DIY Homework Station Idea
School is just around the corner and I’m still trying to figure out how Summer flew by so fast! I’m seeing back to school stuff popping up in the most prominent locations of every store I visit. I guess that means it is time for me to start prepping for all the lovely things that come with back to school such as homework, hectic schedules, the fall of the thermometer and the earlier sunsets. This year I vow that homework will not be the nemesis of my evenings. I will be prepared and I’ll pack myself full of patience. The latter may not hold true but the former will!
Check out this awesome DIY Portable Homework Station I’ve put together! It has everything my kiddos will need to successfully complete their homework and NOT procrastinate because they can’t find an eraser. There is a yellow file folder slot to hold all their notebooks, folders and paperwork that comes home. There are small baskets and containers housing everything else they might need to finish their assignments!
I grabbed these little stackable baskets at Dollar General and they are perfect for housing crayons, calculators and scissors.
These little cardboard boxes are the perfect height for pencils, markers, colored pencils and highlighters.
These small containers have lids so I can tuck away smaller items without them creating a mess. I housed all of these containers in a neat tray I picked up at Target. Any tray will do! I liked this one because it has handles. I can put the tray away after homework is complete and my dinner table will be clear and ready for suppertime!
Now when my child sits down to do her homework she is set up for success! One thing that has changed drastically since I was a kid is the introduction of iPads to our children’s curriculum. They are no longer a novelty or only for fun, they are now an integral part of our children’s learning as many schools use them within the classroom and at home. This means as parents we need to be up on technology and one step ahead of our kids. If you are not techy that’s okay! I’ve got a free app that will help everyone stay on top of their children’s online activity.
Whether your child is young like my daughter and is only using the iPad for educational activities, or they are older and have their own cell phone to use after sports activities and for emergencies, you need to stay on top of what they are using their devices for.
I hope you are all set for back to school! One of my most dreaded things about back to school is the frustration with homework! Hopefully this DIY homework station will help ease some of that!
This is so cute and convenient my daughter has a small table and chair thing in her room that I use as her work station and I have baskets set up but it’s not mobile. My son sits in my office with me on the floor but I know eventually I am going to have to get him a desk so he can work better. Great idea a definite must pin
I love the containers, It can really tidy up a space and make things easier to find.
The app is a great idea, with kids being addicted to everything online.
Its great to track amount of time on which is great so you know that your child is getting homework done.
a clean desk is a clean mind
It can be so easy to lose track of how much online time they are getting. The app is great for making sure it stays manageable.
I love this idea of a homework station. I don’t have children, but I do, do a lot of crafts so I can see me using this station to house all the items for that particular craft project that I am working on. This is also a way to keep things neat and clean and it will be easy to find.
It would be a great thing to use for any craft projects. Especially ones with multiple parts involved.
I love this idea of a portable homework station! I know there was some days I loved to do homework outside in the nice fresh air. I love how much Ipads are able to help kids with their learning and homework.
I love exploring anything that can make me more organised! This homework station seems to be a great thing to create! There seems to be an app for everything these days and computers and technology have come a long way! If the app helps in learning easier, I am all supportive of that!
Apps have become a great thing lately.
I love what you did on the homework station. Everything is so cute and pretty. The app sounds interesting. It’s very important for parents to monitor their child’s online activities. I will download this app.
Let me know what you think of the app after you try it out.
I love this colorful and organized homework station. I think this set up would make kids want to sit down and get their homework done and stay organized as well. I want to know more about the app as most parennts want to be aware of their children’s online activities.
It is a great way to at least make sure there are not a million breaks trying to find the scissors or a marker.
I love how colourful and fun you made the homework station. Keeping things organized in mini baskets so things don’t get lost, and things always have a place to be put back after they’re done with said items. Kinda wish I had thought of something like that when I was a kid. Looks like a nice spot to hang out and do homework. 🙂
Thank you. It is something I see us getting a lot of use out of in the upcoming school year.
I love this work station! You are so organized! This is perfect to move from one place to another- I think I may create something similar for myself for when I am working at home. Thanks so much for sharing this 🙂
Of course. It is a handy tool to be able to move from place to place.
Cute station! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned ! Have a great week!