, and many more.

8 Early Elementary Writing Freebies: Making writing fun for kids can be a challenging task, but these 8 freebies will give you a nice jump start. Choose from 100 Random Acts of Kindness, Sight Word Practice Worksheets, Opinion Writing, Ending Marks, Plant a Garden, and many more. You can find all the free writing activities included with this offer here.

LEGO City Mobile Police Unit for $31.99: Amazon has their LEGO City Police Mobile Unit Set on sale for $31.99. This set typically retails for $44.99, and it includes 3 mini figures (2 policemen and a crook) with assorted accessories such as a control room, 3 surveillance screens, jail, detachable trailer with support legs, a road barrier storage compartment, folding antenna and satellite dish and a hidden city map and coffee machine.

Fisher-Price Easy Stack ‘n Sound Blocks for $4.99: Purchase the Fisher-Price Easy Stack ‘n Sounds Blocks Set for just $4.99. These blocks are regularly priced at $9.99, and they feature bright colors, fun sounds and interesting textures stimulate baby’s senses of sight, sound and touch.

Spirograph Set for $18.19: Amazon has their Spirograph Deluxe Design Set on sale for $18.19. With Spirograph’s distinctive interlocking gears and wheels, kids and adults alike can draw elegant, spiraling designs. The 45-piece set includes 19 wheels, 2 rings, 1 rack, spiro-putty, 3 pens, a 14-page guide book, design paper, and a carry-along storage case.

12 Free eGuides from Craftsy: Craftsy has 12 FREE eGuides available to help you tap into your inner creativity! You can choose from the following topics – Fabulous Fondant Toppers, Save Those Scraps: A Scrap Quilting Handbook, Knitting Stitches You Need to Know, Understanding Exposure for Better Photos Now, Drawing the Human Face, Success with Container Gardening, Beginner’s Guide to the World of Watercolor, The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet, How to Draw with Perspective, Woodturning Basics for Beginners, and Drawing the Human Body. This is a great way to pick up a new hobby or learn a new skill – for free!

Melissa & Doug Sweet Hearts Bead Set for $7.28: Amazon has their Melissa & Doug Sweet Hearts Bead Set on sale for $7.28. This set features over 120 wooden beads, 5 color-coordinated cords, and a handy wooden tray. Not only is this set fun for creating jewelry, but it can be used for pattern activities as well.

World of Disney Eye Found It! Card Game for $5.99: Purchase the World of Disney Eye Found It! Card Game for just $5.99. This game typically retails for $9.99, and it’s ideal for promoting observation skills and attention to detail as well as object identification and matching skills.

World Map Poster for $4.62 Shipped: Amazon has their world map poster on sale for $4.62. This poster measures 24-inches by 36 -inches, and it’s a perfect supplement to any school curriculum. Plus, this offer includes free shipping as well.

33% Off Violin Starter Set: Educents is featuring 33% off their Violin Starter Set! Perfect for beginners, this Violin Starter Set contains everything your child needs to play the violin. Available in 3 different sizes, this set ensures that children as young as 5 years old can learn to play the violin. An animated character named Val the Violin guides students through lessons by the New York City Ballet violinist Sabina Skalar. The eMedia My Violin walks students through the core elements of violin playing in over 160 lessons. The set includes a quality violin with bow, carrying case, rosin, cloth, and eMedia My Violin CD-ROM (compatible with Windows or Mac). Plus, this set includes 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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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:

61% Off Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software: Today only, Amazon is featuring their Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software for just $69. These software programs typically are priced at $179 each (a savings of 61%!), and twenty different language programs are included in this sale. Rosetta Stone is well-known for their language-immersion software which has been shown to be very effective in teaching students and adults alike a new language. Plus, this offer includes free shipping as well.

World of Disney Eye Found It! Card Game for $5.99: Amazon has their World of Disney Eye Found It! Card Game on sale for $5.99. This game typically retails for $9.99, and it’s ideal for promoting observation skills and attention to detail as well as object identification and matching skills.

