Is your family always on the go? Learn how to set up an inexpensive portable homework station for kids. It’s the perfect organizational tool for waiting rooms, daycare, road trips, restaurants, small spaces, and more!
What is a Portable Homework Station?
A portable homework station is a moveable tote, caddy, rolling rack, box, lap desk, or binder that contains all the supplies kids may need to finish their homework. They are perfect for small spaces and travel!
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How to Make a Portable Homework Station for Kids
At the end of each school day, my kids don’t always get to relax and play at home. Since my youngest son was born with Apraxia of Speech, we often have to pile into the car and head to therapy appointments.
This means my oldest son often has to finish his homework in waiting rooms or the car. Rather than stuff his backpack full of school supplies, we keep a compact binder homework station in the car.
It’s perfect for homework, coloring, and busting boredom in waiting rooms, restaurants, and on long drives.
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Supplies for Portable Homework Station You Will Need
- 1 Zippered binder
- 1 Glue stick
- Wide-ruled lined paper
- White drawing paper
- 1 Ruler
Directions for the Homework Station
1. Invite your child to place all of their school supplies within the pockets, nooks, and straps of the binder.
2. Fill the pockets with markers (we found these ones to be a great fit), drawing paper, coloring books, pencils, and anything else your child may need to complete their homework assignments.
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Setting up a homework station for kids—even a portable one—is important because it gives them a designated space for learning and completing assignments.
How does your family handle homework assignments on the go? Share your best tips in the comments!
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