The Best Homeschool Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deals


It’s time for the second annual best Black Friday to Cyber Monday deals for homeschoolers here at The Homeschool Post! I hope you enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving with your families and you’re ready to find the best deals for your homeschool this weekend. To make it easier for your online shopping, I’ve divided the deals into categories: Books, Notebooking, Art/Creativity, Bible, and Curriculum and Helps.

The Best Homeschool Black Friday to Cyber Monday deals at hsbapost.com. Organized by category. Books, curriculum, Bible, art, etc.

Homeschool Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deals

I’ve got to start the list with my personal favorite sale going on and that’s at Not Consumed. Kim’s resources really fall into several categories because she not only has some wonderful Bible studies for you and the kids, she also has great resources like Easy Breakfast Stations, the editable Homeschool Portfolio Pack, Hymn Studies, and a customizable reading program. Best of all, she’s offering ALL of those resources at Buy One Get One FREE this weekend!


Beginning on Black Friday and extending through the weekend to Cyber Monday, Usborne Books is having their annual Book Friday sale, with up to 60% off on books and activity packs.  They have something for everyone from birth through high school.  From the popular touchy-feely series of books for little ones to the Conspiracy 365 suspense series for middle school/high school, as well as books that will help you in your homeschool studies, Usborne Books has it all.


Book Friday to Cyber Monday sale at kidsloveusbornebooks.com

Dover Publications offers affordable classic literature, as well as sticker books and the very popular Creative Haven coloring books for adults.

Dover Publications adult coloring books and classic literature


Cyber Weekend Membership Sale
SAVE $25 on Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Memberships
LIFETIME Members receive all current & future notebooking products
PLUS our 2 bonuses:
Bonus 1: 12 months free subscription to The Notebooking Publisher web-app
Bonus 2: $100+ Homeschool e-book package

Homeschool Curriculum and Helps


educents black friday

You’ll find everything from Magformers to Life of Fred at Educents. They’re offering great low prices as well as free shipping!

Bright Ideas Press Black Friday Cyber Monday sale

Bright Ideas Press is the home of Mystery of History and the Christian Kids Explore Science series we’ve been using in our homeschool. The North Star geography resources are terrific, too.

HEDUA is offering different discounts through Cyber Monday, so be sure to check them out!


Art & Creativity

See the Light art Christmas sale


This holiday season, give the gift of monthly hands-on projects designed to spark creativity and curiosity for the little ones in your life. Kiwi Crate was founded on the vision of inspiring kids’ creativity and its mission is to help equip the next generation of innovators with the tools for creative problem solving and exploration. Kiwi Crate offers high quality award-winning products across four brands for young makers ranging in age from 3 to 16+.

Learn a new skill or develop a new hobby with online classes from Craftsy!



Get this freebie from Home School Adventure Co. and while you’re there, check out the 30% off sale!



Nest Animated Bible DVDs at NestLearning.com


Black Friday Sale - 30% off site-wide with code 30FRIDAY15
Get 25% off of all Proverbial Homemaker products

Save 30% off resources from Intoxicated on Life, like this great Write through the Bible series.

Write Through the Bible

Educational Fun

Toys & Games at NestLearning.com


I hope these sales help your budget, too!  Best of all, you can do all this shopping from the comfort of your own home!




Sara (102 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.

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12 Gifts that Promote Creative Learning


My youngest daughter (6) is going through a puzzle phase right now. She works through more challenging ones all the time, building up her confidence and ability. I like to encourage the skills she learns through puzzles — everything from motor skills to problem-solving and creative thinking. Needless to say, puzzles are on her Christmas wishlist. My oldest daughter loves writing and art, while my middle daughter is all about taking things apart and seeing how they work, then building new things.

I’ve gathered a list of twelve items that I know they would love. Maybe your kids will, too!

12 Gifts that Promote Creative Learning ~ puzzles, blocks, art, and more on this educational Christmas wishlist! hsbapost.com

12 Gifts that Promote Creative Learning


Educents Deals Toys

Tegu Blocks – Give your kiddos the opportunity to defy gravity! These wooden blocks are embedded with magnets so that kids can build structures they have only dreamed of!

Magformers Challenger Set – With this 112-Piece magnetic building set, kids ages 6 to 12 imaginations are guaranteed to run wild! This is a great gift to give to siblings to share. It can also be a generous addition to a classroom or after-school program!

Frozen Puzzle Pack – Winter is the time of year to celebrate the very popular Disney movie, Frozen! Keep the Frozen fun going after the movie is over with these four Frozen puzzles.

Veggie Tales Floor Puzzle – Little ones can put together this fun floor puzzle with their favorite Veggie Tales characters! This 3-foot puzzle will keep your little learners thinking and laughing as the faces of Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber begin to appear piece by piece.

Educents Art Deals

Coloring Books for Everyone – Coloring is not just for kids anymore, it’s for everyone – making this a great gift for an entire family! These six coloring books are filled with mesmerizing designs. Gift these coloring books to a family, classroom, or split up the books to give to six artists who you love!

Frozen Etch a Sketch Jr. – The classic and creative tool we all grew up with has been updated with your child’s favorite characters from Disney’s Frozen. Elsa and Olaf can watch your little one draw on the Etch a Sketch as they are inspired by their favorite Disney movie. Then Elsa’s magical snow will wipe the canvas clean, ready for another masterpiece.

