We’re two weeks into the swing of things, and I’m glad to be back to a routine! I’m trying to keep things super simple this year (I have a tendency to overplan and try to accomplish too much), and it seems to be working…for now. 🙂
Here are a few freebies and deals for this week.
1) FREE 30-Day Trial to ABCMouse.com
Do you have a child ages 2-7? If so, you can get a FREE 30-Day trial to ABCmouse.com. I recently tested out the free trial, and I love how it automatically adapts to your child’s learning level and offers reading, math, science and social studies, art, games, free printables, and more. It’s definitely worth taking a look at if you are interested in online learning programs.
The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the entire ABCmouse.com curriculum in a sequenced program of more than 650 lessons across eight levels. Your child can begin at any level, and the Learning Path will move him or her through the entire curriculum, making sure that the next lessons and activities are specifically relevant for your child.
The lessons of the Step-by-Step Learning Path consist of games, animations, books,puzzles, songs, art activities, and printables that relate to a specific topic.Each lesson offers several different ways to learn that topic to ensure that every child stays engaged with the lesson.
2) ABC Snacks – Eating Your Way Through the Alphabet Printable Cookbook
We have used All About Spelling for 6 years now and love it, so I am excited to share this freebies with you! Get ABC Snacks – Eating Your Way Through the Alphabet for free. You can grab a free printable cover and find printable recipes for each letter of the alphabet. You can put it into a binder or make your own ABC cookbook–and have some fun cooking with your kids.
3) Amazon Prime 6-month Trial for College Students
If you are a college student, you can get a FREE 6 month trial of Amazon Prime ($49 value). You’ll receive the same benefits as other Amazon Prime members like FREE Two-Day Shipping, 40,000 movies, free music, free photo storage, and more. Plus, you’ll get exclusive student deals. You do have to have a .edu email to take advantage of this offer.
4) Homeschool Pizza Hut Book It Program
It’s not too late to sign up. Homeschooling families can enroll their children ages 5-12 in the Pizza Hut BOOK IT Program. 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.
5) High Value Pilot Coupons
Here are a few rare coupons for Pilot pens if you like to utilize these in your homeschool. These may note be available for too long, so I recommend printing them if you are interested.
1) Kids Cook Real Food eCourse
We are utilizing this for our “home ec” curriculum this year! If teaching your child/ren to cook is on your to-do list, this is an excellent option! The fall session of the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse is open for enrollment now. The course closes on August 24, 2016. You can find more details here.
Here’s a little list of what is covered in the course:
BEGINNER (listed out of order)
- Carrying glass dishes to serve
- Peeling vegetables
- Measuring ingredients – spoons and cups
- Blending spice mixes
- Peeling hard-boiled eggs
- Careful Pouring
- Working with dough
- Slicing with a dull knife
- Dull knife cross hatch pattern
- Soaking dry beans
- Making a salad
INTERMEDIATE (not in sequential order)
- Stovetop safety
- Flipping pancakes
- Introduction to sharp knives
- Setting the table
- Making homemade salad dressings
- Browning ground beef
- Rolling dough
- Mixing simple recipes independently
- Cracking eggs
- Cooking rice
ADVANCED (not in order)
- Sautéing vegetables
- Using a small appliance (food processor taught)
- Sharp knife skills, levels 1-4 (straight vegetables, peppers, onions, melons, apples)
- Crushing garlic
- Making a white sauce/cheese sauce
- Oven safety
- Cooking eggs
- Steaming vegetables
- Cooking dry beans
- Washing the table
- “My kids (ages 8, 10) absolutely love it! It has even helped my picky eater want to try new foods. We have multiple food allergies in our home and try to cook only real food already, but I didn’t know how to teach my kids the techniques. I am learning so much too!”
- “You laid everything out so well that we had a GREAT laid back experience at the stove with FIRE. Who would have thought?!?! SO THANKFUL for this.”
- “Since my daughter is helping with making the seasonings, she now doesn’t hate ranch dressing and taco seasoning!!! woohoo! Its as though making it herself changes it.”
- “I loved the practice the boys got on those basic kitchen skills. They were both excited that they’re on their way to being able to cook on their own. My 7-year-old was like, “Now I can follow any recipe and cook anything!’”
- “Actually, it was the best time I’ve had in the kitchen with my kids for a long time!”
- “As soon as I started [the adult video], I don’t even know how the kids knew, but they were swarming like bees. They love this cooking class!”
- “I LOVE that this lesson enabled my daughter to make a dinner that the whole family enjoyed – the rice was amazingly delicious!”
