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Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom
Gift-giving this time of year can feel complicated, but it doesn’t have to. We want to fill our homes in the same way we fill our lives: with what matters to us, with what’s really important.
For homeschooling families, this means that we want the presents we give–to our kids and others–to contribute to an atmosphere of learning.
With this goal in mind, I wanted to highlight the sponsors who have been a part of Simple Homeschool this year. Many of them have come up with special offers for you this holiday season, too. Enjoy!
All About Reading/Spelling
The Penguin Pack is a 30 page full-color printed bundle of reading and spelling activities, designed to work with all levels of All About Reading and All About Spelling. In addition to 4 comprehensive penguin-themed activities, we’ve also included penguin snack recipes, a penguin picture book list, and a sheet of penguin stickers!
Special Offer: The Penguin Pack will be included FREE with any order over $25 from our webstore during the month of December, or until supplies run out.
Artterro Eco Art Kits
Artterro makes it easy for kids to explore needle felting, decoupage, sewing, art journaling and more, with a line of 12 inspiring Eco Art Kits. At Artterro.com you’ll also find Creative Gift Sets, crafting materials and quality tools to stock your home art studio and make holiday gift giving incredibly easy!
Special Offer: Use coupon code SIMPLE for 10% off your order of $30 or more, PLUS free shipping at Artterro.com through Dec. 15th.
A Thomas Jefferson Education
Leadership Education is energizing and revolutionizing home school for tens thousands of families across the globe. Learn how to “Inspire, not Require,” and help your children excel at every age – because they have a passion to learn and feel a special sense of purpose for their life!
Special Offer: Get the Simple Homeschool Bundle (valued at over $215) for just $47 when you use the coupon code SIMPLEBONUS13!
Be Naturally Curious
Explore science and nature through interactive stories, crafts, games, experiments, and movement! From DNA to Magnets, Molecules to Vertebrates—which Be Naturally Curious mini-course will your child choose?
Special Offer: Use the discount code WINTERWONDER for 50% off your order of downloadable mini-courses through the end of December.
Brave Writer is a writing and language arts program for families. Through user-friendly materials and award-winning online classes, Brave Writer helps you grow into a competent writing coach, calm your anxious writers, and nourish your aspiring authors—all while protecting the parent/child relationship.
Special Offer: From now until December 20th, take 15% percent off Brave Writer products on orders of $50.00 or more with the code HOLIDAYS.
Crafting Connections offers practical inspiration, creative support, and real glimpses into the lives of creative folks, all to help make living a creative family life a bit easier for you. We offer print and digital magazines, creative eCourses, plus gifts like story stones and creative quotes postcards.
Special Offer: Receive 30% off your entire order with the discount code GIFTCREATIVE – expires at midnight Dec. 31st.
Educents – The first and only educational deal site for Homeschoolers. Receive up to 100% off on amazing products to help you homeschool, all at a price you can afford. Founded by homeschoolers, for homeschoolers.
Special Offer: Use the code SimpleHS10 for an EXTRA 10% off + FREE Shipping in the Continental US. Good through 12/3/14.
Make writing fun! The engaging writing prompt journals at Gadanke.com encourage kids and teens to document their awesome adventures, wild dreams, and everyday experiences in the pages of Christmas journals, mother child journals, and time capsule journals.
Special Offer: Get complimentary weekly journal tutorials and receive free shipping on US orders over $30 (no code needed).
Great Homeschool Conventions
Hosted in Fort Worth, Texas, Greenville, South Carolina, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ontario, California in 2015, Great Homeschool Conventions offers outstanding speakers (including Dr. Benjamin Carson, M.D. in Fort Worth, Texas), hundreds of workshops and the largest homeschool curriculum exhibit hall available!
Special Offer: Use the code SIMPLEHOMESCHOOL before 12/15 to receive $5 off your registration.
Green Kid Crafts
Green Kid Crafts is an eco-friendly company producing monthly subscriptions of Creativity Kits, Science Kits, and themed Discovery Boxes. We make every month educational by delivering nature-themed, sustainable activity kits that teach children about creativity.
