$500 Instagram Cash Giveaway

There is a HUGE giveaway happening on Instagram right now (ending 9/11/15) that I want to make sure you all do NOT miss! Assuming that $500 cash sounds like something you are interested in. (grins)

$500 Giveaway IHN

A team of homeschool bloggers have put together an amazing opportunity for one family to take advantage of and help put a dent in your homeschool spending for the year.

To enter, you’ll need to click over to THIS POST on Instagram and follow the directions under the image. This is a loop giveaway, which means that you need to click on the picture, see the name of the person tagged in the image, click over to their profile and find the above image, follow that person on Instagram (if you aren’t already), like their image, and then repeat the process until you return back to my original picture. (I promise, it sounds more confusing than it is!).

In the process, you will find and follow some other great homeschoolers on Instagram and be entered to win the $500 giveaway. The giveaway ends September 11, 2015 – so be sure to start the loop as soon as you can!

$100 Grapevine Bible Studies GIVEAWAY

$100 Grapevine Studies giveaway from Homeschool Creations

Throughout many of the years of our homeschooling, we have turned time and time and again to Grapevine Bible Studies with the kids. We may stop and use another program for a bit, but the kids always ask when we can use Grapevine again.

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Using simple stick figures, the kids have drawn their way through multiple Bible stories and learned so many Biblical facts and truths. They’ve even started using stick figure drawing in their other classes, like history, because they love it so much. This coming year we will be working through the New Testament study together with our 3rd through 9th graders.

Today I am SO excited to team up with Grapevine Studies to offer you all an AMAZING giveaway – your choice of any Bible study set from Grapevine (you choose!!!) up to $100!! You’ll be able to go on a shopping spree and find exactly what you need for your family.

Not Sure Where to Start?

Browse the Grapevine site a little and get an idea of what would be a good fit for your family. There are studies and ebooks for preschoolers through family studies.

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We’ve always chosen the ebook versions of each study, loaded the teacher’s manuals on my iPad, and printed off what we need for the kids. If you’d like to see a few of the units we’ve worked on in the past, click on one of the links below for more information.

Enter to Win!

Are you ready to enter? Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below. One winner will be chosen for the $100 Grapevine gift card. This giveaway ends Wednesday, September 9th at 11:59 pm and is open to readers worldwide (for ebook versions) or US (for physical copies). Winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. Entries will be verified.

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Homeschool Coupon Codes and Giveaways

It’s been a bit since I’ve shared any homeschool coupon codes and giveaways with you all. Here are a few deals (some may be ending soon, so be sure to check the dates!). Hope they help you out!

Win a FULL Level of All About Reading!


With the new homeschool year starting soon, you don’t want to miss this giveaway from All About Reading. We have LOVED all of their programs and used them with our boys. Enter this giveaway for a full level of one of their four reading programs.

Save 15% on North Star Geography


Laurianna usedNorth Star Geography this past year and LOVED it! She earned one high school credit (and I do have posts to share – but just haven’t had the time!). North Star Geography is on sale July 1-15, 2015 for 15% off (hardback version only).

FREE 4 Week Reading Trial


Reading Eggs is offering a free 4 week trial of their program. No future commitment needed – just register here.

FREE Lesson from Grapevine Bible Study


If you’ve been wanting to try a Grapevine Study, grab this free download of 10 Commandments this month as a download – no strings attached!  Our kids have really enjoyed using their studies and we’ll be working on them again this school year.

 Home Art Studio

Home Art Studio sale

As a great back to school special, purchase any two Home Art Studio DVDs and receive the Holiday Arts and Crafts DVD for FREE. Our kids have been using their DVDs for the last several years and they absolutely love them.

2015 Homeschool Guide Top Picks Giveaway


Have you checked out the Top Picks 2015 Homeschool Curriculum Guide? It’s organized by subject and FULL of some of the very BEST homeschool curriculum choices! And today – well, we are giving away over $6300 worth of prizes! There are five prize pack giveaways {so five winners}, and one giveaway that will have 200 winners! Yes, you read that correctly, one very awesome giveaway will have 200 winners!