2) Shaun the Sheep Movie for $4.99 in HD (or free for Prime Members)
Amazon Prime members can watch Shaun the Sheep Movie for free, but if you aren’t a member you can currently purchase Shaun The Sheep Movie for $4.99! You’ll want to click on the “Buy Movie HD” button to get the $4.99 offer. Please remember to check as prices may change.
3) Sticky Faith eBook for $1.99
Get The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids by Kara Powell for just $1.99 right now. Please remember that prices may change.
The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Unique Family addresses one of the top current concerns about youth and the church: the reality that nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from their faith when they graduate from high school. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: research also shows that parents are one of the primary influences on their child’s faith.
This book arises from the innovative, research-based, and extensively field-tested project known as “Sticky Faith,” designed to equip parents with insights and ideas for nurturing long-term faith in children and young people. Because of the Fuller Youth Institute’s six years of research with more than 500 young people, 100 churches, and 50 families, four of this guidebook’s unique qualities make it a “must have” for families eager to point their young people toward long-term faith.
First, it’s grounded in sophisticated, academically verified data. While Dr. Powell is a parent of three children who authentically weaves her own experiences throughout the book, the chapter topics correlate with parenting principles proven in national research.
Second, it is positive. Amid gloomy and theoretical resources, this book leaves parents empowered and hopeful that even little tweaks to their family rhythms can make a big difference.
Third, it is practical. Readers get what they want most: more than 100 ideas from other parents they can try today, this week, or this month.
Fourth, its “guidebook” format is accessible. For busy parents who don’t have time and inclination to read, this format is a welcome resource that they can return to time and time again for fresh ideas and inspiration.
4) Fire Kids Edition Kindle for $30 Off
Amazon has the Fire Kids Edition 7″ Display with Wi-Fi, 8 GB and a Pink, Green or Blue Kid-Proof Case marked down to only $69.99 for today (reg. $99.99)!
- Up to $109 in savings on Fire, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a Kid-Proof Case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee
- Not a toy, a full-featured Fire tablet with a 7″ IPS display and front and rear cameras.
- 8 or 16 GB of internal storage. Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
- 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free. No questions asked.
- Unlimited, free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included
- Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals
- Available in blue, green, and pink
5) All New Kindle for $20 Off
Also, you can get a great deal on this All-New Kindle 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display eReader with Wi-Fi and save $20 right now. The price is dropped to $59.99 (reg. $79.99). You can also pick up the Kindle Paperwhite for $99.99 (reg. $119.99).
- All-new design is thinner and lighter, and now available in your choice of black or white
- Easy on your eyes-touchscreen display reads like real paper
- No screen glare, even in bright sunlight, unlike tablets
- Single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours
- Get lost in your story with no alerts or notifications
- Holds thousands of books-choose from new releases and bestsellers, or from over a million titles at $2.99 or less
- Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days-includes over 1 million titles
Please remember that prices may change.
6) What’s in the Bible Digital Downloads for $5 or 20% off DVD Set
See my review of What’s in the Bible here.
7) Amazon Elements Baby Wipes for $0.01 per wipe
Here is a great stock-up deal on baby wipes. Get these Amazon Elements Baby Wipes (480 – 720 ct) for $10.99 – $16.99. If you haven’t yet ordered these wipes, you can clip a 50% off coupon. Also, if you subscribe and save, the final price will be as low as $4.85 shipped (depending on your subscription discount)
8) Ticonderoga Pencils for $1.99
Here is a nice deal on these Dixon Ticonderoga #2 HB Pencils (Box of 12). You can get them for just $1.99 (Reg. $2.49). Plus, they are pre-sharpened.
- Exclusive #2 HB graphite core formula provides extra smooth performance
- Crafted from reforested quality cedar wood
- Satin smooth finish enhances writing comfort
- Top quality latex-free eraser provides easy, clean corrections
- Includes one box of 12 pre-sharpened pencils
9) Beatrix Potter eBook Collection for $0.99
Download the Beatrix Potter Ultimate Collection for just $0.99 right now. Please remember that prices may change.
This carefully crafted ebook: “BEATRIX POTTER Ultimate Collection – 22 Children’s Books With Complete Original Illustrations” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
The Tailor of Gloucester
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of Two Bad Mice
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
The Story of Miss Moppet
The Tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers (The Roly-Poly Pudding)
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
The Tale of Mr. Tod
The Tale of Pigling Bland
Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes
Have a great weekend!