Morning Basket Printables & Ideas – Charlotte Mason Inspired Homeschooling

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Do you have a special morning time in your homeschool? Morning time can be a tough time to get going..I can atest. Clearly a morning routine serves everyone best by starting the day off in a predictable way. When you have multiple children or kids of all ages, morning time can be a fun time that everyone can look forward to. You can even enjoy your coffee and cozy up in your jammies! 

I admit, I have not incorporated a morning basket into our homeschool yet, but I plan to, which is where all these links come from – my own research into it. I have a terrible habit of waking up and checking my email first and I want to incorporate a special morning time into our homeschool routine. 

A morning in which a child receives no new ideas is a morning wasted. – Charlotte Mason


We have 17 awesome links for you below that will show you what other families are doing for their special morning time and what they put in their morning baskets. You can even scroll down for free morning basket printables!

Morning Basket Resources for Protestant Homeschoolers from The Unlikely Homeschool – A detailed post about their morning basket routine and a break down of how they do it.

A Morning Basket that revolves around history and fun “circle time” activities (Secular) by Build Your Library 

Morning Table Time: Ideas For a Sweet Start to Your Morning  – Do you ever feel like you are having to push to get school started in the mornings?

Morning Basket In Our Homeschool (Secular) by Up Above the Rowan Tree – Their morning basket routine revolves around read-aloud chapter books, history, picture books, and character training. 

Morning Time Binder by Pam Barnhill – Pam is the founder of Your Morning Basket podcasts. You can sign up for A Month of Morning Time Ready-Made Plans for FREE! She offers several morning basket plans: preschool, history, seasonal, and more!

Rhythms: 5 Tips to Create a Simple Morning Basket by  The Littles & Me – This is a great post that give YOU ideas on how to choose what you want your morning basket to look like. 

New School Routine: Morning Basket by Not before 7 – Their morning basket is filled with non-fiction books, vocabulary, picture books, and more.

Homeschool Morning Time for Smooth Days by Everyday Graces – her basket is filled with {coffee}, scriptures and hymns, music, art, and more!

Collective Learning: Inspiration for your Morning Basket by Elizabeth Clare – Get inspired with some morning basket resources.

Circle Time: Plan the Best Part of Your Day by Kendra Fletcher – Circle Time is our fabulous, all-ages-are-welcome, group teaching time that allows us to pray together, laugh together, and get to the subjects we often run out of time for.

Plenty of insight, ideas, tips from other moms who use Circle Time in their homes, printable planning pages – are you excited, too? If you’ve been wondering how exactly you can fit Circle Time into your day, then you’ll love having Circle Time: Plan the Best Part of Your Homeschool Day! to guide you. It’s like having seasoned homeschooling moms walking right alongside of you. Pretty great!

Simply Charlotte Mason – Join discussion and ask questions about morning baskets in the SCM forums.

Our Homeschool Morning Time by This Little Home of Mine – Learn all about morning time and grab a FREE printable.

FREE Morning Basket Resources:

FREE Morning Basket Printables and Plans 
Tips for Morning Hour (and a planning printable) 
FREE Printables for Planning Morning Time
Our Preschool Morning Circle Time Schedule {with free printable!} 
What is a Morning Basket? (Podcast)

Some of our Favorite Character Building Resources:


Stories good for read aloud time and character building:

Storytime With the MillersStorytime With the MillersWisdom and the Millers: Proverbs for ChildrenWisdom and the Millers: Proverbs for ChildrenSchool Days with the Millers (Miller Family Series)School Days with the Millers (Miller Family Series)Prudence and the MillersPrudence and the MillersThe Child's Story BibleThe Child’s Story BibleLeading Little Ones to God: A Child's Book of Bible TeachingsLeading Little Ones to God: A Child’s Book of Bible TeachingsGod's Names (Making Him Known) (Children Desiring God)God’s Names (Making Him Known) (Children Desiring God)Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian HeroesHero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian HeroesHoney for a Child's HeartHoney for a Child’s HeartHoney for a Teen's HeartHoney for a Teen’s HeartLong Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to GodLong Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to GodOld Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to GodOld Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God


Written by Carrie


Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.

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