Ready to get started!! Use the Rafflecopter forms below to enter. All entries will be verified. The giveaway period will close on 7/10/15 at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be notified via email on 7/13 and will have 48 hours to respond. If no response is received within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!!!

Giveaway #1

This awesome prize pack consists of:

See the Light


Bible Stories Boxed Set- $74.95 value

Explore the Bible through Interactive Art. See The Artist Draw the Bible Story. Hear The Dramatic Telling of the Story. Draw 3 Step-by-Step Lessons Related to the Bible. Share The Art and Story with Others. Over 17 hours of content! For ages 6+.

Red Wagon Tutorials


Red Wagon Tutorials e-Notebook product offers a thirty-two class lecture series recorded in MP4-HD format which can be downloaded and accessed via Internet browser. These products are Red Wagon Tutorials exclusive productions. Each session in the series is sixty to ninety minutes in length, depending on how they are used. We currently have presentations available for General Science, Health & Fitness, Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, Marine Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Advanced Biology, and Biochemistry.

Also in the works are two additional high school course presentations: Zoology and Botany. Included in our products are the video links, lecture notes, tests, answer keys, and formal lab report examples used during class presentations. They are used by over 2100 students annually worldwide. Red Wagon Tutorials gives away one free e-Notebook to a missionary family working overseas for each one we sell. e-Notebooks retail for $175.00 for each course. Titles available for this giveaway include: General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Marine Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Advanced Biology. Apologia textbook/solutions manual is required for the e-Notebook course.



Science4Us is giving away a 3-month subscription of Science4Us for one student. The winner will receive access to the entire K-2 online science program that includes interactive lessons, hands-on activities and worksheets, lesson plans and automated reports. $23.85 value.



ChessKid.com is the safest, most fun way for children to learn and play chess online. The scholastic extension site of Chess.com – the world’s largest chess website with more than 12 million registered users – ChessKid was started to provide chess coaches, parents and teachers around the world with the learning environment they needed to make chess a regular part of their children’s everyday lives.

With comprehensive learning tools that include videos, articles, puzzle trainers and more – ChessKid.com has everything a child needs to go from beginner to strong tournament player. ChessKid.com is giving away a 1-month Gold (Premium Access) Membership to all those who visit http://www.chesskid.com/homeschoolblogs— Basic Membership is always FREE, but this month members can gain premium access to try out the learning tools and playing platform that all our premium members enjoy. ChessKid.com is also giving one lucky winner 35 1-year gold memberships. This is perfect for coaches, homeschool groups/co-ops. $250 value.

Critical Thinking Co.


Win a Free Book Bundle of your choice from CriticalThinking.com! A $148 to $301 value (depending on the bundle you choose)! The winner gets to choose from 9 book bundles for grades PreK-12+. The award-winning PreK-12+ books, software, & apps from The Critical Thinking Co. teach thinking, reading, writing, math, science & history in a fun, engaging way. With every purchase, they donate two or more products to children in need. Don’t want to enter the sweepstakes? Get Seven (7) FREE eBooks! A $53 value — yours absolutely free! No purchase necessary. Just visit: www.criticalthinking.com/hbn



We’re giving away one level of Math-U-See for Top Picks 2015, valued at up to $149!

The year 2015 marks 25 years of teaching math in a way that equips and encourages both teacher and student. Math-U-See is a complete K – 12 math curriculum focused on homeschool and small group learning environments. We “Build Understanding” in students by using manipulatives in a multi-sensory, mastery-based approach suitable for all levels and learning styles. Each level focuses on a specific set of concepts while continuously reviewing and integrating previous concepts; other math topics are introduced where appropriate.

