Educational Deals & Freebies Round-Up

lego-friends-300x239Here are some of the best educational deals and freebies available right now from Katie who writes at Cincinnati Cents:

LEGO Friends Sunshine Harvest for $14.99: Amazon has their LEGO Friends Sunshine Harvest Set on sale for $14.99. This set features a tractor with a trailer, a fruit stand with a cash register, and a variety of accessories such as fruit, a cake, a tree with apples, a garden patch with vegetables, and a dog with a dog house.

Discovery Kids 10-Book Set for $24.99 Shipped: Groupon has their Discovery Kids 10-Book Set on sale for $24.99. A variety of topics are covered in these books from animals and anatomy to dinosaurs and vehicles. More than 50 3D stickers are included in each book as well as a pair of 3D glasses. Kids can spread the stickers across seven different scenes, each of which are accompanied by fun facts, full-color illustrations, and photographs. Plus, this set includes free shipping.

Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen for $65 Shipped: Amazon has their Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen on sale for $65. This set typically retails for $95.99, and it features opening cabinets with storage inside, a microwave, an oven, a burner with electronic cooking sounds, a refrigerator, and a towel rack. The set also includes a coffee pot, 2 plates, 2 cups, 2 forks, 2 knives, 2 spoons, a frying pan, and a phone. Plus, this set includes free shipping.

Free Kindle e-Books for Kids: There are several free Kindle e-Books for kids available to download including What Happens When a Lion Lies Down, Petal’s Four Seasons, Tales of the Friendly Forest, Search for the Pirate’s Treasure, The Mystery of Smugglers Cove, The Princess in my Teacup, If Dogs Could Do Chores, and Amanda’s Dream.

Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden for $14.16: Purchase the Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden for just $14.16. This set includes a collapsible, reusable butterfly habitat as well as a mail-in voucher for five butterfly larvae and special food. This is an amazing opportunity for kids to witness the butterfly life cycle and learn about caterpillars, butterflies, and metamorphosis.

LEGO City 2014 Advent Calendar for $29.99: Amazon has released their 2014 LEGO Advent Calendar, and it’s currently available for $29.99. This set comes complete with 7 characters as well as a mailbox, frog, snowmen, a cake stand, 2 cups, a pie, a food stand, fruit, vegetables, a window with decorations, and a wagon with a baguette. It also features a catapult with 3 snowballs and a variety of other accessories.

Phase 10 Twist Card Game for $9.98: Purchase the Phase 10 Twist Card Game for just $9.98. This game is based on the traditional Phase 10 Card Game, but instead is a board game filled with risks, rewards, and fun twists. The set includes a game board, a discard/draw tray, 112 cards, a cardholder, 6 player pieces, and instructions.

Free Jump Into Cursive Handwriting e-Book: Brookdale House is offering a free Jump Into Cursive Handwriting e-Book. Simply enter the promotional code cursive at checkout to receive this free offer. While this resource contains cute drawings throughout the pages, it can be used for any age group.

Mega Bloks Thomas the Train Set for $23.99: Amazon has their Mega Bloks Thomas the Train Set on sale for $23.99. This set includes a buildable play set that can be rebuilt a number of different ways, a Percy engine, and a sheet of stickers. The storage lid doubles as a buildable base, and the container is ideal for storing the set when your child is finished playing.

Little Tikes Shape Sorting Pot for $11.24: Purchase the Little Tikes Shape Sorting Pot Set for just $11.24. This set features a pot with a shape-sorting lid as well as a spoon and vegetables of various shapes and colors.

Disney Doc McStuffins Magnetic Playset for $8.98: Amazon has their Disney Doc McStuffins Magnetic Activity Playset on sale for $8.98. This set includes a magnetic play scene along with 31 Doc McStuffins magnets. Plus, the magnets can be stored inside the activity play set, making clean up a breeze.

Free Solar System Worksheets: Education.com has 20 free Solar System Worksheets available for download. These worksheets are a nice addition to an astronomy unit study.

Mattel Password Journal for $15: Amazon has their Mattel Password Journal on sale for $15. This electronic journal is password protected, and it unlocks when the secret password is spoken. The set includes a journal, a notebook, and an invisible ink pen.

The Greatest Day Ever Game for $11.99: Purchase The Greatest Day Ever Game for just $11.99. This fun matching game is from the creators of the bestselling Loaded Questions Game, and it includes a copy of “The Greatest Day Ever” book as well.

Little Tikes Shopping Cart for $25: Amazon has their Little Tikes Shopping Cart on sale for $25. This toy includes a deep basket that’s ideal for grocery shopping as well as a fold-down seat for a favorite doll or stuffed toy and storage underneath the cart for all of your child’s favorite items.

