Homeschooling Supplies Kindergarten List
There are so many fun, gimmick items available for homeschooling, which makes it hard to know exactly what you need for a successful homeschool.
I’ve narrowed down this list to our favorites, which happen to coincide with simple homeschooling, and back-to-school sales to not only simplify the process, but to save money too!
One of the things that our homeschool is founded on is that you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment, supplies, or classroom paraphernalia to have an educational and engaging homeschool.
So this Homeschool Supplies List is pretty simple.
The power lies in the quantities.
I’ve learned that it’s easier and cheaper to stock up on $0.50 boxes of crayons when they go on sale, even if you buy a couple more than you end up needing, then to run out in February and grab a box because you ran out.
And I’ve learned that the basics are usually all you need.
That being said, I’ve found some super awesome convenience items that I’ve incorporated into our homeschool to make it well-rounded and take the load off of me for planning.
It’s all up to you, so I’ve denoted the essentials and the convenience items on the list so you can do what works for you!
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This printable list includes the quantities of each item that I bought this year, for guidance as you head to the stores!
*denotes optional items
Homeschool Supplies Kindergarten Essentials
These are the items we use on a daily basis and help me keep my sanity, organized systems, and learning outcomes.
- Lined Paper: Used daily for writing practice.
- 2-3 boxes of Pencils: I LOVE Ticonderoga #2 pencils because they last so much longer than the off-brand ones. I also let Little Miss pick out a couple packs of decorative pencils, just to keep it fun.
- Glue Sticks: Pro Tip – the purple ones dry clear.
- Elmer’s Glue: 5 per year, for the bigger/sturdier art projects.
- Paint: we love painting projects, especially when we can do them outside during the warmer months. Check and make sure it’s washable, and get a variety of colors.
- Brushes: For the younger ones, I get the brushes that not only have larger bristles, but that have larger handles for those little hands to grip.
- Disposable Paint Trays: You can use egg cartons/disposable plates for paint, or you can get paint trays that are made for this and disposable.
- Painting Paper: on rolls or in sheets, these larger sheets of paper are a necessity for art. So versatile.
- Colored Construction Paper: 5 packs per kindergartener
- Expo Dry Erase Markers: 10 packs…no kidding
- Washable Crayola Markers & Crayons: 10 packs per student. Our school desk is totally white, and the Crayola washable art products come right off of it.
- Scissors: 2-3 pairs per child. With the rounded ends for the little ones. Buy 3x more than you expect you’ll need. They will get lost/disappear.
- Counting Items: Marbles, dominoes, beads, glass pebbles, and anything that can be used for fun counting activities.
- Wood Craft Sticks: Literally a thousand uses for these. Buy lots, they don’t go bad.
- Printer Paper: 10 packs
- Colored Pencils 5 packs per student.
- Tape: 3 packs.
- Paper Cutter*: so handy so you don’t have to cut worksheets in half with scissors or waste half a sheet of paper
- A wastebasket
- Rulers: for the older kiddos.
- Whiteboard Erasers
- Big Pink Erasers: 5 per student.
Teacher Homeschool Supplies Kindergarten
- Laminator*: I find this to be really useful, but certainly not necessary. You can find the best deals on these during the back-to-school season.
- Single Hole Punch
- 3-Hole Punch
- Pencil Sharpener: I like a manual one for Little Miss, but I have an electric one for myself that I’m teaching her to use. SO MUCH BETTER than the manual one, lol
- Stapler & Staples
- Work Binder: I use this to set up our week’s worth of lessons. Little Miss can now read the days of the week, so she goes to this binder, pulls out her work, and gets started while I’m setting up for more hands-on activities.
- Supplies Organizer: I use this one from IKEA, and love it, but this idea and this idea are both also great, depending upon your preferences. This one is not optional, in my opinion, but how you do it will vary.
- White Board: my husband’s job was throwing away a classroom-sized whiteboard, so we were lucky enough to get ours for free (see picture below). However, you can find 5’x8’ whiteboard fairly cheaply right here or on sale in the school supplies section during sales.
- Calendar Post: also a must for Preschool.
- Desktop Carousel: I love how this keeps our supplies organized and pretty. Little Miss is also learning to keep her supplies organized using this.
- Post-It Notes
- Take advantage of any other supplies you see on sale: printer, calculators, or other electronics you would find useful
Intangible Homeschool Supplies Kindergarten
- A Library Card: we go weekly as a fun outing, to encourage reading ,and to get us out of the house!
- A Kindle: we picked one up during Black Friday and LOVE IT for checking out digital books with our library card – great for daily reading times!
This is the Homeschool Supplies for Kindergarten List that I took with me to the store this year. You can download a checklist with quantities here by entering your email address:
What items do you have on your Homeschool Supplies for Kindergarten List?
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