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Well, the 2020 school year is here and it is looking different for some families. Whether you chose to do full-time in school, some sort of remote learning, or a homeschool veteran, it’s your choice.
But if what you chose for your family involves some sort of learning at home, this post is for you! Your little one may be confused as to what’s going on or even be upset. It’s very easy to do a fun school supply set up at home to get them excited.
I was taking a walk through a very dangerous place….the Dollar Tree :). I noticed all these super fun neon school supplies. That’s when I came up with this cool neon themed 3 tiered school supply set up (say that 5 times fast!).
I got this gorgeous 3 tiered stand at Home Goods of course, but you can snag a similar tray on Amazon.
Silver 3-Tier Stand
Black 3-Tier Stand
Rustic 3-Tier Stand
I had beautifully decorated with summer elements and been transformed into this new back-to-school tray.
Neon School Supply Checklist for Dollar Store
- Colored Pencils
- Index Cards
- Tin Holders
- Paint Brushes
- Big Notebooks
- Mini Notebooks
- Clip Magnets
- Learning Flashcards
- Dry Erase Boards
- Cups or Water Bottles
- Hand Sanitizer
- Brain Break/Stress Ball Items
PIN FOR LATER!
How to Organize School Supplies on 3-Tiered Tray
Get a few colorful tins at the dollar store and pop out your mason jars. These will hold all your rulers, pens, pencils, markers, colored pencils, and crayons.
Place small notebooks, index cards, and post-it notes throughout the different areas so they get to choose their favorite.
Add fun magnets to the outside of the tray so kids can hang their artwork when done.
Brain Break Items
Don’t forget that kids need a break, sometimes they just need a few minutes to do something with their hands (like when adults stress out)! Play-Doh and Rubix cubes are great options. They are also bright and fun. Go down the toy aisles at the dollar store and pick up some fun items like stress balls or legos.
The dollar store also has some great educational flashcards and art supplies that you can add to the tray.
And don’t forget to make sure the hand sanitizer is easily accessible!
Inspirational Notes for Remote Learning
You can’t have a 3-tiered tray without some inspirational notes. These little clip-on frames I found at Dollar Tree and are perfectly sized for the 3-tier stand. I had some real fun coming up with these remote learning notes!
Homeschool Tray For the Couch
Sometimes kids need a change of scenery or they just feel more comfortable on the couch. You can take a simple serving tray and add a few elements so they can easily move over to the couch.
Danny purchased this simple tray at Home Depot for 6 bucks! She painted it half black and half white.
This gorgeous DIY tray was meant for pretty food displays but we noticed this was the perfect base for some fun neon school supplies. Amelia was very comfortable!