Homeschool Freebies & Sales {12/16}

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This week’s Homeschool Freebies & Sales will bring some Christmas cheer! 

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FREE 12 Days of Christmas Coloring Pages

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FREE Christmas Printables for Preschoolers
(I added these to my Christmas Mad Libs page.)

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FREE Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Printables

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FREE Christmas Coloring Tracing Printables

Amazon has some deeply discounted deals that your family might enjoy:

If you have Amazon Prime, there are six days left to order from Amazon and get it before Christmas. A frugal hint: sign up for a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime Trial, take advantage of the crazy Christmas Daily Deals, and then cancel your subscription before your trial is over. Be sure to leave yourself a reminder before the last day!! It is super easy to cancel by simply going to your account and changing your plan. You might end up loving it as much as I do and extend your subscription!

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TODAY ONLY! Save up to 50% off select Family & Strategy Board Games. These don’t don’t go on sale very often, so snag one today!

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Electronic Snap Circuits Jr. Kit  $32.99  $20.99

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Crayola Paint Maker  $24.99  $12.00

Frozen Anna Dress
Disney Frozen Anna Dress  $19.99  $9.84

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Nerf Walkie Talkies  $24.99  $12.49

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Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America)  $499.00  $199.00

(Prices can quickly change, so check before you buy!)

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25% Off One Book at Amazon

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12 days of deals

Today through December 14th, get 25% off any one book on Amazon with the code BOOKDEAL25  It is good for print books only, sold and shipped by Amazon, and has a limit of $10 off.

I am excited about this because my kiddos have several books on their Christmas list. Here is a peek at some of them:

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The Blood of Olympus is the newest book in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan, author of  Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

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Minecraft Redstone Handbook is from the Minecraft Handbook Collection.

642 things to write about

642 Things to Write About Journal is filled with clever & funny writing prompts.

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642 Things to Draw Journal is filled with fun drawing prompts.

wreck this journal

Wreck This Journal takes creative writing to another level with activities that make a book protector (like me) cringe, but make my teen daughters giggle with delight. It has several cover options.

in my humble opinion

In My Humble Opinion Mini Journal is a tongue-in-cheek place to unload your true feelings. The cover reads “A journal to vent about why people are like that and why all the stupid things they do are so obvious to me…”.

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A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live is one I would recommend for the women on your list. I had to return my copy to the library before I had time to finish, but I was taking notes by page 5.

Do you have any great book recommendations on your Christmas list?

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Christmas Activity & Coloring Pages

Free Christmas Activity Coloring Pages

I love to find cute Christmas activity & coloring pages for my kiddos. They are the perfect instant fun option for this non-crafty mom. Simply print them out, add a few supplies, & enjoy!

These sites have tons of activity pages. I’ve linked to their main Christmas pages, and then given a few examples of the types of activities at each site.

Activity Village Christmas Pages:


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Color by Pattern Pages

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Stand-up Characters

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Christmas Worksheets

Itsy Bitsy Fun Christmas Pages:

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Color by Numbers

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Christmas Multiplication

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Tracing Worksheets

Free-n-Fun Christmas Coloring Pages:

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Advent Wreath

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J is for Jesus

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Ornaments

Sunday School Kids Christmas Activities:

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Christmas Chrismons Tree

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Christmas Greeting

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Joy, Love & Peace Banners

Education.com Christmas Printables:

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Christmas Banner

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Make Your Own Wreath

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Christmas Gift Tags

Find more Christmas Fun on my Homeschool Christmas Board

Follow Amy T @ Are We There Yet?’s board Homeschool – Christmas on Pinterest.

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Celebrating December {Subscriber Freebie}

 Celebrating December Printables

I had a hard time choosing images for the Celebrating December printables because there are so many beautiful vintage Christmas graphics. I hope these add some holiday cheer to your home!

The Contents:

  • Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Cookies – an easy but delicious recipe to make with your kids
  • December Nature Observation Calendar – write or draw observations each day & keep as a record to compare with next year (this can also be used for a regular calendar)
  • December Poem
  • Should You and Your Dog Ever Call at My Door Poem
  • A Christmas Prayer

 December Set 1

  • Gentle Men Poem & Writing Page
  • O, Holy Night! Poem and Writing Page
  • What I Should Like Poem & Writing Page

December Set 2

Vintage Coloring Pages:

December Set 3

Vintage Prints:

December Set 4

The Celebrating December set is free for my email newsletter subscribers. The links for the files will be at the bottom of every post update email. Not a subscriber? Sign up today! For best results, make sure your printer is set to borderless or whole page. I recommend printing on cardstock.

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100 FREE Printable Gifts for Kids

100 Free Printable Gifts for Kids

Creative gifts for kids don’t have to cost a fortune. This list of 100 ideas for free printable gifts includes really cool coloring books, journals, and paper model toys.

If you want to add some finishing touches, take a quick trip to the dollar store and grab scissors, glue sticks, crayons, and a folder or binder.

