Do your kids have a designated homework space at your house?
My kids have several. It’s the kitchen counter, the dining room table, on top of their beds, the basement, the living room floor and I’ve even caught them doing homework on the stairs!
Long gone are the days of siting at a small desk in the corner slaving away on arithmetic and adverbs. These days kids are on the move while doing homework so why not create a DIY Portable Homework Station to follow them wherever they may land.
The trick is to find a good tray, bin, crate or basket, preferably with handles, that can be toted around the house. I found this metal bin at Target.
What I loved about it is it’s oblong shape and depth. It is deep enough to “hide” the contents, it’s oblong shape makes it easy to store on a shelf or table and it’s cute enough to fit into my home’s decor wherever it may land.
DIY Portable Homework Station
Below are some optional items for your DIY Portable Homework Station:
- Pencil sharpener
- Colored pencils
- Construction paper
- Loose-leaf paper
- Spiral notebooks
- 3×5 index cards
What you will need:
- Tray, bin, crate, box or basket with handles
- Mason jars or containers
- Homework station items (see above)
- An A+ attitude
1. Gather your homework station items.
2. Place several mason jars in your bin and fill with pencils, markers, paperclips, etc.
3. Add you other items in your bin.
4. Have a designated place to keep your DIY Portable Homework Station. Tell your kids they can take the bin with them wherever they decide to do their homework, but when they are finished, they need to return it to the designated spot.
Hopefully this DIY Portable Homework Station will help your kids start off the school year more organized…while they do their geography behind the couch or under the kitchen island :).
Becca Wilkinson has a creative “need” and will do anything to avoid laundry. She writes over at Cul-de-sac Cool about design, DIY/crafts, easy eats, family, funny experiences and of course, motherhood. Becca wants to spread happiness, helpful tips, pretty things and funny experiences throughout the land. She is the proud mother of three boys and married to her college sweetheart. In her past life she was a graphic designer. Becca has learned a lot these past years about juggling boys, blogging, family and suburban life.