Homeschool Supplies by Grade

New homeschool families might be wondering what supplies they need to get started in the coming school year. Are different types of homeschool supplies needed for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, or third grade? Not really! The good news is that you can mostly use the same homeschool supplies for each grade. As an added bonus, unlike public school, you don’t need to buy a bottle of hand sanitizer and a box of tissues for the class!

Supplies for the Home

I’m going to assume that you’re probably homeschooling more than one child, so the first section of the list is general supplies that you should have for everyone to use.

  • Pencils
  • Erasers (good block or wedge, not the ones that are actual bricks and leave a graphite smear across half the page)
  • Crayons and/or colored pencils (I always lean towards Crayola here. The quality is worth it.)
  • 3×5 Notecards
  • Notebook Paper
  • Printer Paper (or paper to draw on)
  • Sticky notes
  • Paint and Paintbrushes

Supplies for Each Child

It’s usually best to have the homeschool supplies below for each child. You may have them working on the same types of projects together, even across grade levels, so it’s important they each have their own to keep things moving along. And you’ll also notice some organization items at the bottom of the list.

  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue (liquid and stick)
  • Highlighter
  • Dry Erase Board (small individual one for each child or one bigger size one for family to share)
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Spiral bound notebooks (2 – science and writing)
  • 3 ring binder
  • Folders

Wrapping Up

You might have some additional items you find you need, but this should be a good starting point. These homeschool supplies should set you up well for any child in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, or third grade. You might also want some additional homeschool supplies like flash cards and manipulatives to supplement your chosen curriculum, but you’re unsure where to start. It can be hard to find the time to figure out what you need, especially when your kiddo is unnervingly quiet in the kitchen…

I wanted to help simplify the process for parents, so I put together The Home Learning Kit. It’s a complete package of learning aids for your homeschool sent right to your door. No guesswork. No headaches. Check it out at the link below!

Are there homeschool supplies that you can’t do without? Let me know on social media!

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