Special Offer: Get 70% off the first month of a new subscription with the code BLACKFRI. Expires Dec 1st.
Home Art Studio
Home Art Studio is a DVD/ROM based art education program specifically designed for homeschooling families. Give the gift of affordable in home art lessons!
Home Science Tools
Home Science Tools, started for homeschoolers by homeschoolers, is your holiday headquarters for the smartest gifts under the Christmas tree. Shop a vast selection of science discovery gifts, all with an unbeatable guarantee and 5% back online.
Special Offer: Use the code WGIFT14 for 10% off (excluding gift cards & shipping). Expires 12/22/14.
Imagine Childhood specializes in earth-friendly goods, craft & activity tutorials, and educational supplies. Our winter collection is filled with thoughtful gift solutions for the holiday season, with hundreds of unique heirloom quality toys, tools, games, and craft projects. Many are $25 or less with free shipping on orders over $100.
Special Offer: Take 10% off all orders with the code “SimpleHomeschool” through Dec 6th.
Are you a parent looking for quality educational apps for your children? KinderTown from Demme Learning is a FREE iOS app that includes the best educational apps and lets you sort by age, device, and price.
Special Offer: KinderTown has a “Parent’s Starter Guide” that walks you through the process of finding the best educational apps for your children. Enjoy!
Lavender’s Blue Homeschool
At Lavender’s Blue Homeschool I work with families who are looking for a holistic homeschooling method – one that nurtures their child’s creativity, spirit, and intelligence. I offer free resources for the early years on my blog as well as complete Waldorf-inspired curriculums for Kindergarten and First Grade.
Special Offer: Use the coupon code HOLIDAYS20 for 20% off any curriculum purchase by Dec. 31st.
Follow Little Passports characters Sam and Sofia as they embark on a new country adventure each month. Packages filled with fun souvenirs, letters, stickers, photos and activity sheets arrive in the mail once a month, bringing the world to your doorstep.
Special Offer: Get 40% off your first installment of a new monthly subscription with the code BLACK40. Expires Dec 2nd.
Oak Meadow’s flexible, progressive homeschooling curriculum can be used independently or by enrolling in their fully accredited distance learning school. Child-centered and nature-based, families love Oak Meadow’s organic approach to learning!
Special Offer: Use coupon code GreenFriday for 10% off any item in the Oak Meadow Bookstore through Tuesday, Dec 2nd.
Raddish Cooking Club
Give the gift that keeps on giving. Discover Raddish, a cooking club for kids! Each thematic kit includes illustrated recipes guides, a skill card, culinary activities, table talk conversation starters, and an adorable iron-on Raddish patch.
Special Offer: Enjoy 20% off your first month with purchase of 3, 6, or 12 month membership. Use code SIMPLEHOLIDAYS at checkout. Offer valid through 12/15/14.
Get your child reading with a FREE 4 week trial of Reading Eggs, the multi award-winning online reading program for 3 – 13 year olds.
Special Offer: Sign up for your four week free trial here. Offer ends on 2/1/15.
Celebrate Christmastime with Sparkle Stories! Follow the days of Advent with the Martin & Sylvia audio advent calendar, listen to our free holiday stories each week of December, and find holiday gifts for friends and family.
Special Offer: Take 50% off the Martin & Sylvia “Christmastime” Audio Book. Offer good through Dec 31st.
If you’re a mama who hates clothes shopping (like I do!), you may find Stitch Fix to be your answer (like I have!)
5 items delivered to your door–monthly or at your required frequency–to try on (according to a style profile you complete). Keep the ones you want, & send the rest back in a prepaid envelope.
The World’s Most Fascinating Rock Collection
Kids love collecting, getting mail, checking out rocks, and engaging with projects! The World’s Most Fascinating Rock Collection combines all this and more to teach Earth Science concepts in fun and informative monthly installments.
Special Offer: Use the code SHS10 for 10%off all orders through December 5th.