LEGO Creator Beach Hut for $22.70: Purchase the LEGO Creator Beach Hut Set for $22.70. This beach house includes a cash register, floor lamp, radio, bottled beverages, a pier, bucket, starfish, blue sea, tan sand, green grass, decking, seating, and a table. It also features a seagull, 2 surfboards, and a paddle for paddleboarding. Plus, the 3-in-1 model rebuilds into a summer shack with an outdoor swimming pool or a summer cottage by the sea.

Free Children’s Songs from Amazon: Amazon has several free kids’ songs available for download, including many classic favorites such as Five Little Monkeys, Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald, Turkey in the Straw, Rubber Duckie, Twinkle Twinkle, This Old Man, and Frere Jacques. You can find all the free kids songs included in this offer from Amazon here.

Sweet & Sassy Customizable Teacher’s Binder for $5: Are you looking for an easy way to organize your classroom or homeschool? If so, Educents has an inexpensive way to keep everything right at your fingertips. Educents has their Sweet & Sassy Customizable Teacher’s Binder on sale for $5. This set features over 50 pages of material that is entirely editable and contains everything you’ll need to keep organized this school year.

Crayola Twistables Crayons (24 Ct.) for $3 Shipped: Staples has their Crayola Twistables Crayons (24 ct.) on sale for $3. This set features 24 different brilliant colors as well as a clear vinyl pouch for reusable storage. Plus, if you choose in-store pick up at your local Staples store, you’ll receive free shipping as well.

$20 Off $20+ Purchase at Shutterfly: For a limited time, you can get $20 off your Shutterfly purchase of $20 or more when you enter the promotional code JOLLYJULY at checkout. This is an ideal way to create a classroom calendar that features important dates, upcoming field trips, and project due dates. As an alternative, you could also 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 and/or objects. This type of book makes the learning process fun and familiar for your child. This offer is valid through July 28th.

Free Hero Girl Math Worksheets: Educents has a free set of Hero Girl Math Worksheets available for download. This set features 15 pages of subtraction practice which are ideal for kindergarten through 5th grade.

LEGO Technic Snowmobile Model Kit for $14.92: Amazon has their LEGO Technic Snowmobile Model Kit on sale for $14.92. This set features independent suspension for each front ski and a rear track, cool ripped-effect decals, and exciting elements like steering arms and steering bearings. Plus, this 2-in-1 model rebuilds into a snow motorcycle as well.

VeggieTales DVDs for $6.97: Family Christian Store has several of their VeggieTales DVDs on sale for $6.97. The following titles are included in this sale – VeggieTales: The Ballad of Little Joe, VeggieTales: Sweetpea Beauty, VeggieTales: Celery Night Fever, VeggieTales: Larryboy and the Bad Apple, VeggieTales: Robin Good & His Not-So-Merry Men, VeggieTales: Madame Blueberry, VeggieTales: The Wonderful Wizard of Ha’s, and VeggieTales: Veggies in Space – The Fennel Frontier. Plus, if you choose in-store pick up, you’ll receive free shipping as well.

33% Off Violin Starter Set: Educents is featuring 33% off their Violin Starter Set! Perfect for beginners, this Violin Starter Set contains everything your child needs to play the violin. Available in 3 different sizes, this set ensures that children as young as 5 years old can learn to play the violin. An animated character named Val the Violin guides students through lessons by the New York City Ballet violinist Sabina Skalar. The eMedia My Violin walks students through the core elements of violin playing in over 160 lessons. The set includes a quality violin with bow, carrying case, rosin, cloth, and eMedia My Violin CD-ROM (compatible with Windows or Mac). Plus, this set includes free shipping as well.

Free Bacteria All Around Us Unit: Educents has a FREE Bacteria All Around Us Unit available for download. This unit is a week-long preschool learning curriculum that includes morning and afternoon activities. With this unit you’ll receive a Song of the Week, Teacher’s Corner Activities, Learning Center Activities, and Reflections. You can find more great freebies from Educents here.

