Here are some of the best educational deals and freebies available right now from Katie who writes at Cincinnati Cents:
DUPLO My First Playhouse Set for $11.28: Amazon has their DUPLO My First Playhouse Set on sale for $11.28. Regularly priced at $19.99, this set features an easy-to-build playhouse with opening doors and a window, and a fun slide. The set includes a turnable day/night brick as a scene-setter and 4 brightly colored decorated bricks with key moments in the daily routine.
Peel & Play Wall Sets for $19.99: Educents has several of their Peel & Play Wall Sets on sale for $19.99 including money skills set, fractions set, USA map set, and human body play set. These sets are made of fabric that remains adhesive because it’s cleanable (all it needs is a little rubbing alcohol), durable (tearing and ripping is out of the question!), and has the versatility to transform walls into a creative canvas.
American Girl Creative Pockets Craft Kit for $23.90: Amazon has their American Girl Creative Room Pockets Craft Kit on sale for $23.90. Regularly priced at $32.99, this wall organizer is the perfect storage spot for magazines, markers, and more. This kit has the needed supplies to create four unique storage pockets, and it includes 4 canvas panels, 48 fabric stickers, 16 adhesive rhinestones, 2 fabric markers, cotton ribbon, and an idea booklet.
Free YouthSpark Camps at Microsoft: Microsoft is offering free YouthSpark Summer Camps this summer. Kids ages 8 and older will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the latest technology as they learn how to code, create games, and use their imagination. There will be four camps available, with two designed for beginners and two for intermediates who are ready to take their skills to the next level. Each camp runs for four consecutive days and lasts for two hours per day. It’s important to note that the parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every camp participant ages 18 and under must remain in the Microsoft store for the duration of the event. You can find a participating Microsoft store near you here.
Keten Magnetic Building Set for $35.89 Shipped: Amazon has their Keten Magnetic Building Blocks Set on sale for $35.89. Regularly priced at $99.99, this set includes 12 triangles, 24 squares, 2 hexagons, 8 Ferris wheel brackets, 6 cards, and a building ideas booklet. Plus, this set includes free shipping as well.
$78 Pack of Educational Freebies: For a limited time, Educents as a $78 Educational Pack available for FREE! This pack includes the following components – Back to School Selfies, Cooking American History Book, Dino-ROAR Math Centers, Equivalent Equations, I Spy Shapes, Moo!, On Top, Sharks and Minnows, Teach Me Sight Words, Educents Spring Coloring Book, Educents Subjects Coloring Book, and Educents Summer Colloring Book. You can find more educational freebies here.
LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia for $10.79: Amazon has their LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia on sale for $10.79. This encyclopedia is a comprehensive visual guide to the full range of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes mini figures, including such favorites as Superman, Batman, and more. Readers will learn little-know facts and figures about these heroes as well as their weapons, gadgets, and vehicles. The book even includes an exclusive DC Comics mini figure as well.
Free Apple Camps: Apple Retail Stores across the country are offering free Apple Camps this summer. Kids ages 8-12 will have the opportunity to broaden their creative horizons by making movies, creating interactive books, and more all while using Apple products. These free camps last for three days each, and there are three different camps to choose from – Coding Game and Programming Robots, Stories in Motion with iMovie, and Interactive Storytelling with iBooks. It’s important to note that a parent or legal guardian must stay at the Apple Store for the duration of the Apple Camp workshop.
Learning Resources Camp Out Play Set for $15.99: Amazon has their Learning Resources 10-Piece Camp Out Play Set on sale for $15.99. This set includes 2 logs with flame, glow-in-the-dark lantern, fork, hot dog, marshmallow, chocolate bar, 2 graham crackers, and a duffel bag.
Yahtzee Classic Game for $8.88: Amazon has their Classic Yahtzee Game on sale for $8.88. The game includes a shaker, 5 dice, a score pad, and a game guide.
Free Map Games eBook: Download a free copy of the Well Planned Map Games eBook. Whether intentionally educational or not, games offer an invaluable resource for keeping the brain active, learning, and engaged. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find in Well Planned Mapping – Using Games for Break Time, Game Suggestions, People Around the World, Places and Facts about the World, People in the U.S., Places and Facts about the U.S., Booklist for History, Listen Along Worksheets, and Coloring Pages.
Playskool Shape Sorter for $7.53: Amazon has their Playskool Shape Sorter Set on sale for $7.53. This classic set includes 9 shapes that can fit into the open slots on each side of the shape sorter.
Learn to Mod Minecraft for $29.99: Educents has their Learn to Mod Minecraft Software on sale for $29.99. Students as young as 6 years old can learn how to code by modding their own private Minecraft server that they can share with friends. This set includes tutorials, videos, and puzzles to guide students through basic and complex mod building to enable them to create their own mods from scratch. They’ll be able to control everything about their server – the weather, the time of day, texture packs, and more. Kids can even code their own multi-player mini games!
LEGO Angry Birds Building Set for $23.99: Amazon has their LEGO Angry Birds Island Egg Heist Building Set on sale for $23.99. This set features Matilda’s House with a staircase catapult and easel, plus a branch, plants, flower elements and a Piggy Trike as well as 3 figures – Red, Matilda and Biker Pig. Accessory elements include spinning Billy the Sign, 4 eggs and 2 bird nests.
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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