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Christmas is just around the corner. Can you believe it’s almost 2020??? If your children are anything like mine, they really do not need another thing. However, all those Christmas wish list catalogs start to fill the mailbox about this time. They entice us to want to buy, buy, buy! Wrap piles of presents and collect mountains of stocking stuffers. So, it’s easy to get caught up in the glitz and excitement. But, let’s be honest, after Christmas do you really want all those little things cluttering your house? How long will your children really be excited about their new toy or game? Ack, moms have enough to do without having more things to organize.
Gifts that Keep on Giving
The best gifts are gifts that keep on giving. Christmas is only one day. After all the anticipation, it takes minutes for those perfectly wrapped presents to be a scattered array or chaos on your living room floor. My husband always teases me because I take an “aftermath” photo every Christmas. However, what really makes my heart happy is when I see my kids still diving into their Christmas gifts in April or September.
Homeschooling is all about living the learning lifestyle. Why not give gifts that support that lifestyle? That’s why I am so excited to be a part of the Stocking Stuffers Blog Hop this year. There is something for everyone, including you, mom! Homeschool moms deserve stockings, too. That is why my best-seller, Homeschool Moms Want to Know, is included. Soon, it will be the dead of winter. You are going to need a little pick me up, and courage to keep going. The products on this list have been carefully selected to bless your family all year.
Stocking Stuffers Shopping Guide
Give a gift that keeps on giving this year! Twelve bloggers have come together to share their best products with you. Each of these was crafted with love to bless your homeschool! All virtual products will supply a beautiful gift certificate for you to gift or stuff into a stocking. Happy Shopping!
For Kids of All Ages
Have a teen who lives to play video games? Then, get them engaged in learning with Fundafunda Academy’s Introduction to Game Programming. This is a self-paced class for grades 5 – 12 that introduces students to game programming. They will learn about game design, how to create game graphics and some basic computer logic. They will also program an interactive greeting card.
Start a Podcast
Some teens love to talk, maybe your teen needs her own podcast! Does your homeschool teen need an elective credit on their transcript but feels uninspired by the options? Would your techie high schooler like to pursue their passions while completing coursework? Then the Podcast Launch for Teens by Abby Banks is for YOU! Save $15 with coupon code MERRY
Make Christmas One to Remember
Keep the Christmas spirit going with playful fun! These practical activity plans are perfect to embrace the holiday season with your kids! They’re simple enough that they fit in easily to your already hectic schedule.
There are four weeks of activities already planned out for you, so there’s no need to go looking for something to do with the kids, it’s all right there. And there’s details and photos if you need it. Make this Christmas season your child’s very best ever with Celebrate from The Activity Room!
Learn How to Cook up Some Fun
Cook up some fun with Cooking By Level by Raising Human Beans! A Level Based Cookbook, that teaches your kids how to cook simple meals! From helping out- to cooking full meals by themselves!!
Volume 1- Easy Food Volume
2- Tea Time Volume
3- Pancakes Volume
4- Christmas (coming soon!)
Learn How to Draw
Seven lessons, six projects, tons of fun!!! This mini-course is perfect for Christmas break or weekly lessons this winter.
Unlike most art programs, Beyond the Stick Figure courses are not just a collection of projects, but a course in art techniques. These core techniques will give your child the confidence and ability to independently create masterpieces. Have an Art Camp with your family! Just click open, and go.
Dive into Spanish
Younger kids will have fun exploring the ocean and learning Spanish as they go. The Spanish Ocean Animals Printables Workbook by Spanish4Kiddos includes four worksheets for children to practice Spanish terms of ocean life. Children practice handwriting, fine-motor skills, and reading. Common core and NGSS aligned. Grade Level: K
Keep Your Teen Busy
PERFECT FOR THE CRAFTY TEEN OR PRE-TEEN GIRL IN YOUR LIFE, AND JUST IN TIME for Christmas! Bookmarks and cards make awesome gifts for Christmas and other occasions. And since they are designed to be printed, cut out and decorated:
The Super Bundle of Bookmarks and Cute Cards would be a perfect gift for a girl in your life who loves to create do-it-yourself crafts!
A Musical Year
Give the Joy of Piano Lessons
Your child will enjoy making his own music with Joyfulnotes Piano for Beginners. Engaging piano lessons delivered right to you for an amazingly affordable price. Now, your child can learn the joy of playing the piano anytime and anywhere. Designed for children age 5-8
Let’s Not Forget Stocking Stuffers for Mom
Get Inspired, Mom!
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Take Courage, Moms!
Be encouraged and inspired by our 30-day quote journal just for you.
This 64-page journal will take your quiet prayer time to a whole new level.
Go deeper with Take Courage by Homeschool in Florida journal prompts and beautiful writing space.
Betsy has been homeschooling for over 14 years. Her daughter got into each of the colleges on her list, with scholarship offers, including a Tier One U. All of Betsy’s tried and true tips for high school and college both are gathered together in her new book!
She not only helps you homeschool your teen but also makes the process of getting into college easy to understand. Her book includes 12 high school planning printables, to make your record-keeping easy.
Keep your nurturing homeschool style and showcase their accomplishments to the colleges!