Crafty’s Summer Closeout Sale: Craftsy is featuring their Creative Escape Summer Closeout Sale. With this sale, you’ll be able to pick up bargains on quilting fabric, yarn, art supplies, sewing fabric, cake decorating supplies, and more. Plus, you can find lot of free classes from Craftsy here. This sale is valid through July 27th.

50% Off Plus Free Shipping at Schoola: Whether you’re looking for back-to-school clothes, a backpack, or a tote bag, school shopping expenses can add up quickly! For a limited time only, receive 50% off your entire order at Schoola plus free shipping when you enter the promotional code BACKTOSCHOOLA at checkout. Schoola is an online used women and kids’ clothing store that features gently used clothing at tremendous discounts compared to regular retail prices. Most of the items are name-brand clothing, and a portion of each sale helps support local schools. Plus, when you sign up as a new Schoola member, you’ll receive a FREE $15 credit. At checkout, you’ll see this promotion in your account as a $15 credit. So, between the free $15 in credit, the 50% off flash sale, and the free shipping, you should be able to pick up at least 2 items of clothing for FREE!

2-Pounds of Interstellar Sand for $7.99 Shipped: 13 Deals has 2 pounds of Interstellar Sand on sale for $7.99 today. As an alternative, you can also purchase 6 pounds for $15 – or just $2.50 per pound! Kids can use this sand to carve, cut, draw, and create imprints, sharp lines, and detailed art. This lightweight polymer mixture never dries out or hardens, plus it sticks to itself so it’s easy to clean up and reuse over and over again. As an added bonus, this set includes 4 free sand castle molds as well as free shipping.

Free Minecraft-Themed Math Worksheets: Download Multi Taskin’ Mom’s FREE Minecraft Themed Addition Worksheets. These fun math worksheets include single digit to double digit addition, making this freebie useful for Minecraft kids ages 5 to 12. Looking for more ways to turn gaming time into learning time? Check out all the Minecraft-themed educational products offered on Educents at a discount.

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.

It may be hot outside, but that makes it the perfect time to come inside and work on school. This week we have a lot of great educational resources, and some fun activities, too, if you want to keep it more relaxed. I think we’ve found something for every subject, and as always, it’s all FREE!

Preschool and Early Elementary

Hands on activities are great for preschoolers. Try these Free Alphabet Cut & Paste Worksheets.

Have a fairy loving daughter? Grab this FREE Fairy Themed Number 10 Pack . Then grab this FREE ALPHABET SUPERHERO MEMORY GAME and these FREE Super Hero Themed Alphabet Pennants for more themed alphabet learning fun for all children.

Kids of all ages will have fun with this FREE Minion Finger Puppets Making Activity.

Learn the colors with these FREE Color Wall Cards and Flashcards.

Teach nursery rhymes with this FREE Jack and the Beanstalk Printable.

Focus on the number 11 with a FREE Number 11 Romping and Roaring Pack.

Art and Entertainment

FREE Art Lessons

Study Monet with these Free Monet Art Activities.

Dig into a great plot with this FREE Pixar Short Film Study and Plot Chart Diagram.

Math

Keep those multiplication tables fresh with a FREE Summer Multiplication Printable Pack.

Here are FREE Time Lapse Practice Downloads.

Learn number bonds with FREE Number Bond Worksheets.

Skip counting lily pad games are a fun way to practice math. Try these FREE Frog and Lily Pads Skip Counting Printables.

Here are FREE Ice Cream Patterns Worksheets for Kindergarten.

Science

There are 5 lapbooks in this FREE Living Things Lapbooks.

Learn all the different types of whales with these FREE Printable Whale Cards.

Here are FREE Ocean Themed Printables.

This FREE Plant Cell Printables Pack is a great way to study cells.

Reading, Literature and Spelling

FREE Author Study

Learn all about David Shannon with this FREE David Shannon Author Study.

Practice word endings with a FREE Ice Cream Shop Word Endings Game and this FREE Ending Sounds Game.

Have fun learning to spell with FREE CVCC Word Family Dot Marker Pages and FREE Printable ‘R’ Blend Clip Cards.