We teach by concept:

  • Emphasis on the “why” of problem solving, not just the “how”

  • Focus on teaching students how/when to apply concepts

  • A systematic and cumulative approach that is definitive and logical

We are a mastery program:

  • Step-by-step procedures for introducing, practicing, mastering, and reviewing concepts

  • Designed to teach students specific skills in sequence as the student progresses

We are skill-based and multi-sensory:

  • Use of block manipulatives to teach concepts for every level

  • Teaching that incorporates multiple senses to accommodate each learner

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Giveaway #2 ($380 value)


Foreign Language for Kids

Sign 1 (New award winning) This year Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids® is thrilled to be able to give away an annual membership to our online Spanish Program! The Membership includes full access to our complete, award-winning video series. In addition, the online program offers fun and interactive quizzes which will challenge your student and tell you when he or she is ready to progress to the next lesson. Our colorful Workbooks, which supplement the videos, are also included in the online program in a fully interactive format. The Workbooks contains, puzzles, word finds, and other fun activities to reinforce and expand upon what the videos teach. The Workbooks also add an optional component of culture and geography, which is presented in an entertaining way. The program is easy for parents to implement, even if they do not speak any Spanish. Students are engaged by the entertaining videos and excited when they realize that they are understanding and speaking some Spanish! At Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids®, we pride ourselves on our customer service. We are always available to answer your questions as your children progress through the program. Please feel free to contact us anytime.

Applecore System

Giveaway Image Applecore is a simple, online record keeping service designed for the fast paced homeschool parent. You can easily track courses, grades, attendance and more, all with full reporting from transcripts to report cards. Your FREE, year long, Gold Membership will include the following: recordkeeping for all of the students in your household, course tracking, grade reporting, report cards, a portfolio, attendance tracker, a scheduler and transcripts. Applecore is happy to assist you in keeping your child’s records organized from year to year!

Simply Fun

FrontRunner_250 We’re not just horsing around! Exercise your math factoring skills and make your horse the Front Runner. The first horse to cross the finish line wins the race. Solve equations using the dice by plugging in the missing numbers needed to solve the equation. Feeling fearless? Use a Second Wind card to re-roll the dice and try again. Falling behind? Use a Nose Ahead card for a chance to make up some ground. Solving for multiple operators? Follow the 3 rules for Order of Operations and run a smooth race. Learn Pre-Algebra Equations, Order of Operations, and Factors. Perfect for ages 8 and up! Value: $32. 

Systematic Mathematics

1 Math Rescue Cover We say “NO!” to Common Core. Math Rescue is a nonconsumable DVD program for older students (8th grade or above) that are struggling in math, have gaps, or just need a refresher. It will give them a solid foundation of understanding in math, which will build their confidence and enable them to pursue algebra and beyond. Math Rescue is a “Weapon of Math Instruction”! This course can be used alone or followed up with our algebra sets. Math Rescue includes 1 data CD and 8 lesson DVDs – an $82 value! Check out our website to learn more about Math Rescue and our other materials. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Godstruck Ministries 4 Kids






Sing God’s Word – Psalms in Tune(CD #1) and the associated Companion Curriculum (for CD #1); a $21.98 value.



Listeners will follow the adventures of Kori and Anthony who encounter Matt Cello (M.C.), Joni Microphonie, Buddy Bass, the Dissonance Brothers, and a cast of many other musical characters from Symphony City. Each song features a Bible verse or verses with dialogue that can be used as its own devotion, or each of the CDs can be enjoyed as a complete story. The Sing God’s Word CD series is a valuable teaching tool and each CD provides over an hour of audio entertainment.
Along with the eleven songs and the accompanying tracks of the story line, a simple companion curriculum has been created for each CD designed to meet the needs of preschool and younger elementary-aged students. The curricula can be used as Sunday school material, with Children’s Church small groups, as part of a home school curriculum or with individual family devotions. For each devotional segment, the curricula provide an activity/object lesson, commentary, an appropriate coloring page (a free download from our website), an accompanying Bible story from My First Study Bible: Exploring God’s Word on My Own by Thomas Nelson Publishers, and suggestions for movement or reflection for the song.



