Weekend homeschool links

Weekend homeschool links
So grateful for the day of rain we had this week after a long drought!

As the holidays approach, I’ll be sharing daily Amazon deals that I believe would especially interest homeschooling families. You can find them over on our Facebook page!

After you “like” the page, you might want to turn notifications “on” and choose “see first” in your news feed so you don’t miss any, as most of these deals are available only for 24 hours. Why not get your shopping done early this year?!

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Are you a fan of Five in a Row? If so you might love Ivy Kids! Both feature unit studies around classic kids’ books, but Ivy Kids SENDS the book & ALL the supplies you’ll need each month.

It’s like PreK/K in a box, with ways to adapt for ages 3-8! Get 20% OFF your 1st kit with code IVY20


One of my favorite offerings from Dover Publications is their collection of kits & boxed sets (like the one above!) that combine living books with activities. A fun pick for the holidays!

Right now they have kits on Lincoln, the history of baseball, Revolutionary War, the Wild West and more–use code WHAY for 25% OFF!

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FREE BOOKS! Today’s best Kindle freebies for your family

FREE BOOKS! Today's best KindleAmazon freebies for your family

Some great finds in today’s post: SAT Prep, poetry, Thanksgiving help, love languages, and several more titles–click through to download!

All of the resources below were available free or on offer at the time this post was put together, but keep in mind that Amazon freebies/deals change rapidly, so don’t wait to download those that interest you. I’d also recommend double-checking that the price hasn’t changed before clicking to order!

Also, a disclaimer: I’ve done my best to choose titles I think my readers would enjoy, but I haven’t read all of the books listed below. Please preview to determine what’s appropriate for you and yours. Have fun!
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Science in a box for ages 9 and up

Science in a box for ages 9 and up
Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

Just a few years ago, everything for homeschoolers began to arrive in a box.

You could get crafts in a box, geography in a box, history in a box, preschool in a box, and more! They’d arrive in the mail once every month, and voila: something easy and educational to do that day with the kiddos, leaving you feeling like a homeschool parent champ.

Of all the monthly boxes/subscriptions we tried over the years, Little Passports ended up being our favorite. (Those of you who have read Give Your Child the World probably won’t find that too surprising!)


Each month we traveled–via mail–to a different country. I loved that these packages weren’t overwhelming. They didn’t force me to spend hours preparing anything; they contained just enough to help us learn and to keep it fun for both the kids and me.

Over the years we visited more than two dozen new lands. But then something sad happened.

My children kept growing up.

And they slowly aged out of all these cool monthly boxes–Little Passports as well. After all, most monthly subscriptions are geared toward elementary aged kids.
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Weekend homeschool links

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If you’ve never taken a peek before, take a minute to check out Oak Meadow.

In our early homeschooling years OM gave a lovely blueprint to our days, with both gentle structure & flexibility. Their creative, holistic curricula goes from PreK-12th, with an optional accredited distance school to join, too!


What better way to get kids interested in the STEM fields than with hands-on experiments? (Homemade chocolate anyone?!!)

Home Science Tools has everything you need, all in organized kits. From tech to physics to even forensic science, they’ve got you covered–such great ideas for the holidays!

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Giveaway: $320 geography package from Pin It! Maps

Pin It! Maps

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

A note from Jamie: I’m such a huge fan of these hands-on maps! I’ve taken to leaving one on our coffee table with the needed pins stuck in the corner of the map. Whenever I pass by later in the day, one of the kids has put the pins in the right places. It’s part of my covert learning operations plan! 😉

Welcome to this week’s giveaway–sponsored by Pin It! Maps.

From Sara of Pin It! Maps:

“Excite your children with hands-on geography fun!

Pin It! Maps are large hands-on pin maps with colorful name and national flags. The Ultimate Bundle of Pin It Maps includes 12 pin maps, 41 control maps, and 1,752 flags.

Children will learn by pinning locations on the pin map, looking at the labeled maps and then putting the labeled map away (it can be used to check work.)

Students can work at their own pace with these. It’s a fun, hands-on activity; kids love it and adults love it because children can work independently.

In the past Pin It Maps have been limited to Montessori schools because of their high cost. This is an affordable set for homeschoolers.”

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