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Favorite Homeschool Items (If I Had Only $100)

What would you buy for your homeschool if you only had $100 to spend? 

Would you spend it on books and office supplies, or would you spend it on educational toys and games? 

Well, here's a sneak peak into my favorite homeschool items - and I'll keep the list to a minimum of $100.  These are items that, in the past 6 years, have won a top spot in our homeschool resource list. 

(And - good news!  I will be giving away a $100 Amazon gift card at the end of this post, so you may be the lucky one who gets to outfit YOUR homeschool with some new things!)

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Favorite Homeschool Items

Snap Circuits 

This basic set of circuits has been used over and over in our homeschool. All children (whether they are engineer/math minded or not) will enjoy creating projects with these circuits. My kids' favorite is the flying saucer. 


The Burgess Animal Book for Children 

This books holds so many sweet memories for me and my children. We read it when they were younger, and even now they ask me to read it again. 

In our homeschool, it really helped get all of us excited about and interested in nature study. 

Trust me. This is a magical book - and any of the Burgess Books are just as good. 


Sharpie Markers (Fine Point for Tracing) 

Tracing Paper 

We trace a lot of maps in our homeschool, and these supplies are constantly being replenished. I've found that lots of fun colored sharpies and a pad of tracing paper - along with maps of your choice to trace - provide hours of learning and fun. 

This year we created a geography table, and it gets so much use!


JAM Bluetooth Wireless Speaker 

Music plays an integral role in our homeschool.

Whether it is listening to classical music as the backdrop to our day, or working on a SQUILT lesson, I love my portable Bluetooth speaker! 

(I've also fallen in love with the Jam Transit headphones, but those don't fit in this budget!) 


8 1/2 x 11 Student Dry Erase Board 

Fine Tip Expo Dry Erase Markers 

This year, in Essentials grammar program, Grant and I spend a lot of time diagramming sentences. 

It works very well for me to have my own board, while Grant diagrams on his Quid et Quo.

We also use the board for working math problems during instruction. 

The possibilities for white boards are ENDLESS. And, it's really funny what dry erase markers do for the soul!  


Educating The Whole Hearted Child

This book is a MUST HAVE for any homeschooling parent. I have appreciated the wisdom, encouragement, and practical suggestions offered in this comprehensive homeschooling manual. 

(This book also makes a great gift for a new homeschooling mom!)


More $100 Suggestions:

Visit my good friends Colleen, Jen, & Tricia. Each of these ladies are my in real life friends. I love their hearts for homeschooling and their hearts for helping and encouraging others. We've joined forces to bring you our ideas for $100 in your homeschool!

Colleen - Raising Lifelong Learners ~ educating gifted kids, science education 

Jen - Forever, For Always, No Matter What ~ large family homeschooling, Catholic homeschooling, adoption 

Tricia - Hodgepodge Mom  ~ art tutorials, large family homeschooling, helpful habits for homeschooling