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10 Great Amazon Purchases for Our Creative Homeschooled Girl

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Although we are pretty minimalistic with buying specific homeschooling materials, we have made some great purchases on Amazon for our creative homeschooled girl. I don’t think it’s necessary to spend a lot of money on homeschooling, especially in the elementary grades. The things we do use, I am willing to spend a bit more because I KNOW they will be used. That said, Amazon and Amazon Prime are a big part of our life. Even though as small business owners we support local businesses as much as possible, Amazon makes my life so much easier since it cuts down on the running around I have to do.

Here are some of the best things on Amazon for our creative girl!

Colored Pencils, Gel Pens, Sharpies and Copics

Pencils, pens, and markers are a BIG DEAL in our home. Caroline likes using different kinds of pencils/pens for different kinds of projects. Since drawing is her thing, we try to keep her stocked with lots of different tools.

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 72-CountPrismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 72-CountCopic IB12 Ciao Markers Basic Set, 12-PieceCopic IB12 Ciao Markers Basic Set, 12-PieceCopic Ciao Markers 24pc Basic SetCopic Ciao Markers 24pc Basic SetLolliZ® 70 Gel Pens Tray Set, 70 Unique Color ChoicesLolliZ® 70 Gel Pens Tray Set, 70 Unique Color ChoicesTop Quality Gel Pens (Pack of 60)Top Quality Gel Pens (Pack of 60)Smart Color Art - 100 Colors Gel Pen Set - Perfect for Coloring BooksSmart Color Art – 100 Colors Gel Pen Set – Perfect for Coloring BooksSharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-CountSharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-CountSharpie Special Edition 30 Count Marker SetSharpie Special Edition 30 Count Marker SetSharpie Limited Edition Permanent Marker Set, Assorted Colors, Pack of 28Sharpie Limited Edition Permanent Marker Set, Assorted Colors, Pack of 28

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Brain Quest Workbooks

It might seem a bit strange to mention workbooks when we are rather unschooler-ish, but that’s exactly why we use them. I use workbooks to check what Caroline can do and try to keep track somewhat with where she is compared to traditional grade level expectations.

Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 1Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 1Brain Quest Workbook, Grade 2Brain Quest Workbook, Grade 2Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 3Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 3Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 4Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 4Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 5Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 5

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Board Games

For a creative child who isn’t especially excited about math, board games are by far the best way to incorporate lots of math without her even realizing it. Caroline is exceptionally good at UNO and it was the first game she could consistently beat us in.

The Ladybug GameThe Ladybug GameOriginal UNO Card GameOriginal UNO Card GameMelissa & Doug Suspend Family GameMelissa & Doug Suspend Family GameClassic YahtzeeClassic YahtzeeMonopoly Board Game The Classic EditionMonopoly Board Game The Classic EditionCandy Land 65th Anniversary GameCandy Land 65th Anniversary GameConnect 4 GameConnect 4 GameQwirkle Board GameQwirkle Board GameBlokus GameBlokus Game

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Pink Desk Chair

We’re a creative family and this is the chair we purchased recently for Caroline’s room/desk that’s pictured in the linked post. It’s a great chair and she is very happy with it. (And I have no idea why this image is being pulled from Amazon, but if you click through you can see a better image.)

United Chair Mid-Back Mesh Swivel Desk ChairUnited Chair Mid-Back Mesh Swivel Desk Chair

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Typing Instructor Platinum

Keyboarding skills are so important. This is a great program to download and use with your kids. It’s available for both PC and Mac.

Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum 5Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum 5

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Culturelle Probiotics

Okay, this might seem a bit weird to put on a homeschooling list, but Culturelle is seriously a great help to our homeschooling. Why? Because it helps my daughter stay healthy and homeschooling is so much easier when everyone is healthy. I discovered these when Caroline had to take antibiotics and I was concerned about what they would do to her gut.

Culturelle Kids Chewables, Natural Bursting Berry FlavorCulturelle Kids Chewables, Natural Bursting Berry Flavor

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Kindle Fire

A Kindle is hands down one of the best purchases we’ve ever made. An iPad is simply too expensive for our family, but a Kindle is such a great deal with so many options. Caroline has been using our original Kindle during the past couple of years and this Christmas we purchased a new magenta Kindle 7 for her.

Fire Tablet, 7Fire Tablet, 7

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Kindle PowerFast Charger

We use our Kindles a lot and I cannot recommend a speedy charger enough. The charger that comes with the Kindle is too slow if you are heavy users. It seems crazy to spend more on another charger, but it’s worth every single penny. I would not be without a fast charger.

Amazon 9W PowerFast Official OEM USB Charger and Power Adapter for Fire Tablets and Kindle eReadersAmazon 9W PowerFast Official OEM USB Charger and Power Adapter for Fire Tablets and Kindle eReaders

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Kid’s Guitar Starter Set

I play guitar and Caroline has expressed an interest in it. My guitar was far too large for her hands so we purchased this set a few years ago. It’s a great starter set with everything a child needs to begin learning.

Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course, Complete Starter PackAlfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course, Complete Starter Pack

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Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

The Kindle FreeTime Unlimited has been a big bonus for us. We have an Amazon Prime membership so the FreeTime membership for one child is only $2.99 a month! It is worth so much more than that! This special Kindle was not available when Caroline was little, but if it had been we would have purchased this combo of the Kindle, FreeTime, and 2 year protection plan. She still enjoys using the Kindle FreeTime so we have a subscription right now.

Fire Kids Edition Tablet 7 with FreeTime UnlimitedFire Kids Edition Tablet 7 with FreeTime Unlimited

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So there you are! Some of our favorite homeschool things on Amazon!

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