Best Homeschool Supplies & Games

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Finding homeschool supplies can be a daunting task for parents who are just starting to explore homeschooling as an option for their children’s education. However, with a little research and effort, it is possible to find the homeschool supplies, books & resources that best suit the needs and interests of your family.

Let’s explore some of the ways to find homeschool supplies, including online resources, local groups, and support organizations. Why don’t we start with my kids’ favorite homeschool supply . . . homeschool games.

Homeschool Games

My kids loved games. They still do love games. So, do my grandkids. So, I used games as much as possible as an educational tool, one of our homeschool supplies that we couldn’t live without. (I know. Double negative.)

Do you have competitive children?

I highly recommend games for your homeschool. Your kids will learn about the topic, without even realizing they were learning. My son, Hunter was so competitive that he would learn anything, just to win the game.

Game Resources as Homeschool Supplies that I Recommend:

Homeschool Learning Games
Teaching Kids with “Easy to Use” Games
Cool Fun Math Games
5 Fun Learning Games for Kids
Learning Games with Kids

Online Homeschool Supplies & Resources


One of the most accessible and convenient ways to find homeschool supplies is by searching online. There are countless websites and online communities dedicated to homeschooling, offering a wealth of information and resources for families. Here are some of the best places to
start:

Websites like Homeschool.com, Easy Peasy homeschool, and How to Homeschool My Child offer a variety of information and resources, including lesson plans, curriculum options, and advice for homeschooling parents.

Homeschool Facebook Groups & Events

Joining an online homeschool community, such as Facebook groups or forums, can be a great way to connect with other homeschooling families and find resources & supplies. These communities often have a wealth of information on local events and resources, as well as discussion boards where you can ask questions and get advice.

Our How to Homeschool My Child Facebook Group is a safe place for you to ask questions and stop the overwhelm in your homeschool. Every Monday, I go live to teach a free class to give you confidence in your homeschool.

The Homeschool Super Heroes Week (last week of July) and Life Skills Leadership Summit (last week of February) offer free workshops to encourage homeschoolers and give you free resources to help you homeschool, stop the overwhelm and know you’re doing enough for your kids.

Websites like Khan Academy, Coursera, and TED-Ed offer free educational resources for all ages and subjects, including math, science, history, and more. These resources can be used as supplementary materials for homeschooling.

Homeschool Local Groups and Organizations


A great way to find homeschool supplies & resources is by connecting with local homeschooling groups and organizations. These groups can provide valuable support, information, and resources, as well as opportunities for socialization and community building.

Many cities have local homeschooling groups that meet regularly, offering a variety of events, activities, and resources for families. You can find these groups by searching online or reaching out to local homeschooling organizations.

Homeschool co-ops are groups of homeschooling families who come together to offer classes and educational resources to their children. Co-ops can be a great way for families to find resources, socialize with other homeschooling families, and provide their children with a more structured educational experience.

There are many homeschooling organizations at the national, state, and local levels that offer support, resources, and advocacy for homeschooling families. These organizations can be a great source of information and resources, as well as a valuable resource for connecting with other omeschooling families. I recommend starting with the Homeschool Legal Defense Association that works with states across the country.

Homeschool Supplies & Books at Your Library


I love the library. When we homeschooled, we went to the library every week. About 10-15 years ago, there was a homeschool student who made a perfect score on the SAT. He was homeless and spent his time at the library. His education came from his local library.

Your local library will likely have a large collection of books on homeschooling, including curriculum guides, lesson plans, and educational resources. These books can be a great source of information and nspiration for homeschooling families. Most allow you to request books they can order or borrow from their library network.

Many libraries offer online resources, such as databases and e-books, that can be accessed from home. These resources can be a great way to find educational materials for homeschooling, including online encyclopedias, educational videos, and online lessons.

Libraries often offer educational events and classes for children, including homeschooling groups and workshops. These events can be a great way to find homeschool supplies & resources. Our favorite librarian knew all of the events going on around you which could be a great opportunity for learning. Most libraries even have a bulletin board where local events, activities, and programs are posted.

Free Homeschool Resource for You

I made a huge shift in our homeschool half way through our ten years. This fresh masterclass is a culmination of EVERYTHING I learned as a homeschool mom, to raise my kids to glorify God, influence others for Jesus and walk in Godly character each & every day. Oh yeah…and teach my kids to “think critically & make wise decisions” in any subject area we were studying in our homeschool.

To help you get organized, I have a 3-part video course, called How to Simplify Your Homeschool. Although I could charge for this course, I’m giving it to you completely free. Just enter your name & email below.

Then, check your Inbox for your first lesson. Each day, I’ll email you a short video with a quick task to get started. You’ll also receive my How to Simplify Your Homeschool Workbook for free. Each video has a one-page task to get you started on the way to confidently homeschooling your children this year.

Back to School Giveaway

Even though it feels like summer just started, a new homeschool year will be upon us in no time! Have you started planning and prepping yet? Preparing for a new homeschool year is an exciting time, but it can also create feelings of overwhelm and stress! What curriculum should we use next year? What supplies do we need? And how are we going to pay for it all?

Many homeschoolers live on one income and have to stick to a strict budget that doesn’t always allow for much wiggle room. That’s why I’ve teamed up with a group of amazing homeschool bloggers to make getting ready for your new school year just a little bit easier and hopefully a little less stressful for you. Our hope is that we can bless a few homeschool families (although we wish we could bless many more) and ease a little of that financial burden and help you check some extra things off your homeschool wish list this year.

Three people will win a $250 gift card to either Rainbow Resource Center or Christianbook.com – two great places to shop for homeschool curriculum and resources, with the best prices around!!

To enter for your chance to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Now I know this is quite a few entries, but each of these bloggers has generously chipped in their own money to make this giveaway possible, so I hope you will take the time to do all of the entries.  And hey, the more entries you do, the better your odds are of winning!

Giveaway ends July 21, 2023 at 11:59pm ET. Must be at least 18 years of age.  Must be a resident of U.S. or Canada to enter.  Selected winners will have 48 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prizes or another winner will be drawn.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to be added to the email lists of the participating bloggers (see the Terms & Conditions on the Rafflecopter form).

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