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Raising Entrepreneurial Kids: Free Video And Ebook

Help your children become self-sufficient and start their own business with today’s resources from Homeschool Freebie of the Day:

Raising Kids to Be Entrepreneurs Video -Today we are featuring this great talk by Cameron Herold who shares some of his own experiences growing up as a “different” entrepreneurial kid — and then sharing why/how you should help your kids develop their own entrepreneurial skills. There’s loads of tips, examples, and helpful information here for homeschool families, though this was not an address specifically for a homeschooling audience.


Earning And Learning: 101 Ways for Your Young People to Earn an Income (PDF ebook) -Lots of young people would like to earn their own money, but aren’t sure how to go about it. You’ll get all sorts of creative ideas and inspiration in this unique “idea book” — a collection of profiles of kids with their own businesses, business, service and product ideas, common sense tips, and suggestions for young entrepreneurs, from pre-teen to young adult.

If you haven’t signed up to the Heads Up! mailing list at Homeschool Freebie of the Day, I highly encourage you to do so. You will get an email each Monday listing all the free resources for the week plus an extra subscriber’s only freebie. Sign up today and don’t miss out!



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

Homeschool/Education Freebies: America’s 50 States

Today’s free resources are all about the 50 states of the United States of America.

Homeschool Freebie of the Day brings us a nice little ebook to help teach your children the 50 U.S. States and their abbreviations:

Learn the States & Postal Abbreviations (PDF ebook) –This nifty 29-page e-book by Joy Miller of fiveJs.com includes everything you need to teach your children the states and postal abbreviations — lesson plans, worksheets, flashcards, printable maps, and more. Written to be used with children of any age, this e-book will equip your children with information much more useful than learning just the states and capitals. A great teaching resource for your young learners!

You can find free outline maps of each state at NotebookingPages.com:

Free Outline Maps & Geography Notebooking Pages –Free resources include outline maps for each of the fifty United States, a list of state abbreviations and geography notebooking pages. PDF format.

Teach your children about each state with free lesson plans from the U.S. Mint:

50 State Quarters Lesson Plans – Create stimulating learning experiences for your students with these fully adaptable lesson outlines. Includes reproducible graphic handouts, interactive games, learning activities and suggestions for evaluation exercises. Lesson plans are available in PDF or RTF (MS Office Word) formats, for all grade levels.

Sheppard Software has several free educational games about the U.S.A.:

U.S.A. Games -Online geography games for all skill levels to help your child learn the U.S. states, the state capitals, lakes, rivers and more.

Finally, make learning the names of all fifty states easy with this fun song and slideshow:

Lyrics for Fifty Nifty United States can be found here:

The Fifty Nifty United States Song -Lyrics in PDF format



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

Free Music: Old Grand Ole Opry Recordings

Free Grand Ole Opry Recordings

Are you a fan of old country, bluegrass and gospel music? If so, you may want to check out some old recordings of the Grand Ole Opry:

Grand Ole Opry Recordings (MP3 format) -These recordings are from the 1940s and 50s and feature such artists as Red Foley, Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Eddie Arnold, a very young Minnie Pearl and many, many more. There are over 50 shows that you can download individually -or get the entire collection in a zip file.

Would you like to watch an old Grand Ole Opry TV show?

FreeClassic TV: Grand Old Opry April 28, 1956 -Hosted by Carl Smith. Guests include Chet Atkins, Minnie Pearl, Flatt and Scruggs, June Carter and others. Show is almost an hour long and is available in MPEG4* and Ogg Video* formats. Files are very large**.

*The free VLC player will play MPEG4 and Ogg video formats
**I checked the MPEG4 file and it can be paused during downloading. If you’re using dial-up internet, try the free Orbit Downloader which allows you to pause and resume downloads.

More Free Old Time Country Music

The Carter Family: Wildwood Flower
(MP3 format) -A classic, recorded on May 10th, 1928.

Pie Plant Pete: Hand Me Down My Walking Cane -From 1929, Pie Plant Pete (Claude Moye) was an early country music performer. Download MP3 or listen online.

The Coon Creek Girls: Flowers Blooming In The Wildwood (MP3 format) -The Coon Creek Girls were an all-female Appalachian string band, song was recorded about 1936.

