Friday, August 10, 2012

Portable Homework Center

Hello!  I just wanted to quickly show you guys what I was up to yesterday.  Back-to-school prep is in full swing around our house.  I have been asking around, and just about everyone I have talked to have their children do their homework at the kitchen table, usually around the time dinner is being made.  I wanted to create something that held all of my son's homework supplies and also something that could easily be put away when he was done.  I originally saw the idea for a portable homework center on  This is what I created, and I hope it will make homework time easier around our house!

 I just used a large tri-fold display board, big clips to attach everything and a couple of Command hooks to hang up some flashcards.  Most of the papers came from our Kindergarten Kickoff and are things he needs to know this school year.  The file folder in the center will hold important papers, spelling word lists, worksheets, etc. 

The basket holds all of his supplies he will need to complete his homework. 

A look inside of what's in his basket. 

 Right side!

 Left side! I took a few flashcards and punched holes in them using a hole-puncher.  Then I attached the flashcards using a keyring. This ensures the flashcards stay together.  I hung them up using Command hooks. 

 To help with math homework.

We will use this to practice spelling words.

There you have it! Smart and simple ways to create a portable homework center!

 Would love to hear your thoughts, or any suggestions! 


  1. I love this idea Teresa! You did a great job with it.

    1. Thanks, Hilda! I'm hoping it helps make homework time go smoother!

  2. I love this idea! I think it is great that it is portable so you can move it out of the way when you are not using it.

    1. Thank you! :) I love it too and I really hope it helps us keep homework time more organized and less stressful.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I LOVE this homework centre!

  4. This is so clever! The resources you have included to help out are awesome! Great work.