Back to School Tips: Make homework a little more fun with this colorful Back To School Homework Station
I can’t believe I’m already thinking about back to school and all that entails. This time of the year always makes me a little sad. Do you feel that way, too? I only have one left in school *sigh* but we still have to keep supplies organized and there’s no better way to do that, that I know of than a homework station to keep everything in one place.
I think color makes things more fun and keeps your attention so this year I’m opting to make a super colorful and fun area for my youngest son to keep him focused!
This will take you less than 15 minutes to get together from start to finish.
How To Make a Homework Station
Lazy Susan (the one I am using is actually a plant mover from Ikea) or Tray to hold everything in place
Empty tin cans and jars that have been washed – various sizes
Fold Up Ruler
- Everything below is from my local Dollar Tree (links below for purchasing online) and I love how COLORFUL they are!
Jot Spiral Bound Index Cards
Other than arranging everything, there is only one other step. Cover your cans with the book cover rolls cut to size and fill with erasers, paper clips, crayons, pencils, etc., and arrange on your tray or lazy Susan.
The only thing that won’t fit are the binders but you can keep those neatly stacked next to the turntable.
I like to keep the binders color coded to go along with the spiral bound index cards:
Math = Green
Language and Spelling = Orange
History and Science = Pink
That’s it! What are your favorite tips for getting and keeping things organized for school?