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Download the FREE Casual Wardrobe Basics Builder

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If you struggle to come up with outfit ideas, this FREE Wardrobe Basics Builder is SO helpful!

FREE Wardrobe Basics Builder

Need some inspiration for simple outfit ideas? Sign up for the FREE Casual Wardrobe Basics Builder.

You’ll get a downloadable PDF with simple closest capsule wardrobe suggestions (you probably have most of these in your closest already!) and then 20 different cute outfits you can put together with those items. It’s so inspiring to see ways you can put together new outfits with what you already own!

Go sign up for your FREE Casual Wardrobe Basics Builder.

P.S. Don’t forget to listen to my podcast with the creator of this PDF and founder of Get Your Pretty On, Alison Lumbatis.

Free Summer Reading Programs 2020

If you’re looking for summer reading programs for kids, this is our comprehensive list of all the completely FREE programs!

{Looking for other fun summer deals? Kids can bowl for free and skate for free at many participating locations this summer!

free summer reading programs 2020

Believe it or not, it’s almost that time of year again — when school is out and summer reading programs abound. Yay! (Well, some of you might not be saying “yay!”, but we do because my kids LOVE them some summer reading programs!)

Note: We recommend calling your local stores to verify that they’re participating in these programs this year. Due to COVID, there maybe be some temporary changes in these programs, depending on your region.

Free Summer Reading Programs 2020

Do your kids love to read, too? If so, this is our big list of all the FREE summer reading programs that are available nationally!

Amazon — Kids who read any eight books this summer can bring their list of books read to the nearest Amazon Retail Store to receive a Star Reader Certificate and their choice of a free book.

Audiobook Sync — SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads per week for teens 13+. Sign up to get notifications when the free audiobook downloads are available.

Barnes & Noble — Earn a free book through the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program for kids in grades 1-6.

  1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (PDF download). Tell them which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
  2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between July 1st and August 31st, 2020.
  3. Choose a FREE BOOK from the selection on the Reading Journal list at the store.

Books-A-Million — Read any four books from the Summer Reading Adventure section in-store or online, write about them in your summer reading adventure log book, and receive a free Dog Man logo baseball cap (while supplies last).

Chuck E. Cheese — Kids can fill out their Reading Rewards Calendar when they read every day for two weeks, and then trade it in for 10 FREE play points at your local Chuck E. Cheese location.

Half Price Books — Kids 14 or younger can read 15 minutes per day to reach a total of at least 300 minutes. After that, they can take their completed reading log to their local store to earn Bookworm Bucks to spend. (In addition, they have a summer reading program for teens.)

Lifeway Stores– Lifeway typically does a summer reading program where you can receive a free Bible for reading six books. It’s not live yet, but you can sign up to receive a notification when it goes live this year!

Scholastic — The Summer Read-A-Palooza is back again this year! Kids can enter their summer reading minutes online to unlock digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges and access book excerpts, videos, and other summer-exclusive content.

Showcase Cinemas — Bookworm Wednesdays entitles kids to free admission to a select children’s film when they present a book report at a participating Cinema de Lux, Showcase, or Multiplex Cinemas box office. Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six years of age receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. They don’t have the movie schedule up yet, but you can bookmark the page and check back when it goes live for 2020.

TD Bank – Kids in grades Kindergarten through 5th can earn $10 from TD Bank when they read 10 books this summer. Simply print out the Summer Reading Form, write down the names of the books read on the form and then take the form to the nearest TD Bank. You will receive the $10 in a new or existing TD Simple Savings account. (Note: The form hasn’t been updated for 2020 yet, but this program typically returns every year and starts on June 1st.)

Local Libraries — Above all, don’t forget about your local library! Most of them offer fun summer reading programs with prizes and more.

Bonus: Don’t forget about the Pizza Hut Book-It Program that runs each school year!

Download our FREE Kid’s Summer Reading Printable Pack!

free kid's summer reading challenge printable pack

Looking for a fun way to encourage and motivate your kids to read more? Or need a creative way for your kids to keep track of all the books they read through summer reading programs this year?

Be sure to download our FREE Kid’s Summer Reading Printable Pack! It comes with a reading challenge, reading time tracker, and fill-in-the-blank summer reading list.

Do you know of any other Summer Reading Programs we should add to this list? Let us know in the comments!

Free Homeschool Curriculum & Resources | Huge List of 22 Freebies!

This is a weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Carrie from 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.

Free Homeschool Curriculum

Psst! Looking for more FREE online educational resources while your kids are at home? Check out this HUGE list we put together of all the available free educational games, apps, and programs available right now!

Free General Homeschool Curriculum:

FREE Summer Business Brainstorm for Teens – Does your teen want to run their own business? Then don’t miss this FREE Business Brainstorming printable to help them get started on their idea and flesh out some details before they jump in feet first.

FREE Inspirational Coloring Sheet – Does your little ones love to color? Or are you looking for a fun way to introduce Bible verses to your kids? Download this FREE Inspirational Coloring Sheet that does both!

