It’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving is here and with it come the sales we know as Black Friday Deals! It is an excellent chance to stock up on lots of good stuff.

Being frugal doesn’t mean you don’t spend any money, it just means that you spend money strategically. What better way to be frugal than to take advantage of once-a-year sales? Keeping a well-stocked homeschool classroom can be expensive. There are so many supplies and tools you need, not to mention curriculum and books. Rather than wait until the last minute to buy things and having to pay full price for them, why not stock up ahead of time, when prices are low? One thing you could try is to save a set amount each month throughout the year. Then, when the Black Friday Sales start rolling in, use those savings to buy what you will need for your home as well as your homeschool. And you can do it guilt-free because the money is set aside already and you know that you’re getting great deals!

You could even go a step further. Don’t just buy homeschool materials and Christmas items. Buy future birthdays and holiday gifts for friends and family, various memberships, big-ticket items for the home, etc. For example, if you saved just $200 per month over the next year specifically for Black Friday, you could potentially purchase all the gifts for the following year for important people in your life, such as grandparents, co-op teacher gifts, sports coaches, friends, etc.

Below is a list of top retailers and given some examples of their current Black Friday Deals. Now is the time to start shopping! Many more deals can be found on their websites. Keep checking the sites, as deals are updated throughout the month of November.

Here are some to get you started…


Always a great place to find deals, now is the time to save on all those items you need! We have listed some school supplies, activities and electronics that are good deals, as well as some things that YOU might want to make your life easier.

School supplies/activities/electronics:

  1. Electric Pencil Sharpener: X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener
  2. Mechanical Pencils: Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils
  3. 3 Ring Binders: AmazonBasics 1.5 Inch, 3 Ring Binder, Round Ring, Customizable View Binder, Mixed, 4-Pack
  4. Laminator:  Scotch Thermal Laminator
  5. Educational game: Plugo Letters by PlayShifu – Word Building with Phonics, Stories, Puzzles | 5-10 years Educational STEM Toy | Interactive Vocabulary Games (App Based)
  6. Echo Dot: All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) Kids Edition | Designed for kids, with parental controls | Tiger

For Mom:

  1. Instant Pot: Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus Pressure Cooker 9 in 1, 6 Qt, 48 One Touch Programs
  2. Kindle: Kindle – Now with a Built-in Front Light – Black


You will find tons of good deals at Walmart this year. Stock up on your school supplies now!

School supplies and tools:

  1. Pens: Sharpie Felt Tip Pens- $6.97
  2. Laminator Scotch Thermal Laminator- $21.88
  3. Crayons: Crayola 168 Count Crayons and Storage Tub- $16.88
  4. Mechanical Pencils: Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, 10 pack- $9.97
  5. Pencils: Ticonderoga Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, 30 count- $4.17
  6. Graphing Calculator: Texas Instruments TI-84 Graphing Plus CE Graphing Calculator- $117.94
  7. Markers: Crayola Washable Marker Set, 64 Count- $16.88


  1. Chromebook: HP 14-inch 2-in-1 Touch Teal Chromebook – $179 ($120 off)
  2. Speaker: Portable Wireless Speaker-  $50


Target is good place to get electronics and also storage items for your homeschool supplies.

Art Supplies

  1. Art Kit: Crayola 115pc Kids’ Super Art & Craft Kit- $14.99
  2. Mess Free Colors: Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Color Collection- $14.99
  3. Sand: Kinetic Sand 6lb Bag- $14.99
  4. Clothespins for crafts projects: 300-Count Mini Wooden Clothes Pins, Small 1″ Colorful Clothespins- $9.99


  1. Headphones: Noise Cancelling Headphones- $174.99
  2. Soundbar: BOSE Soundbar- $149.99
  3. Chromebook: HP 11.6″ Chromebook, 32GB storage, Ash Gray– $119.99
  4. Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Tablet – 10″ Display – 32GB Storage– $149.99
  5. Mouse: Logitech Mouse – Forest Floral- $9.99
  6. Printer: Canon Pixma MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer – Black- $49.99
  7. Kid’s Tablet: Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet 8″ – 32GB- $79.99


