Many free educational materials are available by phone, mail, or internet.
Here we present some of our favorite freebies.
Keep in mind that this list is difficult to keep up to date, because free offers don't always last.
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Two libraries, Taylor Ranch and Tijeras offer Educators Guide to Free Materials,
which can help you in your search for specific material.
Has a Dental Kit for first graders. Comes with a teaching guide, sing-along CD, video, and dental care kit. You must enter a zip code after checking that , and claiming that you are a teacher. The zip code then brings up a list of schools in that sector. You can only click on a school and that is where they will send the supplies. No matter what I tried, I couldn't place an order. I called Crest program at PG and they as of October, going to ship me the teaching materials only. Not the free giveaways, but we can always hit the dollar stores to supplement.
Also for first graders.
Comes with a teaching guide, storybook, video, and poster. They are out of the 2004 kits, but you can put your name and address on a list for 2005.
Always Changing About You
This is a fifth grade program on changing bodies (puberty) It comes with a teaching guide, video, and boy or girl kit. You must enter a zip code after checking that , and claiming that you are a teacher. The zip code then brings up a list of schools in that sector. You can only click on a school and that is where they will send the supplies. No matter what I tried, I couldn't place an order. I called Always Changing program at PG and they as of October, going to ship me the teaching materials only. Not the free giveaways, but we can always hit the dollar stores to supplement.
Be Good to Your Nose Program. All about germs. Includes a sing along CD and teaching guide. Really Cute! This program has been discontinued, yet they have some cute printable worksheets and online games that kids can play.
Coloring book - Albuquerque 884-0060
You have to go to store to pick up a coloring book. They also have a free bug identification book for teens. They used to have a free video called "Planet Insect" but the gentleman I spoke with at the above phone number did not know if it was still available. I have the video if anyone wants to borrow it. My students used to love it!
Free video called Insect Zoo 1-800-563-4687.
7921 Lorraine Ct. NE
Has free coloring books and bug identification cards. You pick up. Really about Truly Nolan and not Bugs.
American Kennel Club
Video "Best Friends", coloring book and lesson plans. About caring for your pet. After getting a little annoyed with American Kennel, they are sending out their material as well, first having told me it was only available to "schools" and "not homeschoolers", I then used my orginization here in the East Mtns. and ordered it under that name. (Even though the word homeschoolers is in that title, jeez!)
Must write them for materials. Met Life, Health and Safety Education, One Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010-3690. Ask for the "Triggering Positive Health Choices" video and teacher's guide.
You can order an age appropriate curriculum, first on is free, monthly after that at $16.00. Comes with activity book, stickers, CD or tape, and reading book. Sometimes it also includes an additional activity ie: puzzle, felt board etc.
Will give away their discontinued wall paper books. They are great for art and craft projects.
Will give away their discontinued wall paper books. They are great for art and craft projects.
1-800-374-1600 Eleven free art lessons. Lesson #10 is on Bugs.
Idaho Bean Commission
P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0015
Ask for teacher's kit
American Peanut Council
P.O. Box 8,
Nashville, NC 27856-0845
Ask for No-Nut Peanut Teacher's Kit for grades 3-5 and All About Peanut and Peanut Butter Teacher's Kit for grades K-2.
North American Blueberry Council
2390 E. Bidwell Street, Suite 300
Folsom, CA 95630 1-916-983-2279 www. blueberry.org free stickers, lesson plans and recipes
National Watermelon Promotion Board
P.O. Box 140063 Orlando, FL 32814-0065 email email@example.com or fax 1-407-657-2213
J.Slice Coloring and Fun Book, poster and activity page
California Department of Boating and Waterways
2000 Evergreen Street, Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95815-3888
1 919-263-8188 firstname.lastname@example.org
Champion of Waterways for Grades K-2
Ricky's Garden Adventure
K-2 Teacher's Kit.
Fax 1-301-530-5747 or call 1-877-6-choice
Georgia Egg Commission
16 Forest Parkway Forest Park, GA 30297
1-404-363-7661 or email email@example.com www.georgiaeggs.org Ask for Sunnyside Up Coloring Book
California Poultry Federation
3117-A McHenry Avenue Modesto, CA 95350 email firstname.lastname@example.org 1-209-576-6353 www.cpif.org
Ask for Turkey Time Kit for Grades 3-4
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Resource Center
3341 East 75th Avenue, Suite F Landover,MD 20785
www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ or fax 1-301-386-2194
#5po308 Play it Safe! My traffic Safety Fun Book
National Eye Institute
2020 Vision Place Bethesda, MD 20892-3655 1-301-496-5248 www. nei.nih.gov See All You Can See activity book for ages 6-8 and Wild About Healthy Vision Activity Book for ages 9-12
United States Fire Administration Publication Center
www.usfa.fema.gov Sesame Street Fire Station Kit and Sesame Street Color and Learn Activity Book
U.S. Consumer Safety Commission
1-800-638-2772 Toy Safety Coloring Book for K-4
General Avaition Manufactures Association Publications
1400 K Street, N.W. Suite 801, Washington, DC 20005-2485
www.gama.aero $1.06 shipping fee if ordered online
Activities And Resources to Use in General Avaition Teaching Units K-6
ASU Mars Education Program
Arizona State University Department of Geological Sciences. Box 876305 Tempe, AZ 85287-6305 1-480-965-1790 Mars Exploration K-12 Science/Interdisciplinary Kit. I spoke with Meg Hufford who is sending me a package of material geared more towards Jonathan's age. It will include an ABC coloring book and other materials. I know it's a long distance call but she was so helpful it was worth it
New Mexico Department of 'Game and Fish
Public Information and Outreach P.O. Box 25112 Santa, Fe, NM 87504 1-505-476-8000 www.wildlife.state.nm.us or email email@example.com
Wildlife of New Mexico Coloring Book, Aquatic Wildlife of New Mexico, Endangered Species Coloring Book, Life Zones Coloring Book
U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services
1-888-Ask-usgs www.usgs.gov/education or http://store.usgs.gov They are now charging a $5 fee for handling
Keep New Mexico Beautiful
Alan Wright 1-800-760-5662
Dusty Roadrunner Visite the National Monuments in New Mexico Coloring and activity book and Fun with Dusty Roadrunner coloring book.
