Dollar Tree Must-Have Homeschool Items
I have to admit that I love Dollar Tree as a homeschool supply resource. I really have to reign myself in because at $1 an item I can easily lose $100 in there every time I go! I can’t tell you how many times I have gone in for a few items and left with a cart full of stuff. (I like to tell myself it was all stuff I REALLY needed haha!) So I had to make a list of items that I let myself indulge in for school to help keep me in check.
Here are the 10 homeschool items you should definitely add to your Dollar Tree cart!
Workbooks – Just like with the flashcards this is the best place to stock up on workbooks for reviewing skills. Toddlers to early elementary workbooks can be found here and make great practice while traveling or waiting at appointments as well as every day.
Clocks -Inexpensive paper or foam clocks make great practice tools for children in any stage of learning about time. Buy a couple at that price and leave one in the car for practice drills waiting at red lights or waiting at the doctors office.
- Calendars – Wall calendars, small desk calendars, and even simple planners can be used to streamline your day and let the kids know what days are co-op, lessons, and other activities. If your child is elementary or above it is a good idea to let them have their own calendar.
- Flashcards – You can find all kinds of flashcards at Dollar Tree year round. From preschool flashcards on shapes, numbers, and letters to flashcards for older kids that cover addition, subtraction, multiplication, and even sometimes things like presidents, states, etc… No need to spend $3-$5 elsewhere when you can bulk up your collection for $1 each!
Wall posters – There is a wonderful selection of inspirational posters, parts of speech, alphabet strips, parts of speech, etc… available there to choose from. Check back often to build up your collection for each season and age group.
Dry Erase/Chalkboards – These are handy for on the go practice, in the car, or even just to use at home. My kids seem to be more willing to do tasks such as math problems on a white board than on a regular piece of paper. For some reason it’s more fun that way!
- Zippered pencil pouches – While they are a great way to gather up pens, pencils, and erasers, they are also handy for holding card games, manipulatives, small puzzles, and other small items
- Science Tools – I love the selection of science exploration items that they carry. While random and at all times of the year you can find test tubes, magnifying glasses, pinchers, bug observation containers, as well as items like bottles, droppers, and pans to contain mess.
Manipulatives – Sometimes the manipulatives are obvious and are in the school section- counters, foam cubes, etc… But you can also find other cute ones to use with special themes in unexpected spots like pebbles, seashells, and blue glass beads in the garden/floral sections.
Baskets – With all the awesome school supplies you already have and all the ones you can pick up at Dollar Tree you are going to need a place to organize and hold them. I always head to DT when I need a new container and you might want to as well!
What is your favorite homeschool item to pick up at Dollar Tree?
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