Exciting, Low Cost School Tools

Great Homeschool supplies do not have to be expensive!

Here are some favorite “must haves” from Oriental Trading Company:

Stacking Pencils

Stacking Pencils

Stack-able pencils (Bulk!):  I don’t know about you, but do you have a hard time finding pencils with points.  Or if there are points when the kids start, they always seem to break at the most inopportune times.  The huge case of stack-able pencils solved this problem in our house.  They are 14 cents a piece and there are 11 points in each pencil.  They save lots of time and headache.



Kid Scissors (Bulk):  There are so many crafty people in my family that the scissors seem to always be lost.  (Despite the container labeled “scissors” that has ample space for them.) At Oriental Trading Comp, you can get a dozen for 10.50 all year long.  (.88 a piece)


They also have a lot of educational visual aids that help the children have fun with learning.  Here are some neat ones:

Money Flip Chart: http://www.orientaltrading.com/pc-money-flip-chart-set-a2-59_9203-11-1.fltr?xsaleSku=59/3201

Fraction Flip Chart: http://www.orientaltrading.com/fraction-flip-chart-set-a2-59_3201-12-1.fltr?Ntt=fractions

Time Magnet Chart: http://www.orientaltrading.com/telling-time-magnetic-chart-set-a2-59_9097-12-1.fltr?Ntt=times

Human Body Flip Chart: http://www.orientaltrading.com/human-body-muscles-bones-and-nervous-system-flip-chart-set-a2-59_9216-12-1.fltr?Ntt=body

Along with many sticker learning sheets for almost everything.

Be sure to check for coupon codes.  Oriental Trading Company almost always has one.  I like retailmenot.com. (http://www.retailmenot.com/view/orientaltrading.com)