Otto Club-Traffic Safety Department
www.ottoclub.org fun games online or order Play it Safe with Otto's New CD-Rom. The CD-Rom is not free but the online games are fun.
Dairy Council of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico
www.nutritionexplorations.org or www.dairymax.com
1. Pyramid Cafe- Teacher's Packet and student books
2. Dental Defenders- Teacher's Packet and student books
They are currently revising both packets and hopefully will be ready for 2005
American Peanut Council Educational Service
P.O. Box 845 Nashville, NC 27856-0845 Fax 252-459-7396 1-252-459-9977 www.aboutpeanuts.com The Case of the Mysterious Peanut Coloring Book
National Sunflower Association
4023 State Street, Bismarch, ND 58501 1-701-328-5100
The Story of the Sunflower coloring book
Dole Nutrition Program
155 Bovet Road, Suite 476, San Mateo, CA 94402 Fax 650-570-5250 www.dole5aday.com
5 A Day Cook book and Chart and CD-Rom
Educator's Guides to Free Materials
Educator's Progress Service Inc.
214 Center St.
Randolph, WI 53956
The guides available are:
1. Educator's Guide to Free Guidance Material
2. Ed. Guide to Free Science Material
3. Ed. Guide to Free Social Studies Material
4. Ed. Guide to Free Elementary Curriculum Material
5. Ed. Guide to Free Films, Filmstrips and Slides
6. Ed. Guide to Free Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Materials
7. Ed. Guide to Secondary Education Curriculum Materials.
Great News!!! The Public Library has ordered all seven of the Educator's Guides to Free Materials! They will place the guides at the Taylor Ranch and the East Mountain libraries.
Milk Matters Coloring and Activity Book
Hershey's educator's guide
Let's Have Fun with Fire Safety #9-1548
Disaster Preparedness coloring book #8-1123
Book- Adventures of Julia and Robbie #344
George Washington Education Kit
I received my freebie George Washington study guide with poster. It came UPS in one of those nice tubes. A great freebie also.
Free Abraham Lincoln poster
I also tried to get the Abraham Lincoln poster but they were out of stock. Did anyone have any luck getting this one? I really wanted it.
I tried to get it, but it said they were all out for now, to check back later. So, I figure I will check from timet to time.
Free sign language poster on colors
Hands on Plastic Jr. Kit
Bill the Science Guy
Free Brain Power Kit for grades 2nd and 3rd.
Hi! I just love this magazine and you can get it for free!
go to www.theeducationcenter.com and click on the last red box on the left hand side (Learning). Next, click on second blue box on left side (Freebies). Then, click on the blue box in the center (Free Issue of Learning).
Oregon Trail Education Resource Guide
Planet Protectors Club
Parks Pals Activity Guide
Ohio State Parks
Free Comic books explaining money from the Federal Reserve Bank
The Wonders of Aloe teacher's guide
Free periodic table of elements poster
from Alfa Aesar. Just have to answer a few questons.
The story of Honey Poster
Life of the forest
Mayo Clinic's Complete Book of Pregnancy and Baby's First Year
If you are pregnant you can order this excellent book free of charge from State Farm. You do not need to be a State Farm client. I just received the book in the mail yesterday. It is a hardcover medical reference book with over 700 pages. The cost to purchase this book at a bookstore is $35. Call 1-888-733-8368. I also have that freebie Mayo book and it is GREAT! It was one of my favorites when I was pregnant.
Freebie web sites
www.justfreestuff.com/babies.html - Also have great teacher and kid stuff
http://freebies.about.com/od/family freebies Also great teacher stuff
Franklin - Free Poster
great poster when you order their educational catalog!!
Free Earth/Mars comparison poster!
For any horse lovers
2 free horse posters
Sleep - PJ Bear
Free PJ Bear booklet. A 16 page educational activities booklet. Can also download lesson plans at this websit to go with the book.
The White House
Although I can't officially "recommend" this one since I haven't requested it yet I'll go ahead and post for all that want to take advantage of this offer. I found this freebie at a homeschool message board on AOL. It is a book about the White House. The description made it sound like a really nice book, not cheaply done at all. The book is called, "The White House, The House of the People". You can request a copy from:
THE WHITE HOUSE
1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20502