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Looking for some unique hands-on science fun? Here’s a great resource for you!

The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California has compiled a wonderful collection of kid-friendly science projects, activities and experiments on this great site. There are dozens of different topics here, all of them very hands-on and kid friendly. Check it out!

Click here to go to the site!

The Absurd ABC

Today’s scheduled freebie has been unavoidably delayed, and will be posted at a later date. In the meantime, we hope your littles will enjoy this classic little book!

The Absurd ABC by Walter Crane (PDF ebook) – Today’s resource is this delightfully illustrated ABC book, created by the 19th century illustrator, Walter Crane, who illustrated many early picture books for children. Beautifully crafted, with fun nonsense rhymes for each letter. Check it out!

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

The Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book (PG)

Screen shot 2014-07-11 at 12.58.28 PMThis excellent anatomy coloring book and review guide from Kaplan  is a perfect resource from which to print out coloring pages to go with any studies of human anatomy, including yesterday’s resource, “The House You Live In”.

IMPORTANT NOTE: PARENTAL GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED! This coloring book was developed for Jr & Sr high & college use, and along with every other illustration of human anatomy, it does include some fairly explicit drawings of the reproductive system, which may not be appropriate for younger children. So while this is an excellent anatomy resource, please be aware of this fact, and handle this coloring book accordingly!


To download this 200 page PDF coloring book from Archive.org, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

The House You Live In

The House You Live In (PDF ebook) — This classic “living textbook” is a great introduction to human anatomy (“the house you live in”), originally prepared back in 1904 for use in primary grades in New York schools. The short lessons are wonderfully engaging: The teacher very simply reviews the subject of the lesson (such as the heart, bones, muscles, etc.), then asks the students simple discussion questions that help them understand how the body works. Included are both the questions for your students and the answers you want them to grasp, so it is easy to lead discussion in the direction you want it to go.

Requires no advance preparation by the teacher, although using this with an anatomy coloring book would be ideal — so that is exactly what we will be bringing you tomorrow! These Charlotte Mason-style Q&A lessons are extremely well done. We think you’ll really, really enjoy using this lesson guide with your younger children (Grades 1-3).

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac!


re: today’s Subscriber Exclusive resource

Okay – today’s resource just below this post (100+ homeschooling ebooks) is a Subscriber Exclusive  available only to our email list subscribers. If you are a current subscriber, check your email inbox  – we sent you the password this past Sunday, and again this morning. (If it’s not there, better check your spam folder, just in case it landed there.)

DON’T MISS OUT! If you are not already a subscriber, you can still grab this and other weekly Subscriber Exclusive resources by filling out the form at the right (or at the bottom of this page, if you are on a mobile device). Once you confirm your email address, we’ll immediately mail you the password for this week’s Subscriber Exclusive, along with a link to one of our most popular homeschool ‘toolkit’ collections!

Thirty Days in 1 Corinthians 13 (Bible Studies for Busy Mamas)

Today we have a great PDF Bible study freebie from Doorposts.com, “Thirty Days in 1 Corinthians 13″ by Pam Forster. Here’s what Pam says about this helpful little guide created especially for busy moms (know anyone like that?):

“It’s not easy, getting into the Word when your house is full of little ones who need you twenty-four hours a day—but this study will help! Here is a simple but deep approach to Bible study, divided into bite-size portions that will leave you encouraged and excited as you discover that you do have time for meaningful Bible study. By giving you short study assignments, five to ten minutes per day for thirty days, this book will help you make time to thoroughly study 1 Corinthians 13 and apply God’s truth in your life.”

Click here to go to the download page for the PDF version of this ebook (Note: if you also want the kindle format version, just join their email list at the bottom of the page.)

I Scream, You Scream, Everybody Screams for…


Back by popular demand!

Ever wonder where ice cream came from, or who first invented it? Take a listen to some of the fascinating and highly entertaining history of Ice Cream in this great 14 minute episode of the Adventures in Research radio program from 1943!

Oh, by the way… You MUST be eating ice cream while you listen to this program!

To download this MP3 Audio program, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click on the link and save to your mac.

Llevada’s Algebra

AlgebraFree.com offers the complete Llevada’s Algebra Course (Algebra 1) online. While you can purchase the whole thing on DVDs, every chapter and every lesson is also available for free on their site, including examples, chapter reviews and tests. There are 73 lesson videos and over 700 solved exercises in Flash format.

If your student is just getting ready to dig into Algebra, take a look at this course and see if it works for you. There is lots of positive feedback on the site and elsewhere online, and the author himself says it is especially “homeschool friendly”. Check it out!

To go to the site, click here!

Westminster Shorter Catechism COPYBOOK + Bonus Freebie

Our friends at Brookdale House have put together a neat handwriting practice resource – the complete Westminster Shorter Catechism in copybook format!

This 100+ page copybook features all the text of the Catechism in traditional cursive format, on pre-lined pages.

Click here to go to the download page!

BONUS FREEBIE TIP: Also while you’re there, definitely sign up for their newsletter and you’ll receive a copy of their ebook, The Charlotte Mason Writing Plan, which covers how to teach writing for students grades 1 to 6!