Planner-500sq The author of The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling has helped thousands of families organize their curriculum and activities through her best-selling books. Now Debra Bell has developed a series of gorgeous planners tailored to meet the specific needs of homeschooling parents and their students. Do you want to do more than just survive homeschooling? Now you can thrive in the pleasure of God’s calling. Count your blessings while charting your family’s progress with this 52-week planner designed to help you document God’s faithfulness and activity during your homeschool journey. Features include:

    • Unique Lord’s Day planning grid


  • Flexibility to help you prioritize and plan for up to six children



  • Customized daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly planning forms



  • Forms for setting goals, journaling activities, and tracking reading lists



  • Year-end review pages



This giveaway is for two copies of The Ultimate Homeschool Planner, valued at $29 each.

Spelling You See

400x400-sys We’re giving away one level of Spelling You See for Top Picks 2015, valued at up to $46! The Demme Learning family is proud to introduce a program that allows students to develop spelling skills naturally, at their own pace, with the direction and encouragement of the instructor. Dr. Karen Holinga developed this innovative approach during more than ten years of research and experience tutoring children who struggle with spelling. With Spelling You See, you can use Dr. Holinga’s approach to help your students become confident, competent spellers.


  • Follows developmental stages of spelling



  • Tested successfully since 2000 by Dr. Karen Holinga, “The Reading Doctor”



  • Short, daily activities integrating copywork, reading, speaking, and listening



  • Promotes long-term visual memory of letter patterns that helps students, over time, to incorporate correct spelling in everyday writing



Research has shown that students spell correctly when words are imprinted on the visual memory. This happens with repeated reading and repeated copying of letters and words. Reading back what is written helps students cement the correct spelling in their long-term memories, enabling them to spell the words naturally in everyday writing. To enter Giveaway #2, please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Giveaway #3

Home Educating Family


Family Magazine meets you at the intersection of your life and faith. Committed to engaging today’s homeschooling family in thoughtful discussions of relevant topics, we bring you the best articles by the best authors about the most important issues facing families today. No cookie-cutter answers here—only practical, current homeschooling advice and resources.

Teaching your children at home in the 21st century is starkly different than it was over thirty years ago when the homeschooling movement began. Families now have more options, support, and resources than ever before! Our mission is to keep you informed, so that you have the very best home educating experience possible. Family Magazine is committed to addressing those topics that influence us most deeply, such as parenting, marriage, biblical manhood and womanhood, and the family’s important roles in the church and the government. At the same time, we give you immensely practical advice on implementing the newest and best ideas in homeschooling! Homeschoolers have the advantage of avoiding some of the worst elements of our world, but we also have the responsibility of changing our world. We provides you with you the encouragement, inspiration, and information to do just that!

Win a 1 Year Subscription to Family Magazine!
In six print issues each year with first-rate graphic design and culturally relevant articles, Family Magazine has quickly become the most popular homeschool magazine on the market. Subscribe and join the discussions taking place in the homeschooling community today. Family Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine published in February, April, June, August, October, and December Please allow up to 12 weeks for delivery of your first issue.

Home Educating Family is giving away 200 one-year subscriptions to Family Magazine {valued at $25 EACH!} To enter this incredible giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter form below! Good luck!!!

