This post is on homework station ideas for kids and the space we created for my oldest daughter last year when she was in first grade. It started with a little home office makeover (stay turned for another post to come) which gave me the idea (and some open space) to make a corner of our office into a little homework space for her.
I wanted to make her homework station cozy and colorful ~ a place she wanted to spend time in! Most of the items we got at IKEA because we were on a budget. You don’t have to spend a lot to create a fun little area like this.
She loved her own “home office” and I found it to be a great incentive to get her to do her homework. Having her desk near mine worked out great, as she wanted to be close to me for questions, but had gotten old enough to do a lot of the work on her own. I think it also made her feel grown up to have her very own work area.
I captured the photo above one night as she was working away. The cuteness of her “studying” in her top knot hair and jammies got me! Here is a close up of our space…
Source List for our Homework Station
Desk: Stuva bench, IKEA, white
Trash can: Filur bin with lid, IKEA, white
Hanging file holders on wall: Kvissle wall magazine rack, IKEA, white
Magnetic board: Spontan magnetic board, IKEA, white
Magnets: Spontan magnets, IKEA
Pencil Holder: Dokument pencil cup, IKEA, pink
Electric Pencil Sharpener: Staples Power Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener (don’t know why it took us so long to buy one of these – best thing ever – pick one up when you have a Kindergartener!)
File Folders: Kate Letter-Size Interior File Folders, Container Store
Striped Rug, Initials on Wall, Mirror & Canvas Print: TJ Maxx Home Goods
Lime Green Lamp: Target
Do any of you have a homework station or homework space for your kids? Any ideas to share?