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
- A sturdy work surface
- Kid friendly furniture
- Accessible supplies
- 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!
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!