Nifty·Posted on Aug 28, 201331 Clever And Inexpensive Ideas For Teaching Your Child At HomeWhether you're casually brushing up on lessons or full-on homeschooling, these activities are so fun your kid will barely realize they're learning.by Alanna OkunBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Organize each day with numbered art bins. theonethingps274.wordpress.com Keep the supplies for the first lesson in #1 and so on and so forth. It'll help keep the day on track and things from getting lost. 2. Use a shoe rack for storing supplies. craftyhomeschoolmama.blogspot.com 3. Learn about all the discounts available to homeschool educators. thefrugalgirls.com A lot them are the same as the ones that other teachers qualify for. 4. Draw inspiration from these simple yet effective in-home classrooms. wildflowersandmarbles.blogspot.com 5. towriteaway.wordpress.com 6. ourmontessorihome.com 7. (And this definitely-less-practical-but-totally-cute one.) theletteredcottage.net Hey, if you happen to have a spare boarded up fireplace and a vintage desk on hand, what's to stop you? 8. If you don't have room for a fully devoted classroom, a workspace is great too. lavishbookshelf.com 9. Know that classroom setup doesn't have to be expensive. pinterest.com Ikea's got you covered. 10. Have an activity jar for breaks or rainy days. walkingbytheway.com That way, you'll never run out of ideas or fall prey to the dreaded cries of "I'M BOOOOOOORED." 11. And make a physical activity cube to make sure you're moving. littlefamilyfun.com Find out how here. 12. Keep a basket of small toys and figures for visual storytelling. theimaginationtree.com 13. Make suncatchers to learn about colors and shapes. estefimachado.com.br Directions here (in Portuguese). 14. Magnetic alphabet trays make learning on the go a breeze. wecandoallthings.blogspot.com Here is how to make your own. 15. Use paint chips to make this color-matching game. littlecrunchymama.blogspot.com Directions here. 16. Keep track of chores and assignments for the day with a big board. theyellowcapecod.com It works best if it's in a place where everyone spends a lot of time, like the front hall or kitchen. 17. Print out this free United States puzzle for geography lessons. mrprintables.com Get it here. 18. Try this cool (and indoor) condensation experiment. icanteachmychild.com Make it rain here. 19. Use Legos to teach about the periodic table of elements... howtosmile.org Lesson plan available here. 20. Cardboard to teach shoe-tying... pbs.org Here is how to make the board. 21. Snacktime to teach the solar system... creativekidsnacks.com 22. And rice to teach relative weights. hippohoorayforsecondgrade.blogspot.com Or really any small item that you happen to have a large amount of. 23. Practice this handy trick for mastering the 9-times table. cometogetherkids.com 24. Track your child's height and teach measurements with a giant ruler. think.bigchief.it 25. Use a word cube to talk about word roots. dandelionsdragonflies.blogspot.com Directions here. 26. Cut out letters from magazines and newspapers for spelling lessons. playtalklearn.com 27. Use plastic Easter eggs to practice spelling as well. nurturecreek.com Put a surprise inside for when your child has successfully read each possible word. 28. Styrofoam carry-out containers make great printing blocks for art lessons. pinterest.com 29. Subtraction bowling is wicked fun (and doesn't actually make noise). whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com Find out how to do it here. 30. And even though sometimes you just have to whip out the Silent Sprinkles... learningadventureswithmrsgerlach.blogspot.com This teacher has tons of cool, fun ideas for keeping a class on track. 31. marcjohns.com Want great parenting tips in your inbox twice a week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Parents newsletter!