When I first started homeschooling, I thought it would be super expensive to get materials and curriculum. It wasn’t as expensive as I thought it would be and I have found a few places to shop for homeschooling materials. I live in the state of Georgia and according to the law, homeschooling curriculum is up to the parent. Check with your state’s homeschooling laws to find out how to structure your homeschool curriculum.
Before homeschooling, I thought it would be super difficult to set up a home learning environment and teach Raylan from home. I did a lot of research before making the decision to homeschool. I figured out what my child needed to know by the end of the school year, the different laws in my state regarding homeschooling and resources that I could use. There are so many different Facebook groups dedicated to homeschooling and even some specific to state and these groups offer great information. You can find homeschooling groups in your area that offer resources and great advice as well.
I want to share a list of all the places that I shop for homeschooling materials with you all. Most of these places are budget friendly. This is in no particular order.
15 Places to Shop for Homeschooling Materials
1. Kaplan Early Learning Company
I absolutely love this site! It provides quality early childhood resources to school systems, childcare centers, and federally supported programs. This is perfect if you are needing learning materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school students. They have everything that you can imagine for pretend play, art, furniture and different learning materials.
2. Lakeshore Learning
Lakeshore Learning is also a favorite for me. You can find educational products for children from birth through 6th grade! You’ll find classroom furniture, teaching supplies, classroom decor & more. They also have free resources offered on their site like printable worksheets, lesson plans, craft ideas, an award maker and more.
3. Learning Resources
Learning Resources has a variety of hands-on educational toys for kids of all ages. They have a lot of toys that develop motor and social skills. The site is very organized so you can shop by age, subject, category, etc. They have sales and coupon codes so it’s super affordable. Be sure to look for a coupon code before you check out!
4. Hobby Lobby
You can visit in store or shop online. It’s the perfect place to buy arts and crafts. Art is a big part of our curriculum, so I spend a lot of time finding different projects for him and buying the materials needed.
Another craft store that I love is Michael’s. I shop at Michael’s more than Hobby Lobby. I just like how organized the site is and it offers discounts and coupons. Michael’s has apart of their site where you can get project ideas, add all the materials needed to the cart and watch a YouTube video to see how it is created. You can buy things in bulk and really find everything you need for arts and crafts projects. I really enjoy Michael’s for all my crafting needs and supplies.
You can get a lot of different things on Amazon when it comes to homeschooling. You can get educational products, arts and crafts, furniture and anything else that you need. I buy a lot of workbooks and flashcards from Amazon. The best part is that it doesn’t take too long for these orders to get to you, especially if you have Prime benefits. You can literally search homeschooling and your child’s grade level and you will find a lot of different materials from books for parents, workbooks and anything else.
Target is a one stop shopping experience for all your homeschooling needs from curriculum, materials and furniture. The best part is Target has a Dollar Stop and you can buy a lot of workbooks, flash cards and other learning materials for under $5. You can shop online and get most orders in 2-days and that’s convenient.
Link: https:// goto.target.com/7BAW5
Walmart is another one stop shopping experience for all your homeschooling needs. Walmart is just a little bit cheaper in price, but you still get quality products. We have bought reading books, workbooks, art supplies, school supplies, toy organizers and other things from Walmart. You can shop in store or online.
9. Dollar Tree
Dollar Tree is a very inexpensive place to shop for workbooks, office supplies and school supplies. For all the little things like tape, paper, journals, a stapler, I shopped at Dollar Tree.
10. Barnes N Noble and Local Bookstores
I have shopped at different bookstores for homeschooling materials. Barnes N Noble was great because everything is sectioned by grade level and subject when you go into the store. I picked up some great learning materials from Barnes N Noble. I also like to shop at other bookstores as well like Little Shop of Stories (local store) or Half Price Books. I can always find different reading books and learning materials for my sons.
Staples is great for all office needs and school supply needs. This is a place a parent would shop for all their materials. If you want to get a whiteboard, printer and things of that nature, Staples is a great place to shop.
12. School Zone
If you’re looking for a place that is solely focused on workbooks and flashcards, this is your place to shop. They have all the workbooks and flashcards that you are looking for. You can pick up School Zone workbooks and flashcards at a lot of different retailers. This is the direct site.
I love shopping the Scholastic site and shopping for new titles for my toddler and five-year-old. They have so many titles and literary resources. You can also shop by age on the site which I love. The site also has boxed sets and collections, new releases, Klutz products and different toys and games.
You might be confused on why I included a furniture and home décor store on this list. To homeschool, you many need different things like a desk, a kids table, organizational things, posters, rugs etc. I have bought a lot of these things from Wayfair. Wayfair has so many unique things and it’s always fun to see the different products and get ideas for my homeschooling space.
15. Five Below
A store that has so many things for $5 and below. You can get puzzles, activity books, science kits, arts and crafts, headphones etc. This store has everything for your homeschooling needs and you don’t have to break the bank.
These are the 15 places that I shop for all my homeschooling needs and supplies. You don’t have to break the bank to homeschool.