FREE Community Helpers Printables – Children need to learn about the different community workers that do an amazing job of helping to keep community running. With these free community helpers printables, children will have fun and work on their fine motor skills all while learning about these important jobs that they may one day be part of.

Free Resources About the Post Office – Can you imagine what we would do without the post office or mail carriers? To teach kids all about the post office and the postal system, these free resources about the post office will help.

A FREE Guide to Elections in the United States – This free resource will help answer tons of questions about our government, several of which students might not have even thought to ask! It can also help you talk politics with your younger children.

FREE Fire & Firefighting Vocabulary Copywork – I think at some point, nearly every child wants to be a firefighter when they grow up. Firefighters are brave and heroic, facing down enormous risks and pressures. Help introduce kids to part of this world with this FREE Fire & Firefighting Vocabulary Copywork.

Free Firefighter Themed Vocab Copywork

Free Science Homeschool Curriculum:

Famous Scientists: FREE Printables and Resources About Blaise Pascal – Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, religious philosopher and inventor. If you are learning about famous scientists or inventors you will enjoy these free resources about this famous scientist Blaise Pascal.

FREE Animal and Plant Cell Notebooking Journal – There are a lot of things happening inside a person, animal, or plant–and many of them happen in places so small we can’t begin to imagine it. Help your students study biology with this FREE Animal and Plant Cell Notebooking Journal.

Animals of the Forest Printables – If you are studying animals, kids tend to resonate with the animals of the forest. Forest animals are adorable and many movies are set in or around forests. Your kids will be interested in learning all about forest animals with these animals of the forest printables.

Famous Scientists: FREE Printables and Resources About Johannes Kepler – Johannes Kepler was a German astronomer, inventor and mathematician from the 17th century. He was one of the most influential figures in the scientific revolution. If you are studying astronomy, and planets you will enjoy learning about Johannes Kepler.

Johannes Kepler Printables

Free Geography Resources:

Resources for Learning About Brazil – Brazil is a fascinating country to learn about. If you want to provide a fun country study in your homeschool, then use these resources to learn about Brazil.

Free Giant Maps for Your Homeschool – Want a Giant Map for your home? Maybe your kids would love to color a giant map of what they’re studying? Check out this site where you can print Giant Maps for your homeschool absolutely FREE!

50 States Resources – Songs & Videos to Learn the States & Capitals – Learning the 50 States and Capitals doesn’t have to boring! Add some fun tunes and catchy lyrics to encourage memorization in your children. Check out this list of FREE songs and videos to help your kids learn the 50 States and their Capitals.

FREE U.S. Geography Reading Comprehension Unit – Help sharpen your student’s reading comprehension skills and learn geography at the same time with this FREE U.S. Geography Reading Comprehension Unit. The United States Reading Comprehension Geography Unit is intended to be a supplement to your study of U.S. geography and is geared for grades 4-8. Get yours FREE for a Limited Time!!

FREE State Flags Worksheets and Fact Cards – Do your kids know why each state flag is designed the way it is? There is a ton of history and symbolism behind many of our state flags, and this FREE State Flags Worksheets and Fact Cards set is a fun way to introduce it to your students.

free U.S. Geography homeschool curriculum

Free Math Homeschool Curriculum:

FREE Math Cut & Paste – Multiplication and Division – Could you use a no-prep hands-on activity to help your kids practice multiplication and division skills? You can get precisely that with this FREE Math Cut & Paste – Multiplication and Division unit.

FREE Measurement and Conversion Printables and Cheatsheets – Kids that are not math inclined can be extremely frustrated by measurements, especially when it comes time to learn how to convert them. This is where cheat sheets are very beneficial. Check out thse FREE measurement and conversion printables and cheatsheets!

FREE Math Equivalencies and Conversions Cheat Sheets – These FREE Math Equivalencies and Conversions Cheat Sheets provide a quick and easy reference for English to English conversions, metric to metric conversions, English to metric conversions, and metric to English conversions, as well as fractions, square roots, and more!

Free History Resources:

Free Printables About the U.S. Army – Military Appreciation Month is a great time to teach about the branches of service, and these free printables about the U.S. Army can help.

Resources All About the Presidents – These resources all about the presidents will help your kids celebrate their contributions to the United States, their lives, and the history around their presidential terms.

FREE State History Timeline Resource Plus Cheat Sheets – The transformation of the United States from thirteen colonies to a nation of fifty states is an exciting one. Help your kids create a timeline of when each state became a state with this FREE State History Timeline Resource.

FREE U.S. Constitution Vocabulary Copywork – Some of the language of the nation’s founding documents can be hard to understand because the words are no longer commonly used. Help your kids learn more of the meaning behind the U.S. Constitution with this FREE U.S. Constitution Vocabulary Copywork.

free U.S. constitution homeschool curriculum

Carrie has been homeschooling for over a decade and loves to share FREE homeschool curriculum, deals, and reviews over at Homeschool Giveaways. You can find homeschool freebies, free homemaking resources, meal plans, free unit studies, and much more.