Homeschool Freebies: Log Cabins, Puzzles, Home Management, First Aid

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Updated on August 7, 2012.

Daily Freebies From Homeschool Freebie of the Day (these have expired, see Note below)

The Erskines have another great week of freebies for us:

Monday, August 17th: How To Build a Log Cabin! by Amy Puetz (pdf ebook) –A log cabin adventure and how to make your own log cabin using firewood.

Tuesday, August 18th: The Book of 500 Curious Puzzles (pdf ebook) –A classic collection of all sorts of odd and interesting puzzles, riddles, mazes, math problems and oddities to challenge and bemuse young puzzle lovers.  Originally published in 1859.

Wednesday, August 19th: Home Management Nuts & Bolts: Budgets and Schedules (mp3 audio) –Learn how to apply basic project management principles in the home to help you be a better steward of your time and money. Audio workshop by Marc Carrier.

Thursday, August 20th: Mary Frances First Aid Book (pdf ebook) –Another classic volume in the Mary Frances series; Mary Frances learns about First Aid from the adventures of her doll family, and along the way discovers some practical ways to render first aid to the sick and injured herself.

Friday, August 21st: How To Write A Novel (pdf ebook) -This delightful lesson series will teach your kids a great deal about the creative writing process, and in the process how to be wiser, more thoughtful readers of books written by others. It’s is a fun filled, playful, and highly creative eight-week class that your kids will long remember. And who knows? They may even end up writing their own book before it’s all said and done!

Each of these resources will be available on its specified day at Homeschool Freebie Of The Day.

Note: If you didn’t get these resources on the day they were posted…

Build More Log Cabins

Edible Pretzel Log Cabin –made with peanut butter, pretzels and crackers.

“Snow Covered” Pretzel Log Cabin –not edible, made with glue

Cinnamon Stick Log Cabin –craft project

Craft Stick Log Cabin –slideshow

Crayons Log Cabin –Build a colorful, mini-cabin out of crayons.

Build A Small Log Cabin (a real one) –Four-part reprint from a 1983 Popular Mechanics article, with illustrations.

Shelter, Shacks and Shanties by Daniel Beard –a 1914 classic from the founder of The Boy Scouts of America, free ebook to download or read online.

More Free Puzzles And Brain Teasers

Archimedes’ Lab -Puzzles & mental activities that enhance critical and creative thinking skills.

Puzzles, Mazes, Brain Teasers & Logic Games –From “a website for everyone interested in the subjects of IQ intelligence, genius, memory or simply increasing knowledge in yourself or students.” -simple logic questions and word tricks to in-depth math problems like probability and geometry. High degree of difficulty.

Braingle –Over 17,000 user-submitted brain teasers, riddles, logic problems, quizzes and mind puzzles.

Free First Aid Lessons

New Life. Live It. –from the British Red Cross for ages 5-11 and 11-16. Site includes lesson plans, activities, videos, quizzes, worksheets, curriculum links plus printable awards and badges. To access materials, you must register for a free account.

Learn to Save a Life: 10 Free Online First Aid Resources –a great little list of free, online first aid courses and resources.

Related posts:

This Week’s Freebies From Homeschool Freebie Of The Day –for more Mary Frances books.

Free Logic Problems (updated August 7, 2012)

Homeschool and Household Time Management and Planning Freebies



For even more free homeschooling resources, please check my educational freebies tag archive and my Free Homeschooling Page.

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2 comments to “Homeschool Freebies: Log Cabins, Puzzles, Home Management, First Aid”

  1. Comment by Julie:

    Jim is providing a great resource here.  I signed up for his weekly newletter that notifies me what the week’s freebies will be.  I have downloaded some real gems.

  2. Comment by Betty:

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