My AWESOME Educational Thrift Store Finds!

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On a whim this morning I decided to stop by the thrift store before I picked my kid’s up from school just in case I spotted something I could use for their robot party this year and I sure hit the jackpot!! First I spotted this Videoscope Lab from the National Wildlife Federation – brand new in box!! I couldn’t believe it – AND it was under $10! It’s definitely an older product but it works great – check it out!
Perfect for my kids and my husband’s 2nd grade classroom (and all the other teachers who will end up borrowing it!!). Now I was a little bummed when I came home and check on Amazon – I found 2 similar products for about $10-$15 so I didn’t feel like it was much of a bargain. BUT the product on Amazon had absolutely horrible reviews and mine works great SO it made me feel a little better! 🙂 Either way for under $10 this is a great learning tool!


My son has been asking for a rocket launcher for a while, but he didn’t want a foam one since they tend to break easily – so I simply couldn’t resist when I spotted this at the thrift store with ALL of the parts brand new in the box. 2 Launchable Rockets (with the little explosives to go with it!) for $1.99!!


Boy was my husband thrilled about this when he saw it!
I didn’t take a photo but I also bought a few books (Magic Treehouse, Junie B Jones, and an I Can Read book) as well as a Mosaic Kit to make your own sundial! Have you been thrift store shopping lately? Find anything good?

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  1. Alicia Crenshaw says:

    I love thrift store finds like this. My oldest found an electrical set that, I swear must have cost at least $40 retail, for only $5 – and I had a 50% off coupon! He messed around with that kit during his entire winter break.

    And my little guy loves puzzles (he's already up to doing the 100-piece ones!) Our store always makes sure all of the pieces are there, so I don't have to worry about that. And they sell for anywhere between $0.10 to $1. Totally worth the hours of fun he has (and the peace I get!)

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