Well, I’ve been a little absent the past few weeks. We’re trying to wrap up everything. Classical Conversations is over. Art is almost over. Piano lessons are finished. Math and reading will continue over the summer though! I also celebrated a milestone birthday. I don’t feel that old…but we won’t talk about it! 🙂
Here are a few freebies and deals for this week:
Homeschool Family Freebies
1. Pizza Hut Book-It Program
Homeschooling families can enroll their children ages 5-12 in the Pizza Hut BOOK IT Program for 2017-2018. Your children will earn a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza and a sticker on their Passport to Reading when they meet their individual reading goals each month.
Materials will be mailed out in September.
2. FREE Butterfly Printable Pack
Download a FREE Butterfly Printable Pack from Real Life at Home. You’ll need to scroll down to find it (it’s after the craft).
Be sure to check out our butterfly crafts, too!
- Contact Paper Butterfly Craft
- Butterfly Cake
- Butterfly Cupcakes
- Saturday Scoop: Juice Box Wings
- Caterpillar to Butterfly Craft
- Sipping Nectar (and our Butterfly Lunch)
- Tasty Tuesday — Snack Bag Butterflies
- Scrap Paper Butterfly
3. FREE Download – 10 Snacks Your Kids Can Make
Interested in teaching your child to cook? You can get a free download of 10 Snacks Your Kids Can Make.
Also, the Kids Cook Real Food Course is now available! This is great for kids of all ages (we love it)! You can use it as a summer learning experience, curriculum, or just a low-pressure, fun way to teach your kids to cook!
4. FREE Kindle First eBook
If you are a Prime Member, you can get your FREE Kindle First eBook for May now. You are able to choose one of the six new titles:
- Dead Certain: A Novel
- The First Word
- The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen Series Book 1)
- The Lioness of Morocco
- North Haven
- The Great Passage
5. Prime Members – The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book
With The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teacher Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons–from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space.
6. Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Barnes and Noble has a FREE Kids Summer Reading Program you’ll definitely want to take advantage of so your kids can earn a FREE book!
1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017.
3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.
Homeschool Family Deals
1. Discount eBook
Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World: How One Family Learned That Saying No Can Lead to Life’s Biggest Yes (ebook) is available for just $2.39 right now. You can also add the Audible version for just $3.99.
“But everyone else has it.” “If you loved me, you’d get it for me!” When you hear these comments from your kids, it can be tough not to cave. You love your children—don’t you want them to be happy and to fit in?
Kristen Welch knows firsthand it’s not that easy. In fact, she’s found out that when you say yes too often, it’s not only hard on your peace of mind and your wallet—it actually puts your kids at long-term risk. In Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, Kristen shares the ups and downs in her own family’s journey of discovering why it’s healthiest not to give their kids everything. Teaching them the difference between “want” and “need” is the first step in the right direction. With many practical tips and anecdotes, she shares how to say the ultimate yes as a family by bringing up faith-filled kids who will love God, serve others, and grow into hardworking, fulfilled, and successful adults.
It’s never too late to raise grateful kids. Get ready to cultivate a spirit of genuine appreciation and create a Jesus-centered home in which your kids don’t just say—but mean!—“thank you” for everything they have.
2. Fidgets Starting at $2+
Over on Amazon, I noticed that the top-selling “toys” right now are all fidgets! If you’re planning on purchasing one of these, be sure to check out the selection at Amazon because they have a ton for pretty inexpensive prices. You can see some of the top-selling fidgets here.
3. Summer Brain Quest Workbooks
I just found out that Brain Quest has released a new line of Summer Brain Quest workbooks. These are written specifically for the summer! These are available for around $9.17 (reg. $12.95) on Amazon right now.
Stop summer slide, stay summer smart!
From the creators of America’s #1 educational bestseller Brain Quest comes Summer Brain Quest—a workbook, a game, and an outdoor adventure! It’s an interactive and personalized quest to keep kids excited about learning all summer long.
Summer Brain Quest begins with a map that guides you through a workbook filled with activities. As you complete activities, you earn stickers to track your progress on the map. Jam-packed with curriculum-based exercises, bonus challenges, outside activities, over 150 stickers, a summer reading list, and a Brain Quest mini deck. Summer Brain Quest helps kids keep essential skills sharp all summer.
4. Two Snap Circuits Sets for the Lowest Price-to-Date
You can get this Snap Circuits Motion Electronics Discovery Kit for just $42.98 (reg. $84.99). This is the lowest price-to-date.
- Projects include, an Optical Theremin, Echo effects, Voice changer – Record voice or music.
- Connect the unit to your smart phone and analyze sounds with downloadable apps.
- Color organ controlled by iPod or other MP3 player, voice or finger.
- Includes full-color manual with easy to follow instructions.
- Over 50 parts and over 165 projects to complete; All motion and physics focused.
- Experiment with gears ratios using various gears and pulleys.
- Experiments include: Color changing lighted fan, Air “fountain”, Motion Detector and so much more.
Snap Circuit Arcade is currently marked down to $32.93 (reg. $64.99). This is the lowest price-t0-date! Please remember that prices may change.
- Snap Circuit Arcade is an exciting introduction to problem solving, following directions, and the satisfaction of a job well done
- 30 Snap Modules included to complete more that 200 projects that support a vigorous STEM or STEAM curriculum
- Enjoy completing projects using a programmable Word Fan, Dual LED Display and a pre-programmed PICAXE Micro-Controller
- Clear and concise Illustrated Manual includes explanations for different Snap Modules and concepts needed to build Arcade projects
- Another chapter in the Award Winning Snap Circuit line of Electronic Discovery Kits
5. Schoolhouse Rock DVD Deal
6. Learning Resources Jungle Animals
Get this set of Learning Resources Jungle Animals (60 counters) for just $11.08 right now (reg. $24.99). This is the lowest price-to-date. Please remember prices may change.
- 60 beautifully detailed jungle animal counters
- Count, sort, classify, learn addition and subtraction, and role play with 3D animal counters
- Includes “Did You Know?” animal fun facts to help children build vocabulary and encourage curiosity about wildlife
- Set includes 5 each of: cheetah, elephant, gazelle, giraffe, gnu, gorilla, hippo, lion, ostrich, rhinoceros, tiger, and zebra
- Made from durable plastic
7. Rare Deal – $10 Off a $50 Purchase of Natural House Products
This is a great offer! You can get $10 off a $50 purchase of select household products. These include brands like Seventh Generation, Method, Mrs. Meyer’s and more.
- Pick products from this page
- Add them to your cart
- The discount will come off automatically at checkout
This is a nice way to save on natural household products that don’t normally drop in price very often. See all of the included products here.
8. Quartet Dry Erase Board
Get the Quartet Dry Erase Board (17″ x 23″) for just $5 (the lowest price so far). This is an add-on item. Please remember prices may change.
- Post or write on smooth, magnetic, dry-erase surface; 17″ x 23″ size for personal use
- Black plastic frame adds design simplicity; Permanent self-stick pads included; hang board vertically or horizontally
- 1 Quartet dry-erase marker and 2 round magnets also included
9. Discount eBook
Download Pressing Pause by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk for just $1.99 right now.
Kids bickering? Schedule jam-packed? Dishes and laundry both piled up high? Perhaps it’s time you pressed pause.
Whether you’re juggling a career, kids’ schedules, and church commitments or you’re covered in spit-up and anxious about what the next eighteen years might hold, you can carve out a few quiet moments to rejuvenate your spirit.
Pressing Pause offers you a calm way to start your day, to refresh yourself in Jesus and drink deeply of His presence so that you are ready to pour out love, time, and energy into the people who matter most to you.