We are just tip-toeing into the world of homework and the words “due date” in our house. But this year, both of my girls will be in full-day school, and there will be a few assignments that come home in backpacks. To prepare for this, we created school supply organizer caddies for each girl. I know that Lucy will not likely have much work to do, but she likes to do her “homework” on the table with me.
This project isn’t a difficult one, but it will make things much easier over the coming year. These school supply organizer caddies are to come out only for homework – not for colouring or art or just because “I’m bored.” As a result, these kits will stay intact. Scissors will always be there. Pencils won’t wander up to bedrooms or into the junk room.
And that will save a LOT of grief during our afternoons.
Supplies needed to make your own school supply organizer:
- Craft/Hobby Tote.
- Mini Storage Bins.
- Stickers (we used the school, letters, butterfly and puppy stickers).
- School Supplies.
Each caddy came with a little top organizer – perfect for pencils, erasers and glue sticks. I happily discovered that two mini bins would also tuck away nicely beneath the top tray. These were perfect for scissors and crayons.
For one, it gives them a sense of ownership over their little supply kits. This is their stuff – only to be used during times where worksheets or projects are waiting to be completed – and they are decorated to each’s personality.
The point is to make these school supply organizer caddies solely for quiet work time. Supplies will come out of the box, and then go right back in.
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making!”), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what we’re up to!