Top Homeschool Supplies For Kindergartners

by | Jan 20, 2019 | Homeschool 101 | 0 comments

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Having the right supplies for your homeschool can make a world of difference. But, do we need all the fancy stuff?

I’ve found that simplicity is key. Having too many options is overwhelming for young ones. 

I’ve compiled a list of our Top Homeschool Supplies for Kindergartners. Many of them are common school supplies but they are what we use on a regular basis.

Top homeschool supplies for kindergartners


I try to hit the back-to-school sale in August for common school supplies like pencils and glue. Otherwise, I will replenish our supplies as they get low.

To minimize waste, I don’t like to buy in bulk unless I know it is something that we will be using like printing paper.

I’ve found that Walmart and the Dollar Tree will carry most of these supplies at low prices. Some are not the best quality but for the most part, they work just fine.

Also, check out my Must Buy Dollar Tree Homeschool Supplies post for a list of budget-friendly supplies AND curriculum supplements.

This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but this supplies list will get your homeschool started for kindergartners or even preschoolers.



  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Color pencils
  • Watercolor paint and paper: Use the watercolor paper instead of regular because they will get soggy.
  • Washable tempera paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Tape: Dollar Tree sells two Scotch tapes in a pack for a buck.
  • Glue sticks: Elmer’s are better, I don’t like the Dollar Tree’s “Jot” (they tend to dry up fast).
  • Scissors: Rounded ones.
  • Ruler
  • Erasers
  • Construction paper
  • Various craft supplies (wooden craft sticks, stickers, pipe cleaners, yarn, twine, etc.): I tend to buy these as needed.
  • Kitchen timer: A buck at Dollar Tree.


  • Printing paper: I buy in bulk because my son likes to draw and we go through quite a bit. I also use for printing, of course. Sometimes Staples or the Office Depot will have sales so I check there too.
  • Pencil sharpener:I invested in a decent electric one.
  • Map or globe of the world
  • USA mapCheck the dollar store first, I got mine there but they don’t carry it all the time.
  • Crayons: I get these because they don’t break as easily. Small broken pieces of crayons have now become my new pet peeve. We’ve tried to make melted crayon art before but they still drive me crazy!

I know each child and home is different so our homeschool supplies list will vary. 

I would love to hear which school supplies your kindergartner use the most, let me know in the comment section below!

Kindergarten homeschool supplies list
Shirley Nozawa

Shirley Nozawa

Homeschooling mom of 2

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