Today kicks off the first day in the 5 Days of Homeschool Essentials blog hop through the Schoolhouse Review Crew. If you are new to Happy Little Homemaker, I’m so glad that you came! You can subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a day ;).

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In order to do school on the road, you probably still need a few items, even if you won’t be doing complicated projects.


Here are a few things we are including for both of my students – first grade & tot school:

– mechanical pencils & eraser (so I don’t need a pencil sharpener)
– crayons (8-24 ct)
– markers (8-10 pk)
– a notebook/journal/scrapbook
– loose paper
– drawing paper
– scissors
– tape
– glue sticks (2)
– small ruler
– pencil box/bag
– backpack
– folder(s)

Some things that might be useful for older students (or for the teacher) include:
– paper clips
– binder clips
– paper hole punch (handheld)
– a 3-ring binder
– loose leaf paper
– folders, one for each subject or school day, depending on length of stay.


Depending on the length of you trip and how you are traveling really determines how you will store items. We usually drive & go for a long time, so I prefer that they have their supplies handy for use in the car. This could be a backpack, tote bag, or even hard sided file box if that works for you. I’ve taken both and prefer the soft bag so that we (in theory) have less to take home than we brought :).



Check out these awesome ladies contributing to 5 Days of Homeschool Essentials, too!

Lisa @ Our Simple Kinda Life

Tabitha @ The Homeschool Four

LaRee @ Broad Horizons

Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas

Amy @ Counting Change. . . Again

Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning

Gena @ I Choose Joy!

Adena @ AdenaF

Stacie @ Super Mommy to the Rescue


What supplies do you consider essential for school on the go?

Jen S.

4 Comments on 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials – On The Road: School Supplies & Storage

  1. AdenaF
    20 January 2014 at 12:11 PM (5 years ago)

    We loved car schooling!! When my girls were much younger and my oldest son was just a baby, we traveled from Michigan to North Carolina every three months. I would go a different route and find points of interest along the way. My dad even made each girl a portable school desk. It was a plastic bin that held some books and school supplies and a wooden top that slid over it so they would have a hard surface. We listened to audio books a lot too. I really miss those days. Now we are lucky to take one trip a year but we do quite a few day trips discovering Florida where we live now.
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