5 Products That Enhance The Home-School Learning Experience

Oriental Trading offers an array of products beyond the party supplies. I recently had the chance to explore their teaching supplies in which I found a lot wonderful items to enhance the home-school learning experience along with games and art activities. Home-school goes way beyond using the computer. Here are my favorite products:

Learning Resources Shining Stars Projector


I love this portable and durable teaching tool that displays images of space on any surface. Perfect for learning the science curriculum and educating the student on planets, stars and our solar system while enjoying the experience hands-on.

Secret Millionaires Club Business-In-A-Box Lemonade Stand

Great for inspiring a young entrepreneur beyond the online classroom. A complete tool kit for creating a lemonade stand highlighting money management, business basics, time management and so much more!  Included in the box is a DVD with 6 webisodes, cash box, note book, 12 business cards, 48″ x 10″ sign, chalkboard with easel, tip and guide book, calculator, felt pen, 4 name tags, 20 paper cups and 3 pcs. of chalk. The kit also comes with a carrying tote and a durable box to restore the items when your done using them.

Learning Resources Elite Microscope

I use the Elite Microscope to teach a Stem Lesson and Kaden gave 100% of his attention to the lesson. He enjoyed using the microscope to his view of the different elements from earth we were exploring. The Elite Microscope comes with a lot useful tools that can be use during the hands on activities. Included is the vials, tweezers, hand magnifier, 2 prepared slides and cover slips.

Artyfacts Deluxe Art Set

Bringing back art into the learning curriculum was fun and exciting. When I introduced the new Artyfacts Deluxe Art Set and a few weekly activities the excitement was explosive.The ArtyFacts Set comes in a durable case and includes a a total of 131 arts and crafts supplies. I love the wooden case it comes in making the set easy to transport. 

Presidential Bingo Game


Presidential Bingo Game. Get to know the U.S. presidents and win this bingo game with your knowledge. A fun teacher-led game for younger students or small-group game for older students, this educational activity includes 16 game cards, bingo markers and calling cards. Current president not included. (25 pcs. per unit) Cardboard. Cards, 7″ x 6″.

Geometric Bean Bag Toss Game


Friday fun time. Each shape has a different point value! Try to toss bean bags into the netted holes to win. Includes a 35″ x 55″ canvas game and 12-ft. rope for hanging. Bean bags not included. We had a blast playing with the Geometric Bean Bag Toss Game.


Head on over to Oriental Trading and check out the teaching supplies tab. There is a lot to choose from that will enhance the learning experience for children of all ages.  Like homeschooling, public schooling has its own set of benefits and challenges, but it’s important to make the learning experience fun and exciting.


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