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Giveaway #4

This incredible prize pack is valued at over $1800 and includes:

Easy Grammar

EGUS 8 TED COVER From the author: I created Easy Grammar Ultimate Series texts Grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12+* to ascertain students have a well-rounded curriculum. As a former high school English teacher, I knew that the focus should be literature, writing, and speech. However, students still need to be introduced to grammar concepts and mechanics at higher levels as well as to maintain mastery through daily application of concepts. The Ultimate Series has been designed for that exact purpose. I’ve used both an escalator, building-block paradigm and a cyclical approach. The former allows students to learn gradually. (Overwhelmed students tend not to learn.) Cyclical learning involves introducing, reviewing, expanding, and/or applying concept—every 20-25 days. In fact, I have written a “Scope and Sequence” for capitalization, punctuation, and grammar for each grade level. (For example, in Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: Grade 9, students actually practice using an apostrophe to form singular possessives during nineteen lessons (days). This spiraling approach enhances mastery learning! Daily Format: #1 Capitalization, #2 Punctuation, #3 & #4 Grammar Usage and Other Concepts #5 Sentence Combining for improved quality of writing. *The + denotes that Grade 12 is also applicable at college level.


T4L_400x400_06-2015_Static Time4Learning is an online, interactive curriculum for PreK-12th. It can be used for homeschool, skill building, and summer study. Time4Learning combines the technology kids love with the education they need to make learning fun! Real life concepts are taught with animation, adding a sense of humor, to make lessons engaging. The curriculum can be used by following our lessons plans or you can use the activity finder to hone in on a particular area of study. For example, if you want to work on fractions and nouns only, you can. With automated reporting, adjustable grade levels, and support, Time4Learning helps customize a curriculum to your child’s needs. Give your children the tools to work independently, study confidently, and excel in the comfort and safety of their own home.

Over the past decade, Time4Learning has helped over 400,000 homeschool students including gifted, special needs, and mainstream, discover their learning styles and instill a love for learning. Whether you’re looking for homeschool curriculum, skill sharpening, or looking for educational summer fun, Time4Learning can help! Time4Learning is available on tablets now, perfect for traveling. Our award-winning curriculum is available all year long, is student-paced, and accommodates every family’s schedule, even on the go! Time4Learning is giving away a one-year free subscription, up to $1,440.00 value. This 1-year subscription is good for a family of 4 and children in any grade levels PreK-12th. Winner will receive access to a parent login, multiple student logins, all activities, tools, and resources. 

Great Homeschool Conventions



Winner’s choice of location Enter to win a Family Package to winner’s choice of location to THE HOMESCHOOL EVENT OF THE YEAR in 2016 (Texas, South Carolina, Ohio, or California). A Family Package includes a FAMILY REGISTRATION, up to 4 tickets to the TEEN TRACK, and up to 6 tickets to the GRAND FINALE EVENT. All tickets included in the Family Package are for use by immediate family members only – parents, children, and grandparents. Value: up to $150. — SOUTHEAST Homeschool Convention – Greenville, South Carolina March 10-12, 2016 TD Convention Center — TEXAS Homeschool Convention – Fort Worth, Texas March 17-19, 2016 Fort Worth Convention Center — MIDWEST Homeschool Convention – Cincinnati, Ohio March 31-April 2, 2016 Duke Energy Convention Center — CALIFORNIA Homeschool Convention – Ontario, California June 16-18, 2016 Ontario Convention Center GREAT HOMESCHOOL CONVENTIONS is an event not to miss! Hosted in major cities across the country, this event offers something for the entire family.

    • HUGE Homeschool Curriculum Exhibit Hall


  • 100s of Information-Packed Workshops, including Homeschooling 101, Special Needs and Gifted, Parenting, and Classical Education specialty tracks



  • REAL FAITH for the REAL WORLD Teen Track



  • High-energy Children’s Conference, hosted by Giant Cow Ministries



  • Exclusive special events for families



  • Plus much, much more!



