Must-Have School Supplies for Homeschooling Preschool and Kindergarten

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When it comes to homeschooling preschoolers and kindergartners, there are a lot of cool things on the market. It’s easy to think you need it all, but of course you don’t! I thought it would be fun to share with you my must-have school supplies for homeschooling preschool and kindergarten. These are the items I always keep on in our home to make learning fun!

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Must-Have School Supplies for Homeschooling Preschool and Kindergarten

I use these items for homeschooling kindergarten nearly everyday!


I had to start my list with a laminator. I print several things for my younger children and I like to laminate them so they can be used over and over again! 

Counting Bears and Cups

We love to use counting bears and cups to work on colors, counting, and sorting! 

Dry Erase Pockets/Markers

Dry erase pockets are great for worksheets that you’d rather not laminate. They are awesome for handwriting practice so you can continue using the same sheets over and over.

Playdough and Playdough Tools

Of course, we can’t pass up the playdough. My kids love using playdough for all sorts of activities. I also have a box full of playdough tools for them to use!

Do-A-Dot Markers

Do-A-Dot markers are great for so many activities, plus they are fun to use! 

Pocket Chart

We use pocket charts for all sorts of activities such as sorting ABC cards to retelling stories! I really like the tabletop pocket charts the best.

Kindergarten-Lined Paper and Beginner Pencils

When your child is ready to learn to write, I suggest using a journal with primary lines. Plus, we really like these pencils for beginner writers, too.


You will need lots of crayons! I buy several packs at the beginning of the year and keep them stashed until a new box is needed.

Glue Sticks

Glue sticks are much easier to use than school glue, although you could buy both.

Kids’ Scissors

You’ll also need a good pair of scissors for your child.

Construction Paper

You will go through LOTS of construction paper!

A Craft Kit

I use a craft kit for so many things. It includes googly eyes, feathers, pipe cleaners, jewels, and more.

ABC Flashcards

Of course you need some ABC flashcards to play games! Grab my ABC picture word cards for free! 

Shape Sorter

I like to use shape sorters to teach my children the names of the shapes, plus they are fun to play with. 


Probably the most important thing to have in your house is a library of books. Preschoolers and kindergartners LOVE stories! I have several preschool book lists if you need ideas! 

You also need to check out our living books list for kindergarten. These are our top picks for kindergartners!

See my latest school supply haul in the video below!

These must-have school supplies for homeschooling preschool and kindergarten come in handy when teaching your child!

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  1. This is my first year homeschooling our daughter preschool! Super excited about this year and getting all these tips and ideas from everyone! Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter this awesome giveaway!

  2. 3rd year of homeschooling there’s been a lot of ups and downs for us just getting the hang of it but truly enjoying it being with my kiddos I already have several of these things already

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