We have our favourite homeschool supplies and I’ve shared them here before. However, what I haven’t shared are some of our more unusual materials that I’ve come to love and depend on.
World Scrunch Map
I know I’ve mentioned this before but I love our World Scrunch Map. It’s so portable that I can carry it in my pocket! We take it with us if we do a lesson outside or at the park. We use this map almost daily and it’s really durable!
Mini easels are a must-have in our homeschool space. I use them to display a featured book or to showcase a piece of art that the girls created. It seems like whenever I put something on an easel, it instantly draws the kids’ attention.
Plexiglass Picture Frames
I use plexiglass picture frames so that I can hang my children’s artwork at their eye-level. They are also great for displaying educational posters. Plus, I don’t need to worry about the glass breaking and hurting someone.
I love clipboards. They allow us the opportunity to write wherever we are.
These mini clipboards are my favourite! I attached a pencil to each clipboard with a piece of string and I have small carabiner on the clipboards too so that the girls could clip them onto their belt loops if they need their hands to be free.
The clipboards are 6″ x 9″ and are lightweight because they’re made of acrylic.
Magnetic Storage Pockets
These are AMAZING! I use these magnetic storage pockets to organize items for our whiteboard. One pocket holds all the whiteboard markers, one holds our magnetic letters, another holds random magnetic pieces. I have a spare one for when I make magnetic items for the board.
I usually only have one pouch out at a time.
I love the curiosity and joy that natural elements bring into our homeschool space. Whether it’s a handful of rocks, wood discs, a plate of sea shells, a bowl of pine corns, or a bouquet of flowers, I always like to have something from nature displayed in our homeschool.
The wonderful thing about natural items is you can get them for free! Simply go for a walk and bring a bag with you!
I may use the natural items as a provocation… for instance, the bouquet of sunflowers may be displayed with some other yellow objects. Or, I may use them as teaching tools. For instance, rocks are great manipulatives for sorting and math activities!
Do you have any unusual supplies that you use in your homeschool? I invite you to tell us all about it in the comment section, and then share this post with your homeschool communities.