We Choose Virtues

Parentig Cards As parents, do you struggle to set behavior standards your family will stick with? Is it hard to communicate your expectations in a positive way? Who said you have to figure this out all by yourself? We Choose Virtues has tools to help you. We take the guess-work out of parenting and put the fun back in! The Parenting Cards are a set of 12 virtue-training cards, teaching 12 essential virtues in just minutes a day. This flexible curriculum works in countless homes and homeschool formats, for ages 3-11. How it works: 1. Memorize simple action-definitions, antonyms and memory verse for each virtue. (front of each card) 2. Practice each virtue using real-life demonstrations provided, read about the Kids of VirtueVille, and take the virtue-user’s challenge. (back of each card) 3. Look for teachable-moments to reinforce the virtue throughout each day. 4. Encourage your children as they become even more obedient, honest, content, and kind! The Parenting Cards are included in the Homeschool and Family Kits, but we are giving away one FREE set! Moms are saying… “My kids beg for their We Choose Virtues lessons” “The yelling and screaming has all but stopped at our house. Amazing. Thank you, We Choose Virtues!” Retail $38.49 Promo Code VIRTUE15 for 15% off the Parenting Cards.


YE-500sq The Young Explorer series is Apologia’s award-winning curriculum for students from six years old through sixth grade. These books are written directly to the student in an engaging voice and include notebooking activities, projects, and experiments. These courses may be taught in any order, depending on your child’s interests. However, Anatomy & Physiology, and Chemistry & Physics cover more difficult concepts and are best used with older elementary students. Apologia’s spiral-bound notebooking journals contain lesson plans, review questions, additional project and experiments, full-color mini-books, puzzles, and more! Our standard notebooking journals are recommended for grades 3-6. Apologia also offers junior notebooking journals! Designed for younger scientists, these notebooking journals offer age-appropriate activities for grades K-2, including coloring pages, easy and fun science experiments, full-color mini-books, and simple vocabulary exercises. A suggested lesson plan makes this resource ready to use and enjoy. Perfect for younger elementary students or those students with limited writing skills. This giveaway is for the winner’s choice of one textbook and one junior or regular notebooking journal, valued at a total of $68.


HSP_400x400 Win a KidCoder: Beginning Web Design course from Homeschool Programming! This popular first-semester course will teach your 4th-12th grade student how to create their own web pages, right on their own computer. No prior programming experience is necessary; all HTML and CSS skills are taught from the ground up. Students will complete a multi-page website with many professional features, using the free software tools already installed on their computer. The giveaway includes the optional instructional videos to provide audio-visual introduction and re-enforcement of the textbook. Together this package retails for $85! Parents do not have to be computer science experts; we gladly answer your technical support questions. This course is compatible with Windows and Mac OS. To enter Giveaway #4, please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Giveaway #5

This amazing prize pack is valued at over $400 and includes:


writeshop_primary_books2 (1) WriteShop Primary is a parent-led writing program that gently introduces K-3rd graders to the steps of the writing process through hands-on activities, crafts, and picture books. These creative activities produce ideas and smiles! When you start teaching simple writing skills at a young age, children are less likely to fear and hate writing later on—and when fun replaces fear, their confidence will blossom.

Lessons are divided into Activity Sets to fully cover a topic without hurrying the child. Lots of examples make teaching easy for you. Each Activity Set includes time for you to model and teach writing in a relaxed, nonthreatening way. Reading and writing skills are not needed—all activities may be done orally. WriteShop Primary FAQs Winner can choose WriteShop Primary Book A, Book B, or Book C SET, which includes both Teacher’s Guide and student Activity Pack (available in both print and digital versions).


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Time4Writing.com offers 8-week online writing courses for elementary, middle and high school students. Each online course is led by a certified teacher who provides one-on-one instruction, personalized feedback and guidance along the way. Time4Writing offers basic, intermediate and advanced courses that teach topics such as grammar, sentence structure, paragraph writing, essay writing, sentence writing, writing for the SAT and research papers.

Each course includes fun, interactive lessons and writing assignments. Students can easily access the virtual campus with their own secure login from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. The writing process includes learning to think, asking good questions, building confidence, and getting your thoughts out. Students work on their schedule, at their own pace, throughout the length of the course. Once an assignment is submitted, students receive constructive feedback from their teacher within one business day. Parents are able to log in as well to monitor reports and purchase additional courses. In addition to teaching students the ins and outs of a particular area of writing, Time4Writing also teaches students how to think and express themselves clearly and confidently. Each course comes with a 14-day money-back guarantee. Time4Writing is giving away one writing course, equal to $99.00, for one student. The winner will receive access to any course of his or her choosing, which includes access to 8 weeks with a certified teacher, an online login, and all activities and tools within the course.