Obed Pickard: Sally Goodin -Recorded in 1929, Obed Pickard was one of the first Grand Ole Opry performers. Download MP3 or listen online.

Blessings and happy listening,


Homeschool/Education Freebies: Old Mother Goose

From Homeschool Freebie of the Day, a free ebook:

Mother Goose Finger Plays (PDF ebook) -Vintage collection of Mother Goose rhymes, with accompanying finger activities and games, compiled by Irene Margaret Cullison. Lots of fun and a great learning activity for littlest "students".

A classic animated video from The Internet Archive:

Mother Goose: Little Miss Muffet –An animated version of the Mother Goose Story of Little Miss Muffet, using what is called "3 dimensional" animation.

Listen to a free Mother Goose audio book from Librivox:

Mother Goose in Prose –An audio reading of the book by L. Frank Baum, who collected the rhymes and created short stories around them which add context and understanding for children who are drawn to the familiar melodies.

Mother Goose coloring pages from TLSBooks.com:

Printable Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes –This collection of print and color nursery rhyme pages includes 19 classic nursery rhymes, each with a charming picture to color.

The Mother Goose website:

www.MotherGoose.com –Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes, free Games, Crafts, Stories & Videos






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

Homeschool/Education Freebies: The Snow Queen

Free Audio Story Of “The Snow Queen”

Today’s freebie from Homeschool Freebie of the Day is an MP3 audio of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen” plus bonus coloring pages for your little ones.

The Snow Queen -A mysterious magic mirror gives the Snow Queen the power to turn good children evil and keep them captive forever in her ice castle! Can a faithful friend’s love triumph over evil?

This is also the free program for the week at Homeschool Radio Shows –available through next Monday, February 1, 2010.

Read “The Snow Queen” Online

The Snow Queen In Seven Stories by Hans Christian Andersen –Illustrated  version from Hans Christian Anderson’s “Fairy Tales and Stories”. Read free online.

Free Video Of “The Snow Queen”

Watch online or download an animated version of The Snow Queen at The Internet Archive.

The Snow Queen (animation) –1959 US dubbed version of the classic 1957 animated Russian film Snezhnaya koroleva. This version features the very sentimental Christmas introduction by Art Linkletter. Features the voices of Sandra Dee, Louise Arthur, Tommy Kirk and Paul Frees. Based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen.

If you are on dial-up, it may not be possible to view or download this film –it’s a very large file. You may purchase this film at Amazon:






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

Super Science Site For Homeschoolers/Educators

Have you ever heard of The Happy Scientist?

Science educator Robert Krampf  is well known for making science fun with his exciting shows and hands-on experiments. Visit his website, TheHappyScientist.com, and you can sign up for the free “Krampf Experiment of the Week” newsletter, watch a neat science video and take a guess at the “Science Photo of the Day”.

If the free resources aren’t enough, become a subscriber at the Happy Scientist and get:

  • All of the videos –137 so far
  • 2 extra “subscriber-only” videos per month
  • Hundreds of experiments from the “Experiment of the Week” newsletter archives, sorted by subject –346 and counting

A subscription to the Happy Scientist is only $20 a year and if you subscribe by December 31, it’s only $15 -a fantastic price for a year full of science fun!

(If you’re a school superintendent or teacher, check out the special “school district” subscription price –$100 per school gives complete access for all your teachers and students.)

You can also:


Now let’s go find out about the power of beans. :)




Free Classic Thanksgiving Videos

Count your blessings…

A Day Of Thanksgiving (1951) –A classic, patriotic film about an American family who are unable to buy a Thanksgiving turkey… but they still have many things to be thankful for. 12 minutes.

Cooking the turkey…

Let’s Talk Turkey (1951) –How to cook a turkey and it’s uses in everyday cooking.

At the table…

Dining Together (ca. 1951) –Thanksgiving dining etiquette for young children.

Thanksgiving fun…

Beverley Hillbillies “Turkey Day”  –Thanksgiving fun with the Clampett family.

These videos may be watched online and/or downloaded to your computer. For more information, please see the Internet Archive help section.




If you have slow internet service, a download manager is very helpful. I use the free Orbit Downloader to schedule large and multiple files for downloading overnight.