Free Stuff for Homeschoolers!
Want to save on homeschooling? Stretch your hard-earned dollar further with some fun free stuff for homeschoolers.
Finding free things to do has helped our family make homeschooling extra special.
Sometimes we can't afford to take a trip to the museum or partake in certain activities because of the cost, or purchase certain materials because we just don't have the extra money in our budget.
Thanks to giving merchants and organizations who offer special educational and enrichment opportunities for families.
Some of the free programs that you can participate in are free reading programs, free bowling, movies and more.
Check back often to learn about new free stuff for homeschoolers.
Current Free Programs for Homeschoolers
Take advantage of some free educational and entertaining programs for kids, sponsored by a variety of companies, area merchants and local organizations.
Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program
Get your kids reading during the school year and earn free pizza from Pizza Hut.
The Pizza Reading Program is open to all homeschool families and is a reading incentive program for students in grades K-6.
Kids read books, log their minutes and earn coupons for free personal pizzas from Pizza hut. If your child can not read on their own, parents can log the hours the child is read to.
BOOK IT! is available at participating Pizza Hut restaurants throughout the US, as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico.
Open enrollment for homeschooling families happens between March and June each year. Although, the enrollment deadline is June 30, 2010, but they will still accept enrollments on a first come, first served basis, until all materials are allocated.
For homeschool families with more than five children or for homeschool groups and co-op, call: 1-800-426-6548.
You can sign-up online or Download the BOOK IT enrollment form.
Box Tops for Education
Thanks to General Mills, homeschool groups can earn much needed funds - up to $20,000 in fact, just by clipping a little pink coupon.
Free Museum Visit
Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket. Learn more about the Smithsonian Museum Day.
Free Homeschool ID Cards
Leave a Review. Get Something for You! As a special thank-you, when you submit a curriculum review to our website and if your submission is accepted, you will receive free homeschool id cards for your entire home schooling family!
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Free Bowling (Summer Months Only)
School-aged kids (approx 15 years and younger) can enjoy free bowling every day, all summer long at participating bowling centers across the US.
Choose a center, register your children and start receiving coupons for free summer bowling today! Take advantage of some great exercise - healthy free stuff for homeschoolers. Find a location near you!
Go Out and Get Bowling!
Mandy Haws, manager of Sooner Bowling Center in Norman, OK provides some healthy bowling "factoids" that may interest you:
"Bowling isn't just a fun activity; it's a sport that people of all ages can enjoy. Bowling also provides many health and calorie-burning benefits."
"Did you know the average bowler burns 240 calories per hour?" Forget walking on the treadmill or stationary bikes, bowling is definitely more fun!
"Three games of bowling equals one mile of walking" – your family will experience fun physical education without even knowing it.
"Want your kids to build strong bones and muscles? Bowling is a weight-bearing sport which helps to build strong bones and muscles in growing kids, and adults."
"Bowling is one of the world's oldest sports, and the rules are the same for young and old, male and female."
(If you live in the Norman, Oklahoma area, check out Sooner Bowling Center for some homeschool bowling fun every Wednesday and get a special homeschool discount too!)
Free Summer Reading Program
Get your kids reading during the summer and earn a free book through Barnes and Noble's Summer Reading Program.
Kids read any eight books of their own choosing and record their favorite parts in the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Journal. Parents sign the completed journal and then kids bring it to Barnes and Noble between May 25 - September 7, 2010 to receive a coupon for a free book!
Barnes and Noble provides an exceptional list of paperback titles for kids to choose from.
Download the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Journal now to get all the details and get reading! :)
Even More Free Stuff for Homeschoolers
Enjoy kids and family movies all summer at selected Regal cinemas during their Free Family Film Festival. For nine weeks, selected G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity.
Tickets for Regal's Summer Free Family Film Festival are exclusively available at select theatres' box office on the day of the show. (This is a seasonal program. We will post the link when its available again.)
Nearly Free Stuff for Homeschoolers...
Doesn't quite fit into the category of absolutely free stuff, but the $1 charge goes towards two AMC charities.
Enjoy $1 movies for kids at AMC's Summer Movie Camp. Shows start at 10am every Tuesday.
During the summer your family can beat the heat at Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse. Enjoy a different movie each week for ten weeks. Movies are $1 per person, per show, or $5 for all ten weeks = 50 cents each!
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Budget a bit tight? Need free homeschooling curriculum? Look no further than your own "backyard" for oodles of fabulous freebies for your family.
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