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Give Christmas Gifts that Pay for College

Are you busy getting all of your Christmas gifts purchased? If so, you won't want to miss this list! Christmas gifts for your homeschooler that will free you from checking your list twice!

Gifts that Pay

What are Gifts that Pay for College?

Kids want fun things that they are interesting to them.
Parents want educated children without going broke or crazy.
Colleges want “passion” and delight directed learning.
Give gifts that will increase the fun factor in school, help colleges appreciate your student, allow you to maintain your sanity, or save enough time of money to help you afford the cost of college.

Gifts that pay for college can mean…

  • Gifts to Encourage Specialization

  • Gifts to Fuel a Love of Learning

  • Gifts to Encourage Reading & Writing

  • Gifts Help You Homeschool Efficiently

  • Gifts that Decrease College Costs

  • Gifts to Help Prove Academic Rigor

  • Gifts that Increase Income

Check out these articles and gift suggestions, so that you can give great gifts that will help pay for college in the future!

Gifts to Encourage Specialization

Articles: 3 Must-Have High School Electives
Encouraging Delight Directed Learning at the High School Level.
Resources: The Great Course
“How to Listen to and Understand Great Music”
“Calculus Made Clear”
Home Science Tools

Gifts to Fuel a Love of Learning

Articles: Games Across the Curriculum: Christmas Gift Suggestions
Play Your Way to a Great Vocabulary
Physical Education Outside the Box

Gifts to Fuel a Love of Learning: resources and suggestions by subject area

Impressionist Artists, Go Fish for Art Card Game
Masterpiece Art Auction Game
Draw Today Art Kit
Coloring book of masterpieces (like Dover Art Coloring Books: Mary Cassatt Masterpieces)

The Play’s the Thing
Brick Shakespeare
Banana Grams
Rummy Roots
Fun books like Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Social Studies:
Take Off
Ticket to Ride
Diplomacy Board Game

Critical Thinking and Math:

Science: Computers, software
Elemento Chemistry Card Game
Student Microscope Gift Package
LEGO Mindstorms, or robotics kits

Foreign language:
Children’s DVDs (like Finding Nemo, The Incredibles)
Comic books in the language (Les Aventures de Tintin: Tintin en Amerique (French Edition)
Cook books (like Not Just Tacos A Journey Into the World of Authentic Latin American Cuisine)

Physical education:
sports equipment (like Snow Toboggan)
Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board,
Nerf guns or Water squirters

Games Teens Love:
The Settlers of Catan
Carcassonne Basic Game
Apples to Apples

Gifts to Encourage Reading & Writing

Articles: The HomeScholar College Bound Reading List
Classic Christmas Literature for High School Students
7 Ways to Encourage Reading in Middle School
Resources: Printable reading list for Middle School
Kindle Paperwhite
Apple iPad
Digital Voice Recorder
Dragon Naturally Speaking

Gifts Help You Homeschool Efficiently

Read Articles: Coping Through Not Cooking
Save Money With Old Fashioned Cooking!
Gluten-Free + Costco + Freezer Cooking + Crockpot + Cheap = Meals

Gifts Help You Homeschool Efficiently: Gift Suggestions for Balancing Life

Creating Homeschool Balance: Find Harmony Between Type A and Type Zzz
Managers of Their Homes by Teri Maxwell
Sidetracked Home Executives: From Pigpen to Paradise
Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker
Biggest Book of Slow Cooker Recipes by Better Homes & Gardens
The Freezer Cooking Manual from 30 Day Gourmet
Holiday Freezer Cooking from 30 Day Gourmet
$5 Dinner Mom Cookbook

Gifts that Decrease College Costs

Prove college rigor with this reference book Setting the Records Straight
Online help: Total Transcript Solution, Comprehensive Record Solution
Learn about scholarships with this reference book College Admission and Scholarships
Homeschool college: How to Homeschool College: Save Time, Reduce Stress, Eliminate Debt, “Accelerated Distance Learning” by Brad Voeller, Bears Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance LearningCLEP Official Study Guide by The College Board
Give college expenses as gifts: College Packing List

Gifts that Increase Income

Incorporate work on the transcript: Teaching Occupational Education in 5 Easy Steps
Teach your child business skills with
Help children manage finances in the future:  Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool

Learn More

Online Class: Giving Gifts That Pay for College
Online Class: Christmas Goals and New Year Resolutions
Coffee Break Book: Homeschooling the Holidays: Sanity Saving Strategies and Gift Giving Ideas

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