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Free Classic Children’s Songs

Homeschool Freebie of the Day has some classic children’s audio for us today:

Fun & Music Down on the Farm (mp3 audios) –First up is a jolly version of the classic children’s song, “Oats, Peas, Beans”; then a visit with “The Little Crooked Man” (of the Mother Goose rhyme) with his crooked cat and crooked mouse; a journey with “Uncle Don Down On The Farm”, and finally we’ll stop in for a delightful concert put on by a little mouse and a whole menagerie of barnyard animals.

These audios are hosted at HomeschoolRadioShows.com, so they should be available through next Monday.

You can find even more classic children’s songs at Kiddie Records Weekly and in the archives of Children’s Records & More.



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

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

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 ExtremeIntellect.com. “a website for everyone interested in the subjects of IQ intelligence, genius, memory or simply increasing knowledge in yourself or students.”

perplexus.info -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.

This Week’s Freebies From Homeschool Freebie Of The Day

This week from Homeschool Freebie of the Day; a classic for your young homemakers, preschool fun, an audio the whole family will enjoy and hands-on projects for your little men!

Monday, August 3rd: Mary Frances’ Adventures Among the Doll People (pdf ebook)  -A classic volume from the Mary Francis series by Jane Eayre Fryer. Mary Francis learns some very practical lessons about housekeeping while setting up a household for her own homeless family of dolls. Includes paper dolls and furniture to cut-out.

Tuesday, August 4th: The Critter Construction Book (pdf ebook) -Created for preschoolers and designed specifically so children can cut out the shapes and then create the "critters" herein with their parents. New designs have been added to the originals -an entire menagerie of critters to create!

Wednesday, August 5th: TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Thursday, August 6th: Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin (mp3 audio) -A great audio collection of five classic stories from Baldwin’s book, read for you by homeschooled kids. Great stories and great readings! Don’t miss them!

Friday, August 7th: Something To Do, Boys: A Book for Wide Awake Boys (pdf ebook) -A huge collection of hands on projects and activities for boys (and girls) who love to make things and create their own fun. Fully illustrated plans for building toys and models, games to play, food, art, nature projects and much more. 

Don’t forget, each freebie is only available on that one day at Homeschool Freebie of the Day!


More Free ‘Mary Francis’ Ebooks:

The Mary Francis Cookbook

The Mary Francis Garden Book

The Mary Francis First Aid Book

The Mary Francis Storybook

More Boy’s Projects:

Outdoor Games And Skills For Boys –a great scouting website

Boys Book Of Model Boats –free ebook





Homeschool Freebie: The Brownie Primer Ebook

Updated August 30, 2012

Don’t forget!

Daily Freebie from Homeschool Freebie of the Day

  • Homeschool Freebie of the Day offers a free homeschooling resource each day, Monday through Friday. You can get; audio stories, classic children’s e-books, radio shows, lapbooks… a treasure chest of great educational materials! If you sign up for their newsletter, they will give you an extra freebie a week.

Today’s freebie is an e-book of the classic children’s book “The Brownies Primer” by Palmer Cox.

Get it today, it’ll be gone tomorrow! This offer has expired.*

*If you missed it, you can get a free copy of the The Brownie Primer at the Internet Archive -available in a variety of ebook formats or you may read it online.

More Free Ebooks about “The Brownies”

Palmer Cox's Brownies

Palmer Cox wrote many more books about his little Brownies. These are all available at either the Internet Archive or Google Books, and can be read online or downloaded at no cost:

Check out my Free Homeschooling page and education freebies tag for even more homeschooling resources.