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Mama Jenn is one of my wonderful blogging buddies and I am SO excited to share a learning tool that she has put together that is hands-on and makes learning FUN for kids! While Jenn was trying to find some dice for her daughter with the numbers 5 through 10 on them to use for a math assignment, she looked around and found some photo stacking cubes that she could repurpose. That one need started her thinking about what else she could do with the cubes and she began creating different learning inserts to fit inside…and Education Cubes were born!

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Once you join the Education Cubes Members Only site {on special for $10 until the end of January 2011}, you will have access to over 100 sets of insert cards for the photo stacking cubes as well as any cards that are added after you join!

Here’s a peek at what she has already added to the site:

  • Early Learning: Alphabet, Calendar, Colors, (Numbers & Shapes coming soon)
  • Language Arts: Alphabet, Dolch Site Words, Word Families (SWR Spelling coming soon)
  • Math: Addition, Subtraction, Measurement, Numbers, Ordinal & Roman Numerals, (Multiplication, Division and Shapes are coming soon)
  • Science: Earth Science (Biology & Chemistry coming soon)
  • Geography: US Geography, US History (World Geography & World History coming soon)
  • Electives: Bible & Spanish
  • Misc: Christmas

Jenn is constantly adding new educational inserts. She recently added inserts to go along with Carisa’s Raising Rock Stars Preschool Program and also with Erica’s Letter of the Week curriculum.

We printed of a bunch of the inserts to use with the kids {and still have more to go!}. The younger two kids and I spent most of the time playing together with the cubes, but it is going to be something that the girls will use more in the near future to practice multiplication, division and more.

Kaleb and I rolled the number cubes back and forth to each other {numbers 1-10 on two cubes  and then he would name the number that was rolled to me.  We also did the same type of game, but with the letters of the alphabet in the photo stacking cubes.

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Zachary and I worked with several different sets: Addition {+2, +3, +4}, word families, and also money. With the money, I put the pictures of the coins into two of the photo cubes and then he would roll the cubes and add the money up together and tell me the total.

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For the word family cards, I filled one cube with 6 of the different word family cards {the endings} and then the other cube with 6 of the consonant cards. He rolled each one, put them together to make a word, read the word, and then told me if it was a ‘silly’ word or a real word. Below he is reading the words ‘lin’ {a silly word} and ‘rap’ {a real word}.

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The boys have loved the hands-on aspect of the cubes and think it’s great that they can throw/roll the cubes as part of school. :) The cubes used with the Education Cubes are soft-sided cubes/dice. If you are wondering WHY that is important, I’ll let you borrow Zachary for 5 seconds so he can drop-kick one in your living room. You will quickly understand the beauty of the soft dice. :)

Don’t forget that the Education Cubes membership is on special for $10 until the end of January 2011, so grab a set of the photo stacking cubes and join in the fun before the special ends!

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  1. I would use the ‘money’ set first with my kids, as that is what we’re learning!

  2. I follow Education Cubes on fb!

  3. I subscribe to the Education Cubes website

  4. I would use the word families cards with my beginning readers and the money ones with my 4th grader.

  5. I follow your blog.

  6. I would use the Alphabet ones first. Then probably the numbers…

  7. Clohen2410 says:

    I would use the education cube inserts to help Ty with Word Families and addition!

  8. Clohen2410 says:

    I also follow your blog!

  9. Clohen2410 says:

    I also subscribe to Education Cubes!

  10. I would use the money cards! Would love to know where to get the photo cubes???
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. I would use the Alphabet ones first as well, then the numbers with my preschoolers.

  12. I subscribe to your blog.

  13. definately the colors one for my little granddaughter, but I could surely see some of the other sets being used for my 12 yo as well.

  14. I follow your blog and have been LOVING it!

  15. I just subscribed to the Education Cubes website

  16. I started following Education Cubes on Facebook

  17. I liked education cubes on Facebook!

  18. I checked out the website and would definitely use the alphabet cube cards with my 3 1/2 year old! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. I would love to have the Letter Of the Day inserts for the cubes.

  20. I follow your blog.

  21. I like and follow education cubes on facebook.

  22. Chrissy Wolgemuth says:

    I would use the numbers ones because I am trying to get my 3 year old to recognize numbers right now.

  23. I subscribe to mama jenn website and education cubes website.

  24. Chrissy Wolgemuth says:

    I just subscribed yesterday to Homeschool Creations.

  25. i would use the numbers for my 1st grader..

  26. i am following education cubes in facebook already

  27. Chrissy Wolgemuth says:

    I just subscribed to the Education Cubes site. Thanks!

