Homeschool Supplies at the Dollar Tree & Goodwill


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If you’ve seen my latest YouTube video, then you know that I LOVE shopping at the Dollar Tree and the Goodwill. Our new town has both the Dollar Tree and the Goodwill in the same shopping center, plus Big Lots, which is another one of my favorites. I always manage to find awesome homeschool supplies at the Dollar Tree, and occasionally I can score some good deals at the Goodwill. In this post I will show you what I bought during my last trip, plus tell you some of my other favorite items to pick up!

Finding Homeschool Supplies at the Dollar Tree and Goodwill

Homeschool Supplies at the Dollar Tree

It’s no secret that the Dollar Tree is known for great storage containers. I found these fabric storage bins, which are perfect for those cube storage shelves. I’m planning to get one in the near future. They are also great just for storing miscellaneous toys or other items even if you don’t have a particular shelf to put them.

dollar tree fabric bins

I found these very cute blue baskets. They are actually really nice quality and they are great for containing larger items.

dollar tree basket

I love Dollar Tree workbooks for my two-year-old to “do school” with us. In fact, the paint with water book was a huge hit with all three of my oldest kids.

elmo books

I had to get my daughter these cute sticker and activity books, too!

dollar tree sticker books

The Dollar Tree has a great variety of educational posters. They are 2 for $1. 

dollar tree posters

I was pretty excited to find these lacing cards at the Dollar Tree. There’s five in a pack, but only two strings.

lacing shapes

There’s also lots of great items I get from the Dollar Tree that I didn’t pick up this last trip. Here’s what I get:

  • Kindergarten manuscript tablets
  • Word strips
  • Index cards
  • Poster board/foam board
  • Pocket charts
  • Dry erase boards/markers
  • Flash cards
  • Coloring books

If you want the ultimate guide in what to buy at the Dollar Tree for homeschooling, check out the Printable Dollar Store School Supplies Shopping List from Vibrant Homeschooling!

Homeschool Supplies from the Goodwill

The Goodwill can be hit or miss for me. I found this sign to hang in our schoolroom/play room.


I was also able to find some baskets for $1 each and a mini globe.

goodwill globe

The Goodwill is great for finding books and puzzles. You just have to dig around a bit. I got our bulletin board from the Goodwill, too. It was only $5!

So, that’s it for what I recently bought for our homeschool. Tell me about your favorite places to find homeschool supplies!

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  1. Hi Joanie! Thank you for featuring the Dollar Store Shopping List printable here in your post! You’ve got some great picks here… loving those fabric bins for storage! Going to have to check those out! 🙂

  2. These are all great ideas! We get so hung up on having “the best” when usually “the cheapest” will suffice just as well! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up on Frugal Friday! 🙂

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