Grab these great reading printables for your summer reading adventures:

Unit Studies

This FREE Beatrix Potter Unit Study includes links, resources, and printables.

Return to the 1920’s with a Free Titanic Unit Study.

Read the “Always Room for One More” book and then grab this FREE Always Room for One More Unit Study and Printables.

Writing and Literature

Here are two great sets of writing prompts:

Random Homeschool Goodness

FREE Calendar

Here is a FREE Set of Blank Calendar Pages for August 2015- July 2016 and FREE Bingo Marker Calendars for 2015-16.

Join a Free LEGO Challenge with Printables.

Need help forming your letter of intent to homeschool your child to your school board? Here is a FREE Editable Letter of Intent.

To Join a Homeschool Co-op or Not

Wondering if you should Join a Homeschool Co-op or Not?

Here are Free Ten Commandments eLesson.

Calling all Star Wars lovers! Here are FREE Star Wars Kids Coloring Pages.

History and Geography

Before you start those geography lessons, learn How to Make Geography Lessons Stick.

Grab this FREE Texas State Study to go with your American Geography studies.

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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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:

Thomas the Train Take-N-Play Timothy for $5.99: Amazon has their Thomas the Train Take-N-Play Timothy on sale for $5.99. This die-cast engine connects to other Thomas & Friends engines and cars with magnet connectors on each end. Plus their are several other Thomas the Train toys on sale as well including Take-N-Play Porter for $5.97, Take-N-Play Percy for $6.83, Thomas Engine for $10.30, and many more.

50% Off Lunchboxes, Backpacks, & Uniforms from The Children’s Place: Just in time for the back to school season, the Children’s Place is featuring 50% off backpacks, lunchboxes, and uniforms. With this promotion, you’ll be able to pick up lunchboxes for $4.97, backpacks for $9.98, and uniform separates starting at $3.97 each. Plus, you’ll receive free shipping on all orders through July 21st.

LEGO Friends Heartlake Juice Bar Set for $21: Amazon has their LEGO Friends Heartlake Juice Bar Set on sale for $21. This set includes an Andrea and Naya mini doll figures; a juice bar with glass windows, a counter with blenders, a juice squeezer, sink, and cash register; and an inside and outside seating area with chairs, a table, and accessories.

Free eBook Bundle from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine: The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is currently featuring a FREE eBook Bundle to help you organize your homeschool, overcome writing woes, and teach writing skills. The following titles are included in this collection – Just How Important are Communication Skills?, Play What You Mean, Communication Skills and Your Gifted Child, Growing Authors and Illustrators, Helping the Reluctant Writer, Why Does My Child Hate to Write?, Organize Your Homeschool, and Inexpensive Organization.

LeapFrog LeapPad Mr. Pencil Ultra eBook for $7.20: Amazon has their LeapFrog LeapPad Mr. Pencil Ultra eBook on sale for $7.20. This eBook features three auto-adjusting reading levels and six reading and writing activities, and it teaches comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary, word recognition and phonics.

Parents Magazine & Family Fun Magazine for $10: For a limited time you can purchase a one-year subscription to Parents Magazine and a one-year subscription to Family Fun Magazine for just $10. This is the ultimate combination to equip parents with yummy recipes, fun crafts, boredom-busting activities, and useful travel tips.

LEGO City Fire Chief Car for $7.98: Amazon has their LEGO City Fire Chief Car Set on sale for $7.98. This set includes 2 minifigures (fire chief and a cat owner) as well as a fire chief car, a tree, a cat, a gold helmet, fire extinguisher, walkie-talkie, and a fish.

Free Monet Inspired Art Activities: Educents has a free set of Monet Inspired Act Activities available for download. Little ones will have the opportunity to design their own garden, explore reflective symmetry in the water lily pond, and make huge water lilies to decorate your walls. This program will also enable young learners to write their own poetry, perform science experiments, and make a plantable paper. They’ll even learn about parallel lines, different parts of the day, and expressing their emotions in art.