  28. i am subscribed through google reader of education cubes

  29. i am already subscribed here through email

  30. I checked out the website (so maby great things) and would definitely use the alphabet cube cards with my 4 year old! Thanks for the giveaway!
    tori
    toebishop at gmail dot com

  31. Wow, pick one? That is tough. Probably the numbers and operations sets. I can do something with all of my children with those. :D

  32. I ‘like’ Education Cubes on Facebook.

  33. I am a subscriber to Homeschool Creations.

  34. Cooperkelly4 says:

    I love these! I would use the alphabet ones and math ones!

  35. Cooperkelly4 says:

    I subscribe to Homeschool creations

  36. Cooperkelly4 says:

    I subscribe to the education cubes site too.

  37. tarajean56 says:

    I would use the alphabet ones first.

  38. tarajean56 says:

    I like Education Cubes on FB

  39. I would use the alphabet or numbers first. I just started homeschooling my 3 1/2 year old, so these would be a great addition to our learning arsenal!

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  40. tarajean56 says:

    I subscribed to Education Cubes website

  41. tarajean56 says:

    I subscribe to Homeschool Creations

  42. Email subscriber

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  43. I just bought the blocks and would love to use the shapes, the colors, and then the numbers with my toddler!!

  44. LouanneMason says:

    The alphabet movement for sure!

  45. LouanneMason says:

    I follow education cubes on FB already

  46. LouanneMason says:

    And I follow your website already :)

  47. I also just subscribed via my google reader!!

  48. I’ve “liked” you on Facebook!

  49. I have added both Homeschool Creations and Education Cubes to my google reader!!

  50. I follow your blog.

  51. I would use the money money money. My 7 year old needs the practice, I love it.

  52. Tratchley says:

    I follow on facebook.

  53. Tratchley says:

    I subscribe to ECubes website.

  54. I subscribed to Education Cube. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

  55. I subscribe. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

  56. i would use the ABC movement cards first. what a great idea.

  57. Eeldering says:

    I follow Homeschool Creations plus subscribe to your blog to get updates in my email. – E :)

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    Author of the Junior Geography Detective Squad, 50-state, mystery, trivia series

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  58. Eeldering says:

    I am following Education Cubes on facebook now. E :)

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    Elysabeth Eldering
    Author of the Junior Geography Detective Squad, 50-state, mystery, trivia series

    Whre will the adventure take you next?

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  59. Elysabeth says:

    Since I have a geography series (US Geography, all 50 states being done in book form), I would go for the State Flags and/or the Find that State – would make great games for my workshops to award prizes to th participants. I don’t homeschool and my kids are in high school but this would be perfect for my personal use with my book related activities – thanks for sharing with us. E :)

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    Elysabeth Eldering
    Author of the Junior Geography Detective Squad, 50-state, mystery, trivia series

    Where will the adventure take you next?

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  60. I would start with money for coin ID.

  61. I like education cubes on FB.

  62. I just subscribed to Homeschool Creations.

  63. I just subscribed to Education Cubes as well.

  64. Kuenzifamily says:

    I would use the word families with my K. I would love the alphabet for my preschooler to learn letter names and sounds.
    Love this idea!

    kuenzifamily @ tds . net

  65. Kuenzifamily says:

    I am a subscriber!

  66. Jacqueline says:

    I am a follower of your blog. I would like any cube that helps with math skills

  67. so many choices!! i love the continents and states, but would probably start with the RRSP inserts :)

  68. I subscribe to homeschool creations

  69. I subscribe to education cubes

  70. I follow education cubes on facebook

  71. Shababy522 says:

    I follow Education Cubes on Facebook. shababy 522 at yahoo dot com.

  72. Shababy522 says:

    I would use the colors and color word cards with my youngest, and the addition cards with my oldest. shababy 522 at yahoo dot com

  73. I would get the Alphabet ones first!

  74. I follow Education Cubes on FB!

  75. Shababy522 says:

    I do not know how to subscribe to your blog, but I follow Homeschool Creations on Facebook. shababy 522 at yahoo dot com.

  76. I stalk your blog all the time!! Thanks for all of the great tips!
    I would probably use the numbers ones with my first grader, but the possibilities are endless, of course!

  77. dazeofadventure says:

    i follow you :)

  78. dazeofadventure says:

    I liked Education Cubes on Facebook

  79. dazeofadventure says:

    I would love the state cards –

  80. dazeofadventure says:

    I subscribed to Education Cubes site :)

  81. What a good idea! Love these! I would probably want the Social Studies cards first.

  82. I already subscribe to Homeschool Creations

  83. I follow Educational Cubes on Facebook

  84. I subscribed to Educational Cubes.

  85. Jacquelyn says:

    I would use the snowflake counting ones first. But many others after that!