Holiday Coloring Book Freebie – If you’re looking for a low-cost way to say “thinking of you,” this coloring book is as easy to give as 1-2-3. Just download it for free, print it, and add a nice card to your envelope.


Slimy Squishy Polymer Set – Give the gift of science exploration! This fun, hands-on experiment only requires water, adult supervision, and creativity! What a fun way for kids and parents or older siblings to learn together!

Science Experiment Subscription – Science experiments require a lot of planning. Let the scientific FUN come to you with a 1-year subscription to the award-winning Young Scientist Club!

Educents Books

Life of Fred Beginning Reader Set – Children who are learning to read will love listening to mom, dad, grandma, older brother, or anyone else read the Life of Fred stories aloud! Read these silly stories together and learn basic concepts about math, the English language, colors, and science!

Berenstain Bears Books – Read these books over the holidays to encourage family values like cleaning up, the joy of giving, saying “I’m sorry,” and more! The book bundle includes Thanksgiving and Christmas stories too!

A set of The Velveteen Rabbit, Corduroy, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and other classic books! Add these classic titles to your little one’s library, or distribute the books to a handful of little ones who love to read!

What are you shopping for this holiday season? The gift of learning a new language? Picking up a new talent like playing a musical instruments or stargazing? Discover amazing gift ideas that promote education on Educents!



Sara (102 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.

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5 Ways To Recharge Your Homeschool

Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that we were excited about starting a shiny new school year with all our shiny new curriculum? We all had lots of motivation, and were sure this was going to be the best homeschool year EVAH! Now here we are, just a couple of short months later, and some of us are more than ready to take a break for the holidays, because we are running short of enthusiasm and are kind of dragging through our homeschool days.

I’ve observed that a lot of us start to hit the wall around this time of year. Not only that, but experience has taught me that even if I get all the way through the holidays, those Winter Blahs will hit sometime in February too. Maybe your seasons are different, but at some point, most of us feel like we are in a serious homeschool slump. Those distractions and doldrums have taken their toll, and we have lost our motivation. How do we get back on track when our homeschool batteries are running low? Here are some ideas that have helped us out over the years.

5 Ways to Recharge Your Homeschool

5 Ways to Recharge Your Homeschool

1. Plan to take a break. So simple, right? Some years I’ve figured that we would just work right through Thanksgiving week. Oh, we’d take Thanksgiving DAY off, but it’s not like we were going away or anything so the rest of the week would just be a regular school week. That almost never worked out for me. So I just plan on taking the time off. Look ahead at the calendar and build in breaks around holidays or busy family times. And if everyone is kind of hitting a wall and seems to need a break, just do it! A day off to refresh and do something different may be more valuable in the long run than slogging through yet another day when your hearts just aren’t in it.

2. See if your plans need an update.  Believe it or not, sometimes we don’t get things done because nobody is entirely sure what they’re supposed to be doing or when they’re supposed to do it. My kids could work independently, but they didn’t know what they should do next, or they were stuck on something and just . . . kind of . . . stalled there. This happens with my older kids when I (as the Chief Procrastinator) hadn’t given them an updated list of assignments and due dates. When my kids were younger, sometimes we could get out of a slump by adjusting our daily routine to allow more time for a certain subject, or taking our lunch break at a slightly different time. Another simple solution that just might make a difference!

3. Change it up! Maybe it’s just time to switch it up a bit. Enjoy a breath of fresh air, so to speak. Plan a field trip. Add a short seasonal unit study or family project. You might not need to ditch any curriculum, but spark interest and enthusiasm with something fun that ties in. If your curriculum is contributing to your doldrums, consider how big a change you need to make. There are plenty of ways to make your curriculum work better for you when it’s not quite perfect.
4. Dangle a carrot! That’s right, offer yourself and your students a bribe, a reward, whatever you want to call it. Go ahead and reward the little milestones along the way – another chapter in the math book finished, a perfect score on a spelling test, every twenty days of school completed. Last year I saw a cartoon that showed an Algebra problem and the character saying, “I have no idea. I think I’ll have a donut.” and showed it to my daughter. She told me she thought having donuts after completing a math lesson would help her work faster. Okay, I wasn’t about to commit to running to the donut shop every other afternoon, but I figured maybe a special treat after finishing a unit might be a good idea.

5. Remember why you’re doing this. Yeah, this should be first on the list, but it’s the thought I want to leave you with. Learning should be exciting and rewarding, but it’s easy get bogged down in the process and not even realize what we’ve accomplished. We groan so much about the hard work of getting to the next mile marker that we miss the wonderful things we can see on the way. Slow down and marvel occasionally.  Gaze at beautiful artwork. Whisper “That is so cool!” during Science class. Memorize an inspirational quote, a moving piece of poetry, or an encouraging word from Scripture. In fact, if you don’t already have a theme Scripture for your homeschool or for the year, pray about choosing one. Reflecting on the Scripture God has laid on my heart for my homeschool has helped me to refocus and regain motivation many times.


Kym (9 Posts)

Kym is in the middle of her 17th year of homeschooling her four kids, two of whom have graduated. She and her husband of 27 years are Canadians transplanted to Maryland. Kym loves coffee, history, and homeschooling, and you can join her for coffee break at her blog, Homeschool Coffee Break.

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