Geography Matters


GeoMatters is proud to provide the digital download version of your choice of levels from our popular complete curriculum series, Trail Guide to Learning. The winner can select from Paths of Exploration (grades 3-5), Paths of Settlement (grades 4-6) or Paths of Progress (grades 5-7). The digital download contains the complete text of the curriculum plus all student notebook pages for each of the three grades indicated. A complete book list of readers, atlases, references and other resources that are used throughout the year are provided. The winner of this giveaway will also receive a discount to purchase the resource package.
The Trail Guide to Learning curriculum is multi-level for seamlessly teaching several grades together. Each of the six units making up the school year takes about six weeks to complete. All subjects (except math) are woven together to create a natural learning experience for one child or the whole family. Students enjoy learning with approach as they love the book choices and the supportive hands-on activities. In addition, the curriculum is intentional in helping your child develop thinking skills that will last a lifetime. Value $160.

Brinkman Adventures

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The Complete third season of the Brinkman Adventures Audio Drama Series. Set contains 4 audio CD’s with over 5 hours of quality family entertainment. The Brinkman family returns for another exciting season of missionary stories and family adventures. From dangerous terrorists and a Taliban jail to threatening wolves and hypothermia, new challenges push our characters to the limit of endurance and force them to face their deepest fears. Travel the globe from Ecuador to Kashmir and from Africa to Alaska as you listen to these amazing stories and discover God’s wonderful truths! “Brinkman Adventures tell incredible stories that God writes about people who offer their will as His quill and their lives as His slate.” -Steve Saint- Author of End of the Spear & Founder of I-Tec  For all ages! $27.99 value.



Our children are bombarded daily with competing messages. Every song, movie, book, TV show, blog, and game is full of ideas–ideas about God, people, truth, beauty, and right and wrong. Not all of these ideas are true. Some are deceptive and even destructive. Because it is more important than ever that children learn to discern the truth, Apologia has partnered with Summit Ministries to bring the What We Believe series to your family.

The What We Believe series is an outstanding way to teach children the essential beliefs of the Christian faith, but it’s so much more! With this beautifully illustrated Bible-based curriculum, your children will learn to use Scripture as a lens though which to view the world around them. Featuring engaging stories, creative notebooking, and fun activities, this four-part series is presented in a conversational style that makes the study of God’s Word exciting and memorable for the whole family! This giveaway is for the winner’s choice of one textbook and one junior or regular notebooking journal, valued at a total of $68.



On italki, there are over 2,000 language teachers who are available to teach your child privately by Skype at anytime. italki is giving 5 lucky winners ~3 language lessons in a language of their choice for FREE. Each winner will receive 30 USD in italki credits which can be used to take ~3 language lessons on italki. 1-1 PERSONAL LESSONS All lessons are private and give your child the opportunity to learn in a relaxed environment. ACCESS TO NATIVE SPEAKERS Whether your child is learning Chinese, French or Arabic, italki has teachers to cater for all language interests. CONVENIENT & SAFE As all learning takes place at home, your child can interact with a teacher from the safety of your house, and under your supervision. CUSTOMIZED CURRICULUM Teachers will provide materials and suggest a customized curriculum based on your child’s needs. Find a professional language teacher on italki. To enter Giveaway #5, please use the Rafflecopter form below! Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway #6

The final giveaway includes an amazing prize pack valued at over $480 and consists of:

Math Mammoth

mathmammotj Math Mammoth Light Blue Series (value: $175) constitutes a full elementary mathematics curriculum for grades 1-7. Some of the main features of the curriculum are:

      • It is mastery oriented, concentrating fairly long on one topic, with fairly few topics per grade


      • It focuses on conceptual understanding.