Free Christopher Columbus Pack: Download a free Christopher Columbus Pack from 3 Dinosaurs. This pack includes map skills, labeling a compass, syllables, patterns, and more.

Fisher-Price Kick & Play Piano Gym for $30.49: Amazon has their Fisher-Price Kick & Play Piano Gym on sale for $30.49. This interactive gym includes a mirror, five activity toys, a comfortable mat, and a singing piano. Plus, as your child gets older, the piano can be detached for on the go fun 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

melissa-doug-sticker-pad-300x268Here are some of the best educational deals and freebies available right now from Katie who writes at Cincinnati Cents:

K’NEX Nascar Dale Jr.’s Garage Building Set for $12.77: Amazon has their K’NEX Deal Earnhardt Jr.’s Garage Building Set on sale for $12.77. This set typically retails for $24.99, and it enables builders to create 4 different #88 cars in four unique paint schemes. Children can build and work on the cars in the customized garage, and the set even includes Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s K’NEXman as well.

LEGO City Fire Truck Set for $15.62: Purchase the LEGO City Fire Truck Set for just $15.62. This set features 2 firefighter mini figures with assorted accessories, an extendable ladder with a rotating base, a retractable hose with a water element, and an opening hatch with an equipment storage box. Plus, the accessories include a fire hydrant, firefighting gear, an axe, a fire extinguisher, and a saw. There are several other LEGO sets on sale as well including LEGO City Motorcycle for $5.99, LEGO City Police ATV for $6.96, LEGO Castle Forest Ambush for $7.99, LEGO City Flatbed Truck for $13.59, LEGO Castle Gatehouse Raid for $22.25, and LEGO City Police Set for $22.92.

The Complete Ramona Book Collection for $25.42: Amazon has The Complete Ramona Book Collection on sale for $25.42. This collection includes the following titles – Beezus and Ramona, Ramona the Pest, Ramona the Brave, Ramona and Her Father, Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona Quimby Age 8, Ramona Forever, and Ramona’s World.

Free Kindle e-Books for Kids: There are several free Kindle e-Books for kids available for download including Don’t Juggle Bees, Coolest Chapter Books for Kids Sampler, Hugo the Happy Starfish, Johnny the First Grader, The Dog Who Watched TV, A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush, Maisy & the Missing Mice, If You Have a Hat, Shelby Loves Candy, and Grimm’s Fairy Stories.

Melissa & Doug Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad for $4.99: Amazon has their Melissa & Doug Habitats Reusable Sticker Pad on sale for $4.99. This set includes 5 scenes (a farm, a prehistoric landscape, an African oasis, a jungle, and the ocean) and over 150 reusable stickers. These easy-to-peel vinyl stickers can be removed and repositioned for hours of play. There are several other Melissa & Doug Sticker Pads on sale as well, such as Melissa & Doug Play House! Reusable Sticker Pad for $4.99, Melissa & Doug Vehicles Reusable Sticker Pad for $4.99, Melissa & Doug Dress-Up Reusable Sticker Pad for $4.95, Melissa & Doug Fashion Sticker Collection for $4.99, Melissa & Doug Jewelry & Nails Sticker Pad for $4.99, and Melissa & Doug Alphabet and Numbers Sticker Collection for $4.99.

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals for $3.96: Purchase the Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals for just $3.96. Author of Go Away, Big Green Monster!, Ed Emberley utilizes simple shapes to show young artists how to draw a variety of animals such as lions, frogs, mice, birds, dragons, and more.

Learning Resources Fraction Tower Activity Set for $12.62: Amazon has their Learning Resources Fraction Tower Activity Set on sale for $12.62. This set of 51 cubes illustrates the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents. The cubes snap together an provide a visual understanding of fraction concepts.

Crayola Crayons for $0.25 at Toys “R” Us: Toys “R” Us has their 24-Ct. Crayola Crayons on sale for 4/$1 this week. You will need to purchase four boxes in order to receive this promotional pricing, and there is a limit of 8 boxes per customer.

K’NEX 521-Piece Building Set for $16.21: Amazon has their K’NEX 521-Piece Building Set on sale for $16.21. This set typically retails for $24.99, and it enables young builders to create 35 unique models such as dragsters, ferris wheels, dinosaurs, creatures, and more. Plus, the parts and models can be stored in the convenient storage tub.