Canon All-In-One Inkjet Printer for $17.99: Tanga has their Canon Pixma All-in-One Inkjet Printer on sale for $17.99. This printer typically retails for $69.99 – a savings of 74%! The printer offers both quality photos as well as crisp documents. The auto power on feature powers up the printer whenever you send a photo or document to be printed, and the hybrid ink system combines dye ink for vivid colors and black pigment ink for sharp text. Shipping is a flat rate of $1.99.

Magic School Bus Science Kits for $10 Each: Get an exciting new Magic School Bus Science Kit delivered to your doorstep every month. These science experiments for kids include making clouds in a bottle, making rain, the greenhouse effect, making a thermometer, making a tornado, creating your own weather chart, and more. Educents has the award-winning Science Kit subscription for 50% off plus free shipping! With this deal, you’ll pay just $10 per month for this fun, hands-on science experience. Each kit includes a colorful manual based on the characters as well as everything you need to complete at least seven experiments related to that month’s theme. These kits are ideal for children ages 5-12, and they include the following topics – acids and bases, bacteria and fungi, fossils, the human body, weather, magnets, solids/liquids/gases, stars and planets, air, water, light/mirrors/rainbows, and volcanoes.

Free Creative Cake Pops Class: Craftsy is featuring a FREE Creative Cake Pops Class. Participants will learn to create gorgeous cake pops by Wilton decorator, Valerie Pradhan. Throughout the course, you’ll learn how to create the base of the pop, create a smooth coating, and decorate the pop with swirling sprinkles, impressive marbling techniques, and beautiful drizzled candy. These cake pops are ideal for birthdays, showers, weddings, holidays, and more. You’ll receive 4 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.

LEGO Friends Sets for $4.97: Amazon has their several of their LEGO Friends Sets on sale with prices starting at just $4.97 each – LEGO Friends Bunnies & Babies for $4.99, LEGO Friends Puppy Training for $4.97, LEGO Friends Little Foal for $4.97, LEGO Friends Stephanie’s Pizzeria for $7.99, LEGO Friends Olivia’s Garden Pool for $7.99, LEGO Friends Vet Ambulance for $9.99, and LEGO Friends Water Scooter Fun for $7.97.

Tinkertoy 100-Piece Essentials Set for $21.99: Purchase a Tinkertoy 100-Piece Essentials Set on sale for $21.99. This set typically retails for $34.99, and it includes spools, rods, flags, washers, end caps, and more plus a sturdy box for storage and portability.

Magic School Bus Journey Into the Human Body Set for $10.79: Amazon has their Magic School Bus: A Journey Into the Human Body Set on sale for $10.79. 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.

5 Free Pattern Coloring Books: Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something about a coloring book and a set of crayons that instantly takes me back to being a kid again! So, needless to say, I was happy to find these 5 free pattern coloring books available from Amazon today – Playground of Patterns, Magical Mandala, Mandala Challenge, Minimalistic Mandalas, and Mandalas Squared.

Shakespeare Children’s Stories 20-Book Boxed Set for $29.99 Shipped: Would you like to introduce your child to Shakespeare but aren’t sure how to approach this author’s works? If so, Groupon has a fun option available today. Purchase Shakespeare Children’s Stories 20-Book Boxed Set for just $29.99. This set introduces kids to a variety of Shakespeare plays that are rewritten in narrative form to make it easier for young children to comprehend. Each book features 64 pages as well as engaging illustrations. Plus, this set includes free shipping as well.

Lalaloopsy Doll Play Sets for $2.98: Amazon has several of their Lalaloopsy Doll Play Sets on sale for $2.98 (regular price is $11.99 each). The following sets are included in this sale – Trampoline Set, Jump Rope Set, Trike Set, and Pogo Stick Set.

Free Kindle eBooks for Kids: Amazon has several free Kindle eBooks for kids available for download today including How To Draw Cool Stuff, Sweet Dreams Little Pup, Tongue Twisters for Kids, The Secret Garden, The Ugly Duckling, Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp, The Bees Down in the Garden, Kids Animal Books, Johnny B. Fast the Super Spy, and 12 Great Barrier Reef Animals.

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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