5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials: A Well-Stocked Homeschool Closet

Welcome back to 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials. This week, I am sharing about what I believe is most useful for our homeschool. Yesterday, I shared some of my favorite books for homeschool moms and the importance of having eyes to see and ears to hear. 

Today, I’m going to give you a peek into my homeschool closet.  Or rather a list of what I keep in our homeschool closet. 

Because we homeschool in a child-led manner, it is pretty much necessary that I be prepared for just about anything. One thing I try to do to make sure Ben has what he needs for whatever impassions  him on any given day is to keep a well-stocked homeschool closet. 

well stocked homeschool closet

Here is a sampling of what you’ll find when peeking into our homeschool closet.

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microscope with interesting pre-made slides


Snap Circuits

Lego Education sets

Chemistry set

Nature bag (insect collection tools, butterfly net, Discovery Scope, point and shoot camera, nature journal/colored pencils, ziploc baggies, nature guide)

Electronics Kits





history project kits


pattern blocks/tangrams

measuring tools (rulers, measuring tape, balance)




graph paper

fraction overlays

manipulative blocks



paints (watercolor, tempera, acrylic) and paint brushes

art paper, sketchpads

Prismacolor pencils, crayons, chalk pastels, this graphite pencil set, markers

modeling clay

colorful Sharpie pens

craft supplies

old magazines


Apples to Apples Jr.







Scrambles States of America




various card games (Skip Bo, Uno, Phase 10)

puzzles (we love Ravensberger)

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials

Be sure to stop by and read about the homeschooling essentials important to a few of my friends from the Schoolhouse Review Crew. If these aren’t enough, you’ll find links to 90 participating blogs here –> http://schoolhousereviewcrew.com/5-days-of-homeschooling-essentials-blog-hop/

Lisa @ Golden Grasses

Tess @ Circling Through This Life

Victoria @ Homemaking with Heart

Kayla @ The Arrowood Zoo

Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory

Deanna @ His Treasure Seekers

Melissa @ Grace Christian Homeschool

Beth @ Ozark Ramblings

Rebecca @ Raventhreads


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  • Mary

    Ooooh, thanks, I just added some things to my Amazon wish list.

  • Kayla Arrowood

    So very true!! I love so many you listed!!

  • Lisa John Rupertus

    I think supplies are so important. . . great list!

  • Shelly

    Another great thing to have are rolls of butcher paper. You can roll it out as long as you’d like to use for murals, painting, free-drawing, etc. Thanks for all the ideas!

  • leahrc

    I love your closet. And I agree it’s very necessary to have those things at hand.

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