Homeschool Back-to-School Supplies

Whether you are new to homeschooling or a seasoned pro here is a great list of back to homeschool supplies you’ll want to snag along with some great tips!
30 Must have Homeschool Supplies plus our favorite extra stuff - These are great for new homeschoolesr and every homeschooling family to have on hand for next year. Stock up on back to school sales!

When to Buy Back to Homeschool Supplies

  • Buy curriculum early (late sprint/early summer) or at conventions for the best deals (free shipping and convention pricing)
  • Buy supplies like crayons, notebooks, etc. in early September when stores clearance out  the back to school supplies and you’ll save 5o-90%
  • Buy learning games and manipulatives as you need them or they go on sale. We buy most of ours on Amazon where we’ve found the best prices


Must have Homeschool Supplies

I highly suggest getting your crayons, pencils, and glue at the back to school clearance sales [Items noted below in blue]. Everything else is usually cheaper (and more convenient) to buy online from Amazon. I’ve provided links so you can just fill your cart and be good to go!
  1. Bible
  2. Globe (we like this hands on one we can toss and play with too) plus our US Wall Map and World Wall Map
  3. Planner (we use this free one)
  4. 3 Hole Punch
  5. Laminator 
  6. Page Protectors (to make worksheets reusable and to keep printable games together)
  7. Dry Erase Markers 
  8. personal size dry erase boards (we use these for solving math equations, spelling tests, and lots of other things!)
  9. electric pencil sharpener (trust me you’ll be glad you aren’t using a small hand one!)
  10. Kids Dictionary and Thesaurus (must for 1st grade on up)
  11. Stapler
  12. Scissors
  13. Ruler
  14. Tape Dispenser
  15. Paper Clips
  16. Sticky Notes (to keep our place in text books, jot quick notes, etc.)
  17. Pencils (lots!)
  18. Good Eraser (the ones on the back of pencils just don’t cut it)
  19. crayons, markers, colored pencils
  20. bingo markers 
  21. Flashcards (Target dollar section or free printable Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division)
  22. Glue (we use both the purple stick and white liquid glue)
  23. Nature Journals (we use sketchbooks)
  24. Workboxes
  25. Bookshelves (we love the expedite from IKEA)
  26. Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp (great resources plus a must if you design your own curriculum)
  27. lined paper for writing (or print free ones here)
  28. Homeschool to Do Punchcards for Kids (free!)
  29. Reading Book Lists (by grade and book level)
  30. printer (to print my 500+ free printables worksheets and games!)

Favorite Homeschool EXTRAS

I love having some fun, educational games and hands on learning manipulatives to supplement their education and make school FUN! Here are a few of our favorites:
Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.