~COLORING BOOKS~

~PRETEND PLAY~

~JOURNALS & MISC.~

~PAPER TOYS~

Even more printables:

Check out the other iHomeschool Bloggers’ 100 Things Posts.

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Need more gift ideas? These gift guides might help:

minecraft-gift-guide Doctor Who Gift Guide Gifts Ideas for a Pretend Play Home

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December Nature Calendar

Since I already shared the Christmas Countdowns, I was planning on having the Celebrating December set ready to go over the weekend. I of course forgot there was a calendar in the pack. Use the December Nature Observation Calendar to write or draw observations each day & keep as a record to compare with next year.

This is usually reserved for subscribers, but I am offering it for free to everyone this month. I will also include it in the December set, as usual.

–>-> DOWNLOAD THE DECEMBER NATURE CALENDAR  <-<–

December Nature Observation Calendar

FREE Christmas Kindle eBooks for Kids

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 FREE Christmas Kindle eBooks for Kids

It’s time for our weekly seasonal ebook roundup! This week’s collection has some fun Christmas eBooks for kids. These ebooks were free at the time of posting but that could change at any moment. As always, check before you click!!

Read on most devices with the FREE Kindle Reading App.

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The 12 Days of Christmas

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Letters from Santa: A Christmas Alphabet Book

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The Christmas Elf

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Christmas Jokes

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I See Christmas!

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The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Counting Book

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The Christmas Butterfly

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Santa’s Tree Topper

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Santa Goes Skiing

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A Christmas Carol

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Jingle All the Way

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The Life of  a Snowflake

Don’t own a Kindle? You can read Kindle ebooks on your phone, tablet, or PC with the FREE Kindle Reading App.

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My affiliate links were used in this post. There is no cost to you to download the free ebooks. I appreciate any shopping you might do while visiting Amazon! I have not read most of these ebooks and am not endorsing the contents. Please use your own judgement when choosing reading materials for yourself and your family.

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Add a Little Christmas Funschool to Your December

During December, we like to stray from our regular homeschool routine and add in a few educational Christmas activities. I rounded up some of my favorite Christmas posts to help you add a little Funschool to your month!

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Test out your grammar skills with some zany Christmas Mad Libs.

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Plan some new Christmas Traditions. (Use this as a creative witing assignment!)

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Learn about the Christmas Star and make a Sparkly Star Garland.

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Practice cutting skills with a few Printable Nativity Scenes.

Free Snowflake Patterns and Templates

Have a Snowflake Cutting Party and create a Winter Wonderland.

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Filling out a Christmas Wish List counts as handwriting practice.

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Join in on the Reindeer Games at your next Christmas party.

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Away in a Manger Funschool

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Let It Snow Funschool

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The December Writing Prompt Calendar is still available for subscribers.

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Keep track of your Christmas Funschool on these December Assignment Sheets.

What do your homeschool days look like in December?

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Poppins Book Nook: Little House in the Kitchen

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**Due to a family emergency, this post is a week late. Thanks for your patience!**

It is time once again for Poppins Book Nook. This month’s theme is: To the Kitchen! Please join in the fun with the linky & giveaway at the end!

Little House Recipes & Activities

The Little House on the Prairie series has been a favorite of mine since I was a young girl. I read them over & over until the covers fell off. One of the things I loved the most about them were the detailed descriptions of what they ate, and how they prepared their food.

We had an unexpectedly-crazy month, so instead of doing a kitchen project, I decided to plan ahead for a little Christmas Funschool. We like to shelve most of the books in December and have some hands-on fun. 

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We are going to use two books as the base of our unit: A Little House Christmas Treasury and The Little House Cookbook.

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These websites also have some Little House recipes:

  • Almanzo’s Pancakes, Cornmeal Pudding with Molasses, and Snow Candy are among the recipes you will find at Little House Books.
  • The recipes at Laura’s Prairie House include Horehound Candy, Parched Corn, and Vinegar Pie.

We’ll throw in some activities like churning butter, and figure out the amount of food we would have needed for our covered wagon.

We might even do a free lapbook:

We’ll round out our study with a Little House Virtual Field Trip.

Don’t forget to print out your November Lapbook to document your adventure this month. 

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Take a look at what the other Poppins Book Nook bloggers are up to this month:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God�s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy�s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ My Bright Firefly ~A Mommy�s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~Where Imagination Grows ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A �Peace� of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am  ~ Simple Living Mama

Feed Our Small World:A Cookbook for Kids Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a copy of the book Feed Our Small World: A Cookbook for Kids for the theme of To The Kitchen!

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Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s disclosures found hereJust enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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75% Off What’s In the Bible? ~ Today Only!!

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What’s In the Bible? is having a super Cyber Monday sale!! Today only, you can purchase the digital downloads for $3.50 and the entire DVD collection for only $79.99. We love this series, and I highly recommend it for gift-giving.

Take a look at these deals:

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Get the whole series – 13 DVDs – for only $79.99 with code SAVE30.

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The DVD Digital Downloads are only $3.50 each (75%off!) with code SAVE30. You can also pick up the activity packs for only 99 cents.

This sale only last for a few hours, so act quickly!