  86. Jacquelyn says:

    I subscribe to HS Creations

  87. I would love the State ones as we are currently learning the 50 states.

  88. I follow Education Cubes on facebook.

  89. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations

  90. I like the alphabet cubes

  91. I follow your blog already

  92. I liked education cubes on facebook

  93. Rarasmama says:

    I would use the color names inserts first with my little one. Love this idea!!
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  94. Rarasmama says:

    I subscribe to homeschool creations.
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  95. I would love to use the geography set with flags. Very nice.

  96. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations.

  97. Rarasmama says:

    I subscribe to Education Cubes
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  98. I would use the states cards for my 2nd grader, and the letter cards for my preschool boy. I might even get ambitious and use the color cards for my one year old :)

  99. Oh…I also subscribe to Homeschool Creations (you are a huge blessing to me…I homeschool in Mexico, and don’t have a support system here besides my hubby!)

  100. I also liked Education Cubes on Facebook.

  101. Breanna Adams says:

    I think I would use the word families first but they are ALL amazing!

  102. Breanna Adams says:

    I’m a homeschoolcreations subscriber!

  103. Breanna Adams says:

    I follow Education Cubes on facebook!

  104. Breanna Adams says:

    I subscribe to Education Cubes! :)

  105. I owuld love the color block cards!

  106. I subscribe to homeschool creations.

  107. I would use one of the counting sets! The snowflakes are super cute. Sammy still has a little bit of a hard time counting objects all the way up to 10 so I think this would add a more tactile approach to counting that he would love!

  108. I am a subscriber to Education Cubes

  109. I now follow Education Cubes on FB

  110. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations

  111. Berea Mom says:

    I think I would use the alphabet cards first with my 3 year old, but probably one of the color ones first for my 2 year old.

  112. I would like to use the alphabet cards, shape, and color cards with my preschoolers

  113. I am a subscriber

  114. I follow Educational Cubes on FB

  115. I would love to use the state flags cards.

  116. I am a subscriber to the Education Cubes website

  117. I am a fan of Education Cubes on FB.

  118. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations.

  119. I would like to have Counting Snowflakes, since we just got our first big snow this year!

  120. I follow HC

  121. I would use the addition cards

  122. I like education cubes on FB

  123. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations

  124. I subscribe to Education Cubes

  125. I would use the Alphabet Movement inserts first.

  126. I “like” Education Cubes on Facebook!

  127. I’m already subscribed to Homeschool Creations.

  128. I subscribed to Education Cube website.

  129. Halstead898 says:

    we would totally use the Addition ones first.

  130. Halstead898 says:

    I “liked” Educaiton Cubes on FB

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  132. DailyWoman says:

    I think I would want to try one of the World Geography sets and a Math Set.

  133. DailyWoman says:

    I like Education Cubes on FB

  134. DailyWoman says:

    I subscribe to your blog on Google Reader

  135. Lauraswofford says:

    I follow Education Cubes on Facebook.

    lauraswofford@yahoo.com

  136. Lauraswofford says:

    I subscribe to Homeschool Creations.

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  137. Lauraswofford says:

    The cards I’d use first would be the ABC Movement and Physical Activity. I’ve got to keep these kids moving any way I can since we’re cooped up inside this winter!

    lauraswofford@yahoo.com

  138. The blocks are such a cute and cool way to cement the new things that the children have learned! I am thinking of purchasing a set of blocks to use with my music students to review the basic music theory that some kids have difficulty remembering.

  139. I would choose the pre primer sight words.

  140. I subscribe:)

  141. I would use the alphabet blocks first with my two boys since my 2yr old is teaching his 1 yr old brother the alphabet as he learns each letter!

  142. I would use them as sentence builders and/or story starters for my 5 year old. Also, the math sheets would make our lessons fun and interactive. My 18mth. old would love to use them to stack, as well as learn colors and shapes. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A MEMBERSHIP!! ;-)

  143. I follow your blog. I’m also a fan on Facebook.

  144. I would use the continents ones with my 8 year old and sight words with my 4 year old.

  145. I am a fan on facebook.

  146. I follow you with Google Reader.

  147. I’m a subscriber! Thanks!

  148. I am follow Education Cubes on Facebook
    Casey (vtbowman@earthlink.net)

  149. I can’t wait to use Education Cubes for sight words!

  150. I follow your blog!

  151. I follow EC on Facebook!

  152. TJSONSHINE says:

    Just subscribed to Homeschool Creations!

  153. Blessec X 6 Jennifer says:

    I would definitly buy the snowflake counting for the cubes for my 4 year old son!

  154. TJSONSHINE says:

    Just “like” Education Cubes on FB!!! Great stuff!!!

  155. AStableBeginning says:

    I would use the cubes with the LOTW curriculum first. Thanks for the chance to win!

