It’s that time of year again and the shelves at your local shops are stocked with school supplies and checklists for each school in the district. But, if you are homeschooling this year, you might be wondering what supplies you need for home educating. This simple homeschool supplies checklist is sure to give you a good start.
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Homeschool Supply Checklist
We are entering our second official year of homeschooling here and by now I have a list of what I am always running out of. I also include in this checklist the items I use to stay organized and create my own material and “curriculum”.
- Rolling Storage Cart
- Bookshelf or Book Ledge
- Table and Chairs (the dining table is my favorite multi-use option)
- Item(s) for Gross Motor Development (i.e. rubber stepping stones, indoor swing, exercise ball, etc.)
- Paper and Pad
- Notebooks, Binders, Folders, etc.
- Beeswax Crayons
- Color Pencils
- Water Color Paints and Brushes
- Finger Paint
- Small Motor Skill Items (i.e. legos)
- Clay, Playdoh, Kinetic Sand, etc.
- Loose Parts
- Baking Soda, Flour, Vinegar, Food Coloring, etc.
- Sticky Notes
- Tape, Velcro, etc.
- Magnifying Glass
- Books, Board Games, Puzzels, Etc.
- Osmo System (if including screentime)
Keep in mind, this is not a conclusive list, but yet a good starting place if you are new to homeschooling. Start with what you have or can thrift (reduce & reuse to save our planet).
Homeschool Supplies for the Homeschooling Parent
- Pens or Pencils in Multiple Colors
- Sticky Notes
- Printer Paper
- Laminator Sheets
- Monthly Calendar or Planner