Classroom Resources and Educational Gift Ideas

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Toys & Games

These colorful Magnaformers tiles click together magnetically to form shapes like sea creatures, vehicles, dinosaurs and more! While playing, kids will develop motor skills, explore geometric concepts, and get a crash course on engineering! For ages 6 to 13




“This toy is perfect for a birthday or Christmas gift! My 8-year-old (who has decided that this is his new favorite activity) has already asked for another set so that they can build even more amazing creations!” – Gena from I Choose Joy


These fabric stickers are an interactive way to learn about concepts like the solar system, geography, science, time, and money. The reusable stickers will allow you to bring your lessons to any room in the house! Even transport lessons using your the car window! For ages 5 to 10.


“This is an extremely useful, hands-on method of learning about the human body that all kids need to learn.” – Gena from I Choose Joy

Magic School Bus Science Experiments Subscription


Give a gift that keeps on giving with a Magic School Bus Science Experiments Subscription. Your kiddo will receive a new science experiment at his or her doorstep every month for a year! Includes experiments exploring concepts like bacteria, the human body, magnets, stars, planets, volcanos, and more! For ages 5 to 12


“What I like about this is we can open up a science kit, turn to a lesson page, and jump right in to that hand-ons activity. It helps me feel like a “fun mom” because we’re doing a science activity, and I didn’t have the stress or mess of pulling it all together. That’s what I call a homeschool mom win!” – Jamerrill from

“We recently ordered this set to be delivered to us and we love them! The science experiments are grouped in themed science activities that my kids love! I set up a curriculum to go through the scientific process with the hypothesis, tests and theories. I feel this is perfect as a hands on activity to supplement the worksheets we download from other sellers.” – Sasha B

Early Reader Treasure Hunt


Disguised as a treasure hunt, this multi-award winning children’s literacy game gets kids physically active as they read clues and search to find a hidden surprise. There’s even a Picture Helper poster to look up words when kids get stuck! For ages 5 to 8

This game is so much fun! My boys love scavenger hunts, and when they help them practice reading – that’s even better. We’ve played this game several times and it never gets boring. I love letting one kid be in charge of the game and set it up for the other boys.” – Lisa Marie F

Suspend by Melissa & Doug is a hands on game that involves the entire family. Players take turns adding rubber tipped wire pieces to a tabletop stand. Can do add them all without making it come crashing down?


“We always have trouble finding gifts that kids and grown ups can play together. This is it! Challenging for everyone, but easy enough, kids can try… and sometimes even do better.” – Marie V

Mindfulness Colouring In

Six coloring books filled with some of the most amazing and beautiful designs! Give them all to your favorite little artist to keep them entertained all year. Or, separate into multiple gifts for kids in your family! For ages 5+


Super Science Holiday Bundle

Give your favorite young scientist the gift of science fun and learning this holiday season with this exciting holiday Super Bundle!  For ages 5 to 12.




3-Month STEM Experiments Subscription


Groovy Lab in a Box is full of everything a child needs to learn about and do hands on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiments. Each box activates thinking, questioning, inquiring, and original creation as it guides children through the “scientific inquiry and engineering design process.” For ages 8 to 12.


1-Year Online Language Course Subscription


Choose from 12 language for your kiddo to learn over the course of 12 months. This program covers everyday topics using videos, pictures, basic words, and interactive exercises. For ages 5 to 9. Click here to find out more.

After each of the vocabulary videos, there are a bunch of fun games that your children can play to practice what they learned. The games really help children remember the words and are easy to do. It makes a big difference for children to have the opportunity to practice their vocabulary! …” -Multilingual Living

Netflix for Children’s eBooks


Parents and teachers love this “Netflix for Children’s Books.” FarFaria offers over 1000 ebooks for your children. Each story comes to your mobile device as a colorfully illustrated book that they can flip through, read on their own, or have read to them. For ages 2 to 9.


“I introduced FarFaria to my kindergarten students last year and they LOVED it! In fact, they begged for reading time! During reading time on FarFaria they were focused and engaged on reading. As a teacher I love the features in FarFaria including reading levels listed for each book. My favorite feature is that the text highlights word by word as it is read. This is so helpful for budding readers. Most reading apps highlight a sentence at a time which doesn’t help with specific word identification. FarFaria is the best reading app and well worth the cost!” -Amy B.

History in a Box


History lessons should be fun! Each monthly box comes with an interactive timeline, coloring comic strip, time capsule, and instructions on the lesson. By taking part in the activities, they’ll learn directly about the ancient world that they’re reading about. For ages 5-19 or 10-15.

History Unboxed was a lot of fun to open with my children. My older son couldn’t get enough of the activities, and I love that this subscription box does such a great job at exposing my kids to history. If your kid is between ages 5-13 and they love history, you should definitely try this out.” – Ariana


Wars Around the World Lapbook Package


Infuse some hands-on fun into your history of war lessons, and get a HUGE discount! Among the 11 downloadable lapbooks includes materials to teach everything from the War of 1812 to the American Revolution, and both World Wars. For ages 5 to 15.<


“Our family fell in love with lapbooks a few years ago! I love how they engage each of my children in the material and give them a completed project at the end for future reference. Then when they are done with that unit or book they have a resource to look back on for questions later on.” Kris, Book Wishes


Dr. Bonyfide Books are colorful workbooks that make learning the names and functions of the bones easy. These stories bridge the gap between simplistic introductions to the body and dry textbooks. Young readers join Dr. Bonyfide and his friend Pinky Le Darpals on a whimsical, step-by-step journey through the bones of the hand, arm, shoulder, foot, leg, and pelvis. The workbooks include puzzles and quizzes! For ages 7 to 13.



Ultimate K-12 Curriculum Guide


“I have been homeschooling since 2002 and I am currently homeschooling the two youngest of six. I’ve tried a LOT of homeschool curriculum products over the years, and quite frankly this is the best value available in a secular curriculum package and it’s easy on the parent. I’m homeschooling two kids and it’s very easy to have them read the lesson and complete the assignments independently, then later the teacher’s guides make it easy on me to review their work and correct it. The content is interesting and relates to the real world in a way that makes sense to the kids, especially the math problems. You also can’t beat the price. I’m shocked that this curriculum isn’t better known. You will pay a lot more for comparable products that won’t have the quality this one has, and I’ve done the research and spent the money to be able to say that with authority.” – Judith

“I purchased Kindergarten math and language arts for my daughter and we have had a great experience with it. She is learning so much. I supplement with lots of hands-on activities so she doesn’t burn out on worksheets.”- Educents customer

Musical Instruments

Violin Starter Kit


Perfect for beginners, this Violin Starter Set by eMedia contains everything you need to play the violin. What’s more, it includes a great teacher, the award-winning eMedia My Violin interactive Win/Mac CD-ROM. For ages 5 and up.

Ladybug Guitar Starter Pack


This perfect all-in-one package contains everything a musician needs to start playing guitar today! After following the video lessons, your guitarist’s hits will be flying up the charts. For ages 5 to 12


“Great guitar for my DD. She wanted to learn how to play the guitar like her father, and she is really getting into it. I would recommend this for any little boy or girl who is interested in learning to play the guitar.” – Karen W


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