  156. AStableBeginning says:

    follower of educational cubes on FB

  157. AStableBeginning says:

    already a GFC of homeschool creations

  158. AStableBeginning says:

    GFC subscriber on Educational Cubes
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  159. I love these! I would use them with my 8-yo for the word building and sight word reviews. The math ones looked great too.

  160. I subscribed as a follower to Homeschool Creations

  161. Liked on FB.

  162. I would use COAH Letter of the Week with my 2 pre-schoolers first. Thanks!!

  163. I think I would use the alphabet ones first… =)

  164. I follow your blog already :D

  165. GFC subscriber on Educational Cubes
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  166. I would definitely use the language arts for the educational cubes

  167. I would use the letter or number set first.
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  168. I folloe education cubes on FB

  169. I subscribe to your blog!!

  170. Dawn D Phelps says:

    I would start with the ones for Confessions of a Homeschooler.

  171. Dawn D Phelps says:

    I follow education cubes on Facebook.

  172. Dawn D Phelps says:

    I subscribe to your website using Google Reader.

  173. Dawn D Phelps says:

    I subscribe to the Education Cubes website via Google Reader.

  174. I would pick the continent images and names.

  175. I already subscribe to homeschool creations!

  176. We would use the Word Family Fun set first. Thanks for the giveaway!

  177. I subscribe to the Education Cubes website via Google Reader.

  178. I like EC on FB :)

  179. I subscribe to your site :)

  180. AdventuresinHomeEducating says:

    I would use the money cards first!

  181. AdventuresinHomeEducating says:

    education cubes subscriber

  182. AdventuresinHomeEducating says:

    Homeschool Creations subscriber

  183. AdventuresinHomeEducating says:

    Like Education Cubes on Facebook

  184. sarah greenwalt says:

    I would use the ABC cards first, i follow your blog!

  185. I would use the number cards for the little ones and the money cards for the older guys!

  186. I would use numbers first.

  187. I follow your blog.

  188. I love the Alphabet Movement cards!

  189. I would get the alphabet set from COAH first.

  190. I subscribe to your blog.

  191. And I now follow Education Cubes on FB, too.

  192. I would use the math facts printouts first with my kids.

  193. I am already subscribed to homeschool creations.

  194. and I subscribed to education cubes on facebook! :)

  195. I am now a subscriber to education cubes.

  196. Too many to choose from! I would have to go with the word families for my oldest and the letters for my youngest – thanks for sharing!
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  197. We would use the Capital Letter of the Week set first for our 3 year old. Great giveaway – thanks!
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  198. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations & am encouraged by your ideas.
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  199. I follow the Education Cubes website. : )
    Owens820@yahoo.com

  200. I follow you on fb, now…thought I always did but was wrong.

  201. I subscribed to education cubes on fb.

  202. I would get the swr ones to start with…I already have several, my kids love them!!

  203. I “like” Education Cubes” on facebook.
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  204. Carpenter3480 says:

    I would love the ABC movement cards and the addition cards…..would fit both of my kids right now.

  205. Carpenter3480 says:

    I am suscribed to homeschool creations! LOVE it!

  206. Coastalcody says:

    I would use alphabet and number for my 2 year old son. But for our Kindergarden Religious Ed class, I would use Bible.

  207. I follow.

  208. I would use the money inserts for Ian, my 8 yr old.

  209. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations.

  210. I like Education Cubes on Facebook

  211. There are so many choices to pick from. I really like the States and countries.

  212. I subscribed to Education Cubes Website.

  213. I love the idea of the alphabet cards for my 2-year-old, but would probably start with the math cards to help my 8-year-old with his multiplication.

  214. I am subscribed to Homeschool Creations. (I love your blog!)

  215. Amber Thornton says:

    Since my tot is still working on her ABC’s, I would totally get those… plus to be able to add physical activity to it as well, is AMAZING!! Hoping to win these!!! as we begin our journey of homeschooling!

  216. Amber Thornton says:

    I followed Education Cubes Blog!!!!

  217. I subscribe to your site.

  218. We are focusing on colors right now so that is what I would use.

  219. Jolanthe,

    I would use the flag cards.

  220. Jolanthe,

    I subscribe to Homeschool Creations.

  221. I subscribe to the education cubes site.

  222. I like education cubes on facebook.

  223. I would use the Numbers 0-100 Cubes

  224. I now like Education Cubes on Facebook

  225. I already follow you

  226. Courtney_Alban says:

    I would use the abc cubes.
    Courtney_alban@hotmail.com

  227. Tiffany Pobst says:

    I subscribe to Homeschool Creations!

  228. I love these! I would mostly use the math ones!

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