Educational and Inexpensive Ways to Supplement Our Homeschool Curriculum

*Disclaimer- I received these products as an Oriental Trading Ambassador in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

Now that we’re almost half way done with homeschool and finding more of a groove and a routine, I like to find fun, educational resources that we can use to supplement what we’re learning. That’s where Oriental Trading comes in! They have so many wonderful teaching resources that we can add to our curriculum- without breaking the bank!

teaching-resourcesFinding games and activities that are not only fun, but also educational, can be tricky. But, they make it easy by breaking it up by subject. My son loves Science and Math, so we like to have extra, hands-on things he can do that go hand in hand with what he’s already learning. He has spent days just making designs with his pegboards– even using them to make letters or short words.

 teaching-resources2Math manipulatives are not cheap, and usually take up quite a bit of our Homeschool budget. But Oriental Trading had some really great prices- even on these Base 10 Counting Blocks, that we’ve been using to help with learning place value.

place-value3They pair perfectly with these Place Value Puzzles, and are really coming in handy to help him visualize what he’s learning.


Now that break is over, we’ve been easing back into school and teaching him how to tell time. He was having a little trouble at first, but this Time Matching Puzzle has made it fun for him to learn- and it has really been keeping him from getting frustrated.

time-puzzle-playNo tears! No fits! And he’s ENJOYING learning! That is worth a million dollars in my book.

teaching-resources3I also love that they have so many games and activities that he can do independently. As a homeschool Mom, it’s so important to teach him that he can also learn on his own. This Self Checking File Folder Game is perfect for that. They have them for a wide array of subjects, and I can’t wait to get him some more!

 food-sorterWith so many things to choose from that will aide us in our homeschool journey, I’m thankful I found all of the resources that Oriental Trading has to offer!

And don’t think you have to be a homeschooling family to make use of these resources. They’re great gifts that are fun for your children, but will also keep them learning. I may even pick up a few things just to do in the Summer so he doesn’t forget what he’s learned this year.


  1. This Messy Season

    January 12, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Ohhhhh I love OTC! I want to get some of these for next year homeschool!

  2. Aly Funk

    January 14, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Such a helpful post! I’m definitely saving this because we are thinking of homeschooling next year.

    1. mrsbishop

      January 14, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      Oh yay! Let me know if you have any questions!

  3. Rachel

    January 14, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    These are fantastic ideas! I’ve been considering homeschooling my oldest (who will be ‘attending’ kindergarten next fall) so these are excellent tips!

  4. Lindsay

    January 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    These are such great learning resources thanks!!

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