Even if you don't qualify for absolutely free government money, you can still get plenty of government freebies for yourself and your kids. These freebies are often educational and informative, allowing you to expand your mind at no cost to you. Many freebies are available online as PDF downloads, allowing you to use them immediately.
Free Publications for Adults
Adults will discover government websites to be a plethora of educational and informational materials. Each division of the government, from the Department of Health and Human Services to the FBI, maintains its own website. If you are looking for information or government freebies regarding a specific topic, it is best to start with that website for free brochures, fact sheets and publications.
Examples of government freebies that adults may be interested in include:
- The National Women's Health Information Center offers health resources for women in the form of calendars, publications and daybooks.
- The Consumer Action Website creates a yearly handbook available for mail order.
- Download the PDF version of the FBI's coffee table book The FBI: A Centennial History, 1908-2008. It is free online for download and printing, but if you want the actual bound book (soft or hardcover), you must purchase it.
- Get the Backyard Conservation publication and tip sheets from the USDA's National Resource Conservation Service.
- Learn some home energy savings tips in one of the many free Energy Star brochures, publications, posters, fact sheets and activity books available.
Federal Citizen Information Center
The Federal Citizen Information Center offers free publications on a number of topics. Anything you order online is free, but be aware that if you place a catalog order by phone, mail or fax, a small service fee will apply. Not every publication listed is free, though many are. Double-check the description to be sure you are picking something that is free. Publications relate to the following areas:
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Government Freebies for Kids
- Print pages from the George Washington Carver coloring and activity book.
- Learn how to prevent forest fires with materials available from Smokey Bear.
- Learn about emergency preparedness with the Ready Kids Activity Book download from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
- Download and print out Inside Scoop pull-outs from the National Gallery of Art.
- Find a long list of activities and coloring pages from the National Agricultural Library.
- Kids and teens can learn about food safety through the many activities available free at the Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Using government freebies for children is an excellent way to supplement what a child is learning in the classroom or to provide quality, reliable information on a topic that interests a child. Remember to print only the items you will use to save money on ink cartridges and computer paper.
The government is a great source of information on topics from saving money to nutrition to energy conservation. Government freebies are a dependable way to learn about subjects that matter to you and your family.