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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Homeschooling Philosophy and ‘isms

Part IV on Towards a Homeschooling Philosophy {see the other posts in this series}

This is a short post to give a little break from the different philosophies. Next time read about some prevalent philosophies in the Western educational world today.

John Dewey, in the preface on his essay “Experience & Education“, stated that “any movement that thinks and acts in terms of an ‘ism becomes so involved in reaction against other ‘isms that it is unwittingly controlled by them.” Perhaps he has a good point.

part 4 in a series on homeschooling philosophy at hsbapost.com

In the last post I gave some examples of teacher- and child-centered philosophies. Each of these were presented as ‘isms’. There are many more of these, ranging from Perennialism to Humanism, Idealism to Behaviorism, and others. The question in this post is: Are the ‘isms necessary when we talk about a homeschooling philosophy?

In general, the answer is no. A lot of homeschoolers will not have aligned their homeschooling philosophy consciously with one of these terms. If you say that your homeschooling philosophy is one of Progressivism, you most likely will get a blank look or an inquiry to tell them more. Instead they usually associate more with a method, such as Eclectic, Classical, Traditional, etc.

There are some homeschoolers who will say their philosophy is Christian. This does not happen often but it seems to be increasing in my searches. I will direct you to two examples: BJU Christian Philosophy of Education and a random Christian school’s Philosophy of Christian Education.

Or others will state their philosophy is Secular.

Either way, these ‘philosophies’ are really aligned with those mentioned in the earlier posts. Not all Christians believe that students learn the same way. They do not all place their focus on the same aspects, therefore their philosophies are not the same and cannot accurately be lumped under “Christian philosophy”. The same is true of Secularists.

I am personally fascinated by the different philosophies as they pertain to education. By using one of the terms, or ‘isms, of philosophy it could help others to come to understand your homeschooling philosophy. But only if you know, and they know, what those ‘isms mean.

What do you think about using these terms when defining your homeschooling philosophy? 

For today perhaps, as tomorrow is Thanksgiving, we can settle on being thankful we can homeschool- whatever our philosophy!

*Disclaimer: Links that go to outside websites/pages do not mean that I am in agreement with these pages, nor are they an endorsement on the part of The Homeschool Post. 


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Blossom- "North Laurel" to the online world- lives in Ohio with her husband and two teens, homeschooling the Charlotte Mason way with Ambleside Online. She is graciously allowed to be a moderator for the Ambleside Online Forum. North Laurel loves to read, be on the computer, and learn. You can read her blogging about homeschooling, book reviews and life in general at North Laurel's Musings.

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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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