Though my kiddos aren’t school aged yet, Ivy does a lot of coloring and painting and playing with play-doh.  I want her to be as artsy as she can, since I have very little in the way of artistic ability. Artistic vision, sure. Carrying it out, not so much.  Kids learn so much through exploring colors and textures, so I am happy to oblige when Ivy wants to watercolor or ‘write a letter’.

All those supplies though make a mess.  I am still working on the perfect solution to this, but in the meantime I have been pinning a lot of ‘homework stations’ on Pinterest.  They’re areas dedicated to the kids or homework or crafting. All you really need is

  1. A sturdy work surface
  2. Kid friendly furniture
  3. Accessible supplies
  4. Functional organization

Here are six of my favorite images I have pinned (so far).  Find the source for each image,and even more pins here!

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Of course I love the wooden desk top and chairs. Natural and beautiful. That desk top would be easy to DIY!
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This one looks more like a crafting area. I love the storage and display pieces!
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Those lights give this space a grownup vibe. Perfect for teens!
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This workspace looks like a piece of stained wood on top of a few sets of base cabinets. This is super smart because it automatically gives you storage space and you can customize the amount of space you need. I’m loving the pegboard and bunting banner, too!
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Looks like they converted a playroom or office for this space. I like that is has desk space for an older child against the wall and a table for younger kiddos to work at. And the window seat 🙂
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Wow, I ADORE this color combo! And that chair is super cool. Really I love all the pieces in this pic.

Aren’t they fun?  I’m sure your kids could use some inspiration to complete their homework willingly.  Why not dedicate a small space just for them to do their work. You can even let them help pick out the desk, supplies, lighting, whatever.  Give them some ownership!  I can’t wait for Ivy to want to design with me 🙂

Do you have a ‘homework station’ at your house? How’s it working out? I’d love to hear from you!

Love,

Mackenzie

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