Green Toys Shape Sorter Toy for $13.99: Purchase the Green Toys Shape Sorter Toy for just $13.99. This two-part elliptical shape sorter comes with 8 colorful shapes (2 stars, 2 circles, 2 squares, and 2 triangles), and is made from 100% recycled milk jugs. The set helps develop recognition of shapes and colors and encourages hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skill development, and problem solving skills.

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

Free Community Helpers Pack: Download a free Community Helpers Pack, compliments of 3 Dinosaurs. This pack includes pre-writing practice, puzzles, sorting, acrostic poems, graphing, and more.

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Game for $10.99: Amazon has their Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Game on sale for $10.99. This game typically retails for $26.99, and it includes new rules, new questions, and more chances to win “money.”

Klutz Fingerprint Fabulous Set for $11.52: Purchase the Klutz Fingerprint Fabulous Set for just $11.52. This set uses kids’ fingerprints as the starting point for fun creations. The 40-page Klutz book includes plenty of instructions and ideas for inspiration, and it comes with 3 ink pads (pink, purple, and green), a black marker pen, glitter glue, sequins, and tear-out greeting cards.

K’NEX Amazin’ 8 Coaster Building Set for $17.99: Amazon has their K’NEX Amazin’ 8 Coaster Building Set on sale for $17.99. This set features 448 parts that enable kids to build their own motorized amusement park ride.

Free Octonauts Printable Pack: Royal Baloo has a free Octonauts Printable Pack available for download. This pack includes patterns, sequencing, beginning sounds, puzzles, graphing, and more.

Tru-Ray Construction Paper (50 ct.) for $2.08: Amazon has their Tru-Ray Construction Paper (50 ct.) on sale for $2.09. This heavyweight paper withstands scoring, folding, and curling without cracking or tearing. Plus, its superior fade resistance keeps projects looking brighter longer.

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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.

Access your free copy of the January/February Issue of The Old Schoolhouse homeschool magazine.

Get FREE Books with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program.

For a limited time get the free instant download of Called Home – Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool.

These Living-Non Living Montessori Cards are offered by The Homeschool Den.

Free Composer Notebooking Pages and The Minute Waltz Music Appreciation lessons are available for music studies.

Homeschool Giveaways is offering this full Bible Curriculum, The ABC’s For Godly Children – free for subscribers. This offer ends 1/10/14 at 11:59 pm EST.

For science learning there are Chemistry Flash Cards for the Periodic Table Elements available through Currclick.com

How to Keep Toddlers Busy While Homeschooling

Free download with character training in mind, Be Respectful: Free Copywork, Journaling, and Vocabulary Set.

Several additional homeschool related free eBooks that are available are so follows:

Duct Tape Throwing Axe Booklet (written by homeschool students/entrepreneurs),

A Bundle of Learning – Things That Are New,

Inspired Homeschooling – 4 Easy Steps to Ignite Your Learning at Home,

Return of the Routine – Six Simple Steps to Success,

Printable Velcro Craft Stick Idea Book,

and Book Of Virtues.

For Spanish learning there are Free Spanish Lessons for Kids + Free Color Words Wall Words in Spanish Printables.

 

Free Homeschooling Resources: DIY Journalism Curriculum for Homeschoolers

Find free resources to help create a DIY journalism curriculum for your upper level students at Five J’s.

Perfect for LEGO builders are these free LEGO® Number Cards.

Save $5.99 and download this Free Angle Properties-Interactive Lesson.

Find out more about how to access these free Online Apologia Science Courses for Homeschool Middle & High School.

Because it’s mid-year homeschool for many families there are Printable Mid-Year Homeschool Review Forms and Homeschool Attendance Record Printable for 2014.

For homeschoolers who use notebooking there is a free Family History Notebooking Unit and a Geography Terms Notebooking and Mini-Book unit.

Oh the dilemma.  When do you buy a book and when do you simply try to borrow it?

Books: When to Borrow, When to Buy

For older students with a creative eye there are Inspirational Quotes for Teens printables.

Following the Iditarod is a free unit study that is available for a limited time.

How to Homeschool for Free has a list of Manners and Etiquette Resources.

Free homeschool printables for younger students and early elementary: Noah’s Ark Coloring Pages, Penguin PreK-K Printable Activity Pack, Superhero Preschool Printables, Hot Chocolate Math, and Word Family Houses for Short o.

Also on Currclick there is a free Good Habits Lapbook.

Don’t miss the 176 Best Homeschool Freebies & More for 2013!

And lastly for Bible learning there is a free Bible Curriculum for Preschool through 6th Grade, and even Spanish! As well as a free Online Bible Memory System.

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 resources on 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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