Don’t worry! This holiday gift guide for homeschoolers includes a little bit of learning, a little bit fun, and a whole lot of holiday savings. All of the items featured below were listed at under $25 at the time the gift guide was published.
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HOMESCHOOLERS – GIFTS UNDER $25
If given the choice to do science or any other subject, my kids always choose science. They love learning about circuits and electricity, so the Snap Circuits Kit is a great way to ignite their curiosity.
Who keeps the ocean clean? The mermaid! Your kids will love these funny (and often corny) jokes as much as mine do! It’s a great way to work in discussions about language and laugh while doing it. The best part? This book is under $5!
I first learned how to play Mancala when I was teaching a kindergarten class about…well, let’s just say it was many, many years ago. Last Christmas, we got Mancala for our kids and it has been, by far, the most popular board game in the house. It’s simple to learn and is a great way to reinforce counting and strategy. Little Miss says she likes it because it makes her think and because when we play it’s “special one on one time with Mom.” Since there are only two players for this version (there is a four-player version also), it definitely is good for quiet time with each child.
It’s true, I’ll admit it. During the winter months, we often use Just Dance as our PE. Not only is it a good workout and great practice for coordination skills, but you will most likely end up laughing so much that it will be an instant mood-booster, as well. We use Just Dance 4, but there are some songs on there that I don’t think are entirely appropriate for young kids – hence why I’m including the Disney version on this list instead.
This is truly one of the neatest water bottles ever. You press the button in the back and tilt it to drink. To close it, simply stop pressing the button. Virtually leak-proof, it holds 24oz of water, and is a great way to encourage kids to drink up. It’s also perfect for those co-op or gym days. My boys go to a Parkour gym every week for a very neat homeschool class and they need sturdy, leak-proof water bottles. These are a fantastic option. I also really like how it cuts down on dishes throughout the day. Instead of using a new cup or glass, we use our water bottles and keep track of how many times we fill them up. It’s a great gift option!
Since we do a lot of online classes and the kids enjoy using TeamSpeak when they’re working on their Minecraft Homeschool lessons, they need comfortable, durable headphones with a microphone. We have been through a lot of different brands, different styles, and different price points. These are made by a company called TekNMotion and have survived the longest. In fact, they’re still going strong after almost a year – which is truly a record for headsets around here. They’re also the most comfortable and at less than $20, the most affordable. The microphone works great and even the six year old can adjust them so they fit her head. If your kids wear headphones a lot, these are a must-have.
These adorable 8GB flash drives are not only fun, but they’re also great for storing homeschool work, music, pictures, and more. They make a great stocking stuffer and will get a lot of use throughout the year!
Gift cards might seem impersonal, but my kids love them. They can use them for apps, music, and books on the Kindle. Not to mention, they can use them with other gift cards they get to get things that they have been saving up for. If you’re running short on time, Amazon also has E-mail Gift Certificates that you can print out or send directly to the recipient. They’re perfect for those last minute gifts for everyone on your list!
Geodes are so much fun! They’re a great science experiment and kids love to discover what’s inside. Break out a handheld magnifying glass after you break them open for even more fun! This set of four makes for multiple smashing sessions of fun.
Have a happy homeschool holiday season!
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