Affiliate links have been used in this post. Read my full disclosure policy.Now that you have decided to homeschool your children, what on earth do you need?
Of course, you will not be able to purchase all these homeschool HOT items, but you can add them over time. Unless your homeschool budget is much grander than mine, pick and choose which ones you can’t live without.
These have been compiled from numerous seasoned homeschoolers and we pretty much all said the same items.
25 HOT Homeschool Items
- Bible – we also really enjoy the dramatized bible on audio, this is not the one we have, but this one is FREE.
- Dry Erase Boards – we have a HUGE one in the school room, but have several little ones that we use daily. And yes, we home school on the bed!
- A good Pencil Sharpener – we prefer the electric ones
- Globe – we use atlases, too.
- Library Card – we only have one family card. All the children had their own at one time and it was a disaster. We keep all library books in a basket or designated self.
- Red Pens – I stock up during the Back to School sale at Walmart
- Flag – teach your child the Pledge of Allegiance, please!
- Good Planner - tons of free homeschool planners.
- A Schedule posted – not necessary with times, but in sequence order to everyone knows what to do next.
- 3 Hole Punch - some day when my ship comes in, I want an electric one.
- Laminator – this is my favorite item. I use it all the time.
- Page Protectors – invest in good quality ones. We make a lot of notebook pages.
- Bible Tools – The children use a concordance, bible dictionary, and other various tools to do research
- Mom Support Group – on-line and in real life. This is so imperative because Satan will attack you and the yellow school bus will be so tempting!
- Stapler – and lots of staples.
- Scissors – a good pair for Mommy.
- Printer that has a copier – I use this feature all the time!
- Sticky Notes – I use the little ones as bookmarks in all teacher guides, so I know where we left off instantly.
- Binders – we like the white ones with a slip sleeve, so they can create their own cover.
- Book Shelves – over the years you will build a library. Also, each one of my children have their own shelf to store all their homeschool books.
- Label Maker - I am addicted!
- Pencils – more than you could ever imagine
- Local Homeschool Group – get your children involved and participate in field trips, projects, and activities.
- 1828 Dictionary – we use this for word studies. One of my favorite resources
- Crayons/Map Colors- I buy an enormous amount during the Back to School sales
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