31 Clever And Inexpensive Ideas For Teaching Your Child At Home

    Whether you're casually brushing up on lessons or full-on homeschooling, these activities are so fun your kid will barely realize they're learning.

    1. Organize each day with numbered art bins.

    2. Use a shoe rack for storing supplies.

    3. Learn about all the discounts available to homeschool educators.

    4. Draw inspiration from these simple yet effective in-home classrooms.



    7. (And this definitely-less-practical-but-totally-cute one.)

    8. If you don't have room for a fully devoted classroom, a workspace is great too.

    9. Know that classroom setup doesn't have to be expensive.

    10. Have an activity jar for breaks or rainy days.

    11. And make a physical activity cube to make sure you're moving.

    12. Keep a basket of small toys and figures for visual storytelling.

    13. Make suncatchers to learn about colors and shapes.

    14. Magnetic alphabet trays make learning on the go a breeze.

    15. Use paint chips to make this color-matching game.

    16. Keep track of chores and assignments for the day with a big board.

    17. Print out this free United States puzzle for geography lessons.

    18. Try this cool (and indoor) condensation experiment.

    19. Use Legos to teach about the periodic table of elements...

    20. Cardboard to teach shoe-tying...

    21. Snacktime to teach the solar system...

    22. And rice to teach relative weights.

    23. Practice this handy trick for mastering the 9-times table.

    24. Track your child's height and teach measurements with a giant ruler.

    25. Use a word cube to talk about word roots.

    26. Cut out letters from magazines and newspapers for spelling lessons.

    27. Use plastic Easter eggs to practice spelling as well.

    28. Styrofoam carry-out containers make great printing blocks for art lessons.

    29. Subtraction bowling is wicked fun (and doesn't actually make noise).

    30. And even though sometimes you just have to whip out the Silent Sprinkles...


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