Whether your child homeschools or is attending a public or private school, I love having a homework station for them. I’ve found that my kids are more likely to be receptive to school time when it’s fun. When it’s personalized. So we create these homework stations that they get to decorate and personalize. Here are some of the things we use.
You will need:
- A plastic shoe box type storage tote. (We used a slightly-larger-than-shoe box for my oldest kids who have more supplies)
- Decorating materials: Stickers, Gelarti, Mabel’s Labels, duct tape, colored paint, magazine clippings, etc.
- Permanent markers: This year we used Sharpie’s metalic set in bronze, silver, and gold to celebrate the Olympics.
- All your school supplies.
To create the boxes let the kids choose their primary method of decoration. We’ve had everything from sticker collages, modge podge magazine clippings, and fabric puffy paint.
Help your child decorate their homework station in situations where “adult supervision is required” or let them get after it all on their own.
Brianna used Gelarti stickers on her box which Evan and I helped color using both the Sharpie brush-tipped markers and the Gelarti gel paint. Brianna placed her own stickers on the box and I wrote her name in all three Olympic colors.
Evan’s box was decorated with Spiderman duct tape and should last basically forever. He was so excited to find spiderman designer duct tape among the other very cool duct tape color options.
We use Mabel’s Labels to personalize all the school supplies that go in the boxes so the kids can easily sort and clean up their mess. Even though we homeschool, having a place for all the school supplies makes it so much easier to store, keep things clean, and get kids excited about school time. And if your kids attend school this is a great way to set up your homework station so everything they need is in one location.