      • Visual models and exercises are used a lot.


      • Mental math and number sense are emphasized.


      • The curriculum is nearly self-teaching for many children, since the explanations of concepts are found in the student worktext. Thus it requires fairly little preparation time from the teacher.


      • The curriculum meets and exceeds the Common Core Standards.


What is included? Each grade level in the curriculum consists of two student worktexts (A and B) which contain both the teaching (explanations) and all the student work (exercises). Also included are answer keys, tests, cumulative reviews, and a versatile worksheet maker (Internet access required). Additionally, the download and CD versions provide these “extras”:

    • Files to replace the money chapter in grades 1-3 for Canadian, British, European, Australian, and South African currencies. The student worktexts use U.S. dollars as a default currency.




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VocabularySpellingCity Family Premium Membership for up to 5 students, valued at $29.99. VocabularySpellingCity is an award-winning website and app offering vocabulary, spelling, phonics, and writing practice.

  • Ongoing exposure to words your child is studying
  • Immediate corrective feedback, for a powerful learning experience



  • Time-saving! Spelling and vocabulary tests are automatically graded



  •  Use with any homeschool curriculum



  •  Thirty-seven engaging games and activities



Happy Kids Songs


Thousands of parents worldwide have learned how fun and helpful it can be to have Happy Kids Songs in their lives. No child can be happy all the time, but all kids can be happier with improved character, social & emotional skills. Happy Kids Songs are both highly entertaining and age appropriate—adult quality music, but with words and themes that tap into the most common issues confronting kids ages 4-8. There are 8 different award-winning albums to download, each with 5 songs. One lucky winner will win two FREE albums of their choice.

Beautiful Feet Books

BFB Top Picks Giveaway Item The winner of this giveaway will be awarded one free History Through Literature Pack from Beautiful Feet Books. Choose one of our award-winning K-12 history programs from a variety of subjects including Ancient, Medieval, Early American, or Modern history, among others. Each Pack includes a Study Guide or teacher’s manual, all required literature, as well as other required materials depending on the study. Study Guide outlines each program and will instruct teacher and student what to read, offer comprehension and discussion questions, vocabulary, copy work, coloring, notebooking, research and essay projects, web links, and more! Value range from $65 to $215.

Bright World eBooks




“Ocean Forests” is the first app in a new digital reading series by Bright World eBooks. “Ocean Forests” acquaints children ages 5 – 8 with kelp forests, providing a nonfiction reading option for young readers.
In the storybook feature of the app children can choose to either listen to the story or read it on their own. Using a conversational tone, the story introduces children to life in the kelp forest. Giant kelp is the focal point of an environment that includes harbor seals, multiple species of fish, octopuses, sharks, sea otters, sea birds and more! Each page of the storybook provides an option for children to record themselves reading the story aloud.


“Ocean Forests” includes an Explore feature which allows students to move freely within a 3D environment, experiencing the kelp forest as if scuba diving! Children might tap on a gray whale swimming through the kelp forest and then hear a description of the gray whale’s long migration. There are many, many such auditory descriptions within Explore, all boosting children’s receptive language skills.

“Ocean Forests” also includes two games, one of which helps children make sight words of new vocabulary and the other challenges children’s reading comprehension. Available for $2.99 in the iTunes App Store, but one lucky winner will get a FREE download!


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Science Experiments for Young Learners Giveaway

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This giveaway is for a gently used copy of Science Experiments for Young Learners. It includes 122 easy hands-on experiments for kids with step-by-step instructions, as well as recording and activity sheets. The book is targeted toward K-2.

This giveaway is part of the 2015 Curriculum Clean Out.

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To enter to win Science Experiments for Young Learners, just follow the directions on the widget below. The giveaway will be open until Monday, June 1st at 11:59pm. Giveaway is open to US residents only or those with a US mailing address.

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