  1. Storage cart: Sterilite 3-Drawer Storage Cart, Clear with Black Frame (2-Pack)– $61.99
  2. Stackable storage: Sterilite Medium Clip Box Stackable Clear Storage Container w Secure Lid, 4 pack- $32.61
  3. Metal storage caddy: 3 Tier Mobile Storage Caddy in Matte Black – Pemberly Row- $43.99
  4. Divided storage cases: Sterilite Divided Storage Case for Crafting and Hardware (6 Pack)- $56.99
  5. Plastic storage baskets: Sterilite Short Weave Wicker Pattern Storage Container Basket, Gray (6 Pack)– $49.99

For Mom

  1. Instant Pot: Instant Pot Duo Nova 6 quart 7-in-1 One-Touch Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker with New Easy Seal Lid – Latest Model- $49.99
  2. Blender system: Ninja Kitchen System with Auto IQ Boost and 7-Speed Blender– $99.99
  3. Coffeemakers: Cuisinart 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker – Stainless Steel- $69.99

Joann Fabrics

Although a fabric store, Joann Fabrics also offers a wide selection of planners and journals. Get them on sale now!

Art Supplies:

  1. Student value sets, gel pen sets and fine art kits- Starting at $5.99 each
  2. All kid’s games, kits, arts and toys– 50% off
  3. Fine Art Markers- BOGO 50% off
  4. Paper Stacks- 60% off

For Mom:

  1. Happy Planner Collection- 50% off
  2. All Journals- 50% off


Always a staple for finding art supplies, Michaels offers some nice deals this year.

Art Supplies

  1. Gel Pens: 100 Piece Gel Pen Set- $19.99
  2. Paper: Value Pack Paper- BOGO Free
  3. All Creatology Art Sets- 40% off

Kid’s activities

  1. Lego Classics/Friends Kits– 20% off
  2. Kid’s Craft and Science Kits- ranging in price from $7.99- $19.99

For Mom:

  1. Cricut Material, Mats and Tools- 30% off
  2. Planners and Planner Accessories- 50% off
  3. Modular Mobile Chest- $59.99

Office Depot

Black Friday sales are on November 26, starting at 12:01, online. Find sales on lots of office supplies.

  1. Furniture: Magellan Office Furniture- 50% off
  2. Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad Laptop– $549.99
  3. Paper: Boise Multi-Use Paper- $34.99 for a 10-ream case
  4. Desk: Sauder® Cannery Bridge Computer Desk- $169.99
  5. Printer: HP DeskJet Printer- $69.99


We found some good deals at Kohls. Make sure to check out all of their sales, which extend far beyond those listed below.

  1. Headphones: eKids Frozen 2 Youth Headphones- $12.99
  2. Kid’s Fitbit: Fitbit Ace 2 Activity Tracker for Kids- $49.99
  3. Science Kit: Discovery Extreme Science Kit 50-Piece Set- $34.99
  4. Globe: Discovery #Mindblown 2-in-1 Globe Light with Day and Night Illumination- $24.49


Lifeway Christian Bookstore:

Find deals on Bibles and other Christian books- November 26-28

Barnes and Noble:

  1. Bestselling books- 50% off for members
  2. Select Moleskine® & Leuchtturm Journals & Planners– 40% off for members
  3. National Geographic & History Books– only $10


Lots of sales on Bibles, books, and gifts!! There is such a wide variety of books and items available here. Spend some time snagging some great deals.

Also look for curriculum at

  1. Apologia- Get 25% off select items
  2. Abeka- Get 10% off select items
  3. Saxon- Get 33% off select items

I hope this list has gotten you started on your search for great Black Friday deals! Now is the time to stock up and not have to worry about these items for the next year. Spend your money knowing you are getting the best deals for your money. Happy shopping!